BLOGNews You Should Know: The Supreme Court Case about a Cross-Shaped War Memorial, and More

By Michael Farris, Jr. Posted on: | November 09, 2018

A war memorial stands in Bladensburg, Maryland, commemorating the lives of young men lost during World War I. It is on the verge of being demolished, which could lead to the destruction of other war memorials. Plus, a women’s shelter in Alaska fights to keep men out of the women’s-only shelter, Notre Dame students step up to fight sexual assault, and more from the Alliance Alert Team.


ADF in the News

Fox News: ADF Senior Counsel Speaks with Tucker Carlson on Hope Center in Alaska

ADF Senior Counsel Kate Anderson recently spoke to Fox News about the Anchorage, Alaska city officials investigating the Downtown Hope Center, because it would not allow a biological man in its overnight women's shelter. Anderson explains that the actions Anchorage is taking further endanger women who have survived abuse of all kinds.


Religious Freedom

Associated Press: U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Constitutionality of Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial

The U.S. Supreme Court has accepted an appeal to keep a World War I memorial shaped like a cross from being removed. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that the cross violates the Establishment Clause, but The American Legion, the group defending the memorial, says a loss would erase the memories of fallen soldiers and destroy memorials across the nation.


Marriage and the Family

National Review: Notre Dame Students Request a Campus Porn Filter

As college administrators struggle—often without effect—to tackle the ever-growing problem of sexual assault on campus, male Notre Dame University students are going to the roots of the problem, asking that the University block school internet access to pornography, which they say is “an affront to human rights and catastrophic to individuals.”


Sanctity of Life

The Daily Signal: He Was Given 4 Months to Live, but Refused Assisted Suicide. Here’s Where His Fight Led.

After J.J. Hanson was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, he spent the remainder of his life speaking out against physician's assisted suicide despite the growing pressure for him to prematurely end his life the way Brittany Maynard did when she received the same diagnosis. Now others seek to carry on his legacy, including his widow Kristen Hanson.


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Michael Farris, Jr.

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Michael Farris, Jr., serves as Legal Content Manager for Alliance Defending Freedom and is a Virginia-born Idaho convert.

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