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Nicole Russell

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Recent articles by Nicole:

America's faithful want their leaders to take more action against racism, survey shows

The public interest law firm Becket has released its second annual Religious Freedom Index and, like last year, it revealed some newsworthy information. While the index found that people value religious freedom highly, they also expressed some revealing opinions about racial justice issues facing the Church. → Read More

Five Key Takeaways from Justice Samuel Alito’s Speech

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gave a blistering keynote speech on a range of topics for the Federalist Society’s national convention. → Read More

GoFundMe Censors Billboard Fundraising Campaign

GoFundMe has halted the ability of a group of parents to raise money for a giant billboard that would expose transgender disinformation. → Read More

The Girl Scouts Don’t Actually Support Women Anymore

The Girl Scouts of America tweeted out congratulations to Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. The tweet lasted less than a day. → Read More

The battle for Texas

Republicans enter a prolonged defense of the Lone Star State — and any path to the White House. → Read More

Pluralism protects both the religious and the gay or transgender person

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against the grocery store chain Kroger, claiming that a store in Arkansas violated federal law when it fired two women who refused to wear the company apron with a gay and transgender rainbow symbol on it. → Read More

New California Law Could Increase Risk of Child Sexual Abuse

It’s not clear why politicians would be concerned with what kind of sex an adult has with a child and make up reasons to lessen punishment for sexual abuse. → Read More

Private schools shouldn’t have to pressure local officials to let them reopen

Government officials in Cameron County, Texas, have agreed to let two private religious schools reopen after receiving pressure from attorneys, who urged authorities to do so by sending a letter that outlined the schools' rights. → Read More

Despite Pushback, Sen. Ted Cruz Is Right About Abortion Drug

Cruz is hardly being misogynist or cruel in asking the FDA to reconsider its support for the abortion drug. He's actually being pro-woman and pro-safety. → Read More

California’s COVID-19 Restrictions Go Too Far

California is forcing private entities such as schools and churches to remain closed while some businesses remain open. This is beyond unfair. → Read More

Pod people

Inside the fast-growing neighborhood-school revolution. → Read More

Appeals Court Says Transgender Students May Use Restroom of Choice

In saying that Title IX protects transgender students from using school bathrooms of their choice, Judge Henry Floyd uses flawed logic. → Read More

Restrictions on private school reopenings thwart desperate parents

Private schools are the latest to be hit in the intersecting conflict of religious liberty, a public health crisis, and elected officials. Many states, but especially California, are treating private and other religious organizations differently than secular ones. It is unethical, immoral, and unconstitutional. → Read More

What’s at Stake as Judge Pauses Law on Transgender Sports

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act from taking effect. The law should be upheld in court. → Read More

Raising a Child in a World Obsessed With Transgender Contagion

In her book “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” Abigail Shrier explains the contagion and how it’s hurting young women. → Read More

21 States Move to Support Coach Kennedy for Round 2

Twenty-one states file an amicus brief in support of Joe Kennedy, the high school football coach who lost his job for praying on the field. → Read More

14 Parents Sue a School District Over Secretive Transgender Policy

The policy encourages teachers to hide a child’s secret transgender life at school and to evade federal law to make that happen. → Read More

New York settles with Jewish counselor who beat back its unconstitutional law

In a unique case that somehow failed to make a stir when the lawsuit was originally litigated, an Orthodox Jewish counselor who sued the city of New York to challenge an infringement on his First Amendment freedoms has been successful. The city has agreed to reimburse psychotherapist Dr. Dovid Schwartz for $100,000 in attorney fees after Schwartz sued the city for enacting the "counseling… → Read More

Abortion advocates celebrate Supreme Court ruling that threatens women's safety

In another surprising and disappointing 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down Louisiana abortion restrictions as unconstitutional. The majority opinion was drafted by Justice Stephen Breyer, but Chief Justice John Roberts joined it, leaving the other four more “conservative” justices (Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch) on their own. Unlike many Supreme Court… → Read More

The Troubling Mob Response to J.K. Rowling

The fact that Rowling refuses to cede an inch of ground on the issue of trans women and menstruation to social justice warriors assailing her is noteworthy. → Read More