Lawsuit is First to Challenge Constitutionality of Federal Hate Crimes Act

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The Thomas More Law Center filed the first federal lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., yesterday challenging the constitutionality of the recently-enacted “Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.”   Read the rest…

Gay Activists Threaten Opponents of Hate Crimes Legislation

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

Just as the Senate is poised to pass a military expenditures bill to which an unpopular and controversial hate-crimes bill has been attached, the senior vice president of a traditional values organization received a portent of things to come – a threatening phone call from a gay activist.

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