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Offline rangerrebew

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San Antonio discriminates against Christians
« on: September 24, 2013, 08:16:38 AM »
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Re: San Antonio discriminates against Christians
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 09:32:02 AM »
It violates the First Amendment. Someone needs to challenge this law in court.
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Re: San Antonio discriminates against Christians
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 12:49:28 PM »
It violates the First Amendment. Someone needs to challenge this law in court.

Most likely it will be challenged once someone can show harm from it.
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Re: San Antonio discriminates against Christians
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 10:32:51 PM »
[[ San Antonio Discriminates Against Christians ]]

Is not the title of the article itself a study in oxymorons?

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Re: San Antonio discriminates against Christians
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 10:35:28 PM »
Most likely it will be challenged once someone can show harm from it.

I don't think there will even have to be a showing of actual harm; the mere fact that it automatically excludes a large number of people from eligibility means that its mere existence causes sufficiently concrete harm to give standing for a suit in federal court.

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Re: San Antonio discriminates against Christians
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 10:37:46 PM »
I don't think there will even have to be a showing of actual harm; the mere fact that it automatically excludes a large number of people from eligibility means that its mere existence causes sufficiently concrete harm to give standing for a suit in federal court.

Given their new found love for "lack of standing" it is probably better that it goes to the state courts instead.
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Re: San Antonio discriminates against Christians
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2013, 10:47:35 PM »
[[ San Antonio Discriminates Against Christians ]]

Is not the title of the article itself a study in oxymorons?

It sure is!

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Re: San Antonio discriminates against Christians
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2013, 10:49:00 PM »
Given their new found love for "lack of standing" it is probably better that it goes to the state courts instead.

Standing is a long-standing area with lots of shades of gray in it.  If the Justices have been finding a lack of standing in recent cases, it shouldn't be surprising as they have historically found standing to be lacking at various times.


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