New Doctrine For Doctrine Based Judgments

by Hal Mooz 26. June 2013 07:33

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

In a landmark ruling for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law blocking federal recognition of same-sex marriages.The decision was 5-4, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy. It said that the law amounted to the “deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.”

The ruling means that federal government must recognize the gay marriages deemed legal in 12 states and the District of Columbia. The law helps determine who is covered by more than 1,100 federal laws, programs and benefits, including Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights and family leave.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/26/19151971-supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act?lite

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Unusual Faith Based Decision

by Hal Mooz 23. June 2013 10:06

Christian Domestic Discipline = husbands spank wives?

The idea of a husband spanking his wife usually brings out one of two reactions: 1) freaks need fun too, or 2) that’s abuse. Followers of Christian Domestic Discipline followers call it an "alternative lifestyle" that ensures the wife is wholly submissive to her husband. Wives let their husbands spank or otherwise physically punish them if they act disobediently, or they might get "corner time" as a child would. It’s difficult to say how many people participate in CDD, but online communities suggest a number of followers in the "low thousands." Forensic psychologist Jim Alsdurf makes the practice sound not at all divinely inspired: "A relationship that infantilizes a woman is one that clearly draws a more pathological group of people."

http://now.msn.com/christian-domestic-discipline-calls-for-wives-to-submit-to-husbands

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Expensive Addiction Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 17. June 2013 08:19

Simon Cowell uses private jets so he can smoke

Music mogul-turned-TV star Simon Cowell always travels by private jet because he refuses to give up cigarettes for commercial flights, according to his former co-worker Danni Minogue.The Australian singer worked with Cowell on his U.K. TV talent show "The X Factor," and she reveals her former boss spends a fortune on private travel just so he can smoke.

Minogue even insists Cowell won't travel as far as Australia because of his habit.She tells Britain's The Sun, "He has that whole thing where he hates flying -- and there's the smoking thing. That's why he has to go on a private jet -- so he can smoke. He's like, 'I can't get a private jet to Australia, but I can't do the non-smoking thing either.'"

http://wonderwall.msn.com/tv/simon-cowell-uses-private-jets-so-he-can-smoke-1756498.story

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Extreme Emotion Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 7. June 2013 10:32

Man accused of putting baby in freezer held on $1M bail

Bail was set at $1 million Tuesday for a 25-year-old Washington man accused of putting his 6-week-old daughter in a 10-degree freezer for about an hour to stop her crying.T he child's core temperature fell to 84 degrees in the freezer, prosecutors said. She also had a broken arm and leg and a head injury, medical staff determined.

Tyler James Deutsch pleaded not guilty to charges of child assault, criminal mistreatment and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence. He was represented by a public defender. According to court papers, Deutsch gave Pierce County sheriff's officers several accounts but finally said he put the child in the freezer Saturday afternoon "because he was tired and she was crying."

Deutsch said he fell asleep, awoke as the baby's 22-year-old mother returned to their trailer in Roy, Wash., and was removing the baby from the freezer as the mother came in, according to the prosecutor's account. The baby was clothed when the mother left, charging papers said, but wore only a diaper when she was removed from the freezer.

The man is accused of taking a phone away when the mother tried to call for help. She took the child and got neighbors to call 911, authorities said.

Foley set a tentative trial date of July 15. If the man makes bail, he'll be barred from any contact with the baby or her mother.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/29/man-accused-putting-baby-in-freezer-held-on-1m-bail/

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