Cole, James S.
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James S. Cole graduated from Harvard Law School in 1978 and practices law in St. Louis, Missouri.


ACLU tackles US Catholic bishops over abortion

If the ACLU is really interested in women's health, it should tackle carcinogenic contraceptives.

Date posted: 2013-12-23

Tweaking the law works

Patient, incremental change in US abortion laws really does save lives. Thousands of them.

Date posted: 2013-08-15

Which comes first: changing the culture or changing the law?

It is a huge mistake for foes of legalized abortion to retire from the political arena.

Date posted: 2013-07-31

US v. Windsor: a pit stop, not the finish line

The murky reasoning of the Supreme Court suggests that it is searching for reasons to justify imposing "gay marriage" on states which have not already legalized it.

Date posted: 2013-07-07

When a state government refuses to defend its marriage laws

A crucial case before the US Supreme Court will determine whether sovereignty lies in the hand of the people or judges.

Date posted: 2013-01-26

"Gay marriage", courts and the executive power

Almost every American knows from news reports that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals in cases about so-called "gay marriage". The high profile of these cases is deserved. Once again lower federal courts have issued undemocratic judicial fiats that, if upheld, will nullify the enactments of democratically-elected legislators and overturn long-standing social institutions in this country.

Date posted: 2013-01-09

Moving the goalposts on DOMA

A vital case in the debate on same-sex marriage was settled with the help of judicial legerdemain.

Date posted: 2012-06-14

Tightening the screws

The Obama Adminstration is attacking religious rights by mandating that all health-care plans, even church-run one, must provide cover for abortion and contraception.

Date posted: 2012-02-12

Have US conscience clause protections been eviscerated?

An American nurse who was forced to participate in a late-term abortion has effectively nowhere she can lodge a grievance.

Date posted: 2010-12-25

Before we redefine legal "parenthood" we need to know how this affects the best interests of children.

Kyle T. Webster for The Boston GlobeRecently the issues surrounding same-sex relationships in which children are involved have expanded from whether two persons of the same sex can be legally both mother and father to whether or not legal parenthood can include more than two persons.

Date posted: 2010-11-23