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Kresta in the Afternoon – December 10, 2020 – Hour 2

SEG 5-1: Supreme Court Rejects PA Election Overturn; Other Lawsuits Filed

The Supreme Court has rejected a bid to decertify Joe Biden’s electoral victory in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, 17 states have joined Texas in filing lawsuits against Pennsylvania and four other states on the grounds that these states improperly changed their election laws. Lee Strang has the latest on what’s been going on.

Lee Strang

Lee Strang is Professor of Law and Values at the University of Toledo. In 2016, he was appointed to the Ohio Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The University of Toledo awarded Professor Strang its Outstanding Faculty Research and Scholarship Award in 2017. His most recent book, Originalism’s Promise: A Natural Law Account of the American Constitution, is the first natural law justification for originalism.

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Missouri, 16 other states file brief supporting Texas suit to delay presidential elector appointment

The Data Analysts Who Believe They’ve Uncovered Widespread Illegal Voting in Georgia

The Dumb Statistical Argument in Texas’s Election Lawsuit

Supreme Court Nixes Republicans’ Pennsylvania Lawsuit

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SEG 5-2: Catholic high schools in Michigan sue over coronavirus order keeping them closed

Two high schools in the Diocese of Lansing have joined a lawsuit against a public health order keeping schools in Michigan closed for in-person learning, calling the order “scientifically, educationally and constitutionally unjustified.” John Dejak, Will Bloomfield and Tom Maloney join us.

John Dejak

John Dejak is the president of Fr Gabriel Richard High School.

Tom Maloney

Tom Maloney is the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Lansing.

Will Bloomfield

Will Bloomfield is General Counsel for the Diocese of Lansing.

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Catholic high schools in Michigan sue over coronavirus order keeping them closed

Statement from John Dejak

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SEG 5-3: Pope Francis Proclaims Year of St Joseph

It’s been 150 years since St Joseph was recognized as the patron of the Universal Church. In honor of this, Pope Francis has proclaimed a Year of St Joseph, beginning this week and continuing through next December. What makes St. Joseph such an appropriate figure to turn to during these times? We’ll talk about it with Fr Matthew Spencer of the Oblates of St Joseph

Fr. Matthew Spencer

Fr. Matthew Spencer is the Provincial Superior of the Holy Spouses Province of the Oblates of St Joseph. Visit and follow him on Twitter @frmatthewosj.

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‘Go to Joseph’: What popes from Pius IX to Francis have said about St. Joseph

What the Year of St. Joseph Means, and How to Gain the Indulgences

Pope Francis proclaims Year of St. Joseph

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