The Night the Lights Went out in Texas

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals says Charles Hood must die, despite the fact that his prosecutor and judge were having an affair at the time of his trial. Legal experts are astounded. Update: After various ups and downs, Governor Rick Perry has given Hood a 30-day reprieve.

“Will Gay Rights Trample Religious Freedom?”

Yes, says Marc D. Stern of the American Jewish Congress in the Los Angeles Times. See also Christian Science Monitor. See also GetReligion. Even more at Volokh Conspiracy, including these facts (culled from an NPR report): *Adoption services: Catholic Charities of Boston refused to place children with same-sex couples as required by Massachusetts law. The…