August 31, 2009
-- Just when you thought the Carrie Prejean saga was over, she has filed a lawsuit, claiming pageant officials discriminated against her religious beliefs, caused her emotional distress and engaged in slander. Prejean claimed that she lost her crown after voicing her opposition to same-sex marriage during the Miss USA beauty pageant.
-- Montana's high court will consider a claim that a doctor’s refusal to help a patient die violated his rights under the state’s constitution. Depending on the outcome, The New York Times reports that Montana could become the first state in the country to declare that medical aid in dying is a protected right.
-- In case you were wondering for some reason, George W. Bush isn't planning on converting to Catholicism according to his brother Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida. “That would be a great thing, but you won’t see him here as a Catholic — he’s pretty comfortable with his Methodist faith. I’d like him to come here though. It would be fun.” Jeb Bush spoke about his own conversion to Catholic and how he opposes elected officials who think they should keep their faith “in a safety deposit box.”