They also stood up for a church school to fire someone that wasn’t acting according to their beliefs.
Recently, I have been very surprised with this court.
Last week they refused to hear a couple of cases against public school students who wrote objectionable comments about their principals on a website. The lower courts upheld the students’ rights and the Supreme Court refused to hear the cases, but my newspaper said the Court issued a statement warning the states not to interfere with students’ First Amendment rights.
I was amazed because the students’ actions were pretty outrageous.
Again, in that situation the plaintiff had Pastoral duties and was for all intents and purposes an associate pastor. Thus, making the decision that the employer was protected by the first amendment wasn't a real tough call. That's why it was a 9-0 decision. Wait and see where they line up on the first 5-4 or 6-3 decision and then you can draw your conclusions.
Also, since it is an election year I wouldn’t put it past those two Justices to cover Obama’s back by toning down their jurisprudence. They don’t wan’t Obama’s opponant to be able to point to any radical opinions of theirs as Exhibit A as to why it’s dangerous to re-elect Obama and give him the chance to appoint more radicals. Don’t worry, I have no doubt that Kagan at least will prove to be every bit as extreme as our greatest fears.
Me too. Especially in the unanimity of the court in protecting constitutional rights.
This is another personal blow to obama and I think we will see an ultimate smackdown in the obamacare case when his own justices vote aginst his so called landmark legislation.