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  • It's not Neil Gorsuch's fault, but we can't support his ascension to a stolen Supreme Court seat

    03/25/2017 4:41:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 84 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    A decade ago, The Times urged the Senate to confirm John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court even though he was a conservative judge nominated by a conservative president and was likely to pull the court to the right for decades to come. We backed him, despite our disagreements with his judicial philosophy, because we believe that presidents ó Democrats and Republicans alike ó are entitled to significant deference when they nominate justices to the high court, so long as the nominees are well qualified and scandal-free, respect precedent and fall within the broad mainstream of judicial thinking. Under normal...
  • Gorsuch rebuffs Leahy on Trump travel ban questions

    03/21/2017 1:08:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Cody Derespina
    Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy struggled to pin down Judge Neil Gorsuch Tuesday on President Trump's controversial travel ban, as the Supreme Court nominee smoothly sidestepped questions relating to the policy currently on hold by the courts. Gorsuch instead directed the contentious cross-examination into more general terrain where Gorsuch could advocate for religious liberty, without commenting on the specifics of the case. ďI will apply the law,Ē Gorsuch vowed, during the second day of his Senate confirmation hearing. Leahy initially had tried to get the 10th Circuit Court judge to comment on the notion of a ďreligious litmus test for entry...
  • Same Old Playbook: Democrats Attack Gorsuch as Sexist

    03/20/2017 2:08:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Same Old Playbook: Democrats Attack Gorsuch as Sexist Mar 20, 2017 By the way, the Gorsuch hearings began today too. The Democrats have two soap operas going today. Theyíve got the destroy Trump soap opera and the effort here on Gorsuch, who is the Supreme Court nominee, and this is somewhat interesting, ladies and gentlemen. This is from theÖ What is this? Well, Iím not sure the source of this, but the story is this. Thereís a backup story NPR. Itís a legitimate story. I just canít find ó in the small font here ó the actual source here. But...
  • Chuck Schumer's Attacks on Neil Gorsuch Are Un-American

    03/17/2017 7:57:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    If Democrats want to filibuster President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, they're entitled to do it. In fact, Democrats are free to try and stop federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation for any reason they desire, whether ideological or personal, or even no particular reason at all. There is nothing in the Constitution that compels senators to vote on judicial nominees the president forwards. Make no mistake, though: Sen. Chuck Schumer now opposes a potential SCOTUS justice because he promises to be impartial when upholding the Constitution. Since Gorsuch's confirmation hearing starts Monday in front of the Senate Judiciary...
  • It Is Absolutely Outrageous for the Government to Force Christians to Violate Their Faith

    02/19/2017 8:42:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Michael Brown
    The more you see something shocking, the less shocking it appears, and the more something outrageous happens, the less outrageous it seems to be. That is how a culture becomes desensitized, and that is how the abnormal becomes normalized. But when it comes to the government’s attack on our religious freedoms, it is our sacred duty to remain shocked and outraged. Such things cannot continue to happen in America if we are to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. According to the Washington Supreme Court, when Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman declined to do the...
  • Justices Breyer and Ginsburg: Thank you for your selfishness. (Vanity/Opinion)

    02/04/2017 9:49:50 AM PST · by Enterprise · 84 replies
    2/4/17 | Enterprise
    We are at the threshhold of appointing a Judge to the Supreme Court who will replace the late Justice Scalia. This will give the court, once again, a 5-4 conservative advantage.
  • Trump Says ĎGo Nuclearí as Democrats Brace for Gorsuch Fight

    02/01/2017 12:43:09 PM PST · by Innovative · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    President Trump, seeming to relish a fight with Democrats over his nominee for the Supreme Court, on Wednesday encouraged the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, to invoke the so-called nuclear option and abandon the 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees. ďIf we end up with that gridlock, I would say, ĎIf you can, Mitch, go nuclear,íĒ the president said on Wednesday from the Roosevelt Room of the White House. ďBecause that would be an absolute shame if a man of this quality was put up to that neglect. I would say itís up to Mitch, but I...
  • Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

    01/13/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, where a biased judge used it to shut down a Christian ministry, and in California and other states. The case already was presented to the Supreme Court several years ago, but it did not get a ruling. Now a new appeal has been submitted...
  • Things Conservatives can be thankful for on Thanksgiving

    11/24/2016 6:16:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 24, 2016 | Ed Straker
    A lot of you with liberal extended family members may grit your teeth when you think about Thanksgiving. But we really have so much to be thankful for that you really shouldn't mind putting up with a few hours of moans and howls from race, sex, and Islamaphilic social justice warriors. Here are just a few things to be thankful for: 1) First and foremost, the Supreme Court is saved. If Hillary Clinton had been elected President, she would have appointed an extreme leftist to replace Antonin Scalia, changing a court that was sometimes 5-4 left and other times 5-4...
  • If You Think Electing Anti-Abortion Candidates to Office Achieves Nothing,

    11/05/2016 9:40:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2016 | Frank Pavone
    Among the absurdities I¬íve heard during this election season are the following assertions: ¬ďIt doesn¬ít matter who gets elected President ¬Ė it¬ís been over 40 years since Roe v. Wade and abortion is still legal.¬Ē ¬ďEven if a politician says he¬ís pro-life and that he¬íll appoint pro-life judges, nothing changes.¬Ē ¬ďOverturning Roe v. Wade would only be a symbolic victory.¬Ē Maybe you¬íve heard statements like these from people who identify as pro-life.¬† They express a frustration with what some think is a lack of progress in protecting the unborn from brutal deaths. In fact, though, the above charges are...
  • Obama nominates first Muslim federal judge

    09/08/2016 11:09:23 AM PDT · by GailA · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/07/19/16
    Barack Obama has nominated a Washington lawyer to the US District Court bench who would become the country's first Muslim-American federal judge if he is confirmed. Abid Riaz Qureshi is a lawyer at the Latham & Watkins law firm in Washington, specializing in health care fraud and securities violations, according to the White House. Obama nominated him Wednesday to serve on the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • Leaked Board Documents: Soros Organization Tried To Buy Supreme Court Ruling On Illegal Immigration

    08/17/2016 7:55:14 PM PDT · by amorphous · 87 replies
    DailyCaller.Com ^ | 17 August 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Open Society Foundations, Hungarian-born billionaire George Sorosí stated vehicle for progressive social change, orchestrated a well-funded attempt to secure a desired outcome in a U.S. Supreme Court case on illegal immigration enforcement, according to a newly discovered memo between the organizationís top U.S. officials and board members. The February 2016 memo was among thousands of internal OSF documents released to the public by anonymous hackers whose stated goal is to ďshed light on one of the most influential networks operating worldwide.Ē OSF U.S. Programs director Ken Zimmerman and deputy director Andrea Batista Schlesinger co-authored the memo, which is addressed to...
  • Supreme Court Decision: Blocks Obama's Immigration Plan

    06/23/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 135 replies
    Fox Business | 6/23/16 | Fox Business
    Breaking news by Stu Varney. Supreme Court was tied 4 to 4, so the lower court decision stands against Obama's Immigration plan.
  • Clarence Thomas's Wife Blasts "Bogus" Retirement Rumors

    06/20/2016 7:46:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 20, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is slamming reports that her husband is considering retirement. In a Facebook post, Ginni Thomas called an article in The Washington Examiner ďbogus.Ē ďFor all those contacting me about the possibility of my husband retiring, I say --- unsubscribe from those false news sources and carry on with your busy lives.Ē
  • Trump-Or Clinton-Will Decide Fate Of The Second Amendment

    06/09/2016 5:27:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Whether Americans will continue to have a Second Amendment right to own guns now depends on whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton wins the White House. The Supreme Court will soon have an opportunity to review a federal appeals courtís decision Thursday that the government can ban all concealed firearms outside the home.
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees Ė live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • Battle over Obama immigration actions lands before Supreme Court

    04/16/2016 8:50:58 AM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr. 16, 2016 | Bill Mears
    The impassioned election-year debate over President Obamaís immigration executive actions lands Monday before a short-handed Supreme Court, where justices will consider a fundamental question: how much power does the president truly have? The justices plan to hold 90 minutes of oral arguments dealing with Obamaís bid to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. A coalition of states calls it an executive power grab. "President Obama's executive action is an affront to our system of republican self-government," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who supports those states. But the White House contends the presidentís authority is clear, and the policies humane...
  • Supreme Court Fight: A Quarter of Republican Senators Now Back Meetings for Merrick Garland

    03/28/2016 9:56:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 29 2016, 12:01 AM ET | Ari Melber
    When President Obama first nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans were united in their wall of opposition ó no meetings, no hearing, no vote. And while Garlandís path remains a very uphill battle, some Republicans are starting to shift their tone. Two weeks into the nomination fight, 16 Republican senators now say they will meet with Garland ó over 25 percent of the GOP caucus ó according to a running count by NBC News. That includes senators up for re-election in Blue States, such as New Hampshireís Kelly Ayotte and Illinoisí Mark Kirk, who will be the...
  • Clinton calls on Obama to nominate "true progressive" to Supreme Court

    02/25/2016 1:01:18 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton called on President Obama to nominate a "true progressive" to the Supreme Court in remarks critical of suggestions that Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval could be the nominee. "There has been some talk that maybe the president will nominate the Republican governor of Nevada. Now, I love Nevada, especially after last weekend," the White House hopeful said Thursday during a campaign rally in South Carolina, referencing her victory last weekend in the Nevada Democratic caucuses.
  • McConnell: "Senate Will Withhold Consent Of Any Obama SCOTUS Nominee"

    02/23/2016 11:56:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says the Senate will ‚Äúwithhold‚ÄĚ consent of President Obama‚Äôs Supreme Court nominee. The Republican leader said on the Senate floor the new president should choose the nominee who replaces Justice Antonin Scalia, who died February 13.
  • Live Stream of Justice Scalia's Funeral

    02/20/2016 8:35:07 AM PST · by TontoKowalski · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/20/16 | YouTube
    I thought some of us might benefit from a break in election obsessing.
  • White House says Obama ‚Äėregrets‚Äô filibuster against Alito nomination in 2006

    02/17/2016 11:08:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 17, 2017 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Wednesday that President Obama "regrets" his filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito in 2006, but insisted the situation was different than Republicans' current vow to block any nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. "These are two different things," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. "The president's objections to then-President Bush's nominee were based in substance." In 2006, then-Sen. Obama and 23 other Democrats -- including Hillary Clinton -- tried to filibuster Justice Alito's nomination. He was confirmed for the high court anyway.
  • Donald Trump: "Pretty Unusal" Justice Scalia Found With "A Pillow On His Face"

    02/17/2016 7:59:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 88 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 17, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump says it was ‚Äúpretty unusual‚ÄĚ that Justice Scalia ‚Äď who passed away on Saturday ‚Äď was found with a pillow over his face.
  • Leahy Predicts GOP Will ‚ÄėLose Control of the Senate‚Äô for Blocking SCOTUS Nomination

    02/16/2016 6:28:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2016 | 1:07 PM EST | Penny Starr
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted on Sunday that if Republicans block President Barack Obama's nomination to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, voters will give Democrats a majority in the Senate in the next election. "I think what we ought to do is nominate somebody," Leahy told Dana Bash on CNN's "State of the Union" show, one day after the death of Scalia at age 79. "If the Republican leadership refuses to even hold a hearing, I think that is going to guarantee they lose control of the Senate, because I...
  • Obama's Choice: Inside the Fight to Replace Justice Scalia on Supreme Court

    02/15/2016 2:57:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | Jon Schuppe
    Under typical circumstances, this wouldn't be such a big deal. But Scalia, the court's most influential conservative, died in President Obama's final year in office, in the middle of the court's term, with the candidates to succeed him fighting through the early primary season. That makes this high court vacancy particularly complicated ‚ÄĒ and divisive. Almost immediately after Scalia's death became public, Obama announced his intention to nominate a successor himself. All but one of the the six Republican presidential candidates at Saturday's GOP debate in South Carolina said Obama should either not nominate a justice and leave the decision...
  • SCALIA'S DEATH IN OFFICE A RARITY FOR MODERN SUPREME COURT

    02/15/2016 8:29:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2016 | Jessica Gresko
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A black-draped chair on the Supreme Court bench once signaled that a justice had died, but those somber memorials have been increasingly uncommon at the court as its members have chosen to retire rather than hold their office until death.
  • Conspiracy Theories Surround Justice Scalia's Death

    02/15/2016 5:54:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 130 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 15, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Conspiracy theories are beginning to swirl in the aftermath of the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who was found dead at 79 in his room on Saturday morning at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas.
  • Antonin Scalia's Death Could Mark End Of Constitution

    02/14/2016 10:54:34 AM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 14, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia doesn‚Äôt merely mark a tragedy for Constitutional philosophy ‚Äď it may mark the death of American Constitutionalism as a whole.
  • Hour 1: Liberals Respond Ton Antonin Scalia's Death,Mockery,Joy

    02/13/2016 4:31:26 PM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 13, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Within one hour of news breaking that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep, progressives on Twitter put politics before basic human decency‚Äďboth celebrating and mocking his death.
  • Supreme Court upholds U.S. effort to control peak power use, prevent blackouts

    01/26/2016 8:33:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    usatoday | Jan. 25, 2016 | Richard Wolf
    Linky only.
  • Juveniles given life in prison can seek review, possibly parole, Supreme Court rules

    01/25/2016 1:15:48 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Doug G. Ware
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Inmates who were sentenced to life imprisonment as juveniles should be able to file for a re-evaluation -- and possibly attain parole, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a 6-to-3 ruling, the high court ruled a 2012 decision prohibiting minors from being sentenced to life in prison without parole should be retroactive to include all applicable cases. In delivering the opinion for the court, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the ruling doesn't automatically grant parole -- just the right to a review, which could lead to parole.
  • US Supreme Court lets stand rejection of pro-Israel ad

    01/11/2016 10:04:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 1/11/2016, 10:00 PM | Cynthia Blank
    The US Supreme Court rejected on Monday an appeal from a pro-Israel group seeking to place ads on the Boston-area mass transit system, AP reports. The ads are sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), also known as Stop Islamization of American, and they describe the Israel-Palestinian conflict as a war between the "civilized man and the savage." The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) initially rejected the AFDI ads, asserting they could be construed as "demeaning or disparaging" to Palestinian Arabs and Muslims. ...
  • Trump calls Roberts 'disgraceful' as chief justice, [Clarence] Thomas is his favorite justice

    12/12/2015 6:38:44 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 125 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | Dec 12 2015 | BILL BARROW Associated Press
    AIKEN, S.C. ‚ÄĒ Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is "disgraceful" and a "disappointment" to conservatives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Saturday, while praising Associate Justice Clarence Thomas as his favorite member of the high court. "Justice Roberts really let us down. What he did with Obamacare was disgraceful, and I think he did that because he wanted to be popular inside the Beltway," Trump told about 4,000 supporters.
  • How Laws are Made in Modern America

    09/01/2015 8:07:10 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 8 replies
    Vanity | 9/1/15 | pgyanke
    How Laws are Made in Modern Americaby PGYankeStep 1. Identify the social cause you wish to champion. Step 2. Make a law the prohibits that social cause. Step 3. Argue your case to the USSC that Step 2 law is unconstitutional. Step 4. Law is declared unconstitutional by USSC and social cause is now mandatory. Example 1: Step 1. Social cause is Gays in the Military. Step 2. Pass "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Step 3. Go before court to argue against your own law. Step 4. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is unconstitutional according to USSC, so now the military must...
  • Victory in 2016. The left may well regret this week (vanity)

    06/26/2015 8:10:10 AM PDT · by Signalman · 187 replies
    Sefl | 6/26/2015 | Self
    I think there is a distinct possibility that these two disastrous rulings by the USSC may have finally woken up the sleeping Silent Majority. The libs are dancing in the streets now but in Nov. 2016, they may be regret getting what they wished for. The fact is that most blacks and Latinos are against gay marriage. I think the Dems are in for a major defeat in 2016, on all fronts. Maybe I'm being optimistic. But I don't think so.
  • Will the Supreme Court Put Itself on the Wrong Side of History?

    06/12/2015 9:17:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/15 | Tim Dunkin
    Gay "marriage" has been playing a huge, huge part in this destruction of liberty Sometime later this month, possibly as early as next week, the Supreme Court of the United States of America is going to impose gay ďmarriageĒ onto every state in the union. They will not do so because there are any sound or convincing moral, ethical, legal, or (especially) constitutional arguments in favor of gay ďmarriage.Ē Rather, they will do so because the political class in America wants it, and as recent experience has shown, the political class nearly always gets what it wants, regardless of what...
  • Why Would A Devout Muslim Want To Work At Abercrombie And Fitch

    06/02/2015 1:43:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of Samantha Elauf, a Muslim woman who sued for discrimination after not being hired by Abercrombie & Fitch, because her insistence on wearing the Muslim hijab conflicted with their dress code.
  • Ben Carson: US should rethink Supreme Court review of laws

    05/10/2015 9:59:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2015 12:44 PM EDT | Charles Babington
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says the United States should rethink the notion that a president must enforce laws the Supreme Court declares constitutional. Carson said Sunday ďwe need to discussĒ the courtís long-held power to review laws passed by Congress. That authority was established in the 1803 landmark case Marbury v. Madison. [Ö] Carson has said a president is obliged to carry out laws passed by Congress, but not what he called ďjudicial lawsĒ that emanate from courts. Ö
  • Chief Justice Roberts Not Stepping Down Despite Report

    03/04/2010 11:56:48 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 107 replies · 4,721+ views
    FoxNews | 3/4/10
    Chief Justice John Roberts is not stepping down from the Supreme Court, despite a celebrity gossip report, a source very close to Roberts told Fox News. RadarOnline.com reported Thursday that Roberts, 55, would be resigning for personal reasons. But the source said the report is "completely untrue." There is "no medical issue, no issue at all," the source said, adding that there is not even a 1 percent chance that Roberts is considering resignation.
  • The Roberts Trap Is Sprung

    01/03/2014 4:49:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2014 | Bill Dunne
    One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again. The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the...
  • Is John Roberts Drifting Left?

    05/02/2015 8:02:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    TNR ^ | 05/02/2015 | By Brianne J. Gorod
    This has been a week of surprises from Chief Justice John Roberts. Wednesday he joined the Courtís more liberal members in a 5-4 decision in a significant First Amendment case. Tuesday at the argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality cases, he suggested that a ban on same-sex marriage might present a ďstraightforward question of sexual discrimination.Ē These superficially surprising moves support Robertsís oft-repeated claim that he believes the Justices should decide cases based on the law, not politics. But as Robertsís tenth term as Chief Justice comes to a close, the biggest tests of that claim are still...
  • ĎWe Will Not Obeyí: Christian Leaders Threaten Civil Disobedience if Gay Marriage Legalized

    04/29/2015 10:55:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/29/2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Thatís the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they consider same-sex marriage.</p> <p>ďWe respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line,Ē read a document titled, Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage. ďWe stand united together in defense of marriage. Make no mistake about our resolve.Ē</p>
  • Churches Brace for Same-Sex Marriage Ruling from Supreme Court

    04/29/2015 10:13:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/29/2015 | Tamara Audi
    Arguments over same-sex marriage played out in the U.S. Supreme Courton Tuesday, but many religious groups opposed to gay marriage arenít waiting for a ruling. A court ruling expected two months from now could sanction same-sex marriage nationwide. In anticipation, some congregations and religious advocacy groups are re-emphasizing their teachings on marriage, fine-tuning their approach to gays and lesbians and bracing for legal battles and public criticism. ďThe outcome of this decision will shape the landscape of the churchís ministry in the U.S. for generations to come,Ē wrote Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the...
  • ĎYou Will Burn In Hell!í: Protester Disrupts Supreme Court During Gay Marriage Arguments

    04/28/2015 7:53:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5:01 PM 04/28/2015 | Scott Greer
    As the Supreme Court heard opening arguments on gay marriage Tuesday, one anti-gay marriage protester disrupted the calm of the courtroom and issued an afterlife warning for those who support same-sex unions. ďIf you support gay marriage, you will burn in hell!Ē the protester screamed before he was detained by police and escorted out of the building, CNN reports. But that didnít stop the man from continuing to shout his views about homosexuality and damnation as he was dragged out of the Supreme Court. Ö
  • Will The Supreme Court Open The Door To The Criminalization Of Christianity?

    04/27/2015 12:37:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Mario Diaz
    The question before the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow in Obergefell v. Hodges, dealing with the highly-anticipated same-sex ďmarriageĒ challenges, is very simple: Does the U.S. Constitution require same-sex ďmarriageĒ in every state in the nation?
  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedyís views (USSC justice Anthony)

    04/26/2015 9:50:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2015 7:40 AM EDT | Mark Sherman
    The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Courtís major gay rights rulings. But those who have known Justice Anthony Kennedy for decades and scholars who have studied his work say he has long stressed the importance of valuing people as individuals. And he seems likely also to have been influenced in this regard by a pillar of the Sacramento legal community, a closeted gay man who hired Kennedy as a law school instructor and testified on his behalf at his high court...
  • Shriveled grapes, shriveled liberty

    04/19/2015 1:59:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4-19-15 | George Will
    In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the governmentís reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Horneís raisins. New Dealers had bushels of theories, including this: In an economic depression, prices fall, so a recovery will occur when government compels prices to stabilize above where a free market would put them. So Franklin Delano Rooseveltís ďbrains trustĒ...
  • Justices reject appeal by US flag-wearing students (Morgan Hill CA)

    03/30/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:44 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former California high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out during a celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday at school. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place an appellate ruling that found that school officials acted appropriately because their concerns about racial violence outweighed studentsí freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame (sic) the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. Ö
  • U.S. Supreme court rejects challenge to Wisconsin voter ID law

    03/23/2015 9:44:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/23/2015 | LAWRENCE HURLEY
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to Wisconsin's Republican-backed law requiring voters to present photo identification to cast a ballot, a measure Democrats contend is aimed at keeping their supporters from voting. The justices declined to hear an appeal filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which challenged the law. The ACLU said it then filed an emergency motion with a federal appeals court to try to keep the law from taking effect immediately. Republican Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said the law cannot be implemented for the state's April 7 election because absentee ballots are already...