Posts tagged "supreme court"

Another overreaching, factually challenged and confusing Supreme Court abortion case

As the Chicago Tribune reported: The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas’ widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation’s second-most-populous state. By a 5-3 vote, the justices rejected the state’s arguments that its 2013 law and follow-up regulations were needed to... Read more »

Mr. Obama, give us your best shot for the new Supreme Court justice

Bring it on. Republicans shouldn’t be afraid of who President Barack Obama will nominate to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. I say, Mr. President,  send the best ya got. Find someone, if you can, that won’t anger the radical left or the hard right. See if you can follow... Read more »

Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling threatens religious liberty

The world isn’t coming to an end now that same-sex marriage is legal in all states. But the way that the U.S. Supreme Court forced this historic change on everyone is a clear, present and grave danger. In Obergefell v. Hodges, the court unnecessarily interrupted the formation of a national consensus approving gay marriage and... Read more »
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'It's not my boss's business'

Pro-choice groups are holding a “Not My Boss’s Business” rally (see below) to support the Obamacare (the ironically named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ACA for those of you who still think that it’s a rousing success) edict that companies must pay for contraception and certain abortion procedures despite their religious (constitutionally protected... Read more »

Do children have a right to a male father and a female mother ?

The case to legalize same-sex marriage seems to come down to a basic question of “rights.” LGBTQ people, we’re told, have the same right to marry as heterosexuals. In fact, they do: Everyone, no matter their sexual orientation has a right to marry a person of the opposite sex. But that’s not the point here. If it... Read more »

Gay marriage, pot smoking, gun control--let the people, not the Supreme Court decide

Maybe the U.S. Supreme Court should decide how to keep us from falling off the fiscal cliff. That’s hyperbole. But not by much. After all, isn’t the Supreme Court the final word of the land? Supreme even in matters that should be settled by a political process called democracy? In such matters as gun control,... Read more »
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James Holmes and Aurora massacre: Why?

James Holmes allegedly killed 12 and wounded 58 more in the Century 16 movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado. Why? Lax gun control? Media violence? Bloody video games?The emergence of evil? Cultural decline? The macho gene?  No concealed-carry gun in the audience to shoot back? Take your pick. (Follow the links to see who is saying what.) At this writing,... Read more »

The SCOTUS Obamacare dissent complete text

An important quote from the dissent (complete text is here): Construing the Commerce Clause to permit Congress to regulate individuals precisely because they are doing nothing would open a new and potentially vast domain to congressional authority. Con- gress already possesses expansive power to regulate what people do. Upholding the Affordable Care Act under the... Read more »

Obamacare SCOTUS decision: Could be bad news for Obama

While political reporters and pundits are proclaiming the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday upholding Obamacare’s individual insurance mandate as a big victory for President Barack Obama, I have a caution to raise: The decision puts the decision back into the political realm, which means that the issue goes back to Congress where the fires... Read more »
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Racial profiling not at the heart of the Arizona immigration case before the Supreme Court

Methinks that the federal challenge to the Arizona anti-illegal immigration law, heard last week by the U.S. Supreme Court, is terribly misunderstood. For many folks, the state law — which helps enforce federal immigration laws already on the books — is about racial profiling. They argue that cops, for whatever reason, will target people who... Read more »
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