Tag: U.S. Supreme Court

Why SCOTUS must protect Jack Phillip's right to not bake a wedding cake for a gay couple

Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court hearing in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission helped to delineate the complex issues in one of the most important religious civil rights case in years. The case will determine whether a Colorado baker, Jack Phillips, can refuse, based on his constitutional right to be free of government interference in the practice... Read more »

Senate Democrats aim their gun at Neil Gorsuch; it goes pfffft

Democrats appeared pitiful this morning with their futile attempt to nail Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. They repeatedly asked him for his “opinion” about hot button issues so they could identify him as being on the wrong side, as defined by progressives, of cultural, political and other issues. Or as some kind of handmaiden of President... Read more »

Scott Turow's useful suggestion for replacing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

It’s the brightest and most insightful essay I’ve read so far about how to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scott Turow, a lawyer, former federal prosecutor, and author of popular novels, suggested that everyone take a deep breath in the heated debate. Appoint someone, he said, who would restrict, not expand the... Read more »
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How a U.S. Supreme Court decision could affect Illinois teachers

The Supreme Court case was filed by a California teacher who is challenging her union’s demand that she pay dues that go to support political speech and positions that she disagrees with. A bunch of states already allow her to opt out of the payments, but not Illinois and California. Read more about the case... Read more »

The Supreme Court, in ratifying Obamacare, gives Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid a jab

Chief Justice John Roberts: Obamacare is so muddled, it’s hard to know what the hell Congress meant. So, we have to interpret the Affordable Care Act more broadly as to Congress’ intent. The stunning decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that the deceptively misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (it does neither), better known... Read more »

Why weren't SCOTUS arguments about Obamacare broadcast on TV?

If you’re like me, you would have appreciated seeing  the oral arguments about Obamacare (the Unaffordable Care Act) in front of the U.S. Supreme Court broadcast live. It would have been a great education for Americans about how their government works and the intricacies of public policy and the law. Yet, SCOTUS, in its infernal... Read more »
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My response to the nasty comments on my post about the Hobby Lobby decision

Seems that some of my correspondents are riled up because one of my posts linked to a site and a point of view with which I agreed. (See the comments below “Top 9 Things the Left Has Wrong About the Supreme Court’s Birth Control Ruling,” July 2.) They scolded me because I didn’t provide my... Read more »

Top 9 Things the Left Has Wrong About the Supreme Court's Birth Control Ruling

A lot of ridiculous things are being said about what the Supreme Court said in the Hobby Lobby case. Here are the nine most goofy, according to Illinois Right to Life. (Click on the headline.) The wrong things: 1.  Supreme Court Decision cut (or reduced) women’s access to birth control. 2. Women’s lives are now in... Read more »

NOW fails again to squash Pro-Life Action League and other abortion protesters with RICO

Just how small-minded and vindictive the National Organization for Women is was revealed for all to see last week in the federal appeals court here. That’s where NOW got slapped down for the latest chapter in its decades-long effort to club pro-life activists into bankruptcy with the federal racketeering law known as RICO. The 7th... Read more »
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40 years of Doe v Bolton, the ignored Supreme Court abortion case

Forty years ago Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided one of its most important cases: Doe v. Bolton. Never heard of it? Not surprising, but sad. That decision set the divisive tone of American political debate for the 20th century’s last quarter and probably far into this one. Upon it has rested the fate of... Read more »
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