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Disingenuous Wires: Court’s 7-2 Gay Wedding Cake Ruling Is ‘Narrow’?

June 5, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Both the Associated Press and Reuters have described today’s 7-2 Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission as “narrowly” decided and “limited.” The justification for this characterization is thin, and AP has erroneously contended that “the big issue in the case, whether a business can refuse to […]

The Supreme Court Quietly Gives Religious Liberty A Big Win

January 17, 2018 by

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By Monica Burke ~ Religious liberty and freedom of conscience won big at the Supreme Court last week, just in time for Religious Freedom Day on Jan. 16. The justices declined last week to hear a legal challenge against a Mississippi law that protects citizens, small businesses, government employees, and charities from official discrimination by […]

Blogger: Supreme Court Has Repeatedly ‘Overcome The Deplorable And Inexcusable Wrongness’ Of Conservatives

April 11, 2016 by

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By Tom Johnson ~ If judicial review means that the U.S. Supreme Court is a de facto super-legislature that can in effect supersede actual legislatures, that’s fine with Washington Monthly blogger Martin Longman. In a Wednesday post, Longman acknowledged that certain SCOTUS rulings over the past several decades have been politically motivated, but argued that […]

Will Tie Votes On The Supreme Court Be A Problem? These 2 Justices Don’t Think So.

February 29, 2016 by

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By Philip Wegmann ~ For more than a century, the Supreme Court’s bench has had nine spots, enough to round out the roster of a baseball team. With the death of Antonin Scalia, eight justices remain. Now President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats are pushing Republicans to OK an Obama recruit to replace Scalia. But Republicans say the […]

Let’s Drop The Charade: The Supreme Court Is A Political Branch, Not A Judicial One

June 30, 2015 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ ‘But this Court is not a legislature.” Chief Justice John Roberts actually published that sentence in his same-sex marriage dissent on Friday . . . a mere 24 hours after his maestro’s performance in the Supreme Court’s legislative rewrite of the Affordable Care Act – formerly known as “Obamacare,” but now etched in memory […]