Tag: "Supreme Court"

Elite Women Wage Social Warfare on Everywoman
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Elite Women Wage Social Warfare on Everywoman

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So a radical feminist and two childless women walk into a courtroom. How do you expect them to rule on abortion or contraception? Their lives as they know them, depend on both. In Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Texas law regulating abortion clinics as if they were any ordinary […]

Antonin Gregory Scalia (1936-2016)
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Scalia and the Constitution

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The original Originalist.

Antonin Gregory Scalia (1936-2016)
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Antonin Scalia’s Death: Inestimable Loss for Constitutionalism

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Requiescat in pace.

Supreme Court to Rule on the Biggest Abortion Case of the Decade
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Supreme Court to Rule on the Biggest Abortion Case of the Decade

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In what could be the abortion legal battle of the decade, the U.S. Supreme Court decided last month to weigh-in on the Texas abortion regulation law. The case will have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences for women’s health. It will determine whether the unregulated and unaccountable abortion industry will be able to continue business as usual, […]

Supreme Courts Are Usurping Democracy
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Supreme Courts Are Usurping Democracy

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Canada is about to embark upon an audacious social course. We must accept the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to strike down laws prohibiting assisted suicide of the sick, disabled and depressed. It is a departure from our legal foundations in British Common Law that have — for more than 700 years — forbidden or punished […]

Little Sisters of the Poor Appeal to the Supreme Court
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Little Sisters of the Poor Appeal to the Supreme Court

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For the second time in two years, the Little Sisters of the Poor must ask the Supreme Court to protect them from the government. The order of Catholic nuns and other non-profits have been forced to ask the Court for relief due to the government’s refusal to exempt them from a regulation that makes them […]

The American Address
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The American Address

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The 1857 Supreme Court Dred Scott decision said that Dred Scott, his wife, and their unborn child were not human beings, but were property to be bought and sold. Led by proslavery Chief Justice Roger Taney, the Court created a new national constitutional right to own slaves. Taney, a Democrat and a Roman Catholic, was […]

God or Government?
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God or Government?

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By now, most people have heard something about Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s order defying a federal ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Alabama. It didn’t take long for the Left’s culture warriors to issue sanctimonious condemnations of the judge’s order: “This is a pathetic, last-ditch attempt at judicial fiat by an Alabama Supreme Court justice—a man who […]

US Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on HHS Mandate Tuesday
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US Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on HHS Mandate Tuesday

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Activists from around the country, from pro-life groups to Tea Party Patriots, plan to be on-hand on Tuesday for a rally opposing the HHS mandate as the Supreme Court begins to hear arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. “This case has always been about religious liberty. […]

U.S. Supreme Court to Look at RU-486 Drug Abortions
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U.S. Supreme Court to Look at RU-486 Drug Abortions

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When RU-486, the abortion pill, was approved in the U.S. — after a scandalous campaign of political arm-twisting, media-pressure, and fudging of trial data by abortionists — it came with strict regulations. Now the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether states can require abortionists to follow those safety measures. A fascinating history of the multi-year […]

Justice Anthony Kennedy
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Justice Kennedy’s “Demeaning” DOMA Ruling

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There are several sections of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s reasoning that I regard as unusually problematic.

Fisher v. University of Texas: The Court Misses an Opportunity
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Fisher v. University of Texas: The Court Misses an Opportunity

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What did the court do? What should it have done?

<em>U.S. v. Windsor</em> and the Future of Religious Liberty
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U.S. v. Windsor and the Future of Religious Liberty

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As we are all aware by now, on June 26 the Supreme Court of the United States issued opinions in the cases of Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor. In Hollingsworth, the Court held that citizens have no legal standing to defend in federal court those initiatives for which they signed petitions, campaigned, and voted. That […]

Marriage Is What It Is
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Marriage Is What It Is

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“It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is,” said the smooth-talking, skirt-chasing, totally busted philanderer. “Well, no, Bill,” replied Congress. “Actually, things just ‘is’ what they is.” Here’s what marriage is: The God-ordained, lifelong, covenantal union between man and wife, designed to provide men, women and children optimal stability and overall well-being. […]

Supreme Court Shocks Life into Obamacare Challenge
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Supreme Court Shocks Life into Obamacare Challenge

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The emperor wears no clothes. The bloom is off the rose. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Pardon the barrage of stale metaphors, but it’s difficult to put into words the utter pasting Mitt Romney put on Barack Obama Wednesday night. Pat Buchanan called Romney’s “the finest debate performance” in 52 years “with […]

The Awakened Giant Likes Tea
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The Awakened Giant Likes Tea

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It’s often said, “Be careful what you wish for – you just might get it.” Democrats got it all right. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts – once counted among the constitutional originalists on the high court – has granted President Obama’s supreme wish. By inexplicably siding with the court’s left wing and upholding […]

Be Not Afraid, Fellow Catholics
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Be Not Afraid, Fellow Catholics

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Like you, I don’t like the Supreme Court’s ruling saying that Obamacare is Constitutional.  But don’t lose heart.  God works in mysterious ways.  In the words of Pope John Paul II, “Be not afraid”. First, the question at hand was not the religious liberty issue embedded in the Kathleen Sebelius’ HHS Mandate requiring Catholics and […]

Supreme Court Upholds Obama Health Care Law
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Supreme Court Upholds Obama Health Care Law

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Kathleen Gilbert contributed to this breaking story. The Supreme Court has ruled the insurance requirement embedded in President Obama’s federal health care law is constitutional in a 5-4 decision Thursday morning. The High Court’s swing vote came from Chief Justice John Roberts, who was appointed by President George W. Bush. He joined the court’s liberal […]

US Supreme Court Rejects Gene Patents
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US Supreme Court Rejects Gene Patents

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For 30 years, the U.S. Patent Office has been issuing patents for naturally occurring genes.  About a fourth of our genes are patented by companies who are looking to make a profit off of a molecule we naturally make in our bodies. Objects of nature are not patentable so genes should not be patentable either.  […]

Sick Chickens and Sick Laws
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Sick Chickens and Sick Laws

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When President Obama made his famous declaration about how he was confident that “that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,” many observers figured the chief executive missed April Fools’ Day by a […]

Is the Health Care Law Constitutional? No, Strike It Down
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Is the Health Care Law Constitutional? No, Strike It Down

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This summer, the Supreme Court will decide whether Congress violated the Constitution when it enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which contains an “individual mandate” requiring virtually every American to purchase health insurance. Based on the Constitution’s text and structure, and judicial interpretations of the relevant provisions, the mandate should be struck down. […]

Newman, the Supreme Court, and Broadcast Pornography
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Newman, the Supreme Court, and Broadcast Pornography

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Reading about two free speech cases now before the Supreme Court, I found myself thinking of Cardinal Newman. I’ll get to Cardinal Newman in a minute, but first let me say a word about those cases pending in the court. The basic issue in FCC v. Fox Television Stations and FCC v. ABC is the […]

President Obama and Justice Ginsburg on America's "Rather Old Constitution"
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President Obama and Justice Ginsburg on America’s “Rather Old Constitution”

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I’ve gotten some very interesting emails regarding President Obama’s mandate commanding Roman Catholics (and many evangelical Protestants) to violate their consciences by providing mandatory contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing pharmaceuticals. The emailers noted that Obama’s action will force Catholics to challenge the president in court, particularly given that bishops are saying they will not comply with […]

Supreme Court Sides with Church in Landmark First Amendment Ruling
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Supreme Court Sides with Church in Landmark First Amendment Ruling

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Today the Supreme Court decided its most important religious liberty case in twenty years, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The government lost 9-nothing as the Court unanimously rejected its narrow view of religious liberty as “extreme,” “untenable” and “remarkable.” The unanimous decision adopted the Becket Fund’s arguments, saying that […]

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