We recently read a great little sermon illustration in which a young boy asked his father, “Dad, I was watching a TV show about marine biologists. Why do scuba-divers jump backwards into the water?” His father wittily responded, “Because if they jumped forward, they'd still be in the boat!”
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Tagged 40 Days for Life, Abortion, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Ceasar LeFlore, Clarence Thomas, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Elena Kagan, Health Care Rights of Conscience Act, IFI Prayer Team, Illinois Parental Notice Act, John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch, Qualified Immunity, Rescuing Our Children, Samuel Alito, SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court
A nationwide group of state legislators and attorneys have crafted an amicus (friend of the court) legal brief in support of the State of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, seeking to overturn the unlawful Roe v. Wade decision.
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, Elena Kagan, John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch, Roe v. Wad, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court
Proponents of court-packing argue that adding more judges to our nation’s judiciary is the magical solution to urgent problems, and even paint the picture that doing so is an act of goodwill. But far from being a necessity, court-packing is a brazen power-grab by one political party to fix the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices or federal judges to get the political results they want.
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Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Joe Biden, Joe Manchin, John Roberts, Jon Ossoff, Lindsey Graham, Neil Gorsuch, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ted Cruz, U.S. Supreme Court
Still reaching for peak absurdity with ever more zeal, elements of the radical left are now smearing an honest interpretation of the U.S. Constitution and those who support it as “racist,” “sexist,” “homophobic,” and more. In fact, those are the exact words used by U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) to describe originalism — the widely accepted judicial doctrine holding that the words in the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted and understood as intended by the authors and ratifiers. The revolutionary view offered by Markey and others like him is a threat to America and every single American, fellow lawmakers warned.…
Well, they dusted off those colorful “Handmaid’s Tale” outfits that were so visible at Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS confirmation hearings in 2018.
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Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter, Brett Kavanaugh, Brian Buescher, Clarence Thomas, Cory Booker, Democratic National Committee, Dianne Feinstein, Donald J. Trump, Kamala Harris, Margaret Atwood, Mike Pompeo, People of Praise, The Handmaid’s Tale
Illinois’ feckless U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth opposes the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U. S. Supreme Court because Barrett signed a 2006 newspaper ad sponsored by an Indiana pro-life organization that said, "We, the following citizens of Michiana, oppose abortion on demand and defend the right to life from fertilization to natural death. Please continue to pray to end abortion." In an October 2nd letter to her Senate colleagues, Duckworth said the pro-life organization whose ad Barrett signed 14 years ago opposes, "a critical step of the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process that gave me my children."
Duckworth conveniently omitted what that critical step is.
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Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Dick Durbin, Earl Warren, John Hart Ely, Maile Pearl, Roe v. Wade, SCOTUS, Stanford Law School, Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Supreme Court
Last Saturday, President Trump nominated U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. Barrett, 48, has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since October 2017. While there may be much dissent across political lines over the confirmation of Judge Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court, the facts of her extensive qualifications speak for themselves.
The U.S. Supreme Court fall term begins this month, and, as of now, it does not appear to be as action-packed for religious liberty as this past term. However, at least one important case is in the hopper, and several are in the pipeline. And, of course, all is overshadowed by the presumed replacement of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
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Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Arlene’s Flowers, Bostock v. Clayton County, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, Fulton v. Philadelphia, Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Neil Gorsuch, Patients for Privacy v. Barr, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, SOGI
The United States Constitution's Article 2, Sec. 2, cl. 2, provides that the president of the United States "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States." President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett as U.S. Supreme Court justice who will replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Based on the response from the left, you would think that the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court would virtually guarantee the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Why, then, are some conservative and pro-life groups opposing his confirmation?
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Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Anthony Kennedy, Brett Kavanaugh, Columbia Christians for Life, David French, Donald Trump, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, fetal heartbeat bill, Georgia Right to Life, Hillary Clinton, Jane Coaston, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Ricardo Davis, Roe v. Wade, SCOTUS, Susan B Anthony List, Thomas Jipping, Tim Wildmon, U.S. Supreme Court
In an email, conservative Chicago attorney Joseph A. Morris, former Assistant Attorney General of the United States, President and General Counsel of The Lincoln Legal Foundation, and frequent guest on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” told IFI that he is “thrilled by the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh,” elaborating...
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Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Anthony Kennedy, Brett Kavanaugh, Chicago Tonight, David French, Donald J. Trump, Jay Sekulow, Joseph A. Morris, SCOTUS, Ted Cruz, The Lincoln Legal Foundation, Thomas More Society