As you read this, remember how many times leftists assured Americans that homosexuals wanted nothing more than to be left alone to do their thing in the privacy of their bedrooms. And remember how they asserted that the legalization of same-sex “marriage” would affect no one, no way, no how.
Posted in Federal
Tagged Anthony Kennedy, Chuck Schumer, Corruption of Marriage Act, Defense of Marriage Act, James Lankford, Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, Mitt Romney, Obergefell v. Hodges, Republican National Committee, Respect for Marriage Act, Ronna Romney McDaniel, U.S. Supreme Court
Just as the abortion movement insists that an unborn child is not a person even though science has proven that life begins at conception, the transgender movement insists that a person’s “true self” can be separate from his or her physical body. In Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Justice Anthony Kennedy infamously stated, “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life." In that statement, he captures the mindset that is behind both abortion and transgenderism — the idea that each of us has the “right” to define our own concept of existence.
The U.S. Supreme Court handed religious liberty advocates a victory Monday when it vacated a lower court’s opinion that had ordered a Christian baker to design a cake for a same-sex wedding.
Posted in Religious Liberty, Sexuality
Tagged Aaron and Melissa Klein, ADF, Anthony Kennedy, First Liberty Institute, Jack Phillips, Kelly Shackelford, Masterpiece, Oregon, Religious Liberty, SCOTUS
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
"Progressives" control academia, government schools, the mainstream press, professional medical and mental health organizations, the arts, and are infiltrating even churches. And now they seek absolute control over the judiciary through “court-packing.” They want constitutional revisionists to dominate the Supreme Court even if that means expanding the number of Justices. And some of them openly share their reasons for this proposal, thus exposing the brazenness of their tyrannical quest to transform America into a totalizing and totalitarian “progressive” dystopia.
Posted in Federal, Sanctity of Life
Tagged Alan Dershowitz, Anthony Kennedy, Archibald Cox, Benjamin Wittes, Earl Warren, Edward Lazarus, Jeffrey Rosen, John Hart Ely, Kermit Roosevelt, Leftist, Michael Kinsley, Osita Nwanevu, Richard Cohen, Richard Weaver, Roe v. Wade, SCOTUS nomination, Todd N. Tucker, William Saletan
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
It has been an eventful term for the U.S. Supreme Court, which has provided many closely decided cases and ended with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. For those interested in free speech and religious liberty, there have been plenty of decisions to keep track of and digest. Here is what you need to know.
Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
The story is well-known. Jack Phillips, a Christian cake shop owner from Colorado, refused to create a cake for the same-sex “wedding” of two men. They filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which …
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Tagged Anthony Kennedy, Arlene’s Flowers Inc. v. Washington, Barronelle Stutzman, Bill Jack, Clarence Thomas, Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Donald Trump, Jack Phillips, Janus v. AFSCME, John Roberts, Korematsu v. United States, Mark Janus, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, Reproductive FACT Act, Rowan County v. Lund, Samuel Alito, SCOTUS, Town of Greece v. Galloway, Travel ban, Trump v. Hawaii, U.S. Supreme Court, Washington Supreme Court
In case you thought that the potential to flip Justice Kennedy’s seat alone will bring us back to the constitutional promised land, think again. So long as the lower courts are not restrained, we will never return to the Constitution and the principles of the Declaration of Independence.
Posted in Faith, Federal, Religious Liberty
Tagged Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Daniel Horowitz, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, John Roberts, Prayer, SCOTUS, Town of Greece v. Galloway
Within hours of Justice Kennedy announcing his imminent retirement, voices on the left began announcing the imminent overturning of Roe v. Wade.
David Cole, national legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union, said, “If Donald Trump, who has promised to overturn Roe v. Wade, picks someone who is anti-choice, the future of Roe v. Wade is very much in question.”
More emphatically, Slate magazine ran a story with the headline, “The End of Roe,” declaring, “Anthony Kennedy’s retirement ensures the Supreme Court will allow states to outlaw abortion.”
And CNN legal analyst Jeffrey …
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Tagged ACLU, Anthony Kennedy, Austin Ruse, CNN, David Cole, Donald Trump, Jeffrey Toobin, New Republic, Nina Martin, Obgergefell vs. Hodges, Planned Parenthood Action, Roe v. Wade, Vox
So much good news from the U.S. Supreme Court this week, including the announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s impending retirement and the 5-4 decision in the NIFLA v. Becerra case, which asserts that the speech of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers is, indeed, protected speech.
Justice Kennedy surprised the nation by announcing his retirement at the end of July, giving President Donald Trump another opportunity to continue to restore respect for constitutional principles and historical American values. Perhaps we will see that proverbial long arc of justice bending more often toward justice.
Justice Kennedy surprised again, this time in NIFLA v. …
Posted in Religious Liberty
Tagged American Psychological Association, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Curtis Schube, Donald Trump, First Amendment, King v. Governors of New Jersey, NIFLA v. Becerra, Pennsylvania Family Policy Institute, Pickup v. Brown, SCOTUS, sexual orientation change efforts, SOCE
What we call the pro-family movement is a component of the larger conservative movement and deals with matters of sexuality and the natural family. Its American roots are in the cultural backlash to the Marxist revolution of the 1960s that turned family-centered society on its head and swapped the Judeo-Christian morality of our founding for Soviet-style “political correctness.”
Posted in Faith, Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Alfred Kinsey, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Bowers v Hardwick, Cultural Marxism, Donald Trump, Frankfort School, Griswold v Connecticut, Hugh Hefner, Lawrence v. Texas, Neil Gorsuch, No Special Rights Act, Obergefell v. Hodges, Robert Bork, Roe v. Wade, Romer v Evans, Ronald Reagan, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Scott Lively, sexual anarchy, Steven Broyer
In June of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples could not be denied marriage licenses by states. However, on December 8, 2016, the Arkansas Supreme Court correctly ruled that the Obergefell decision should not be used to re-write all state laws relating to family, parenthood, and vital records, when they are unrelated to the issuance of marriage licenses.
The decision, in the case of Smith v. Pavan, overturned a lower court decision that had declared the Arkansas law governing birth registration unconstitutional. The statute in question says that in the absence of …
Just as First Liberty Institute announces representation of Aaron and Melissa Klein, a family-owned bakery in Texas faces similar hostility for their faith...
Posted in Religious Liberty
Tagged Aaron and Melissa Klein, Anthony Kennedy, Boyden Gray, David and Edie Delorme, First Liberty, George H. W. Bush, Ken Klukowski, Kern’s Bake Shop, LGBTyranny, Mike Berry, Obergefell, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, The Kelly File
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is poised to render a decision next year that will be its most significant ruling on the abortion issue in more than twenty years. The SCOTUS has agreed to hear a challenge to a Texas law that establishes health and safety regulations for abortion clinics.
The Texas Legislature enacted the abortion regulation statute in 2013. It required that all abortion clinics in the state meet the same medical operating standards as other outpatient surgery centers. It also required that doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of …