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.
Posted in Federal
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
While a number of cases have reached the U.S. Supreme Court challenging government pandemic restrictions that limit churches’ and members free exercise of religion, Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church v. Pritzker presents direct legal conflict between jurisdictions (traditionally the primary basis for Supreme Court hearing) and raises crucial additional questions that need resolution by the U.S. Supreme Court, to re-protect and strengthen our first and most important liberty.
For these reasons, IFI has joined an Amicus Brief in support of Elim Romanian.
Until 1990, the U.S. Supreme Court had rightly afforded the highest level of protection to our first freedom, the …
Posted in Religious Liberty
Tagged Amy Barrett, Antonin Scalia, Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley, Donald J. Trump, Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church v. Pritzker, Employment Division v. Smith, John Roberts, Nevada v. Sisolak, Obergefell v. Hodges, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn vs. Cuomo, Southbay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom, U.S. Supreme Court
The most recent was Sunday’s Super Bowl during which a vulgar man/boy who calls himself the Weekend performed his song “Earn It” which is a paean to sadomasochism written for the softcore porn movie Fifty Shades of Grey which was based on the softcore porn bodice ripper Fifty Shades of Grey. In the name of “equity,” leftists want to get women as addicted to porn as men are.
Posted in Media Watch, Pornography
Tagged Brett Kavanaugh, Caitlyn Jenner, Critical Race Theory, Donald J. Trump, Fifty Shades of Grey, Hezbollah, Joe Biden, John Roberts, LA Times, Louis Farrakhan, Melania Trump, Philippe Pétain, Reader Discretion is Advised, Super Bowl, the Weekend, Virginia Heffernan, Wired Magazine, “Earn It”
In June Medical Services v. Russo, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts again disappoints conservatives. Roberts voted with the politically “progressive”/morally regressive majority to strike down a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have hospital privileges within 30 miles of the slaughterhouse in which they kill tiny humans and occasionally end up killing or maiming their mothers. This law would have required abortuaries in which surgical procedures are performed to adhere to the same safety regulations as all other ambulatory surgical centers.
Posted in Federal, Sanctity of Life
Tagged Abner Mikva, Abortion, Alan Dershowitz, ambulatory surgical centers, Archibald Cox, Clarence Thomas, Earl Warren, Edward Lazarus, Gordon Gekko, human slaughter, Jeffrey Rosen, John Hart Ely, John Roberts, Kermit Roosevelt, Laurence Tribe, Louisiana, Michael Kinsley, Richard Cohen, Roe v. Wade, Science, SCOTUS, Sophie Lewis, Supreme Court, surgery, William Saletan
In June Medical Services v. Russo, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts again disappoints conservatives. Roberts voted with the politically “progressive”/morally regressive majority to strike down a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have hospital privileges within 30 miles of the slaughterhouse in which they kill tiny humans and occasionally end up killing or maiming their mothers. This law would have required abortuaries in which surgical procedures are performed to adhere to the same safety regulations as all other ambulatory surgical centers.
In a shocking U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch voted with the axis of evil—that is, with Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor. In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the axis of evil decided that in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the word “sex” includes “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”—both subjectively constituted conditions. As a result, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in employment based on “race, color, religion, sex, and national origin,” now prohibits …
Posted in Federal, Sexuality
Tagged Bostock v. Clayton County, Brett Kavanaugh, Civil Rights Act, Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan, Gay, Georgia, J.K. Rowling, Jack Phillips, John Roberts, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, Neil Gorsuch, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, transgender
Former State Representative Peter Breen (R-Lombard) has two words for his fellow Illinoisans, “Fair Maps.” Fair Maps is an effort to break the hold Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) has on the state’s election map.
On the website FairMapsIllinois.com, Breen explains, “If you despair over the future of Illinois… if you’re frustrated about the stranglehold of a corrupt political machine over Illinois politics… if you worry about whether your friends and family—and even you yourself—will be able to make a home in Illinois in the years to come… then this message is just for you.”
Fair Maps is …
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate's confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. She was lamenting the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, nominated by George W. Bush, and Justices Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, nominated by Donald Trump, were court appointments made by presidents who lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College vote.
Posted in Federal
Tagged Alexander Hamilton, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Brett Kavanaugh, Communist Party, Donald Trump, Edmund Randolph, Electoral College, George W. Bush, H.L. Mencken, Hillary Clinton, James Madison, John Adams, John Roberts, Julia Ward Howe, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, Vladimir Lenin
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 …
Posted in Uncategorized
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
Great news! On June 26th, U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 7-2 ruling in favor of religious liberty!
The High Court ruled in favor of a church in Missouri that sued the state after being denied taxpayer funds for a playground safety project because of a restriction that prohibited state taxpayer funding for religious institutions.
One day after the [Obergerfell v. Hodges] ruling, I received a press release from Pro-Polygamy.com one of the largest Polygamy groups east of the Mississippi, located in Maine. Their slogan is “Polygamy: The Next Civil Rights Battle.” Last Sunday they followed up with another release of an editorial. Both items complain, “all that Kennedy declared about the importance of marriage to those who choose same sex marriage (SSM) equally applies to others who choose unrelated consenting adult polygamy (UCAP).”
Mark Henkle of Pro-Polygamy states, “for UCAPs, only one obstacle to freedom remains to be overcome – …
This is a collection of random thoughts on the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearings on whether to deconstruct marriage and refashion it in accordance with the desires of homosexuals.
Some of my thoughts are in response to comments made by U.S. Supreme Court Justices, some are in response to comments made by the attorneys arguing for the deconstruction of marriage, and some are in response to commentary floating about the Internet. Following my random thoughts is a short list of questions that I wish SCOTUS had asked.
The Left says two men or two women who are raising children should …
This week the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important ruling on Utah’s marriage amendment. This is the first time a circuit court has ruled on marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this time last year. In a 2-1 split decision, the 10th circuit ruled that Utah’s marriage amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman violates the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
In the media’s portrayal, people defending marriage as the union of a man and woman have been getting routed ever since the U.S. Supreme Court decision last June — if not before. They point to a string of lower-court rulings striking down state marriage amendments and to public-opinion polling, especially of my peers in the Millennial generation. Many also point to the forced resignation of Brendan Eich and the defeat of Arizona’s religious-liberty bill.