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
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
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
Proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) want to create a constitutional Frankenstein by breathing life into its corpse some 36 years after its ratification was defeated, in large part thanks to Phyllis Schlafly and her Eagle Forum.
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Tagged American Association of University Women, Barbara Jordan, Ben Cardin, Don Edwards, Eleanor Smeal, Equal Rights Amendment, ERA, Gender Equality, Idaho vs. Freeman, Jackie Speier, Jimmy Carter, Marjorie Bell, National Organization of Women, Peter Rodino, Presidential Disability Amendment, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Constitution
On the surface, the Equal Rights Amendment seems quite innocent. The main text states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied by the United States or any state on account of sex.”
Posted in Federal, Illinois Politics, Sanctity of Life
Tagged Abortion, Albert Einstein Medical Center v. Nathans, Coleman v. Maryland, Elise Bouc, Equal Rights Amendment, Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. v. Insurance Commissioner, Infants and Children, military draft, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Selective Service, Sex Bias in the U.S. Code, SJRCA 4, women
On Tuesday [March 20th], the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for NIFLA vs. Becerra, the case which focuses on the “law that requires pregnancy centers to notify women that the state offers subsidies for abortion.” In other words, pro-life pregnancy centers, which exist to offer women alternatives to abortion, would be required by law to tell their clients that the state can subsidize their abortions. But that hardly tells the story of how absurd this law is.
Certainly, it’s bad enough that the state thought it had the right to require pro-life pregnancy centers to inform their clients about …
Like Medusa, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has reared its chthonic head again, and this time it’s wearing a silly pink hat over all those snakes.
Here’s what the ERA actually says:
Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Since the ERA says precisely nothing about women, why do feminists continue to claim that it’s all about women’s rights? In fact, the harm the ERA will cause will redound primarily to women.
What the ERA will do is prohibit the public recognition of …
In an astonishing act of hubris, abrogation of local control over education, and obsequiousness to Barack Obama, Obama-handmaiden Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a “friend of the court” brief” (i.e., an amicus curiae brief) begging for Illinois to be subject to Obama’s illegal command that public schools allow boys in girls’ restrooms and locker rooms and vice versa.
Following the “guidance” from Obama’s Department of Education via the Office for Civil Rights to integrate sexually all restrooms and locker rooms in government schools, eleven states led by Texas filed a lawsuit in …
A conservative legal organization is calling for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from deciding the marriage case now before the court.
Many of us have wondered how long it would be before a prominent official proclaimed that rogue federal judges, like the proverbial emperor, have no clothes and thus no authority to make up laws.
That’s what Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore did this past week in a letter to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, in which he began by asserting that “the recent ruling of Judge Callie Granade … has raised serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment.”
In 2006, Alabama voters approved the marriage measure by 81 percent to …
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Tagged Alabama, Bull Connor, Callie Granade, Chief Justice Roy Moore, Elena Kagan, George W. Bush, Judges and Courts, Marriage, Murphy v. Ramsey, Robert Bentley, Roy Moore, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Same-sex marriage
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), SJRCA 75, has reared its ugly head once again in Illinois and your state representative needs to hear from you right away.
The Illinois General Assembly voted down the ERA thirteen times in the 70’s and 80’s. Since then, the sponsor files the bill and works the legislature to gather additional support. The support is too close for comfort.
Take ACTION: Please CLICK HERE to contact your state representative to ask him/her to vote AGAINST the ERA, SJRCA 75. It’s essential for us to let our state representatives know that this amendment harms women…
A giant milestone in the moral revolution passed this week when the U.S. Supreme Court turned down every single appeal from several states on the issue of same-sex marriage. This decision not to take at least one case under consideration stunned both sides in the same-sex marriage battle...
Maybe there’s a silver lining to the cloud created by U.S. Senator Harry Reid’s tumult of confused and disordered thinking. Maybe he has just inadvertently made a case for his own political demise.
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Tagged Betty Friedan, Coretta Scott King, Earl Warren, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harry Reid, Hugo Black., Joseph Story, Louis D. Brandeis, Maya Angelou, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, William Brennan, William O. Douglas