Archive for the ‘Supreme Court’ Category
On Saturday, just after the nation learned that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had died, Senator Mitch McConnell opened his mouth and created a vacuum.
In the days that followed, volumes of words have been spoken and written about the majority leader’s short statement regarding the appropriate time to choose an individual to fill Scalia’s seat on the high court. Some praised his resolve. Others denounced him for trying to control the process set forth in the Constitution.
It has been a big waste of airtime and newsprint. In short, the majority leader said nothing of substance. He is full of so much hot air, we could package him and replace the National Helium Reserve. Then he might serve a useful purpose. Read the rest of this entry »
The PC police, who seem hellbent on forcing all people to accept gay marriage after the controversial Supreme Court Obergefell decision, suffered a setback when activist federal judge David Bunning released Kim Davis from a Kentucky jail. Davis, a county clerk, spent five days behind bars after refusing to have marriage licenses to same-sex couples go out under her name, which would, in effect, be condoning a practice that violates her religious beliefs.
Judge Bunning simply could have slapped Kim Davis with a fine but, no, this activist liberal judge chose to throw her in jail until she complied with his wishes. Tuesday, Bunning backed down, bowing to pressure after denying Davis her due process and her rights under the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week’s back-to-back rulings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage shows just how far we have come from the government established by our founding fathers. The checks and balances that have held this republic together for more than 200 years are gone!
The Constitution is no longer the instrument by which the legitimacy of all laws are judged. It has been replaced by a crystal ball, in some cases, a justice’s personal opinion.
Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have publicly displayed their support for gay marriage. Both have performed same-sex marriage ceremonies while this issue was making its way through the courts, yet ignored judicial precedent by failing to recuse themselves from Obergefell v. Hodges.
This court ruled that the very words in the laws that come under review now can be changed or simply ignored at the whim of a justice. I offer the opinion of Chief Justice John Roberts in the ruling that upheld Obamacare. Read the rest of this entry »
Nobody likes a bully. In the movies, we cheer as the bullies are defeated but in real life we often give into them simply because no one likes to be bullied. We take the road of least resistance, even when it means giving up important, even sacred ground.
Such was the case in Arizona when Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a most reasonable bill updating the state’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” to clarify two ambiguities in the state’s law which was modeled after the federal REFRA signed by Bill Clinton. Specifically, this new version made it clear that one’s “free exercise of religion” does not stop when you run a business. And that this “free exercise” not only protects you against the government but civil legal action as well.
Recently, business owners have been forced to go to great expense to defend their right to operate in a way that will not compromise the moral values they hold dear. The lawsuits brought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods against Obamacare’s birth control mandate are two of the most visible. The U.S. Supreme Court will decide these cases next summer.
Ready or not, this issue is headed your way. Read the rest of this entry »
In the military, “D-Day” is the coded designation of an important invasion or military operation. The term also has been used to mark the timing for a landmark event or decision.
Such a day is coming for a homeschooling family, the Romeikes, who fled religious persecution in Germany five years ago and are fighting to remain in this country. It is also a D-Day for the protection of individual rights of every U.S. citizen
The clock now is ticking for the Romeikes and for the Obama Administration which has been ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court to respond to a petition by the Home School Legal Defense Association to hear an appeal in the Romeikes’ deportation case. The deadline is December 19. Read the rest of this entry »