Tag: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

LAKEWOOD, CO - SEPT 1: Jack Phillips stands for a portrait near a display of wedding cakes in his Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, CO on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Jack Phillips is owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., and has a case before the Supreme Court. He is one of the bakers who does not want to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples, saying it violates his religious beliefs, and has been found in violation of Colorado law. (Photo by Matthew Staver/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Slug: JACKPHILLIPS

Supreme Court May Side with Christian Baker in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

Religious-liberty activists and conservative Christian groups are optimistic after oral arguments on Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving a Colorado Christian wedding cake baker that squarely pits constitutional rights of free speech and religious liberty against LGBT activists on the subject of same-sex marriage.

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Ted Cruz at CPAC Creates Buzz of Next SCOTUS Pick

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Calling Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “one of the leading constitutionalists” in America, conservative giant Mark Levin engaged the prominent Texan senator at CPAC on Thursday in a wide-ranging conversation covering the Constitution, immigration, and the Second Amendment. Many CPAC-goers are wondering if Cruz might be President Trump’s next pick for the Supreme Court.

Ginsburg Calls for Change to the Electoral College

Monday at Stanford Law School, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she “would like to change,” the Electoral College system. Ginsburg said, “There are some things I would like to change, one is the Electoral College.” She added, “But

Trump and Pence Wow Values Voters, Talk Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—Donald Trump and Mike Pence rallied Christian conservatives at the Values Voter Summit (VVS) in the nation’s capital last week, with the Republican nominee warning that when it comes to the Supreme Court, if a president were to “pick the wrong people, you have a country that is no longer your country. It will be a disaster.”

Supreme Court Split on Obama Transgender Rule

WASHINGTON, DC—Wednesday the Supreme Court temporarily blocked President Obama’s changing of federal law to grant special protections to transgender people, but did so with a signal that if Hillary Clinton becomes president, the Court will make Obama’s rewriting of current civil rights laws permanent.


New York Times: Trump is Right About Ginsburg

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump demanded that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg resign on Wednesday morning, after she criticized him in harsh terms several times over the past several days.

Eleven States Sue Obama: Transgender Demands Unconstitutional

Eleven states—led by Texas—filed a federal lawsuit today, arguing that the Obama administration’s redefining “sex” to include gender identity—and threatening to sue and strip funding from states and schools that refuse to go along—violates both federal law and the U.S. Constitution.

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Supreme Court Punts on Little Sisters’ Obamacare Case Until After 2016 Election

The Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell (the official name for the various “Little Sisters of the Poor” cases) punted the latest Supreme Court fight over Obamacare to 2017 or beyond — but did so in a fashion that conservatives can be happy about for now, teeing up yet another issue that will be decided one way or the other by 2016’s presidential election.

Fate of Obama’s Amnesty Uncertain at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—Justices on the Supreme Court were sharply divided on several aspects of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, but it’s very likely that the 26 states challenging Obama’s program will prevail, ending the president’s gambit to grant legal status to 4.5 million illegal aliens.

Supreme Court's Jews Skeptical in Jerusalem Case

Supreme Court's Jews Skeptical in Jerusalem Case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Zivotofsky v. Kerry, involving a U.S. citizen born in Jerusalem who wants his passport to list “Israel” as the country of his birth. Currently, U.S. citizens born in

E! Network Sides with Ginsburg, Alienates Viewers

E! Network Sides with Ginsburg, Alienates Viewers

E!, an entertainment network on cable best known for giving the Kardashians show after show, waded into the recent SCOTUS news with this tweet. The best parts of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s scathing 35-page dissent in the Hobby Lobby birth control

Contraception as a proxy for collectivism

In response to Fugelsgang on Hobby Lobby: ‘Scalia Law a lot Like Sharia Law’: It’s tempting to dismiss these hysterics as the work of people who aren’t the sharpest tools in the drawer, but it would be more accurate to

Unexpected Suggestions for Constitutional Changes

Unexpected Suggestions for Constitutional Changes

It looks like all sorts of people are joining the game of rewriting parts of the U.S. Constitution. It started with state legislators who apparently had time on their hands, and now it’s even extended to U.S. Supreme Court Justices.