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The state of the Supreme Court is not sound

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:30pm 7/3/2015 at 7:30pm
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On June 30, 2015, I appeared on the Joe Thomas Show on WCHV in Charlottesville, VA, to talk about the state of the Supreme Court, and the two recent blockbuster decisions in gay marriage and Obamacare.

We touched on the rulings, the reaction, and proposals to put limits on the Court, such as

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SCOTUS Fair Housing ruling will come back to bite us

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:45pm 7/2/2015 at 7:45pm
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When the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Texas Department of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project last week, social justice activists claimed a major victory in the battle against segregated housing. The decision endorsed a “disparate impact” analysis as applied to a Texas program that plaintiffs claimed distributes federal low...

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Is George Takei now persona non grata in entertainment industry?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 4:30pm 7/2/2015 at 4:30pm
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Why, Mr. Sulu? WHY?

George Takei of Star Trek fame made a wild accusation in an interview with Phoenix-based Fox affiliate.

The televised portion of the interview went as you’d expect: long-time gay rights advocate is thrilled with advances in gay rights. “We’re overjoyed, we’re proud, and we feel fully American,”...

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Krauthammer: SCOTUS gay marriage decision “huge loss for democracy”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 5:25pm 6/30/2015 at 5:25pm
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Charles Krauthammer appeared on the O’Reilly Factor last night and was asked by Bill O’Reilly to name three reasons for the recent rapid changes in America, with a focus on recent U.S. Supreme Court cases.

Krauthammer cited culture as one of the reasons and he’s absolutely right. Andrew Breitbart frequently voiced his...

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EPA Loses at SCOTUS—but is Damage Already Done?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:00am 6/30/2015 at 7:00am
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The Supreme Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency 5-4 this week, saying the EPA erred in not considering costs when implementing new regulations governing toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants:

The 5-4 decision Monday went against an Environmental Protection Agency mercury rule that forces utilities to shutter old coal plants or...

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SCOTUS temporarily halts Texas abortion law

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2015 at 6:15pm 6/29/2015 at 6:15pm
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Could the Supreme Court’s latest actions result in a set-back for the pro-life community?

Wednesday, 10 of Texas’ 19 abortion clinics were set to close thanks to a law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013. The law that would’ve required abortion...

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Great Supreme Court News (for voter fraud and open borders)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2015 at 1:00pm 6/29/2015 at 1:00pm
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The Supreme Court today refused to accept a case which sought to allow states to supplement a federal voter registration form so as to require proof of citizenship to vote.

Such proof is particularly important given how freely many states are handing out drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, and the Obama administration’s unilateral...

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Post-SCOTUS Gay Marriage: Religious institution tax exemptions at risk

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 6:30pm 6/28/2015 at 6:30pm
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Forty-eight hours after the Supreme Court’s monumental gay marriage decision, and progressives are already calling for an end to tax exemptions for churches.

Anticipating the Supreme Court’s eventual ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Raul Labrador introduced the First Amendment Defense Act. The bill would protect religious institutions...

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Our Judicial Oligarchy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 12:00pm 6/28/2015 at 12:00pm
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In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, much of social media instantly descended into a mob of gleefulness, unrestrained by reason or critical thinking. People were so ecstatic at the arrival of nationwide same-sex marriage that they could not realize what they were losing in the process.

Last Friday, the...

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Kathleen Sebelius wants you to know that she knows you love Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 10:30am 6/28/2015 at 10:30am
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Last week’s breathtakingly disappointing Supreme Court decision in the King v. Burwell Obamacare subsidy case still has activists reeling. Where do we go from here? Burwell was a narrow case, but its ruling is one more brick we’ll have to deal with when tearing down the health care house that...

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Ted Cruz Proposes Judicial-retention Elections for Supreme Court Justices

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 9:00am 6/28/2015 at 9:00am
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Ted Cruz is not at all happy with the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding ObamaCare subsidies and gay marriage, and  his solution is bound to be controversial.

He’s proposing a constitutional amendment that would make...

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SCOTUScare: House Bill to Put Justices on Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00pm 6/27/2015 at 2:00pm
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Following the surreal decision of the Supreme Court regarding ObamaCare subsidies, Texas Representative Brian Babin (R) wants to ensure that the justices take full advantage of the law they just contorted in order to save it.  Picking up Justice Scalia’s comment that the decision effectively turns ObamaCare into SCOTUScare, Babin has...

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How high must we jump in reporting SCOTUS gay marriage decision?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 12:00pm 6/27/2015 at 12:00pm
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Today, The NY Times turned its entire front page above the fold to celebrating yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on gay marriage:

Many national and major regional papers did the same.

But is any diversity of news coverage permitted on such a huge cultural victory?

If you want to know what the future of the...

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America Reacts to Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:18am 6/26/2015 at 10:18am
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Today’s ruling in the Obergefell same-sex marriage case sent shockwaves rolling across the nation.

Fox News correspondent Shannon Bream read the decision on the air as the crowd outside the Court cheered:

The scene outside the Supreme Court right now is kind...

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Supreme Court Ruling – Gay Marriage A Constitutional Right

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:02am 6/26/2015 at 10:02am
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[Note – this post addresses the Court ruling. See our Reactions post for how America is responding to the ruling.]

There are four cases consolidated for the Court to answer two questions:

The cases are consolidated and the petitions for writs of certiorari are granted limited to the following questions:

1) Does the Fourteenth...

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Supreme Court Ruling – Obamacare Subsidies Stay

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:10am 6/25/2015 at 10:10am
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My soundbite: “The Supreme Court today rewrote Obamacare in order to save Obamacare. The plain meaning of the term ‘Exchange established by the State’ was contorted to mean established by the State or Federal government. That contortion, Justice Scalia correctly noted in dissent, effectively has turned Obamacare into SCOTUScare.”

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Decision just...

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Elena Kagan 2009: “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 4:00pm 6/24/2015 at 4:00pm
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Possibly as soon as Thursday morning, but certainly by early next week, we will know how the Supreme Court rules on the issue of whether denying same-sex couples the ability to marry violates the U.S. Constitution.

Lyle Denniston at ScotusBlog summarized the case as follows:

Taking on a historic constitutional challenge with wide...

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