My Three Favorite Potential Supreme Court Picks

President Donald Trump has a list of 25 potential Supreme Court nominees. Amy Coney Barrett, Don Willett, and Mike Lee are Shane Vander Hart’s favorites.

Episode 52: Civility, The Supreme Court, and Bill Charlier

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses the decline of civility in political discourse, Supreme Court news, and has a conversation with Bill Charlier who is running in Iowa House District 32.

Justice Anthony Kennedy to Retire From Supreme Court

Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court effective July 31 of this year. 

A Win for Free Speech and Free Expression in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court decided 5 to 4 that the state of California’s law forcing pro-life organizations to advertise taxpayer-funded abortion services was likely unconstitutional.¬†

SCOTUS Sends Christian Florist’s Case Back to Washington Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States vacated the Washington Supreme Court’s ruling against Barronelle Stutzman in Arlene’s Flowers v. State of Washington and remanded the case back to that court for consideration in light of their recent ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

SCOTUS Green Lights Sales Tax Collection from Out-of-State Online Retailers

The Supreme Court ruled five to four that South Dakota can require out-of-state online retailers to collect sales tax from online purchases made by residents of their state.

Two Concerns About the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

Shane Vander Hart: While the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is a win for religious liberty, it is very narrow, and I have two concerns about Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion that have negative implications.

Oral Arguments Heard in Vital Religious Liberty Case Before Supreme Court

Money quote from Justice Anthony Kennedy: “…the state in its position here has neither been tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips religious beliefs.”

SCOTUS Levels Playing Field for Religious Institutions Using Public Funds

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 in favor of a Missouri church who was denied a state grant to improve the safety of their preschool’s playground.

Supreme Court Decision on Marriage is a Blow Against Liberty

The ruling by the Court in favor of same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges in is in reality a blow against liberty, not for it as the majority claims.

Reaction Over Supreme Court’s Ruling Preserving Obamacare

The Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Obama Adminstration in King v. Burwell preserving Obamacare elicited strong reaction from candidates and activists.

Supreme Court Finds DOMA Unconstitutional; Doesn’t Rule on Proposition 8

The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) and declines to rule on Proposition 8 leaving marriage battle with the states.

DOMA is in Trouble

The Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, appears to be in jeopardy based on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s line of questions to attorney Paul Clement.

SCOTUS: Dissenting Opinion Wins, Majority Opinion Fails, In My Opinion

Upon reading NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ET AL. v. SEBELIUS, SECRETARY…

9th Circus Court Declares CA Constitution Unconstitutional in Predictable Prop 8 Ruling

Yes the robed masters in San Francisco, CA know best, seven million…

*Shocker of the Week* Senate Confirms Elena Kagan

Elena Kagan‚Äôs nomination to the Supreme Court was confirmed by the Senate…