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.
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.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court effective July 31 of this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Money quote from Justice Anthony Kennedy: “…the state in its position here has neither been tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips religious beliefs.”
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.
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.
The Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Obama Adminstration in King v. Burwell preserving Obamacare elicited strong reaction from candidates and activists.
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.
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.
Upon reading NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ET AL. v. SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL., it became evident early on that double talk was part of Justice Thomas’ legal scholarship found in this case. Immediately one question became apparent, which was how can the Government and the Majority Opinion argue that […]
Yes the robed masters in San Francisco, CA know best, seven million California voters are obviously a bunch of irrational bigots. Oh brother, today’s 2-1 ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court demonstrates that as far as the activist judiciary is concerned democracy is dead; oligarchy reigns. In their arrogance they believe they make the law. […]
Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court was confirmed by the Senate yesterday 63 to 37. She’ll be sworn in today. This obviously isn’t a surprise because it would have meant that Senate Democrats would go against President Barack Obama. Like that would happen, they love her. It is also not a surprise is that […]