The Supreme Court Failed To Do Its Job

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: “Some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue does not justify abdicating our judicial duty.”

Conservative Groups Push for Amy Coney Barrett to Be Supreme Court Nominee

American Family Association, American Principles Project, and Judicial Action Group called on President Trump to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court.

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 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.

The Top 7 Victories for Religious Liberty in 2017

Montse Alvarado: Amid the chaos of an historic election and the naming of a new Supreme Court Justice, victories for religious liberty were won across the country, protecting the freedoms of people of all faith, and no faith at all.

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.

Liberty Counsel: Gorsuch Will Have an Immediate Impact

Liberty Counsel notes that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch takes the bench just in time to vote on several high-profile cases.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 4-8-17 (Wayne Pedersen & Beth Lamb)

Shane Vander Hart, Brian Myers & Scott Owen host Wayne Pedersen of International Day for the Unreached and Beth Lamb of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Iowa.

Reaction Round-up: Gorsuch’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court

Conservative and Republican activists and elected officials applaud the Senate confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Senate Republicans Use the Nuclear Option to Confirm Gorsuch

Senate Democrats let the first partisan filibuster against a nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, the nuclear option was used to allow a majority vote.

Prior to Senate Democrat Filibuster Grassley Defends Gorsuch

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the Senate floor before the Senate Democrats’ filibuster of Neil Gorsuch said: “nothing will stick.”

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 3-25-17 (Jenna Ellis)

Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearing with Dr. Jenna Ellis from Colorado Christian University.

We Don’t Want Political Activists on the Bench

Jenna Ellis: The mainstream media and even conservatives are missing the point—We want conservative judges on the bench, not political activists.

Sixty Pro-Life Leaders Call for Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation to SCOTUS

Sixty national and state pro-life leaders signed a joint letter calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.