Supreme Court Denies Justice in Nevada Church’s Lawsuit

Justice Samuel Alito: “We have a duty to defend the Constitution, and even a public health emergency does not absolve us of that responsibility.”

Supreme Court Supports Religious Liberty in Two Decisions

The Supreme Court in two 7 to 2 decisions sided with two Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Little Sisters of the Poor.

Supreme Court Rules Religious Schools Can’t Be Excluded From School Choice Programs

The Supreme Court ruled that Montana’s exclusion of religious schools in their school choice program was a violation of its residents free exercise rights.

Supreme Court Rules That Federal Employment Law Protects LGBT Persons

The Supreme Court ruled that federal employment anti-discrimination law does protect LGBT persons because of the prohibition against sex discrimination.

Supreme Court Considers Big School Choice Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has taken up a pivotal case in the fight for school choice: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue where tax credit scholarships are at stake.

Clarence Thomas, Stare Decisis, and Bad Precedent

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: “When faced with a demonstrably erroneous precedent, my rule is simple: We should not follow it.”

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.”

On “Weaponizing” the First Amendment

Associate Justice Elena Kagan in the dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME said the Court is “weaponizing the First Amendment.”

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.

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.

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 Rules Unanimously In Favor of Free Speech

The Supreme Court, in a rare unanimous decision, ruled that the government’s definition of political correctness does not trump the freedom of speech.

Justice Samuel Alito’s Somber Warning About Religious Liberty

Justice Samuel Alito: “The idea that speech can be banned if it expresses an idea that is offensive is spreading around the country.”

The Supreme Court Priorities: Abortion Before Religious Liberty

The Supreme Court’s decision to not hear the appeal of Stormans Inc. v. Wiesman is even more troubling as it prioritizes abortion over religious liberty.