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.”
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.
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 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.
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 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: “The idea that speech can be banned if it expresses an idea that is offensive is spreading around the country.”
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.
Justice Clarence Thomas tears apart the Supreme Court’s abortion jurisprudence in a dissenting opinion in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision.
In a packed room in Waukee, Iowa, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) pointed to problems with establishment Republicans acquiescing on principles.
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 this morning ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. that the Federal government could not compel “closely-held” corporations who hold religious exemptions to opt-out of the Obamacare mandate that they cover contraceptives. The ruling covered two separate lawsuits filed by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties against the U.S. Department […]
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.
President Barack Obama decided to chide the Supreme Court of the United States over their decision to overturn much of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance law. He doesn’t seem to understand the concept of the freedom of speech which ironically even The Des Moines Register gets. Watch below: Justice Samuel Alito mouths the words, "not true" […]