Supreme Court

Persecuted Christians & the U.S., Hamilton & Adoption: Twenty Five Things That Caught My Eye Today — July 10, 2020 – Politics Article

1. Christianity Today: Persecuted Christians Resettled in US Drop Dramatically Under Trump 2. Ukraine’s ‘Holocaust Disneyland’ The desire of the memorial’s core donors and board to forge an original and affecting memorial is laudable. Yet Mr. Khrzhanovsky’s record of approaching the totalitarian past by re-creating it in the most visceral manner raises a disturbing question. Is vividly bringing the aesthetics of Nazi terror on the very ground where it had taken place an appropriate way to honor victims? 3.  Erdogan…

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The joker is wild | Power Line – Politics Article

Today, the Supreme Court navigated its way through disputes about the disclosure of President Trump’s financial records without doing much harm (in my view, at least). However, the Court issued a dangerous stinker of a decision in a case that was under my radar — McGirt v. Oklahoma. By a 5-4 vote, the Court decided that much of Oklahoma is “Indian country” for the purpose of prosecuting crimes. Justice Gorsuch joined the four left-liberals and wrote the opinion. Gorsuch’s idiosyncratic…

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Religious Liberty & More: Twenty-Five Things that Caught My Eye Today — July 8, 2020 – Politics Article

1. The Washington Post: Pope denounces unimaginable “hell” of Libyan migrant camps Francis recalled that he heard stories of suffering from the migrants he met on Lampedusa in 2013, but only realized when he got back to the Vatican that his translator had only relayed a fraction of what the migrants had recounted. “He gave me the distilled version,” Francis said of the translator, explaining that this is often the case when the world hears blandly of war and suffering…

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Human Rights, Abortion, Hugh Downs & More: Twenty Things that Caught My Eye Today — July 2, 2020 – Politics Article

1. The Washington Post: ‘Cries for help’: Drug overdoses are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic Nationwide, federal and local officials are reporting alarming spikes in drug overdoses — a hidden epidemic within the coronavirus pandemic. Emerging evidence suggests that the continued isolation, economic devastation and disruptions to the drug trade in recent months are fueling the surge. 2. “If this highly suspicious, 13-ton shipment of human hair indeed turns out to be linked to the Uyghur concentration camps, then this…

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Twenty-One Things that Caught My Eye Today: Hong Kong, Helping Foster Children, & More (June 30, 2020) – Politics Article

1. Reason: These Women Received a Death Sentence for Being Sick In Prison Hazel McGary is one of three inmates identified by Reason who have died from alleged medical neglect since 2018 at FCI Aliceville. Numerous current and former inmates, as well as their families, say in interviews, desperate letters, and lawsuits, that women inside Aliceville face disastrous delays in medical care. They describe monthslong waits for doctor appointments and routine procedures, skepticism and retaliation from staff, and terrible pain…

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A victory for the free exercise of religion – Politics Article

Last week, when I briefly previewed the remainder of the Supreme Court term, I suggested that most of the big cases wouldn’t go well for conservatives, but that conservatives might squeak out wins in the religious liberty cases. Today, the Supreme Court decided one of those cases, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, and the conservative position prevailed. By a 5-4 vote, the Court held that the Montana supreme court violated the Free Exercise Clause of the U.S. Constitution when…

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“Mythbusters” Cohost Accused Of Raping His Sister For Years Starting When She Was 7-Years-Old – Politics Article

Fans of the popular television show “Mythbusters” are in shock right now after former co-host Adam Savage was accused of repeatedly raping his younger sister while they were growing up in the 1970s. The New York Post reported that in a lawsuit filed by Miranda Pacchiana, 51, she claimed that the abuse occurred when she was between 7 and 10 years old growing up in Sleepy Hollow, New York. She alleged that her brother even called himself the “raping blob”…

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Supreme Court & Conservative Justices: Weird Rulings – Politics Article

Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. February 5, 2019. (Doug Mills/Pool via Reuters) There will be much good and astringent commentary on today’s Supreme Court decision striking down Louisiana’s modest attempts to regulate abortion clinics like any other medical provider. But one of the most bracing was written by Jesse Merriam before the decision came down. Over at Law and Liberty, Merriam holds that “the [conservative legal] movement never worked out its…

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Supreme Court Abortion Case — June Medical: Two Important Points – Politics Article

United States Chief Justice John G. Roberts (Jim Young/Reuters) Like everyone around these parts, I’m disappointed that John Roberts cast the deciding vote to strike down an abortion law, continuing to apply a precedent he himself thinks was wrongly decided. Here I just wanted to note two interesting takes I’ve seen elsewhere. First, at the Cato Institute’s blog, Ilya Shapiro notes that Roberts has not always been so deferential to precedent: After all, stare decisis didn’t stop him from overturning precedent in Citizens…

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Religious Freedom Court Victory & More: Twenty-Five Things that Caught My Eye Today — June 26, 2020 – Politics Article

Join us Wednesday at 3 New York time: What’s Next for America? – a Sheen Center for Thought and Culture/National Review Institute event with Gloria Purvis and Louis Brown 1. Federal judge blocks COVID-19 restrictions on New York religious services Thank you, again, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty! Here’s the link to the opinion: https://t.co/JJAbD3pHjm @DouthatNYT @wjmcgurn @SohrabAhmari @DavidAFrench — María Montserrat Alvarado (@Mmontsealvarado) June 26, 2020 3. Once you come to understand that rage begets rage and love begets…

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Neil Gorsuch and Mrs. America – Politics Article

Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly in ‘Mrs. America’. (FX Networks/Screenshot via Youtube) In April, the political drama Mrs. America debuted to critical acclaim on FX and Hulu. The show chronicles the campaign to pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution and the opposing campaign led by Phyllis Schlafly, played in this production by Cate Blanchett. Section 1 of the ERA states that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or…

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Supreme Court upholds limits on asylum seekers’ rights – Politics Article

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that asylum seekers who are turned down by U.S. immigration officials immediately upon entry do not have a right to have their case heard in federal court. The Court reversed a ruling to the contrary by the left-wing Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit’s ruling was an outlier among U.S. courts of appeals, and in my view, the case was a no-brainer. The notion that undocumented foreigners picked as they enter the country can gain access…

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Will the conservatives’ losing streak at the Supreme Court continue? – Politics Article

Tomorrow, beginning at 10 a.m. in the East, the Supreme Court will start issuing its final opinions of the term. The big cases yet to be decided include: June Medical Services v. Russo (regarding abortion), Trump v. Mazars USA and Trump v. Vance (regarding access to President Trump’s tax returns case), Little Sisters of the Poor Sts. Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania (regarding the conscience exemption from Obamacare’s birth control mandate), and Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue (regarding…

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Donald Trump & Neil Gorsuch — Updating My Priors – Politics Article

Justice Neil Gorsuch in his chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., September 13, 2019 (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) One of the reasons I declined to support Trump’s election in 2016 was my belief that he didn’t keep his promises. Even where he promised an injection of nationalist views I found welcome, I didn’t trust him. Two years ago, I took stock of my predictions. As predicted, Trump wasn’t on track to build his promised wall. And he still isn’t. He’d…

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Pirates of the Judicial Branch – Politics Article

Michael Ramirez aptly sums up the Supreme Court’s ridiculous decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, in this cartoon, “Pirates of the Legislation.” Click to enlarge: Michael accompanies his cartoon with Paul’s post, “Supreme Court, Per Neil Gorsuch, Invents New LGBT Rights.” This is only a snippet of a Politics Article written by John Hinderaker Read Full Political Article

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