Tag: Supreme Court

Will Justice Kavanaugh Roll Back Russian Influence? »

Kavanaugh’s appointment sparks hope for rolling back the administrative state.

Federal Judge Reinforces Ruling-Class Privilege  »

Judge blocks executive orders aimed at making it easier to remove employees for poor performance or misconduct. 

National Employee Freedom Week »

National effort to inform union members of their opt-out rights.

Will Janus Decision Mean Payback Time for Workers? »

Government employee unions can no longer confiscate money from independent workers.

Victory for Public Workers at SCOTUS »

This decision limits the power of organized labor and gives greater freedom to individual workers.

Religious Liberty Wins at SCOTUS...Sort Of »

This was the right result in this case, but the Court has done little to provide meaningful guidance as free exercise and free speech clash with public accommodation statutes making sexual orientation a protected classification.

Trinity Lutheran and a Response to Michael Stokes Paulsen and NRO »

On May 3, The Wall Street Journal posted a short op-ed I wrote on the Trinity Lutheran case. (Sorry, but the op-ed is behind a pay wall; however, here is a blog post that gives some background to the case and my first impressions.) Professor Michael Stokes Paulsen, alleging I was “wrong on every...
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The Neil Gorsuch Nomination: Does a Protestant Seat Matter? »

There has not been a Protestant on the Supreme Court since Justice John Paul Stevens retired in 2010. There has not been a Protestant nominated since 1990 when George W. Bush called upon David Souter. Right now there are five Roman Catholics and three Jews. Neil Gorsuch, according to the Washington Post, belongs to St....
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Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices? »

Article III, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution provides that “Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour ...” The result is that instead of choosing Justices on the basis of their experience, maturity and gravitas, there is a premium on packing the Court with youngsters who...
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SCOTUS, the Presidential Debate, and The Formula »

The Supreme Court will be a major issue in tonight’s presidential debate. Justice Scalia’s seat is just part of the story. At 83 years old, rumors have long been swirling about the health of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a solid vote for the liberals. Moreover, Anthony Kennedy, a Reagan appointee who often votes with the...
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