SCOTUS

FLASH: Supreme Court Reinstates Trump Terrorist Travel ban

Today's Supreme Court ruling means that the administration may impose a 90-day ban on travelers from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and a 120-day ban on all refugees entering the United States, with certain exceptions noted by the court.

ObamaCare and the Language of Law

Jon N. Hall, American Thinker

The Supreme Court will eventually have to straighten out the mess created by the ObamaCare subsidies, if anybody can. SCOTUS should fast-track these cases before any more possibly illegal subsidies are handed out. The continuing abuse and degradation of language is another.

Cruz Slams SCOTUS on Gay Marriage

Steven T. Dennis, Roll Call

While most Repubs. shied away from commenting Mon. on the Supreme Court’s historic decision to let stand a slew of lower court rulings legalizing gay marriage, Sen. Ted Cruz torched the court’s decision.

Stay Lifted In Wisconsin Voter ID

J. Christian Adams, PJ Media

In a decision that has little substantive meaning, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction against Wis. Voter ID that a lower court imposed. It means that the 7th Circuit will allow voter ID to go into effect for the Nov. elections absent the injunction being reimposed by the full 7th Circuit or US Supreme Court.

Lawsuits Tackle Lois Lerner Syndrome Among State AG's

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Washington Examiner

Lois Lerner wasn't the only government official unlawfully trying to upend through backdoor channels the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

SCOTUS Upholds Christian Prayers at Council Meetings

David G. Savage, LA Times

The Supreme Court said that city councils and other public boards are free to open their meetings with an explicitly Christian prayer, ruling that judges may not act as "censors of religious speech" simply because the prayers reflect the views of the dominant faith.

Citizens United's Bossie: Ruling Protects Personal Rights

Aaron Stern, NewsMax

The left argues that these two rulings have overly empowered wealthy individuals, and particularly conservative causes. Liberals have their own super-rich donors — donors that helped propel Obama to the presidency — and a consistently huge corporate donor in labor unions.

Libertarians, Christians Are United & Divided on Contraception

Frank Lucas, The Blaze

“Ultimately, the more government intervenes and tries to regulate lives, the more cultural clashes we’ll have. There is no reason to have a battle over religious liberty and women’s liberties.”

SCOTUS Ruling Could Cost Dems the Senate

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Weds. striking down some limits on individual campaign spending won’t just affect a small group of wealthy donors. It could also help Repub. efforts to take the Senate. That means it will affect everybody – no matter how much money you have.

SCOTUS Follows Constitution: Left Unhinged

The scary thing about McCutcheon is that four Justices of the United States Supreme Court were willing to allow members of Congress to use the power of the government to enact a law to regulate the speech of their opponents.

SCOTUS Strikes Overall Political Donation Limits

Benjamin Goad,The Hill

The U.S. Supreme Court tore down another set of campaign finance restrictions, in a divisive case seen as a sequel to the landmark Citizens United ruling. They found that aggregate contribution limits don’t pass constitutional muster.

Mike Lee: SCOTUS May Rule for Hobby Lobby

Charlie Spierling, Washington Examiner

Sen. Mike Lee said he was optimistic the Supreme Court would rule in favor of Hobby Lobby, suggesting that the case might even be more lopsided than the usual 5-4 ruling. He pointed out that the notion that any Repub. wants to interfere with anyone's decision on contraception is absurd.

Pressure Mounts for SCOTUS to Take Up Concealed Carry Case

Emily Miller, Washington Times

John Drake just wants to legally carry a gun to defend himself in NJ since he has been chased by robbers after refilling ATMs with thousands in cash. His application for a concealed carry permit was denied because the state does not consider self-defense a “justifiable need.” 

Supreme Court Ruling Expands Police Power in Home Searches

David G. Savage, LA Times

The Supreme Court decision, based on a Los Angeles case, says officers may search a residence without a warrant as long as one occupant consents.

9th Circuit Gun Rights Win Underscores Need for SCOTUS Carry Ruling

Dave Workman, Examiner.com

Yesterday’s ruling by a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Cal. that strikes down a requirement by San Diego County that concealed carry permit applicants must show “good cause” underscores the need for the SCOTUS to accept a NJ carry case filed by the Second Amendment Foundation.

Contraception Mandate Delay Granted

Josh Gerstein and Jennifer Haberkorn, Politico

The Obama Administration cannot enforce Obamacare’s contraception requirements against a Catholic nuns’ order for the time being, if the nuns tell the gov't they object to providing that coverage, SCOTUS ruled Fri.

Cruz: "Every Human Life Is a Precious Gift From God"

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

As Americans prepare to march to the SCOTUS in subfreezing temperatures in the March for Life, Ted Cruz voiced his support. "Our law should protect innocent human life,” Cruz said. “Yet 41 years ago, the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision overturned the Texas law that prohibited abortion on demand.”

Case Could Destroy Pillar of Union Power

Kevin Bogardus, The Hill

SCOTUS will hear oral arguments in Harris V. Quinn, a case that could upend agreements with state govts. that allow taxpayer-funded home-care workers to unionize. Conservative groups are pushing SCOTUS to overturn the deals, arguing they violate the Constitution by requiring workers to punch a union card.

Abortion Clinic Protest Law Debated in SCOTUS

John Hayward, Human Events

A Massachusetts law barring pro-life speech within 35 feet of an abortion clinic was discussed in the Supreme Court via the McCullen v. Coakley case. Most observers think the anti-speech law had a pretty bad day.

Obama's Use of Exec. Power Faces Reckoning at SCOTUS

Kevin Bogardus and Ben Goad, The Hill

Nothing less than the boundaries of executive power are at stake Monday, as the Supreme Court considers whether Obama violated the Constitution during his first term. Oral arguments will center on a trio of recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board that were deemed unconstitutional by lower courts.