US Supreme Court

Ind., Wis. Gay Marriage Bans Struck Down

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

The Seventh Circuit is now the third court to rule against same-sex marriage bans.

Obama: We’re Going to Have SCOTUS Appointments

Joel Gehrke, National Review

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just reiterated her plan to stay on the bench. “We’re going to have SCOTUS appointments,” Obama said to motivate donors during a DSCC fundraiser. There are 4 SCOTUS justices over the age of 70.

4th Circuit Upholds OCare Fed. Exchange Subsidy After DC Circuit Rejects

William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection

Contrary to the D.C. Circuit decision yesterday, the 4th Circuit upholds the Obamacare fed. exchange subsidy. Maybe the Obama admin knew about the opinion, which would explain why it was so confident subsidies would flow pending court cases. This all but guarantees the SCOTUS will take the case.

Levin on Hobby Lobby: It's About 1st Amend.

WND Staff

The Hobby Lobby case was about religious liberty as guaranteed by the 1st Amend. It wasn't an attack on birth control.

FLASH: Supreme Court Holds For Hobby Lobby, Against Obamacare Abortion Mandate

According to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, there are 49 more cases around the country that could be affected by today's Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case. No doubt there are thousands of other business owners whose religious liberty has now received some protection through the Court's ruling in this case.

SCOTUS:Obama Can't Make Hobby Lobby Obey Pro-Abortion Mandate

Steven Ertelt, Life News

The Supreme Court ruled Mon. that the Christian-run Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to obey the Obamacare mandate that requires businesses to pay for abortion-causing drugs in their employee health care plans.

Repubs. Hold Line on Same-Sex Marriage

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Since a Supreme Court ruling one year ago, gay marriage backers have won a spate of court cases and six more states have recognized gay marriage. One place the issue hasn't changed much: The GOP caucus on Capitol Hill.

SCOTUS: Obama Recess Appointments Unlawful

Lawrence Hurley, Thomson/Reuters

The US Supreme Court delivered a blow to Obama by cutting back the power of the president to temporarily fill senior gov't posts without Sen. approval, which will constrain future presidents.

Sens. Paul, Coons Urge SCOTUS to Back Smartphone Privacy

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Dem. Chris Coons (DE) urged the Supreme Court to support the constitutional right to privacy in two cases involving searches without warrants of smartphones.

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.

Does Prayer Belong at Government Meetings?

Billy Hallowell, The Blaze

As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on Town of Greece vs. Galloway later this term — a case that could have a profound impact on prayer in the public square — a new poll finds that the vast majority of Americans have no problem with invocations at government meetings, with one important caveat.

Krauthammer Applauds Affirmative Action Ban

Brendan Bordelon, Daily Caller

Krauthammer hails the SCOTUS 'towering' affirmative action decision, saying, "It's exactly the way you want to do it in a democracy."

PBS Tries to Get Lib. Former Justice to Dish on Conservatives

Paul Bremmer, NewsBusters.org

PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff interviewed former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, and she tried to get the amiable, elderly jurist to criticize his more conservative former colleagues by asking if they had an agenda. Stevens didn’t take the bait.

Bundy Ranch Repeat Brewing On The Red River

Citizen outrage continues to rise and were federal bureaucrats to attempt another land grab along the Red River it could become another Bundy Ranch-style confrontation between citizens protecting their private property and overreaching federal bureaucrats.

NRA Takes 2nd Amendment Cases to Court

Associated Press Staff

The NRA lent legal assistance to Edward Peruta and Christopher Haga, two men who's send amendment rights were infringed up on by CA local officials, as part of its aggressive legal and political campaign to blunt gun controls across the nation.

Conservative Icon: The Left Is 'Unhinged From Constitution'

WND Staff

CHQ Chairman RIchard Viguerie praised the U.S. Supreme Court decision that removed some campaign donation limitations. "The left is decrying this decision because they long ago became unhinged from the U.S.Constitution.” John McCain joined several liberals in decrying the ruling.

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.

Viguerie: Supreme Court Ruling Is a Victory for Grassroots Democracy

ConservativeHQ.com Chairman and conservative author Richard A. Viguerie weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the McCutcheon v. FEC case and why liberty lovers should celebrate.

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.