Tag: Supreme Court

Supreme Court Scheduled to Hear Important Freedom of Religion Dispute

The states say they’re necessary to keep the government from meddling in religious affairs. But to the challengers, they’re nothing more than a form of discrimination. The court’s newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, will take part in hearing and voting on the case. As an appeals court judge, he was receptive to arguments that government programs […]

Supreme Court Rules against Religious Liberties

Christian persecution in the U.S. right before our eyes. Washington State Supreme Court Says Florists Must Participate In Same-Sex Ceremonies. Where are the Christian leaders? After intense legal battle and controversy, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, affirming a lower court’s ruling that Barronelle Stutzman a Christian florist, violated state anti-discrimination laws when she […]

State Supreme Court jumps into open-restrooms fight

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to look into a dispute over a local school district’s adoption of protections for “sexual orientation,” “gender identity” and even “gender expression.”   The move should be viewed as a warning to other districts, according to Liberty Counsel, which brought the case against the the Fairfax County School Board […]

Conservatives React to SCOTUS Stay of School Bathroom Order: ‘Gender Anarchy’

Conservatives say the Supreme Court made the right move in temporarily halting a U.S. District judge’s order that would have required a high school in Gloucester County, Va., to allow a biological female who identifies as a male to use the boy’s bathroom.   “We are certainly pleased that SCOTUS showed some restraint by delaying this matter […]

Supreme Court dodges major decision on Obamacare birth control

The ideologically deadlocked Supreme Court on Monday failed to resolve a major case involving the Obamacare law’s mandatory birth control coverage, telling lower courts to reconsider the matter after tossing out their rulings favoring President Barack Obama.   With four conservative justices and four liberals, the court did not rule on the merits of the […]

Supreme Court sends ObamaCare contraception mandate case back to lower courts

The Supreme Court punted Monday on a challenge by religious-affiliated employers to ObamaCare’s contraception mandate, sending the election-year dispute back to the lower courts.   The justices had been considering whether religious-affiliated institutions like the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity of nuns, can be exempt from having to pay for — or […]

Supremes exempt selves from 1st Amendment

Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court justices announced Monday their decision not to review a case challenging speech restrictions on the court’s property.   “Shame on the court for making a mockery of the First Amendment and engaging in a hypocritical double standard that does a grave disservice to its historic stance on free speech,” […]

Supreme Court ruling should clear the way to free birth control for women with religious employers

An evenly divided Supreme Court skirted the major legal questions arising from a dispute over President Obama’s healthcare program and instead announced a compromise Monday designed to clear the way for women working for religious organizations to receive the free birth control promised under the Affordable Care Act.   In a short, unanimous decision, the justices said […]

Coalition, opposition argue on effective ways to combat BDS

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) argued on Monday that “brave diplomatic moves,” an independent Supreme Court and a moral IDF are the more effective tools in the fight against the BDS movement.   Speaking at Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth’s anti-BDS conference in Jerusalem, Herzog leveled harsh criticism against the coalition in light of recent […]

8 Supremes pull rug from under ‘basic freedom of self-determination’

The vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia may have impacted a decision not to hear a case opposing a New Jersey law that bans professional counseling for minors who wish to overcome a same-sex attraction.   The court had been scheduled to hold a conference on the […]