A Big Day for America at SCOTUS

When Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly last year, I was heartbroken. Perhaps crestfallen isn’t too strong a word. We had lost a staunch, unapologetic conservative voice. With the prospect of a Hillary Clinton dictatorship hanging over our heads, all I could see was the court lurching even farther to the left. At the time no one could foresee the phenomenon that would be Donald Trump stunning the entire world by soundly thumping Obama’s heir apparent. I do not believe another person in the country would have had what it took to win … brash, determined, a viable message of success for the American worker and the guts to tell the chattering class to kiss his ass, political correctness be damned. Remarkably, Mitch McConnell put off hearings on Scalia’s replacement over the wailing and gnashing of teeth by Democrats demanding Obama get the chance to plant another liberal shill on the court.

Scalia – Portrait Of A Man & Jurist

THE LAST DAY OF THIS SESSION WAS A BUSY ONE

SCOTUS substantially reinstated all of Trump’s Travel Order.

The Court also substantially lifted the injunctions, except to persons who already have a bona fide connection to the U.S.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/scotus-reinstates-substantially-all-of-trump-travel-order/

Trump: Decision To Let Travel Ban Take Effect Is ‘Clear Victory For Our National Security’

“As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive,” Trump said. “My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/26/trump-decision-to-let-travel-ban-take-effect-is-clear-victory-for-our-national-security/

Supreme Court justices side with church in playground dispute

A clear majority of Supreme Court justices ruled against Missouri’s refusal to include a Lutheran church in a grant program that reimburses non-profit groups for installing rubber playground surfaces.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/19/supreme-court-justices-side-church-playground-dispute/100648998/

SCOTUS: Blocking Church Daycare From Grant Money Is ‘Odious to Our Constitution’

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion and explicitly said that denying money for religious reasons is unconstitutional.

“The exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution … and cannot stand,” Roberts wrote.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the majority. Sotomayor read her dissent from the bench and argued that the ruling imperils the separation of church and state.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/scotus-blocking-church-daycare-grant-money-odious-constitution/

Supreme Court Will Hear a Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

After turning down similar appeals, the justices have decided to take on this case.

Back in 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins asked Phillips to make them a wedding cake. The two “planned to marry in Massachusetts but then have a reception in their home state of Colorado.” They had to marry in another state because Colorado did not even recognize same-sex unions until 2014.

Phillips said no since “it would violate his religious beliefs.”

Buzzfeed continued:

Represented by the ACLU, the couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which found in 2014 the baker ran afoul of the state law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  A Colorado appeals court upheld that decision, saying that if the baker “wishes to operate as a public accommodation and conduct business within the State of Colorado, [the ColoradoAnti-Discrimination Act] prohibits it from picking and choosing customers based on their sexual orientation.”

The court added the law “does not impose burdens on religious conduct not imposed on secular conduct.”

The Alliance Defending Freedom may bring another appeal to the Supreme Court. Its lawyers represent “a florist in Washington State who turned away a gay couple seeking flowers for their wedding.” The state supreme court ruled against her and the group has stated that it will “appeal to the Supreme Court.”

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/supreme-court-will-hear-a-same-sex-wedding-cake-case/

Supreme Court declines to take up two Second Amendment cases

The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up two Second Amendment cases for next term.

The first case dealt with a San Diego ordinance that required San Diego gun owners to have a good reason to carry a concealed firearm outside the home.

The second case concerned two men from Pennsylvania who challenged the scope of a federal law that bans felons and some individuals charged with misdemeanors from possessing firearms.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/politics/supreme-court-guns-case/index.html

Justice Thomas Calls Out The Supreme Court For Not Believing In The Second Amendment

“For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous,” Thomas wrote after most members of the court declined to hear the California case.

“But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I do not think we should stand by idly while a State denies its citizens that right, particularly when their very lives may depend on it,” Thomas said.

Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Court’s newest member, joined Thomas’ statement on the court’s refusal to hear the case, calling the decision by the 9th circuit on Peruta v. San Diego “indefensible.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/26/justice-thomas-calls-out-the-supreme-court-for-not-believing-in-the-second-amendment/

I’ve heard that Trump very soon may be nominating another SCOTUS nominee. Kennedy may be retiring. Crypt keeper’s Mother Ginsberg will be rotting in her chair before the crone retires.

MAD MAXINE DID NOT APPROVE

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21 responses to “A Big Day for America at SCOTUS

  1. Pistol Pete

    Trump And His Generals; Op-ed by Victor Davis Hanson

    ANOTHER OUTSTANDING PIECE BY VDH:
    President Trump is delegating power to proven military men who are goal oriented and war fighters by occupation. A common complaint from the military under the Obama regime was that mid-level State Department Ivy Leaguers, with no life experience beyond the university, were micro managing field operations down to the company level. That was ruinous to military morale and is now over.
    At home, illegal immigration is down by some 70 percent. Abroad, a new policy of principled realism seeks to re-establish deterrence through credible threats of retaliation. The generals are repairing old friendships with allies and neutrals while warning traditional enemies not to press their luck.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/21/donald-trump-entrusted-his-generals-with-national-/

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Castile’s Family Gets $3 Million Payout After Cop Acquittal

    ALL THE FAMILY WANTED WAS THE MONEY IN THE FIRST PLACE….YOUR LATEST GHETTO LOTTERY WINNERS
    The city of St. Anthony, Minnesota will pay out $3 million to Philando Castile’s family, a black gun owner who was shot by a police officer, according to a Monday statement.
    The settlement procedure moved forward quickly to help the family and the city at large heal from the July fatal shooting, reports CNN.
    IOW,THEY PAID OFF THE THUGS’ FAMILY TO PREVENT THE RIOTING AND LOOTING
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/26/castiles-family-gets-3-million-payout-after-cop-acquittal/

    ANOTHER WINNER!!!
    After Instigating Mass Rioting in Ferguson – Michael Brown’s Parents Awarded $1.5 Million in Wrongful Death Suit
    In memory of Gentle Mike Brown – his parents Lesley McSpadden and step-dad Louis Head incited a riot in Ferguson after a grand jury refused to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
    Louis Head screamed: “Burn this b*tch down.”
    And dozens of Ferguson businesses in Ferguson and neighboring Dellwood were burnt to the ground.

    Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden sued the city, former Police Chief Tom Jackson and former police officer Darren Wilson in 2015. They argued that the death of their son deprived them of financial support through his future potential wages.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/afer-instigating-mass-rioting-ferguson-michael-browns-parents-awarded-1-5-million-wrongful-death-suit/

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Obama takes a luxury trip down memory lane: Former first family fly into Indonesia for stay at $2,500-a-night Four Seasons Resort as platoons of highly trained commandos provide security

    THE PERMANENT VACATION CONTINUES
    Barack and Michelle Obama, along with their two daughters, are on a five-day luxurious resort holiday in Bali

    The former president will travel to the island of Java to speak at the 4th Indonesian Diaspora Congress
    Obama’s stepfather was Indonesian, and the former president lived in Jakarta for a few years in the late 1960s

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4632776/The-Obamas-fly-Bali-luxurious-resort-holiday.html#ixzz4l8JVRV79

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  4. Pistol Pete

    Trump: Obama ‘colluded’ to get Clinton in the White House

    “The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win,” Trump wrote on the social messaging site.

    “And did not want to ‘rock the boat.’ He didn’t ‘choke,’ he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good,” the president continued on his morning tweetstorm.
    http://nypost.com/2017/06/26/trump-obama-colluded-to-get-clinton-in-the-white-house/

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  5. Pistol Pete

    President Trump Forgoes Traditional White House Iftar Dinner Marking End Of Ramadan…
    OBAMA CANCELLED THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER…NEVER,EVER MISSED A MUSLIM HOLIDAY

    Good! Contrary to liberal blather, Islam is not a part of the fabric of this nation and its teachings are not compatible with our values. Here is a list of all of the Islamic countries that hold state dinners for Christmas and Easter: Oh, wait… there aren’t any.
    The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

    The dinners began under President Clinton and were continued by President George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The iftar dinner at the White House is usually attended by prominent members of the Muslim community, diplomats and Congress members.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/president-trump-breaks-ramadan-dinner-tradition

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  6. Pistol Pete

    BET Awards Celebrate ‘Our Forever First Lady’ Michelle Obama
    The focus of the awards was a message of encouraging Black Lives Matter social justice warriors, although, without the long preachy political sermons delivered in many other awards shows. References to people killed in police-involved shootings – including the acquittal last week of the officer who shot Philando Castile – were present throughout.
    Chairman and CEO of BET, Debra Lee, presented the Humanitarian Award to Chance the Rapper. Before he accepted, though, Lee introduced “our forever First Lady, Michelle Obama,” in a video congratulating him. The rapper is also from Chicago and Mrs. Obama began by expressing her sorrow that she “and Barack” couldn’t be there in person. Chance the Rapper is the youngest to receive this award at the age of 24 and is most known philanthropically for donating money to educating children.

    BARACK AND I CAN’T BE THERE BECAUSE WE STILL BE CHILLIN’ IN BALI……SUCKERS!
    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/karen-townsend/2017/06/26/blm-weighs-heavily-bet-awards

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  7. Pistol Pete

    Bernie and Jane Sanders Under FBI Investigation Related To Alleged Bank Fraud
    Bernie allegedly “used his influence” to secure the questioned loan for Burlington College

    On January 10, 2016, in the midst of Sanders’ sudden stardom—just weeks before the votes in Iowa and New Hampshire—the U.S. attorney for Vermont was sent a “Request for an Investigation into Apparent Federal Bank Fraud.”

    Backed by six exhibits and a dozen documents, the four-page letter described how Jane Sanders had “orchestrated” the purchase of 33 acres along Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, where her husband had minted his populist political brand as mayor. The deal closed in 2010, when the senator’s wife was president of Burlington College, a tiny, obscure, nontraditional school that always seemed to be struggling for students and funds. The letter alleged that to secure a $10 million loan and execute her grand plan to expand the college, Jane Sanders had falsified and inflated nearly $2 million that she’d claimed donors had pledged to repay the loans.
    http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/bernie-and-jane-sanders-under-fbi-investigation-related-to-alleged-bank-fraud/

    CHUCK TODD DID A FULL 9 MINUTE INTERVIEW WITH THIS SNOW-CAPPED SOCIALIST AND NEVER ONCE MENTIONED THE FEDERAL INVESTIGATION HE AND HIS WIFE ARE UNDER.
    BERNIE DID GET A LITTLE TESTY;
    Sanders Snaps at Chuck Todd Over Question About Health Care Rhetoric: ‘I Wish I Didn’t Have to Say It’

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  8. Pistol Pete

    Foundation’s Board Gave Clintons Lifetime Rule Over $109M Non-Profit

    HOW CAN THEY MAINTAIN THE LIFESTYLE THEY’RE ACCUSTOMED TO?
    Clinton Foundation officials created lifetime “Category A” positions for the former first family on the controversial non-profit’s board of directors in November 2013 that appear to violate IRS regulations barring individuals from using tax-exempt groups for their private benefit, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.
    But the foundation’s most recent 990 lists as Category B board members such long-time Clinton insiders as Bruce Lindsey, Cheryl Mills, former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Donna Shalala, former Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Clinton, as well as veteran Clinton political funders and allies Cheryl Saban, Eric Goosby and Canadian Frank Guistra.

    Shalala was also the foundation’s president in 2015. All but Shalala were on the 14-member board that approved the changes. Among the additional members in 2013 were Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the long-time Clinton fund raiser who helped the couple buy the mansion they own in Chappaqua, N.Y.
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/25/foundations-board-gave-clintons-lifetime-rule-over-109m-non-profit/

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  9. chrissythehyphenated

    Outstanding report, Pete! Thanks so much. 🙂

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  10. At first, I thought the ruling on church school playgrounds was great! Then, I realized SCOTUS got it wrong. There is a way that shredded tires could advance religion. Now, every time a kid falls off the swings or monkey bars, the kid’s parents will thank God they’re all right! Pretty devious! /tongue in cheek

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Oh ::snap:: Mike! I didn’t even SEE that! The Dems really need your sharp eye on their PR team. ::snork::

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  11. chrissythehyphenated

    FAKE NEWS: Some ignorant twat mis-read the Senate health care bill and tweeted that it would cut pregnant women off Medicaid. THAT’S NOT TRUE. Here are the details:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/no-the-senate-healthcare-bill-doesnt-cut-pregnant-women-off-medicaid/article/2626810

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  12. chrissythehyphenated

    Speaking of ignorant twats …

    Many reporters are basically clueless about Christianity

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/reminder-many-reporters-are-basically-clueless-about-christianity/article/2626972

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  13. chrissythehyphenated

    “Every 3.2 minutes, a dad acts like a buffoon.” A study shows that Disney TV teaches contempt for dads.

    http://nypost.com/2016/06/14/how-disney-teaches-contempt-for-dads/

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  14. chrissythehyphenated

    Today starts energy week at the White House. Bloomberg previews the week, particularly the President’s message of American “energy dominance” through increased exports.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-25/trump-to-call-for-u-s-dominance-in-global-energy-production

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  15. chrissythehyphenated

    The Wall Street Journal reports on the ripple effect the U.S. shale energy boom has had on the plastics and chemicals industries, including supporting jobs, increasing exports, and further supporting the U.S. economy.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-shale-revolutions-staggering-impact-in-just-one-word-plastics-1498411792

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  16. chrissythehyphenated

    In a stunning show of greed, Planned Parenthood leaned hard on a local radio station to pull a pro-life pregnancy center’s ads. PP succeeded in getting the ad campaign canceled, but the center is still cutting into their baby killing profits.

    http://www.lifenews.com/2017/06/26/planned-parenthood-abortion-clinic-furious-that-pregnancy-center-across-the-street-is-attracting-its-customers/

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  17. chrissythehyphenated

    Self-awareness fail: In a series of tweets complaining about the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill, NARAL opined, “If women stopped having babies, the economy would quite literally crumble. Good maternity care is in everyone’s best interest.” Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. The National ABORTION Rights Action League’s entire existence is centered on stopping women from having babies.

    http://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2017/06/26/wait-what-check-out-narals-self-awareness-fail-for-the-ages/

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  18. chrissythehyphenated

    James Woods puts forward his #1 fave to replace Nancy Pelosi … Maxine Waters! ::snort::

    http://twitchy.com/sd-3133/2017/06/26/fingers-crossed-will-dems-please-make-james-woods-dream-come-true/

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