Hugh Hewitt: What a June


This was the best June in many years for originalists. The Supreme Court rejected a couple of invitations to throw itself into the thicket of redrawing district lines in different states drawn originally as the Constitution provides by state legislatures.

The court upheld the free exercise and free conscience rights of a baker and a florist who had declined to use their art and craft in the celebration of same-sex marriages which they could not endorse on religious grounds.

And of course, the court ended the right of public employee unions to collect tens of millions of dollars in fees from their members for use in political work with which their members disagreed.

It was the best June in years and at the end of it, Justice Anthony Kennedy retired and left President Trump a vacancy to fill this summer.