Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Albert Mohler: Key Wins for Religious Liberty at the Supreme Court

This has been an incredibly important session of the Supreme Court and it has come with big wins for religious liberty. In a series of three decisions, the nation’s highest court ruled, first, that a state that offers financial support to private schools cannot exclude religious schools, second, that religious schools are free to employ teachers consistent with their religious beliefs, and third, that employers cannot be forced to provide contraceptive coverage if it would violate their religious or moral conscience.

It is hard—close to impossible, in fact—to overestimate the importance of these three Supreme Court decisions. Two of them were handed down just Wednesday

Once again, we are reminded of the importance of the Supreme Court and of the fact that the future of that court—and all federal courts—now hangs in the balance in the 2020 election.

Just imagine the disaster of losing any one of these decisions, much less all three.

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The Bolton Book, the Supreme Court and a Nation on Edge


Townhall Review – June 27, 2020

Hugh Hewitt and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talk about the potential damage to national security caused by former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened.”

Hugh Hewitt and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton discuss the chaos in the nation including the destruction, defacement and removal of historic statues.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn about a move underway to change names of military bases, some of which were named for Confederate generals.

Hugh Hewitt and current National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien talk about the Chinese Communist Party’s adherence to Marxist/Leninist doctrines.

Larry Elder and Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kate Anderson look at the Supreme Court ruling to modify the meaning of sex in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Hugh Hewitt talks with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates about his book, “Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes and a New Path Forward in a Post-Cold War World.

Dennis Prager and Julie Kelly, of American Greatness, talk about her book, “Disloyal Opposition: How the Never-Trump Right Tried and Failed to Take Down the President.”

Mike Gallagher talks with Larry Elder about his film project, “Uncle Tom.”

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Albert Mohler: A Sad Day in American Constitutional History

The decision handed down this week by the Supreme Court of the United States, expanding the sex discrimination clause of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include the categories now of LGBTQ, is going to be one of those decisions that will have massive and dangerous impact as a precedent.

It’s going to go down as one of those decisions in the history of the Supreme Court of the United States that will set the trajectory for our culture. And that is very lamentable.

To argue that sex discrimination in 1964 had anything to do with the letters LGBTQ is irrational and it is intellectually dishonest. It’s sad that two conservative justices joined the majority in this case, including Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Neil Gorsuch, who wrote the majority opinion after all. Justice Samuel Alito in dissent got it exactly right when he said that what the court did this week is not to judge, but rather to “legislate.”

And that is not what the Constitution calls upon the court to do. It’s a sad day in American constitutional history, and it sets the stage for even more sad days in our future.

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Albert Mohler: Abortion Before the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments last week in the first big abortion case since the confirmation of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.

The case is known as June Medical Services v. Russo. It comes from a Louisiana state law—passed in 2014—requiring abortion clinics to have physicians who are recognized with admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Pro-abortion advocates are using the case to argue that if a woman has a constitutional right to abortion, then she must have a constitutional right to access to abortion.

It’s a very deadly logic.

Pro-life Americans seem not yet to understand what’s at stake in this case, but tellingly the pro-abortion side understands it full well.

The issues at stake are enormous.

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Albert Mohler: Senator Schumer Threatens Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch

Last Wednesday, the Democratic leader of the United States Senate, Senator Chuck Schumer, stood on the steps of the United States Supreme Court as that court was considering an abortion case, and issued a threat to two sitting justices of that court.

Senator Schumer said, “I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

That then brought a rebuke from the chief justice of the United States, John G. Roberts, and never was such a rebuke so well-deserved. Senator Schumer did what no American politician should ever do, he issued what can only be described as a threat to sitting justices of the United States Supreme Court and he dared to do it standing on the steps of the court as the court was in session.

That tells us a lot about Senator Schumer, but it also tells us a lot about the desperation of the pro-abortion side.

They know exactly what’s at stake in this case, and that’s why they are so desperate.

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