Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Hugh Hewitt: Time to Extend the Reid-Rule Reforms

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Whether the decline began with the sliming of Robert Bork or the segregationist filibusters of civil rights legislation, the modern U.S. Senate has been on a downward spiral for some time. What the Senate needs now is an overhaul of its rules, one that preserves the rights of the minority in...

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Albert Mohler: Masterpiece Cake Shop And The Future Of Religious Liberty

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This past Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case formally known as “Masterpiece Cake Shop vs. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission.” In terms of religious liberty , there has been no recent case before the Supreme Court more important than this one. The backstory is that in 2012, Jack Phillips,...

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Albert Mohler: SCOTUS Takes Up California’s Abortion Law

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The Supreme Court recently announced that it will take a very important case. A California law requires crisis pregnancy centers to inform women who come to the centers of the availability of abortion , even requiring the use of specific language. Several of these centers have challenged the constitutionality of this...

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David Davenport: Balancing Religious Rights With Health Care

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This is David Davenport of the Hoover Institution for Townhall.com. Public policy is full of difficult dilemmas, tough cases where there are strong interests on both sides.  Such dilemmas are not usually solved as much as they are managed. That’s why two federal departments recently expanded the rights of religious employers.  During the...

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Michael Medved: Appropriate Praise For The Trump – McConnell Team

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Some conservatives expressed dismay, and even a sense of betrayal, over the President’s recent press conference with Mitch McConnell, in which Trump praised the Senate Majority Leader for his loyalty and effectiveness. What did Trump have in mind, McConnell’s many right-wing critics seemed to wonder? Very likely, he appreciated the Kentucky Senator’s...

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Hugh Hewitt: The White House West Wing (Staff) Renovation

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The exit of Stephen K. Bannon completes a restructuring of the West Wing that began almost as soon as the president took office and is now apparently complete. Like the physical renovation of the West Wing, it was noisy, not very attractive … but it was necessary. What is needed...

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Albert Mohler: One of the Biggest Religious Liberty Decisions in Decades

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Every last week of June, every year, Americans get treated to what’s essentially a great civics lesson, a reminder of the enduring importance of the third branch of our constitutional system, as the Supreme Court releases major decisions, clearing its docket before its July recess. And this June was a...

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Hugh Hewitt: End The “Blue Slip” Tradition

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The appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court was President Trump’s greatest achievement in his first 100 days in office. Now there are 20 vacancies on the federal circuit courts of appeals and hundreds on the district and special courts, but a huge obstacle stands in...

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THR 4/8/17 Dems Last Effort to Stop Gorsuch

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We look at the last effort by Democrats to stop the nomination of Judge Gorsuch. Also, Susan Rice is back in the news. And Hugh talks with the subject of the new movie, The Case for Christ.

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Michael Medved: Honor The Law, Not Feelings Or Favoritism

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Democrats opposed to the Supreme Court nomination of Neal Gorsuch cite his “legalistic” failure to show consistent favor to “the little guy” against big corporations. But Gorsuch defenders insist that an impartial judge can’t allow emotion to tilt the scales of justice. In this, Gorsuch echoes both his mentor, Justice...

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Gorsuch: Eminently Qualified

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New York Senator Charles Schumer recently announced that he and his Democratic colleagues in the Senate will filibuster the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. The reality is that if there is anyone qualified to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, it is Judge Neil Gorsuch....

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Albert Mohler: Justice Alito’s Warning

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Justice Samuel Alito of the United States Supreme Court recently delivered a bracing message to a group of Catholic lawyers. Justice Alito said, “A wind is picking up that is hostile to those with traditional moral beliefs.” Referencing his minority opinion in the Obergefell decision, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide,...

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The Black Robe

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The nation is now engaged in a one of our most important democratic traditions: namely, the confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court justice. In this case, for Judge Neil Gorsuch, the first nominee of President Donald Trump. One of the most important observations came from Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska....

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Albert Mohler: The Supreme Court Says, “No

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Sometimes history is made in just one sentence. That was the case when the United States Supreme Court handed down a one-sentence statement saying that it will not hear the case concerning the big question of transgender rights, specifically the rights of transgender students in the public schools. When the...

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