7 Key Takeaways From ACLU Spin On Their Masterpiece Cakeshop Loss

  If we no longer believe ‘that all men are created equal [and] endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,’ LGBT activists will have unleashed far worse than a 15-minute delay in access to culinary confections. June 7, 2018 By Joy Pullmann The deceptively named American Civil Liberties Union fought to the Supreme Court to … More 7 Key Takeaways From ACLU Spin On Their Masterpiece Cakeshop Loss

Supreme Court case could give public employees more freedom

May 6, 2018 By Akash Chougule   The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees lost more than 14,000 members in 2017 – a year after it spent nearly $19 million more on politics than on organizing and advocating on behalf of its members, according to a recent Bloomberg analysis. Coincidence? AFSCME is one of the largest … More Supreme Court case could give public employees more freedom

SCOTUS Justices Express Skepticism About Arguments Against Trump Travel Ban

April 27, 2018 by  Warren Mass   As justices of the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Trump v. Hawaii on April 25, their line of questioning indicated that the four more conservative members of the High Court, as well as Justice Anthony Kennedy — who is often a “swing vote” — appeared to be sympathetic … More SCOTUS Justices Express Skepticism About Arguments Against Trump Travel Ban

What Does Free Speech Mean?

Among other cherished values, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech. The U.S. Supreme Court often has struggled to determine what exactly constitutes protected speech. The following are examples of speech, both direct (words) and symbolic (actions), that the Court has decided are either entitled to First Amendment protections, or not. The First Amendment states, … More What Does Free Speech Mean?

MAGA hat, #MeToo pin? High court weighs voter clothing law

  Feb 28, 2018 by Jessica Gresko   WASHINGTON (AP) — They were all dressed in basic black robes, but the Supreme Court’s nine justices had a serious discussion about fashion Wednesday as they heard arguments over a Minnesota law that bars voters from wearing political clothing to the polls. Almost every one of the justices … More MAGA hat, #MeToo pin? High court weighs voter clothing law

Justice Thomas: Supreme Court Does Not Give Second Amendment Due Respect

Feb 21, 2018 by  Steve Bya On Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (shown) wrote a scathing dissent to the High Court’s decision to not even take up a case concerning a law passed in California: a law in which gun buyers — even those who already own guns — must undergo a waiting period of 10 days before … More Justice Thomas: Supreme Court Does Not Give Second Amendment Due Respect

US Supreme Court To Decide Whether You Own Your Own Data

The justices shouldn’t extend law enforcement’s reach beyond our borders. More importantly, Congress needs to update a 30-year-old law for the digital age. Jan 23, 2018 By Ilya Shapiro At first glance, it seems incredible that the U.S. Supreme Court would have to take a case that hinges, in part, on whether Ireland is part of … More US Supreme Court To Decide Whether You Own Your Own Data

Constitutional Q&A: Knock-and-Talk Police Tactics

April 27, 2017 DOCUMENTS PDF VERSION AVAILABLE HERE © 2017 The Rutherford Institute[1] Those who founded this country strongly believed that “a man’s house is his castle.”[2] This belief—that the sanctity of one’s home should be protected against government invasions—led those who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to forbid government agents from conducting … More Constitutional Q&A: Knock-and-Talk Police Tactics

Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us

Jan 8, 2018 By John W. Whitehead “The warlords of history are still kicking our heads in, and no one, not our fathers, not our Gods, is coming to save us.”— Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled: it will not hear the case of Young v. Borders. Despite the fact that a 26-year-old man … More Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us