Home » Politics » The Courts

The Courts

SCOTUS votes to uphold First Amendment, strikes down campaign donor limits

tacosupreme.jpg

First Amendment of the Constitution Upheld The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that campaign contributors should not be limited by how many candidates they can contribute to during an election, though justices left in place the limits on contributions to individual candidates. In the biggest campaign finance ruling since 2010, a divided SCOTUS voted against limits in federal law on overall ...

Read More »

Religious Freedom goes to Court

hobbylobby.jpg

Today two cases will be presented in front of the Supreme Court that could have lasting impacts on the future of religious freedom in America. Privately owned businesses Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. are suing the United States based on their objections on being forced to provide immoral contraception methods through their insurance plans. Provisions in Obamacare mandate ...

Read More »

NSA ‘Transparency’ Will Be Clear as Mud

NSA300

By Bob Barr Last Friday, President Barack Obama delivered his long-awaited speech addressing recent revelations that the federal government, especially the National Security Agency (NSA), has been engaged in a massive program surveilling the communications of virtually every American who uses a cell phone or other internet-based device. Obama, who claims to head the most “transparent” presidency ever, spoke glowingly ...

Read More »

Heroes Bringing the Constitution Back?

snowden

By Nat Henthoff On Dec. 16, a federal judge’s ruling may have marked a historic turning point in the civil war between President Barack Obama and those Americans intent on preventing the executive branch from being the sole rule of law while We The People are no longer a self-governing republic. The next day, the lead editorial in The New York Times concerning Klayman ...

Read More »

Gay Marriage in the Supreme Court

Gay Marriage Protests

The Supreme Court heard the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry today, the first of two same-sex marriage cases in front of them this week. Hollingsworth is a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman and passed by a 52.3% vote of all Californian voters. The court will determine whether or not it ...

Read More »

Voting Rights Act Heads To Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will hear the Shelby case today which will could substantially change the way the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is used in America. The Act forces southern states to get approval from federal government officials when they make changes to voting because of what was at the time a significant history of discrimination at polling places.  This ...

Read More »