Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Hand-to-hand Combat in Traditional Marriage

I’ve spent the last few days reeling over the Supreme Court’s in DOMA.  The most troubling aspect in my mind was the fact that Justice Kennedy went to such great lengths to basically call those who enacted DOMA bigots.  He didn’t have to do that.  He could have left it at federalism (although, we all […]

Traditional Marriage Takes A Hit As Supreme Court Rules On DOMA, Proposition 8

Traditional marriage, marriage defined as a union between a man and a woman, took a major hit as the Supreme Court Justices handed down two rulings today on DOMA and Proposition 8. In a major shift, DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act), was ruled unconstitutional. “The Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage for purposes of […]

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional

The highest court in the United States has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, commonly referred to as DOMA, is unconstitutional. In a 5-4 justice split, with strong wording used in both the majority opinion and the dissent, it was determined that DOMA specifically set out to restrict the rights of a class of individuals. Justice […]

Supreme Court Gets It Right With Voting Rights Act Decision

Today, the Supreme Court published its opinion in Shelby County v Holder in which the Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  Here’s an overview from CNN: The law passed at the height of America’s civil rights movement, when citizens in parts of the country were fighting each other and sometimes authorities […]

Thoughts on Marriage While We Wait for Supreme Court

I found an excellent article from Redstate.com a few weeks ago that makes a very good defense of traditional marriage.  It is good reading while we are waiting around for the Supreme Court to make some momentous decisions about marriage: When a baby is born, a mother always is nearby. The question is whether a […]

Supreme Court Says Taking a DNA Swab of Someone Who Has Been Arrested is Constitutional

This week the Supreme Court released a decision allowing law enforcement officials to take a cheek swab and analyze it for someone who has been arrested based on probable cause for a serious offense.  Here is part of the overview of the case from Scotusblog.com: Treating the solution of unsolved crimes as a legitimate part of […]

Supreme Court To Hear Case On Prayer At Council Meetings

From ReligiousClause.blogspot.com: The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to weigh in on the extensively litigated issue of opening city council meetings with prayer.  It granted certiorari in Town of Greece, NY v. Galloway, (Docket No. 12-696, cert. granted 5/20/2013). (Order List). In the case, the 2nd Circuit created an extremely fact-dependent test for determining the constitutionality […]