The other day I posted this:
Doe v Holy See – Not as Important as it appears
The author notes, as I did, that the MSM is throwing a little nutty about the decision of SCOTUS not to hear the case.
Firstly the US Supreme Court has not made any decision for or against the Vatican, or The Holy See as it is more properly termed, what the Court has done is to refuse to review a decision made by a lower Court namely the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and this is simply reported on the Supreme Court website as “Certiorari Denied” along with a large number of other refusals of “cert”. I will deal with the implications of the Supreme Court refusing cert later but for the moment will look at the 9th Circuit decision itself Doe v Holy See No 06-35563
Take a look for more analysis.
In other news about SCOTUS, I found a couple engaging pieces about Elena Kagan’s hearings on Creative Minority Report.
First, there is this: Kagan Evades Catholic Question
… Senator Lindsey Graham asked a good question whether the Catholic Church would’ve been barred from Harvard Law’s campus since it would be considered discriminatory just as the military is considered to be.
Kagan essentially told him they sure would but obfuscates and couches it in legal speak as if her hands were tired. And then there’s very little follow up. I don’t get it. How about a question about the role of freedom vs. inclusiveness? Does she believe the Catholic Church is discriminatory?
In the end I’d bet she wouldn’t answer these questions….
Also, in 2012 and The Supreme Court there is this bit:
Some good news, some bad news. The good news is that Justice Anthony Kennedy is going to stay on the court. The bad news is that Justice Anthony Kennedy will stay on the court.