Tag Archives: SCOTUS

“We have two tools at hand that the other side does not: truth and grace.”

From Crisis we have a piece called “Taking Back Marriage” by Scott Rickert with my emphases and comments:
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For the Christian, of course, evangelization is the ultimate solution to cultural problems. And evangelization is not the calling simply of popes and bishops, priests … Continue reading

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Notes concerning SCOTUS same-sex decision Obergefell v. Hodges

Here are a few points of interest concerning  SCOTUS same-sex decision Obergefell v. Hodges.
My patented emphases and comments.
First, see the comments of Phil Lawler:
So now is it ‘hate speech’ to deplore the Obergefell decision?
The ink was barely dry on last week’s Supreme … Continue reading

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Observations about important CDF document on “Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons”

A priest friend sent me some notes in response to my posting HERE of the CDF’s 2003 document: Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons.
His points are worth sharing.  I’ll edit a bit:
1. Saint Charles Lwanga and … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on SCOTUS Obergefell v. Hodges

Canonist Ed Peters has comments on SCOTUS decision today.  Read the whole thing over there, but… here:
Two thoughts re the Supreme Court decision on ‘same-sex marriage’
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Of course, the Court has not yet reached the end of its marriage line, for … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Justices on Obergefell v. Hodges

UPDATE: Neil Addison, an outstanding barrister in England, has comments on the opinions.  Given Justice Thomas references to Magna Carta, it is appropriate to link to the esteemed legal scholar.  HERE  He has some great comments.
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It’s time to kneel down and pray for our nation

The Supreme Court came down in favor of same-sex marriage today.  The Slip opinions are HERE.
Held: The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two … Continue reading

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POLL: SCOTUS upheld ObamaCare subsidies in states

For the second time, the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare. They ruled in favor of subsidies in states that did not set up their own health care exchanges.
This decision was 6-3.  HERE
Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the court’s liberals to … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Religious Freedom under attack in the US Senate – FAIL

The other day I urged you, in unity with the USCCB, to contact your Senator’s offices and express your opposition to the passing of S. 2578, the ‘Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014’. This would have gravely … Continue reading

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SCOTUS DECISIONS: strikes down “buffer zones” at abortion clinics

I just heard that the Supreme Court of the United States, in a unanimous decision, struck down “buffer zones” around the clinical profit centers of big-business abortion.
I also heard that SCOTUS found that Pres. Obama’s so-called recess appointments to the … Continue reading

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Wyoming and 18 states defend 2nd Amendment against New Jersey, federal courts

From FNC:
19 states join legal fight against New Jersey’s concealed weapons law
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is leading a coalition of 19 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them submit a brief supporting a New Jersey man’s challenge to … Continue reading

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Overlord State put us in FEMA camps? Nahhh… it’ll never happen. Well… maybe never…

From ABC:
Scalia Says Internment Ruling Could Happen Again
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii on Monday that the nation’s highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, … Continue reading

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Obama Administration asks SCOTUS not to exempt Catholic groups

The Obama Administration continues its jihad against the 1st Amendment, religious freedom, especially Catholic religious freedom.
From FNC:
Administration to high court: Don’t exempt Catholic groups from contraception mandate
The Obama administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court not to exempt Catholic groups from … Continue reading

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BREAKING! SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor BLOCKS Pres. Obama’s HHS Mandate

Hmmm…. Maybe I should name Justice Sonia Sotomayor Fr. Z’s Person of the Year.
From Politico:
Justice [Sotomayor] delays health law’s birth control mandate
Justice delays health law’s birth control mandate
By: Associated Press
December 31, 2013 10:34 PM EST
WASHINGTON — Only hours before the … Continue reading

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SCOTUS to take up HHS mandate cases

The Supreme Court of these United States will take up a couple cases concerning the Obama administration’s anti-religious HHS mandate.
Via Townhall:
BREAKING: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to HHS Contraception Mandate
The Supreme Court agreed on noon Tuesday to hear a … Continue reading

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SCOTUS won’t block Texas law on abortion

Form Reuters:
U.S. Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion law
(Reuters) – A split U.S. Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to block implementation of a new abortion law in Texas that already has prompted a dozen clinics in the state to … Continue reading

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