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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases, Upholding Legal Right to Marry in 5 States
Originally Posted: 10/06/2014 - 6:27pm | Type: Blog

On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear several cases where federal appeals courts upheld the Constitutional rights of same-sex couples to marry, causing a seismic, if quiet, shift in several states' ...

Weekly Wrap 7.4.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 07/05/2014 - 8:12am | Type: Blog

Weekly Wrap 7.4.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 1.  Five Takeaways From the Hobby Lobby Case Five things to know about one of the biggest Supreme Court de ...

Hobby Lobby, Rivalry, and Choosing Grace
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

It is an identical claim to moral superiority which matters and which is in fact the cause of the apparent conflict. The underlying issues, whatever you think they may be, whether religious freedom, women’s re ...

Five Takeaways From the Hobby Lobby Case
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

Five things to know about one of the most anticipated Supreme Court decisions of the year: Five things to know about one of the most anticipated Supreme Court decisions of the ye ...

Supreme Court Poised to Turn Right in 2013 Term
Originally Posted: 10/04/2013 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

The justices, whose term begins Monday, could rule against racial minorities in two cases and abortion rights in one or two others. They also could uphold prayers at government meetings, ease restrictions on w ...

On Scripture: Good Samaritans All Around
Originally Posted: 07/10/2013 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

In recent weeks, a number of controversial and divisive political questions have dominated the news. Race and voting rights, abortion in Texas, and marriage equality at the Supreme Court have opened anew the s ...

Christian Leaders Respond to DOMA Decision
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 10:36am | Type: Blog

“DOMA is dead.” “DOMA is dead.” Such were the chants heard outside the United States Supreme Court yesterday when it was announced that the highest judicial body in the nation ...

Equal Justice Under the Law
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

The words above the Supreme Court read, “Equal Justice Under the Law.” This week, two Supreme Court outcomes dramatically affected the reality of those words. The words above the ...

On Scripture: Resistance is Futile
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 4:59pm | Type: Blog

For others with different theological and political perspectives, these decisions will be a difficult test, and they will struggle to accept them. I pray for their comfort and consolation. ...

What SCOTUS Could Learn From Paula Deen
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 2:09pm | Type: Blog

We can move on from the outcry over an older, white Southerner using epithets she claims to have grown up with. Deen does not make decisions for our country or for our voters. The Supreme Court does, and unfor ...

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional; SCOTUS Declines Ruling on Prop 8
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court this morning struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, 5-4, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states. Also by a 5-4 vote, the Court ruled ...

Jesus and Affirmative Action
Originally Posted: 06/25/2013 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

In a vote of 7-1 on Monday, the Supreme Court sent an affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas, back to the lower court for a re-hearing, while reaffirming the benefits of diversity in institutio ...

Waiting for the Courts: Hopes and Fears Over DOMA & Prop 8
Originally Posted: 06/25/2013 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

This week the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hand down decisions on two significant cases for same-sex marriage: United States v. Windsor (regarding the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA), and Hollingsworth ...

One Man's Uphill Fight to Change Young Minds on Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 8:50am | Type: Blog

Ryan Anderson, 31, has planted himself on arguably the most unpopular stance for his generation: opposing gay marriage. Ryan Anderson has planted himself on arguably the most unpo ...

ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Searches for Way Around Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 5:37pm | Type: Blog

On Wednesday, it was arcane arguments over matters of legal standing that seemed to most animate the justices, reflecting what seemed to be a desire to find a way for the court to sidestep a definitive up-or-d ...

QUIRK: CNN Wins Race to Incorrectly Report on Health Care Decision
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 1:20pm | Type: Blog

From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: "The Supreme Court rules on the Affordable Care Act, and CNN races with Fox News to see which news organization will be the first to report the great decision." ...

Religious Groups React to Supreme Court Health Care Ruling
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Religious groups and social conservatives are reacting to the Supreme's Court's historic ruling that largely upholds President Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act. ...

What Chief Justice Roberts Did Not Say
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

In upholding the ACA, Roberts said that a judgment as to the wisdom of the law is reserved to the people. I say: the law is a good thing. In 2009, during the debate over health ca ...

The U.S. Supreme Court: Health Care, Immigration, Juvenile Justice and More
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 1:03pm | Type: Blog

Today, in a long and complicated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. This is an important victory for millions of uninsured people in our country and ultimately a triumph of the comm ...

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
Originally Posted: 11/29/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

UPDATED: With transcripts from the President and Mitt Romney. The Supreme Court ruled today in a 5-4 decision that President Barack Obama’s chief domestic achievement, the Affordable Care Act, is constitutiona ...

BREAKING: Affordable Care Act Upheld, According to Reports
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

According to SCOTUS Blog, the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act limiting only the Medicaid provision, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the majority. ...

The Politics of Immigration
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

There has for some time been a larger immigration strategy at play here that I will bluntly call “evil.” Both sides have been spinning and claiming victory in Monday’s S ...

Following SCOTUS Decision, Where Are We On Immigration Reform?
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

Monday's Supreme Court decision leaves the state of immigration reform almost unchanged. For CNN , Allison Brennan writes: "After two years of protests, ...

Reactions to Supreme Court Ruling on Anti-Immigrant Law (PHOTO & VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

Although three of the four provisions were struck down, the fourth —t he so called “show me your papers” clause — is very harmful to communities. It allows racial profiling on the basis of appearance. ...

Supreme Courts Stops Some of Arizona’s Attack on Immigrants
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

Today the Supreme Court struck down three central provisions of Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. Today the Supreme Court  struck down  three central provisio ...

SCOTUS Strikes Down Key Provisions in Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Legislation
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down large portions of the controversial Arizona anti-immigrant law SB 1070. The Supreme Court on Monday struck down large portions of the contr ...

Waiting for Health Care
Originally Posted: 06/19/2012 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

With the SCOTUS ruling on the future of U.S. health care still pending, filmmaker Peter Nicks provides an inside look at one American hospital struggling to care for its uninsured patients. In this New York Ti ...

How Soon Can We Come Up with a Healthcare Plan that Makes Sense?
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Maybe the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and maybe it's not. If it turns out to be constitutional, maybe it's good legislation and maybe it's not. In any case, it's looking increasin ...