The majority in the 5-4 Furman v. Georgia decision may have been a short per curiam, but all nine Supreme Court justices wrote seperately.
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The Supreme Court handed religious conservatives a major victory, a 7-2 ruling solidifying religious autonomy and diminishing reproductive choice.
The Supreme Court released two of its five remaining decisions today; both were 7-2 and both were a victory for the religious.
Let’s discuss religious freedom in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, via another new decision fresh off the SCOTUS presses.
The Robert’s Court has ruled 5-4 to strike down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics and the doctors that oversea them.
When SCOTUS took up the cases, many feared the worst from a Court that is conservative-heavy. The 6-3, Gorsuch-authored opinion was a surprise.
Somewhere along the way, Qualified Immunity was twisted to shield officers from consequences of actions no one can argue were ambiguous in wrongness.
People would be better off realizing how often a Supreme Court decision rests on a legal technicality or procedural element, as opposed to the merits of a particular position.
It became readily apparent that the [Kavanaugh] fight was not about his judicial philosophy or whether the allegations of sexual misconduct were true. It rapidly became a war between our two political tribes in which the only thing that mattered was victory and in which each side was living in its own reality.
This movie will end like the Gorsuch show did, the outcome having been scripted with the 2016 election results. The Democrats do not have the votes, and barring something very unforeseen there will be a vote on Judge Kavanaugh sometime in the next 30 days or so.
Politico/Morning Consult have some polling data out, taken after the Kavanaugh SCOTUS pick, and Sixty-one percent support term limits for Supreme Court justices, support that crosses party affiliation; two-thirds of polled Democrats and 58 percent of Republicans. 20% overall oppose limits.
Burt Likko makes an ambitious proposal.
The predictable split of the Court on this matter portends the inevitable split between the left and right leaning citizenry, as many decisions this term have done. With the strong, provocative rhetoric from our President which underlies the whole thing, it is hard to reconcile the two sides.