Posts Tagged Supreme Court

Rare Free Speech Victory in the Supreme Court

Even rarer, the Court unanimously agreed with a federal appellate court that free speech is “…a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend.” The case, Matal v. Tam (No. 15-1293, 2017), centered on a musical band, The Slants, whose band name trademark application was […]

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The Election, the Supreme Court, and the FEC/FCC

Many people have made a case that the makeup of Supreme Court is the centerpiece for why the 2016 presidential election is so important – specifically, conservatives are pushing the case that Donald Trump is needed to prevent Hillary Clinton’s probable permanent shift of the Court to the extreme Left.  I have no doubt that […]

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The Second Amendment does not Only Protect Firearms

The Supreme Court Monday reaffirmed that the Second Amendment protects the basic individual right of self-defense, regardless of whether the technology in question existed during the time of the Founding, and that such protections extend to non-firearms defensive weapons.    The Court ruled that the judicial precedents set forth in District of Columbia v. Heller […]

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Religious Objections to Certain ACA Contraception Coverage

The Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of the plaintiffs today in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2013), upholding religious liberty objections as sufficient justification for certain employers to refuse to provide specific forms of contraception under the administrative rules and regulations of the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).   It cannot be […]

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