Tags » Roberts Court

Hobby Lobby meet Jah Frederick Nathaniel Mason, III

I’ve been trying, through hypotheticals, to explain some of my frustration with the Hobby Lobby decision.  Luckily today’s WestClip brought a real-life example from D. 889 more words

Civil Rights

Partisan (Gerrymandered) Re-Districting: Is the Florida Ruling a Game Changer?

A few days ago, a Florida Circuit judge ruled that Republican legislators had drawn state legislative district lines illegally, giving their party an unfair advantage in U.S. 696 more words



It seems that everyone is trying to divine insights into how Chief Justice John Roberts is shaping the United States Supreme Court’s legacy. On July 2,  771 more words

News You Might Have Missed

How to Repurpose the First Amendment as Corporate Weapon

Originally—and up until fairly recently—the First Amendment was understood to be a shield protecting individual liberty. But the Roberts Court seems increasingly intent on turning the First Amendment into a weapon against the American people, not to mention basic fairness and common sense. 

17 more words

A Response to the “Hobby Lobby” Decision

In light of the Supreme Court’s recent “Hobby Lobby” decision, a passage from Rousseau’s On the Social Contract has seemed especially relevant.

“The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty. 1,201 more words