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Feb 24 2016

Recent Rulings Endangered if a Progressive Replaces Scalia

To the extent the Supreme Court is balanced, this balance will be upended if anyone other than a principled conservative appoints the successor to the court’s conservative rock, Antonin Scalia. A few of the recent rulings that might soon be overturned:

District of Columbia v. Heller, a 2008 decision that ruled that the Second Amendment protects a person’s right to own a gun for personal use and establishes the ability to keep a loaded handgun in one’s home for self-defense, under certain restrictions.

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a 2010 decision where the Supreme Court ruled political spending is protected under the First Amendment, meaning corporations and unions can spend unlimited money on political actions that are done independently of a party or candidate.

Shelby County v. Holder, a 2013 decision that struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, allowing states to make changes to election law or district maps without approval from the Justice Department, meaning the federal government has less power to challenge an election law that it believes to be discriminatory.

Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, a 2014 decision that exempted some corporations from a requirement to provide contraception in their health insurance plans. The court ruled that such a mandate would violate religious liberty.

That is, the right to bear arms, free political speech, election integrity, and religious liberty might all come under fire.

But not all precedents would be in danger. The outlandish rulings imposing ObamaCare and homosexual “marriage” would stand.

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We may soon miss him even more.

On a tip from Stormfax.



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  • Chocolate&Cheese

    Religious liberty is probably foremost in their crosshairs. They have to get rid of those pesky traditional morals to bring about prog-utopia…which inevitably ends in mass graves and gulags.

  • ramrodd

    If you are one that believes the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of what is lawful and constitutional, then you have believed a lie and a myth that Jefferson warned about.

    The States still retain their rights to this day to defy the federal judiciary, which has become an oligarchy. We just need strong statesmen as governors and legislatures to make that stand! The people will get behind those that will take the stand, but we must first seek out those willing to put all they are on the line for the sake of freedom, not necessarily a political future.

    “Perhaps even more disturbing is that the voters who feel strongest about overriding the federal courts – Republicans and conservatives – are those who traditionally have been the most supportive of the Constitution and separation of powers,” reports Rasmussen. “During the Obama years, however, these voters have become increasingly suspicious and even hostile toward the federal government.”

    In writing to William Jarvis, Jefferson said, “You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.”

    The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow) working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped.”

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/10/33-of-americans-believe-its-time-for-states-to-openly-defy-the-feds-and-that-number-is-growing/

  • Scott Doty

    I hope they ALL get overturned!!!!!

  • Deathstroke

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpE_xMRiCLE “The right of the government to strip and confiscate arms shall not be infringed.” That’s not what the 2nd amen- “I have altered the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.”

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  • Paladin

    Not to worry! The Republicans have promised that they won’t confirm a radical Supreme Court Judiciary appointment. And their track record is STELLAR!

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  • Mr. Freemarket

    Additionally, churches have provided the “social safety net” so valued by progressives. They are competition to the government and its efforts to be the only provider of the “social safety net.”

    The problem that progressives have with a church-provided social safety net is that they probably won’t dole out endless support for folks who neither make any attempt to work or attend that church.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    However, once Trump is elected, they will approve any radical judge (including his sister) that he decides to appoint. After all, a republican (any republican) who loves our country would never appoint someone who wouldn’t actually uphold the constitution.

  • Artfuldgr

    There is no way to revisit these cases the way people think

    So its a false worry…

    The way the court works is that someone has to bring up a case, and they have to be part of the harm of it, there is no way to bring up a prior case to be redesided arbitrarily because a new person is on the bench.

    might be a bit better if people actually knew how the courts process works

  • MicahStone

    Letting OBOZO select a SCOTUS justice makes as much sense as letting him re-write Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.

    FACT: OBOZO nominated the TWO WORST, MOST PATHETIC EXCUSES for SCOTUS justices in American history: incompetent, RACIST sotomayor – who is a member of both MEChA and La Raza HATE GROUPS – and lesbian, leftist political hack kagan. Both, of course, are d-cRAT socialist extremists, and both owe their appointments to THE WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

  • MicahStone

    A perspective…

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  • Torcer

    Yes, I have tried to console myself that is supposed to be the process… but I do recall Bernie Sanders making a promise that Citizens united would be one of the first he would ‘bring up’ or some other such nonsense..

    My concern would be that the national Socialist Left would try to short circuit the process – in essence cheat – and then try to bring some of these up sooner rather than later.

    Citizens United

  • Torcer

    Nice to see supposed “Liberals” are no longer pretending to be favouring liberty.

  • Torcer

    Thank you for posting that… Very interesting indeed.

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    http://i.imgur.com/s7gCUQc.jpg The ONLY time that worthless POS starts whining about “the letter of the law” is when he’s TRYING to take another chunk out of the Constitution and pervert it to use against this country.

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    FUNNY HOW THAT WORKS!!! http://i.imgur.com/F9f7san.jpg

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