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.
On a tip from Stormfax.