Category Archives: Supreme Court

New York Times Editorial Board Begs Justice Kennedy Not to Retire

By P.J. Gladnick Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission. Remember all those times during the Barack Obama presidency when the New York Times begged Justice Anthony Kennedy

Bitter pro-abortionist reflects on the anniversary of the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch

By Dave Andrusko Everyone knew that the elephant in the room in the 2016 presidential election was the Supreme Court—specifically who would replace the late Antonin Scalia and more generally who would fill future vacancies. (And that

A look back at the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as 113th justice of the Supreme Court

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This ran April 7, 2017. The Washington Post headline today was succinct and to the point: “Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court.” But those seven words offered pro-lifers the assurance that

3 Observations, 2 Predictions in NIFLA v. Becerra

By Noel Sterett On March 20, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in NIFLA v. Becerra, a case involving California’s effort to restrict and compel the speech of pro-life pregnancy help centers. Since Mauck & Baker

Kansas asks Supreme Court to review decision holding state can’t cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko On February 21, a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals left in place a lower court injunction preventing Kansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood Great Plains which has

4 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Supreme Court Oral Arguments in NIFLA v. Becerra

By Danielle White, J.D. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the long-awaited oral argument in NIFLA v. Becerra, a case deciding whether the state can force pro-life pregnancy help centers to make the “choice” between advertising

Justices seem skeptical of California law impinging on free speech rights of pregnancy help centers

By Dave Andrusko The Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, a much-anticipated free speech case in which pro-life pregnancy help centers say the state of California (as

Supreme Court to hear Oral Argument Tuesday on Abortion, Free Speech

By Jay Hobbs Editor’s note. The following is an excellent primer on National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the case tomorrow. A case both sides

Reflections on Justice Scalia on the second anniversary of his passing

By Dave Andrusko Today, February 13, is the two-year anniversary of the passing of a giant of American jurisprudence, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. I’m sure each year I will be reminded of the contrast between the

The unappreciated influence of Justice Clarence Thomas

By Dave Andrusko Each day I check various “this is what happened today in history” sites. Several mentioned that it was on this day in 1993 that former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall passed away. In 1967

Illinois Pregnancy Centers File Brief as NIFLA Case Heads to Supreme Court

By Jen Taggart Twenty-three Illinois pregnancy centers officially weighed in on National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, an upcoming case before the U.S. Supreme Court, filing an amicus brief Jan. 11. In the brief,

Justice Scalia on the Constitution, abortion, and assisted suicide

By Paul Stark Editor’s note. Last night I finally had a chance to sit down and begin to read “Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived.” The Amazon blurb starts with a helpful overview: