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  • Court properly nullifies discriminatory laws

    Court properly nullifies discriminatory laws
    In Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized gay marriage, he opined, "Until the courts put a stop to it, public debate over same-sex marriage displayed American democracy at its best." To say the legal rights of gay...
  • Woman in Mormon church photo voices support for gay marriage

    Mormon Sylvia Cabus was thrilled with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage, but those checking out her church's website likely wouldn't have known it. Soon after last week's ruling, friends flooded the Washington, D.C., woman with...
  • Barrington church leader praises gay marriage ruling

    Barrington church leader praises gay marriage ruling
    For years, St. Paul United Church of Christ in Barrington has supported the lesbian, gay and bisexual community, said Kathleen Bolger, church council president. She also said St. Paul has included that community, as well as the questioning, queer and...
  • Supreme Court ruling reaffirms the power of voters, not politicians

    Supreme Court ruling reaffirms the power of voters, not politicians
    That was a nice Fourth of July gift from the Supreme Court, reaffirming that "We the People" get to decide how our elected representatives are chosen. The politicians are not endowed with an inalienable right — not even a constitutional one...
  • A dire threat to public employees from the Supreme Court

    A dire threat to public employees from the Supreme Court
    To all those who detected a shift toward progressive thinking in the Supreme Court's rulings last week protecting the Affordable Care Act and legalizing gay marriage: You should stop celebrating now. That's because the court has taken up a case that...
  • Conservative overreach may explain liberal victories in Supreme Court

    Conservative overreach may explain liberal victories in Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court term that ended this week will be remembered for the landmark ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, but it will also go down as a year when a fractured conservative bloc resulted in a surprising number of liberal wins....
  • Words have meaning, and the majority correctly put them in context

    What is the meaning of four simple words, "established by the State"? This critical question for Supreme Court watchers was answered in the landmark decision in King v. Burwell on June 25. Resolving this seemingly trivial question made all the...
  • Dick Meyer: Justice Kennedy's next crusade? It could be solitary confinement

    WASHINGTON Is Justice Anthony Kennedy the Pope Francis of the Supreme Court, a conservative coaxing his flock in surprisingly liberal directions? Kennedy already has become the court's patron saint of same-sex marriage. But, the truth is, he isn't so...
  • Basing their decision on 'inartful drafting' tags the majority as 'inartful dodgers'

    A majority of the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell got it wrong. Instead of applying the Obamacare law as written, the 6-3 majority took a bold step and actually rewrote the law. A key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) says the subsidies are...
  • Religious objections to civil laws have a curious history

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, July 2: The "sincere religious beliefs" objections to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states are getting some traction, particularly in...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Does the same-sex marriage ruling imperil religious liberty?

    The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges may have established same-sex marriage as a constitutional right, but it opened a whole host of controversies. Among the most contentious: Can same-sex marriage and religious liberty coexist?...