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« on: March 05, 2014, 12:21:51 pm »

Four big Supreme Court decisions on the radar
3/5/14
http://news.yahoo.com/four-big-supreme-court-decisions-radar-111211716--politics.html

As the Supreme Court continues a busy week, Court watchers are wondering if a significant case from last fall could be announced in the next few weeks.

22 cases argued at the Supreme Court in October and November, 17 cases have already been decided. But four of the remaining five cases from that time period are consider major cases, which have received considerable attention in the press and in the legal and academic worlds.

The Justices will announce at least one opinion today, and one of the major cases could be announced.

By this time last year, the Court had already decided two high-profile cases from that term. On February 19, 2013, the Justices ruled in Florida v. Harris and on February 26, the Court decided Clapper v. Amnesty International.

In the Harris case, the Court considered if police officers could search a motor vehicle for drugs once a properly trained police dog “alerted” to a smell on a vehicle.  Justice Elena Kagan wrote in a unanimous opinion that police could use the dog in a vehicle search in a public area.

In Clapper v. Amnesty International, the Court considered if the respondents, including journalists, had standing under Article III of the Constitution to challenge the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (or FISA). The Court, in a 5-4 decision, agreed with the federal government’s claims that the respondents’ fears were based on speculation. But the Court didn’t rule on the constitutionality of FISA.

Later in March 2013, the Court decided another major case: Florida v. Jardines. In that decision, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the majority opinion in a 5-4 decision, which ruled against the use of a police dog to sniff out drugs at a residence as a Fourth Amendment violation.

This year, four big cases from the October/November sessions remain undecided.

McCutcheon v. FEC was heard on October 8, 2013. The basic question in front of the Court in McCutcheon is what restrictions the Constitution allows the government to put on spending in federal elections. The Court might reconsider restrictions on campaign contributions in general, too, in a McCutcheon ruling, so the fate of the 1976 Buckley ruling is also in doubt.

The second case is Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, which was heard on October 15, 2013. The Schuette case challenges the constitutionality of a Michigan initiative prohibiting affirmative action programs from being employed in the state.

In November, the Court also heard arguments in Town of Greece v. Galloway, where the Justices will decide whether a town council’s practice of beginning its legislative meetings with a prayer session violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.

It also heard another significant case in early November about international treaties and the 10th amendment: Bond v. the United States.

The big picture issue in the Bond case is the possible fate of a landmark 1920 Supreme Court decision: Missouri v. Holland. The Holland decision gave Congress the power to pass laws to carry out the U.S. government’s obligations under international treaties.
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 09:50:51 am »

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban

The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory.

Justice Anthony Kennedy said voters chose to eliminate racial preferences because they deemed them unwise.

Kennedy said nothing in the Constitution or the court’s prior cases gives judges the authority to undermine the election results.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor read her dissent aloud in the courtroom Tuesday. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sided with Sotomayor in dissent.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/04/22/supreme-court-upholds-affirmative-action-ban/
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 10:18:01 am »

High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

The Supreme Court said Monday that prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity.

The court said in 5-4 decision that the content of the prayers is not significant as long as officials make a good-faith effort at inclusion.

The ruling was a victory for the town of Greece, N.Y., outside of Rochester.

In 1983, the court upheld an opening prayer in the Nebraska legislature and said that prayer is part of the nation's fabric, not a violation of the First Amendment. Monday's ruling was consistent with the earlier one.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, said the prayers are ceremonial and in keeping with the nation's traditions.
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"The inclusion of a brief, ceremonial prayer as part of a larger exercise in civic recognition suggests that its purpose and effect are to acknowledge religious leaders and the institutions they represent, rather than to exclude or coerce nonbelievers," Kennedy said.

Justice Elena Kagan, in a dissent for the court's four liberal justices, said the case differs significantly from the 1983 decision because "Greece's town meetings involve participation by ordinary citizens, and the invocations given -- directly to those citizens -- were predominantly sectarian in content."

A federal appeals court in New York ruled that Greece violated the Constitution by opening nearly every meeting over an 11-year span with prayers that stressed Christianity.

From 1999 through 2007, and again from January 2009 through June 2010, every meeting was opened with a Christian-oriented invocation. In 2008, after residents Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens complained, four of 12 meetings were opened by non-Christians, including a Jewish layman, a Wiccan priestess and the chairman of the local Baha'i congregation.

A town employee each month selected clerics or lay people by using a local published guide of churches. The guide did not include non-Christian denominations, however. The appeals court found that religious institutions in the town of just under 100,000 people are primarily Christian, and even Galloway and Stephens testified they knew of no non-Christian places of worship there.

The two residents filed suit and a trial court ruled in the town's favor, finding that the town did not intentionally exclude non-Christians. It also said that the content of the prayer was not an issue because there was no desire to proselytize or demean other faiths.

But a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that even with the high court's 1983 ruling, the practice of having one Christian prayer after another amounted to the town's endorsement of Christianity.

Kennedy, however, said judges should not be involved in evaluating the content of prayer because it could lead to legislatures requiring "chaplains to redact the religious content from their message in order to make it acceptable for the public sphere."

He added, "Government may not mandate a civic religion that stifles any but the most generic reference to the sacred any more than it may prescribe a religious orthodoxy."

Kennedy himself was the author an opinion in 1992 that held that a Christian prayer delivered at a high school graduation did violate the Constitution. The justice said Monday there are differences between the two situations, including the age of the audience and the fact that attendees at the council meeting may step out of the room if they do not like the prayer.

The case is Greece v. Galloway, 12-696

http://www.wtop.com/319/3616345/High-court-ruling-favors-prayer-at-council-meeting
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 05:21:33 pm »

They should do KJV bible study to boot!
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2014, 04:27:44 pm »

High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting


Which has lead to THIS...ALL BY DESIGN!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/09/satanic-prayer-florida-town-council_n_5296409.html
Satanic Prayer Will Open Florida Town Council Meeting If Chaz Stevens Has His Way
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