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The Most Dangerous Branch

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been obsessed with the current struggle in the Senate over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the US Supreme Court. (In fact, things are moving so swiftly … Continue reading

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Podcast #218 – SCOTUS to Tackle Marriage Equality

The Supreme Court will finally hear arguments on two issues: whether states have the right to ban gay marriage, and whether states must recognize out-of-state gay marriages under the full faith and credit clause of the Constitution. We’ll know by … Continue reading

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SCOTUS is wrong on Greece v Galloway

By now most of us have had a chance both to recover from the initial shock and to absorb some of the details of this week’s Supreme Court ruling on Greece vs. Galloway. Briefly, the Court was asked to decide … Continue reading

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Podcast #180 – DOMA Overturned

The Supreme Court ends its session with historic decisions affecting marriage equality, including overturning the federal government’s so-called Defense of Marriage Act, and letting stand a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, which would have made same-sex marriage illegal in that … Continue reading

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SCOTUS declines to hear Newdow’s IGWT appeal

It’s not a loss, but it’s not exactly a victory, either.  The Supreme Court has refused to hear Michael Newdow’s appeal after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the national motto “In God We Trust” is not a … Continue reading

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SCOTUS refuses to hear 10C appeal

The Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of two Kentucky counties over displays featuring the Ten Commandments. McCreary and Pulaski Counties already lost this battle back in 2005, when the Court ruled that the displays were essentially religious … Continue reading

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Sotomayor gives RC supermajority in SCOTUS

President Obama has just announced that his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter is Sonia Sotomayor, who is currently a federal judge on the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.  We’ll learn lots more about … Continue reading

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Podcast #46 – Supreme Court on Summum

We analyze three recent developments nationwide that affect the integrity of church-state separation: an Oklahoma legislator condemns evolution; an Arkansas legislator seeks to end discrimination against atheists in his state constitution; and the Supreme Court rules against an obscure New … Continue reading

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Supremes deny Summum in Utah

The Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Pleasant Grove, Utah may decline the donation of a religious monument from a small religious group called the Summum, despite the fact that the city had already accepted a Ten Commandments … Continue reading

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Almost Famous (at the Supreme Court)

After the Crystal Clear Atheism conference on September 28-30, my wife and I took an extra couple of days to do a little sightseeing.  She had an appointment on Monday, October 1, so at her urging I arrived early at … Continue reading

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