Reading Time: 4 minutes Here we go again. The endless campaign by devout Christians to get special treatment in American commerce and the public square continues unabated, despite, over decades, multiple court cases unequivocally rejecting most of these serial entreaties. But it’s a new day in the judiciary, notably at the top of the hierarchy: the Supreme Court of […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes I am tired of people advocating for the rights of the “unborn” at the expense of the living, especially when those affected are predominantly women, those socialized as women, and people with uteruses. Statistic after statistic of the real implications and harms of anti-choice restrictions continues to be ignored, not to mention the disproportionate effect […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes A lesson about secularism was revealed in Senator Lindsey Graham’s strange interrogation of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. The Senator reminded us of the importance of the distinction between private belief and public impartiality. When we say that justice is blind, we mean that public officials ought to aspire to impartiality and learn to […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes “It’s Time to Stop Using the ‘Fire in a Crowded Theater’ Quote.” This headline over a 2012 opinion piece in The Atlantic magazine concluded—wrongly, I think—that opinionators and random others had erroneously applied the famous quote to free-speech debates for decades and should stop. In fact, this most common interpretation of the quote is absolutely […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes The U.S. Supreme Court has long rejected teaching creationism within science courses but has gained three new Christian true believers. Evangelicals notice.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This is awful news if you’re not a conservative Christian.
Reading Time: 5 minutes As the United States grows more religiously diverse and secular, the U.S. Supreme Court appears to be trying to protect believers from heathens.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A new decision by the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority points to where they are heading vis-a-vis religious freedom: less freedom for others.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In confirming new judges, the president and GOP-controlled Senate are being hypocrites. They’re packing the courts, not Democrats, who they falsely accuse.
Reading Time: 5 minutes What’s not being said is more telling than what is at Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination hearing before the Senate.