Tag Archives: Supreme Court

“The Court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield.”

Indeed. I totally agree with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Dissent in Hobby Lobby/ Conestoga v Burris 2014, having just read her intelligent, assertive, unmitigated dissent. SCOTUS agreed in a 5-4 decision that corporations could effectively opt out of the contraceptive … Continue reading

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Will wonders never cease?

xxxx xxxxxx May we live in interesting times. -Chinese Proverb

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Brown undermining Brown

Today is the 58th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education Topeka Kansas. This should be a day of celebration, but it needs to be a day of recommitment to the ideals of this landmark Supreme Court decision. The conservative … Continue reading

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Bravo John Roberts

Let’s hear it for the latest decision of the Supreme Court. I never thought I would be saying this about a Robert’s Court decision, but miracles do happen. Earlier this year, the Westboro Baptist Church protested at our High Holiday … Continue reading

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The Lemon Test

Today was the Constitution test. It’s the big one. The kids have been pretty freaked out about it because they have to pass it in order to pass eighth grade. It’s the first time they are experiencing a test that … Continue reading

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Where is Charlton Heston when you really need him?

Today I broke my 8th grade students into pairs and each pair examined a different Supreme Court case that had to do with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…” … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech

Imagine my surprise going to school yesterday and hearing that the Westboro Baptist Church, the group that protested outside our house of worship this last Rosh Hashannah (Shofar Blows), was arguing a case before the Supreme Court today (Phelps v … Continue reading

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