The SCOTUS preliminary Dobbs ruling was leaked just a couple of days ago. Next thing we know, the whole nation is waiting with bated breath for the U.S. Supreme Court to release its opinion that will divide us. The court had the chance to make some pretty significant decisions during the 2021-22 session, and the Trump-McConnell SCOTUS didn’t disappoint.
West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency curbed the EPA’s power to regulate carbon emissions by requiring Congressional consent for blanket statements. Kennedy v. Bremerton school district freed “Praying Coach” Joseph Kennedy from having to thank God when he was on the field. New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen compelled the Empire State to respect Second Amendment a little bit more. The Dobbs case v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which was mentioned above, returned the abortion regulations decisions back to the states. It’s a great time for conservatives.
Now, this same right-leaning, constitutional court is preparing to announce its rulings for the 2022-2023 session. News and analysis will continue to flow in the last weeks of May and into June as important decisions are handed down. Here’s a brief preview of some of the important cases to keep an eye on:
303 Creative LLC v. Elenis: This case may provide much-needed relief for Christian small business owners, artists, and other religious people. Lorie Smith, owner of 303 Creative LLC wants to design wedding websites for her customers, but her faith forces her to view marriage as a union between a man & a woman. She is now in conflict with Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act, which considers businesses to be “public accommodations”, and requires them to provide service for all. It’s not a big issue — and it is right — if, for example, the shop sells the exact same jeans or hamburgers to all customers. Artists like Smith, or the more famous Jack Phillips (owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop), create their products individually and on an individual basis. It requires that they become deeply involved in the subject matter of each commission. They must also think and feel in a specific way and create a final product that delivers a specified message. If 303 Creative wins, rainbow fascists will lose one of their favorite methods of making punching bags out of Christian small-business owners.
Students for Fair Admissions V. University of North Carolina, and Students for Fair Admissions V. President and Fellows of Harvard could be the pair of cases that finally kills the affirmative-action dragon. It is already rumored that some conservative justices would like to declare affirmative action unconstitutional in college admissions. Everyone knows that when you discriminate in favor of someone, you have to discriminate against another person. It would be an amazing day for America if Students for Fair Admissions were to win their case.
Biden v. Nebraska, and Department of Education V. Brown: If Biden wins here, he will be able to disprove his absurd claim that he can simply erase student loans. Court-watchers worry that the plaintiffs – six states in one instance and two individuals holding loans in another – may not have standing. This would throw out the entire complaint. It is to be hoped that SCOTUS would not have allowed these cases to proceed to this stage if it thought the plaintiffs had not suffered any harm.
Gonzalez v. Google: Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old American student from the United States was killed by a series of coordinated Islamic terror acts in Paris in 2015. Gonzalez’s family filed a lawsuit against YouTube’s parent company Google claiming the algorithm of the streaming site aided in the attack by promoting ISIS recruitment videos. Google referred to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 96, which gives internet platforms immunity to what third parties post. The Right has long complained that Big Tech, which claims to be a neutral platform and not a publisher, is acting like one by de-platforming and demonetizing conservative, libertarian, and classical liberal speech. Big Tech has banned prominent Right-wing leaders, including a president, but hypocritically allows leftists to continue to coordinate threats, attacks, and abuse. If the plaintiff wins this case, it could open the door for other injured parties to seek damages. However, Supreme Court is expected to try to keep the ruling and definition of liability narrow.
Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, a case that will challenge the claim of the administration to have control over private property when there is water present. Sackett will test the Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS), a land grab that is disguised as federal protection of water under the Clean Water Act. This case is a powerful rebuke to the Left’s grabby tactics and victory for property rights.
Keep popcorn handy because decisions can be made at any time of the day, starting as early as 10 am. Even if you don’t win in all the cases listed above, even a few victories would help to unravel the Leftist web of control that currently controls the Land of the Free.