More decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court today that reward the Republican Senate for blocking President Obama’s appointment to a court vacancy for the last year of his presidency, clearing the way for Neal Gorsuch. Anti-abortion in one case. Supporting Trump’s Muslim ban in another.
* ABORTION: In a 5-4
If these be 1st Amendment violations, what of state laws that require speech designed to discourage abortion by medical professionals? I’m guessing the conservatives might view those differently.
* MUSLIM BAN: In another 5-4 split, the court overturned lower courts and upheld Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from certain majority Muslim countries. It has a national security interest sufficient to justify presidential action, the court said. The president’s own anti-Muslim statements don’t support the claim of religious discrimination, the conservatives said.
Dark days continue.