Supreme Court Faces Big Decisions Again in 2021 | Beaufort County Now | Nicholas Rowan of the Washington Examiner highlights key cases for the U.S. Supreme Court in 2021. | john locke foundation, supreme court, big decisions, key cases, december 29, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Supreme Court Faces Big Decisions Again in 2021

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the John Locke Foundation. The author of this post is Mitch Kokai.

    Nicholas Rowan of the Washington Examiner highlights key cases for the U.S. Supreme Court in 2021.

  • The Supreme Court is poised to have a blockbuster 2021.
  • Since it began its October term, the court has already weighed in on several big issues. The day before Thanksgiving, it found that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's coronavirus restrictions placed an unfair burden on houses of worship — the first in a series of favorable religious freedom nods. The court in December decided against taking up a challenge to President Trump's order excluding illegal immigrants from the census, setting the stage for future fights.
  • There's much more to come in the spring, and with the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the court is expected to swing in a decidedly conservative direction. Below is a list of the biggest Supreme Court cases teed up for next year.
  • Gay rights and religious liberty
  • In one of the first cases argued since Barrett's confirmation, the court weighed a Catholic-run foster care agency's religious beliefs against the city of Philadelphia's anti-discrimination laws. The case, Fulton v. Philadelphia, is the latest chapter in an ever-escalating war over the balance between protections for religious groups and gay and transgender activists. ...
  • ... The constitutionality of Obamacare
  • Since its passage in 2010, former President Barack Obama's signature achievement has been subject to a slew of legal challenges. In this latest one, California v. Texas, a Texas-led group of 20 states allege that after Congress in 2017 removed Obamacare's individual mandate — no longer requiring people to pay a minimum tax for health insurance — the entire law's legitimacy is in question. ...
  • ... Compensation for college athletes
  • The NCAA's control over how student-athletes are compensated has long been a hot topic among sports fans — and one that the league has sought to keep out of the courts. ...
  • ... But in December, the court agreed to consider whether it will relax even further the NCAA's control on how players are rewarded for their work



HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Now that Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress (however narrowly), they will probably approve a new round of federal borrowing to bail out state and local governments with shaky finances.
Scientists are completing work on a nasal spray that can prevent COVID-19 for up to two days and it could hit the market by summer, according to a new report.
Judicial Watch’s Twitter account was purged of nearly 200,000 followers, and I’ve lost over 10 percent of my followers.
Mary Kay Linge writes for the New York Post about one U.S. senator’s interesting take on the second impeachment of Donald Trump.
Yes, it’s January, not June, and you may feel as if you’re finally settling into a routine during a challenging school year.
The Supreme Court tossed two lawsuits accusing former President Donald Trump of violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution on Monday, ending a roughly four-year legal battle over the former president’s businesses.

HbAD1

Commissioners Vote To Keep Budget Deliberations Away From the Public
Bars that had their liquor licenses suspended due to COVID-19 shutdowns may have gotten a reprieve, thanks to a deal announced by the head of the House ABC Committee and the chairman of the state ABC Commission.
Nancy Murdoch examines information on the Covid 19 vaccine
So much is made of the Cancel Culture, which is as real as Trump Derangement Syndrome; however, the Impeachment Culture, as an offshoot of this Cancel Culture, has NOW won the day for the religiously Woke.
Although Twitter had not taken large-scale action against popular Antifa Twitter accounts during President Trump’s tenure, allowing Antifa more latitude to organize their efforts at creating chaos, this week, after President Biden was inaugurated, Twitter suspended some of those Antifa-related accou
Biden caught on camera admitting he does not know what he is signing, but does so anyway
Now that President Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president, he wants to hit the ground running and attend to urgent priorities.
Brittany Bernstein of National Review Online highlights one disappointing opening-day action from the new Biden administration.

HbAD2

Is the “Jet Pack Guy” who has been spotted several times flying miles in the sky near Los Angeles airport really a “guy”? Or is it just a drone dressed up to look like a guy?
The fall 2020 semester did not go as planned for most students and many felt that their universities failed them.
Ross Marchand writes for the Martin Center about the new president’s approach to higher education policy.
This piece was created by Paul Harvey many years ago, but reflect on its application to today
A former Carolina Panthers star has now become an advocate for re-opening North Carolina schools for in-person instruction.
Chicago prosecutors say 36-year-old Aditya Singh lived in the city’s O’Hare International Airport for three months to avoid flying home to Los Angeles, California, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top