Following Tuesday’s dubious betrayal by SCOTUS in a ruling which struck down Louisiana’s bipartisan admitting privileges law, many Americans are convinced that the U.S. Supreme Court has lost its impartiality and may, unfortunately, be swayed by media and political pressures.
Chief Justice John Roberts, appointed to the Court by President George W. Bush, has been an ally to the liberal wing of the Court on many major decisions from Obamacare to immigration.
It’s a sad reality, but conservatives are coming to the conclusion that they remain a minority on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Tuesday morning, SCOTUS released an opinion in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Board of Revenue, which focused on whether or not states could exclude religious schools from scholarships and public funding. The Court voted 5-4 in favor of religious schools, dealing a major blow to Blaine Amendments around the nation that have, for generations, discriminated against religious learning institutions.
This was the right ruling, but it will continue to sit in the shadows of Monday’s major disappointment.
The Louisiana legislature is due to wrap its first special session today ahead of a 6:00 p.m. deadline, finalizing next year’s operating budget. The special session has so far focused on COVID-related measures, including advancement of a bill that authorizes $250 hazard payments to frontline workers who stepped up in the early days of the pandemic.
If the bill passes, those funds will be distributed from the cash Louisiana received from the federal government for the purpose of economic stimulus. The legislature must, by law, pass a budget before the next fiscal year begins – tomorrow!
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
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