Supreme Court opens education tax credit program to religious schools

Montana’s decision to exclude religious schools from a state scholarship program funded by tax credits violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a divided Supreme Court ruled June 30, handing school choice advocates a significant victory. The 5–4 decision in Espinoza v. Montana … Continue reading Supreme Court opens education tax credit program to religious schools

Supreme Court allows consumer watchdog agency to stand, strikes down internal structure

Although the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), formed in the wake of the 2008 financial crash, is unconstitutional, the powerful agency may continue to exist under new rules, a divided Supreme Court ruled. The 5–4 ruling handed down June … Continue reading Supreme Court allows consumer watchdog agency to stand, strikes down internal structure

Supreme Court: Ohio pot referendum petitions must have signatures

The Supreme Court refused last week to bend Ohio election rules to accommodate marijuana decriminalization advocates who failed to gather enough in-person petition signatures to get their referendum question on the Nov. 3 ballot in several cities. The emergency application to stop Ohio from enforcing its … Continue reading Supreme Court: Ohio pot referendum petitions must have signatures

Supreme Court approves Trump administration’s use of fast-track deportations

The Supreme Court ruled June 25 that the federal government may continue deporting illegal aliens, including failed asylum-seekers, who are placed in the fast-track deportation queue, quickly after they lose their legal fights. The 7–2 ruling was a victory for President … Continue reading Supreme Court approves Trump administration’s use of fast-track deportations

Supreme Court restricts SEC’s power to recover profits obtained through fraud

The Supreme Court imposed limits on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ability to compel defendants through the federal court system to disgorge profits earned through fraud. In 2019, the SEC reportedly recovered a total of $3.2 billion in profits from people determined … Continue reading Supreme Court restricts SEC’s power to recover profits obtained through fraud

Virus contact tracing opens door to privacy violations, critics say

As governments gear up contact-tracing efforts aimed at containing the spread of the CCP virus, critics worry privacy will be compromised, which some say could threaten freedom. The push to implement widespread contact tracing, which involves tracking infected people and those they have come in … Continue reading Virus contact tracing opens door to privacy violations, critics say

Supreme Court agrees to review refugee case of Guatemalan claiming fear of violence should he be deported

The Supreme Court agreed June 8 to review the refugee case of a Guatemalan national facing deportation who argues that U.S. immigration authorities failed to follow proper procedure in his case. Cited as Niz-Chavez v. Barr, the case is an appeal from the Cincinnati-based 6th Circuit Court … Continue reading Supreme Court agrees to review refugee case of Guatemalan claiming fear of violence should he be deported

Trump’s noble, unifying speech for the ages: Antifa won’t be allowed to murder America, the president vows

In one of the finest addresses of his presidency to date, President Donald Trump took aim at the leftist violence, looting, and anarchy that now dominate the streets, promising to use federal power to crush the radical insurrectionists whom the … Continue reading Trump’s noble, unifying speech for the ages: Antifa won’t be allowed to murder America, the president vows

Antifa: the network of violent revolutionaries behind much of today’s rioting

News Analysis With cities under brutal, sustained assault by seemingly well-organized rioters from coast to coast, President Donald Trump tried to reassure the nation when he recently vowed to designate Antifa as a terrorist organization. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had already taken … Continue reading Antifa: the network of violent revolutionaries behind much of today’s rioting

Criminal aliens fearing persecution at home have right to appeal deportation, Supreme Court holds

A federal law barring a Lebanese immigrant who committed felonies from challenging a negative asylum ruling before being deported is invalid, the Supreme Court ruled June 1. The decision is a defeat for the Trump administration, which opposes the man’s … Continue reading Criminal aliens fearing persecution at home have right to appeal deportation, Supreme Court holds