Despite character assassination attempt, Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to US Supreme Court

Activists Demonstrate Against Brett Kavanaugh Nomination At The Supreme CourtThis might be an enduring achievement of the Trump Presidency: after less than two years in office, US President Donald Trump has been able to get a second Justice appointed to the US Supreme Court’s bench – this time filling a post vacated through the resignation of ultra-liberal Justice Anthony Kennedy by a judge with conservative credentials. There is hope that this could shift the supreme judicial instance in the US, which has a strong influence on judicial developments also in Europe, back to sanity. Continue reading “Despite character assassination attempt, Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to US Supreme Court”

US: Justice Anthony Kennedy retires. At last.

geht-in-den-ruhestand-oberster.jpgThis is great news. Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement, opening an opportunity for President Trump to nominate another Supreme Court Justice after Neil Gorsuch. There is reason to hope that, as in the case of Gorsuch, the appointee will be a credible interpret of the law, not a judicial activist. But while Gorsuch replaced another good lawyer, this is now the opportunity to replace a bad lawyer through a good one. Continue reading “US: Justice Anthony Kennedy retires. At last.”

US Supreme Court: pregnancy centers not obliged to promote abortion

ultrasound-baby.jpgIn an important pro-life decision, National Institute of Family and Live Advocates v. Becerra, the US Supreme Court has invalidated a perverse law passed by the State of California, which would have obliged pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to supply women with information about how and where to provide abortions. This law was a vicious attack on the freedom of expression, obliging citizens to make statements that are in total opposition of what they actually want to say and do. Continue reading “US Supreme Court: pregnancy centers not obliged to promote abortion”

United States: LGBT-totalitarianism suffers setback

Jack Phillips is owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., and has a case before the Supreme Court.While the CJEU, with yesterday’s decision to impose on Member States an obligation to give legal effect to “marriages” concluded by persons of the same sex, is heading down the pernicious road of judicial activism, the Supreme Court of the United States has made an important step back towards reason and common sense. In a 7-2 ruling in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Court found that the applicant, a baker, was in his right to refuse an order by a sodomite couple to bake a wedding cake with obscene decorations for the purpose of celebrating their “marriage”. Continue reading “United States: LGBT-totalitarianism suffers setback”