During the run-up to the 2016 elections, Pres. Donald J. Trump made a promise to the American people: he would nominate only conservative judges from a published list, and restore the rule of law.
The president made good on that promise by elevating Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and the results are in. Liberals are no longer able to distort the U.S. Constitution and the high court’s recent decisions ended a Democrat attempts to manipulate the vote, support religious beliefs and keep an accomplice to murder behind bars.
Voting: Gorsuch Ends The Court’s Political Bias
Thanks to Pres. Trump’s appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch, the days of political activism at the U.S. Supreme Court have come to an end.
Redrawing voting districts has always been a hot-button issue and the majority party in a given state tinkers with the lines.
Liberal justices such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor have been fine with the practice of “gerrymandering” as long as Democrats came out on top. But with the conservative majority intact, the rules now apply to both major parties.
In the high court’s recent wave of decisions, Republican-led redistricting in Texas and North Carolina had been challenged in the lower courts. Democrats based their suit on racial bias and the left-leaning lower courts were quick to take their side.
Democrats have frequently brought suit against Republican redistricting with racial bias as their primary argument. The left knows full well that they have a greater number of minority voters, and thus try to persuade judges the issue is more about skin color than voters. That argument fell on deaf ears with the conservative justices recognizing it as a ploy.
Rule of law has prevailed at the Supreme Court, although by a slim 5-4 margin with liberal justices going off the rails in dissent. Last year, the court held off on making this decision because the makeup appeared deadlocked at 4-4 on the issue. Justice Gorsuch emerged as the vote that swung the case.
Murder: Netflix “Making a Murderer” Personality Denied Appeal
Brendan Dassey has enjoyed celebrity status for his involvement in a 2007 killing of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach. He became a subject in Netflix’ “Making of a Murderer” documentary binge-watching series.
Although he has been sitting behind bars for the crime after making a full confession, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin overturned Dassey’s conviction and was prepared to set him free. Dassey’s uncle, Steven Avery, had also been convicted in the young woman’s murder.
Magistrate Duffin is an Obama-era appointment that did not require Senate confirmation.
Fortunately for Americans with a sense of justice, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals swiftly overturned the unconfirmed magistrate, and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal. Americans should be aware that another liberal voice could have resulted in the high court hearing the case and setting the murder accomplice free.
Religious Liberty: Christians No Longer Punished For Beliefs
On the heels of the 7-2 decision of the well-known gay wedding cake case, the U.S. Supreme Court has again backed religious liberties.
In this recent case, florist Barronelle Stutzman declined to participate in a same-sex marriage by providing floral arrangements. The Richland, Washington, owner of Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts, refused to sell flowers to a pair of long-standing gay customers for their wedding.
Stutzman made it clear she held no bias against the men. But, participation would compromise her “relationship with Jesus Christ.” Like the Colorado baker Jack Philips, left-leaning courts imposed penalties against her. However, the high court has sent the case back directing the lower courts to review the decision in light of the Colorado wedding cake ruling.
Liberal Washington officials are calling for the state court to disregard the U.S. Supreme Court and uphold its original penalties against Stutzman.
“The Washington State Supreme Court now has the job of determining whether the U.S. Supreme Court ruling affects this case. I am confident they will come to the same conclusion they did in their previous, unanimous ruling upholding the civil rights of same-sex couples in our state,” Washington A.G. Robert Ferguson reportedly said.
The left can toss out all the rhetoric they like. But at the end of the day, Justice Gorsuch keeps the conservative majority together, and Christians can no longer be punished for their faith.
~ Liberty Planet