Written by Daniel Horowitz
This week, President Donald Trump fulfilled his promise to nominate a very qualified and intelligent conservative judge. Neil Gorsuch is likely a very good pick. However, given the past history, the enormous post-constitutional pressure even in some circles of the conservative legal movement, and so much terrible court precedent, it is yet to be determined if Gorsuch has the resolve to not get sucked into the swamp.
This point was best encapsulated in a statement from U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla. (B, 87%), himself a conservative constitutionalist lawyer. After praising Gorsuch’s background, he noted that there is still more to see:
Perhaps the most important quality for a constitutionalist Supreme Court justice is something that Scalia demonstrated in spades: backbone. There will be times when the proper reading of the Constitution will diverge sharply from the conventional wisdom of D.C.
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Written by Kelsey Harkness
The story of the former Atlanta fire chief who was fired from his job after publishing a book that addressed marriage and sexuality from a biblical perspective took center stage at a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, with witnesses from both sides of the aisle voicing disapproval of the city’s decision to terminate the decorated public servant.
“I wish we had a bill to protect him,” former U.S. Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat who represented Massachusetts’ 4th District, said of Chief Kelvin Cochran.
Cochran, the former fire chief in Atlanta, was fired from his job on Jan. 6, 2015, even after a city investigation cleared him of any discrimination charges against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
“No one should be fired because of his or her political or religious beliefs that don’t have to do with the job,” Frank said.… Continue Reading
Ted Cruz supporters cheer as caucus returns are reported at the caucus night rally, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Dear Friend of Marriage and Religious Liberty,
Senator Ted Cruz’s victory [last night] is a resounding affirmation by the Republican voters of Iowa of their determination to protect the institution of marriage against the onslaught being waged against it by cultural and judicial elites.
Iowans have said to the five U.S. Supreme Court justices who in the Obergefell decision sought to impose “same-sex marriage” on them and the people of every other state: This will not stand!
Left-wing activists and the Democratic presidential candidates they support want to stigmatize Christians and other supporters of traditional marriage and bully them into acquiescence. But by giving traditional marriage advocate Ted Cruz a great victory this evening, Iowa Republicans have sent a message that they will fight for marriage and the family and refuse to be intimidated.… Continue Reading