THE CASES ON TRUMP’S TAXES
Against the Decision: The Supreme Court lets Trump run out the clock.
“Rather than uphold the validity of the subpoenas, as the lower federal courts had done, the Supreme Court sent both cases back to the lower courts, giving Mr. Trump another chance to delay and come up with more arguments about why the American people should be kept in the dark.” – Editorial Board | The New York Times
Read Chief Justice John Robert’s majority opinion in Trump v. Vance and Trump v. Mazars.
THE CASE ON LGBT RIGHTS AT WORK
Against the Decision: The Supreme Court’s Mistaken and Misguided Sex Discrimination Ruling
“The logic of Gorsuch’s opinion, such as it is, makes no sense once you get beyond “trans” gender and consider contemporary gender theory. Perhaps that is why he used the term “transgender status” rather than “gender identity.” But it is wishful thinking if he thinks this will be a limiting principle going forward.” Not “rather than uphold…” – Ryan T. Anderson | Public Discourse
Read Justice Neil Gorsuch’s majority opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County.
THE CASE ON REGULATING ABORTION
Against the Decision: Supreme Court swing vote – What’s behind John Roberts’ legal gymnastics?
“It is the court’s job to uphold the Constitution, not its old cases. If its precedents conflict with the Constitution, it must reverse them, just as it refuses to enforce executive orders or statutes that violate the Constitution.” – John Yoo* | Fox News
THE CASE ON NATIVE SOVEREIGNTY IN OKLAHOMA
Against the Decision: Native American Sovereignty Is No Liberal Triumph
“The Creek have the authority to prosecute crimes in their territory, but under federal law they are constrained in the punishment they can dole out (generally no more than a few years in prison)” – M. Todd Henderson | Wall Street Journal
BONUS: THE CASE FOR THE ROBERTS COURT
Is John Roberts trying to save the Supreme Court from Democratic packing?
“Roberts might think his middle-of-the-road position will preserve the court’s independence. But the old saying of Texas progressive politician Jim Hightower may yet prove true: ‘There’s nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos.’” – Henry Olsen | The Washington Post
* Denotes former IQ2US debaters.
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