Posts tagged "scotus"
In the News: #blacklivesmatter, #Illridewithyou, TL;DR Bible Stories & more!

In the News: #blacklivesmatter, #Illridewithyou, TL;DR Bible Stories & more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
Will SCOTUS Tie the Knot?

Will SCOTUS Tie the Knot?

Becky Garrison: What will a United States Supreme Court decision do for public opinion regarding same-sex marriage?

Thicker Norms.

From Burt Neuborne's review of Sarah Barringer Gordon's The Spriti of the Law, today at The Forward.
When my daughter first explained to me why she wanted to be a rabbi, she said that she had watched my wife and I spend a lifetime seeking to use law and reason to bring moral order...

Faith and Trust

The nomination of Elana Kagan to the Supreme Court has a few progressive commentators rightly chattering over the cartes blanches the Obama administration is receiving. Glenn Greenwald at Salon provides the most cogent summation of the illogic:
Just think about what that means. If the choice is Kagan, you'll have huge numbers...

When is a Cross a Cross?

That is the question Stanley Fish at The New York Times asks when summarizing the Salazar v. Buono decision made last week by the Supreme Court. Fish looks at the surreal world of Establishment Clause jurisprudence and finds Kennedy's assertion that the cross, in this case placed in the Mojave desert...

What Would Jefferson Do?

Journalist and director of USC's Annenberg Digital News, Marc Cooper, makes a case in today's LA Times for the next Supreme Court Justice to be an atheist. How about some representation for the 1 in 6 Americans who claim no faith? he asks. Alas, even those tangentially following the Obama administration's hob-knobs with...