SCOTUS Secures Religious Liberty & Rule of Law

SCOTUS Secures Religious Liberty & Rule of Law

( – The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has already made a number of influential rulings during its most recent hearings. This week, it made even more decisions, some ensuring America would stick to the freedoms, rights, and laws it was built on.

Religious Liberty Expands

On Wednesday, July 8, the SCOTUS ruled on two cases with a 7-2 vote. The first upheld Trump’s birth-control exemptions for religious employers. This will protect employers’ desires to hold fast to their religious and spiritual beliefs without compromising business or morals. Now, they can opt-out of the typically required Obamacare mandate requiring all employers to pay for birth control.

The second case decided this week centered around two Catholic schools; teachers now cannot sue for discrimination. The court expanded ministerial exception, classifying teachers at religious schools as ministers. This gives religious schools the freedom to choose their teachers based on religious and moral grounds.

Each of these rulings holds fast to the American ideals that provide citizens with the freedom to choose their beliefs and how to live their lives. Many politicians, including Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), voiced their support.

No One is Above the Law

SCOTUS released another 7-2 decision on quite a different subject: rule of law. The ruling allows Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance to continue to pursue President Donald Trump’s tax and business records from Mazars USA, his accounting firm. Only Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented.

For the majority, Chief Justice Roberts wrote they chose to “hold that the president is neither absolutely immune from state criminal subpoenas seeking his private papers nor entitled to a heightened standard of need.”

President Trump made his frustration over the ruling clear, calling the case “presidential harassment.”

To be clear, the Supreme Court simply ruled against the claim that a “sitting President enjoys absolute immunity from state criminal process.” Now that Vance has the green light to secure the tax records, President Trump will most likely need to fight another court battle soon.

Americans are given certain rights in the US Constitution and those who established our laws wrote in safeguards to protect citizens from government overstep or power-grabbing. The SCOTUS rulings this week rekindled hope they’ll fight to keep these rights for future generations.

~Here’s to Your Prosperity!

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