Donald Trump undoubtedly changed the make-up of the Supreme Court.
Conservatives cheered, and liberals cried as it appeared the court was swinging to the Right.
But Amy Coney Barrett’s recent rulings have many wondering just how conservative she really is.
The Supreme Court has been handing down rulings in rapid-fire fashion over the last few weeks, and many of those rulings have left some stunned.
One case that was sure to be front-page news was the Fulton v. the City of Philadelphia case.
The City of Philadelphia refused to contract foster care work to Catholic Social Services (CSS) because of the group’s opposition to same-sex marriage.
Most conservatives anticipated an across-the-board decision by the justices that would overturn a 1990 precedent that allowed the government to pass laws that discriminated against religious liberty as long as the law in question applied to everyone.
The court’s most conservative justices, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch, were fully prepared to move in that direction.
According to sources, the court’s other two conservative-leaning justices, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, were also ready to move in that direction with Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch.
Until Chief Justice John Roberts got a hold of them.
John Roberts, appointed by then-President George W. Bush has been nothing more than a conservative in name only since joining the court and has done nothing but trample the Constitution by voting like a liberal every chance he gets.
Roberts convinced both Barrett and Kavanaugh to switch their votes to win over the Supreme Court’s three liberal justices and, in turn, hand down a unanimous ruling.
All the narrow ruling said was that the City of Philadelphia violated the First Amendment in this specific case – it does not set any precedent for future rulings.
As expected, Justice Samuel Alito was furious with Barrett and Kavanaugh, and he made that abundantly clear in his opinion.
“This decision might as well be written on the dissolving paper sold in magic shops. The City has been adamant about pressuring CSS to give in, and if the City wants to get around today’s decision, it can simply eliminate the never-used exemption power. If it does that, then, voila, today’s decision will vanish – and the parties will be back where they started . . . What is the point of going around in this circle?” Alito wrote.
While Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings seemed to be almost movie-like entertainment with her quick wit and unabashedly conservative responses, her short time on the bench has some concerned.
Both Barrett and fellow Trump appointee Brett Kavanaugh appear to be bending to John Roberts’ every demand.
John Roberts has done nothing but betray the conservative Right over the last decade and continues to prove he is nothing more than a liberal in disguise.
It’s not too late for Barrett and Kavanaugh to prove they aren’t the turncoats some are starting to believe they are, but they better hurry up because soon they’ll be nothing more than carbon copies of John Roberts.
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