SCOTUS 101: Playground Talk

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SCOTUS 101: Playground Talk

Jun 28th, 2017 1 min read

Commentary By

Tiffany Bates @TiffanyHBates

Legal Policy Analyst

Elizabeth Slattery @EHSlattery

Legal Fellow and Appellate Advocacy Program Manager, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies

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This week...

  • Churches get tires too, the Supreme Court ruled in its Trinity Lutheran decision last week. Tiffany and Elizabeth explain what the win means for religious liberty, school choice, and the upcoming Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which will find Justice Kennedy having to balance his support for gay rights and free speech.
  • Meese Center Director John Malcolm talks SCOTUS's allowance of the Trump travel ban to take effect. This bench's deference to the executive branch on national security, combined with Congress's prior authorizations of the president's power to make certain immigration decisions give the ban potential to work.

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