Bad year for Obama at Supreme Court

With SCOTUS ready to rule on Obamacare and the Arizona immigration statute, the Washington Post reminds us that this has been an absolutely horrible year for the president at the Supreme Court: At least so far, 5-to-4 decisions that have divided the court along ideological lines have split fairly evenly between wins for liberals and for conservatives. And there has been a string of high-profile losses in which the government has failed to win the vote of a single justice - liberal or conservative. The court was unanimous in rejecting the government's arguments that federal discrimination laws protect employees of religious organizations who perform some duties central to the group's faith. The justices in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC for the first time recognized a "ministerial exception" to workplace discrimination laws. They dismissed the government's view that the fired employee's claim should be viewed as if she worked for a labor union or...(Read Full Post)