Supreme Court

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The Briefing 06-30-15

1) Oklahoma execution method upheld by Supreme Court, despite severe questioning of death penalty Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug, Oklahoman Daily (AP) 2)...

  • Audio
  • Chimpanzees
  • gay marriage
  • Individualized Religion
  • Supreme Court
  • Weddings
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Everything Has Changed and Nothing Has Changed — The Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Everything has changed and nothing has changed. The Supreme Court’s decision yesterday is a central assault upon marriage as the conjugal union of a man and...Read this essay →

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The Briefing Special Edition: Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court affirms gay marriage as constitutional right, disregards democratic process  Obergefell, et. al., v Hodges, et. al., Supreme Court Transcript: Obama’s remarks...

  • Audio
  • Religious Liberty
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 06-26-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court affirms Obamacare, exposing serious responsibility of interpreting texts Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Health Care Subsidies, New York Times (Adam Liptak) The...

  • Audio
  • Euthanasia
  • Obamacare
  • Supreme Court
  • Yoga
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The Briefing 06-24-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court’s leftward trend under Roberts shaped by kinds of questions Court faces The Roberts Court’s Surprising Move Leftward, New York Times...

  • Alger Hiss
  • Allen Weinstein
  • Audio
  • Justice Kennedy
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 06-19-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Charleston church shooting horrifying picture of evil of racism How black church leaders are responding to the shooting in Charleston, Washington Post...

  • Audio
  • Charleston
  • Pope Francis
  • racism
  • Religious Liberty
  • Supreme Court
  • WHO
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The Briefing 06-17-15

Podcast Transcript 1) CA physician-assisted suicide bill passes after medical association drops opposition, redefining physicians’ role Physician-Assisted Death Legislation Moves Forward In California, NPR California...

  • American History
  • Audio
  • Education
  • gay marriage
  • Physician Assisted Suicide
  • Supreme Court
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In Defense of Marriage, the Rule of Law, and Ordered Liberty

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in the case known as Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision in this case...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-28-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Today marks historic day in Constitutional history with definition of marriage at stake History Suggests Kennedy Holds Key to Gay-Marriage Case, Wall...

  • Audio
  • Baltimore
  • Freddie Gray
  • gay marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-27-15

Podcast Transcript 1) In aftermath of Nepal quake moral evil mixed with natural evil Fear of aftershocks has Nepal on edge, Washington Post (Rama Lakshmi...

  • Audio
  • Calbuco Volcano
  • gay marriage
  • Nepal Earthquake
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-02-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Separation of powers threatened by increasing influence of Supreme Court The high court reigns supreme, USA Today (Richard Wolf) Notable & Quotable:...

  • Audio
  • Canada
  • Russian History
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 03-04-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Netanyahu's Congress address exposes wide differences in view of challenge of Iran Netanyahu, in Speech to Congress, Criticizes ‘Bad Deal’ on Iran Nuclear...

  • Audio
  • California
  • Congress
  • gay marriage
  • Netanyahu
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 01-19-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court takes up same-sex marriage cases in political climate friendly to the issue  Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Rights for Gay Couples...

  • Audio
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Pope
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • Terry McAuliffe
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The Briefing 01-14-15

Podcast Transcript 1) NYT Editorial board declares new rules; belief alone is evidence enough for disqualification God, Gays and the Atlanta Fire Department, New York...

  • Atlanta Fire Chief
  • Audio
  • Boko Haram
  • Christian Persecution
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 01-06-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Legalization of gay ‘marriage’ in Florida reveals economic underpinnings Same-sex marriages begin in Miami-Dade County, Miami Herald (Patricia Mazzei and Steve Rothaus)  Wedding...

  • Audio
  • Cuomo
  • Florida
  • gay marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-14-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Success of comet landing dependent on science built on a Christian worldview Landing on a Comet, a European Space Agency Mission Aims...

  • Audio
  • Comet Landing
  • Interstellar
  • Public School
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-10-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Nomination of Loretta Lynch as new Attorney General significant political decision  Loretta Lynch, a Nominee for Attorney General, Is Praised for Substance,...

  • Audio
  • Berlin Wall
  • Jerusalem
  • Loretta Lynch
  • North Korea
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 10-21-2014

Podcast Transcript 1) Political shift on same sex marriage result of moral and underlying theological revolution So far, so fast, The Economist 2) Supreme Court's...

  • Audio
  • Hillsong
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 10-07-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court rejects all 5 same-sex marriage appeals in major milestone of moral revolution Supreme Court Delivers Tacit Win to Gay Marriage,...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • gambling
  • Pedophilia
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Vindication of Antonin Scalia — A Sad Milestone for Marriage and Morality

A giant milestone in the moral revolution passed today when the U.S. Supreme Court turned down every single appeal from several states on the issue of...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-30-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court maneuverings on same-sex marriage reminder that the political is often personal Supreme Court meets to consider taking gay marriage cases, Chicago Tribune...

  • Audio
  • Church of England
  • Culture Wars
  • Justin Welby
  • Supreme Court
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Briefing 06-26-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court's liberals and conservatives united on right to privacy Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones, New York Times (Adam Liptak) 2)...

  • Audio
  • Canada
  • Hollywood
  • Joe Biden
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 05-07-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Religious liberty rightly affirmed by Supreme Court decision approving non-generic prayer TOWN OF GREECE, NEW YORK v. GALLOWAY ET AL., Supreme Court A Defeat...

  • adultery
  • Audio
  • Boko Haram
  • Religious Liberty
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 05-06-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court determines sectarian prayers before town council are not unconstitutional Supreme Court upholds legislative prayer at council meetings, Washington Post (Robert...

  • Audio
  • Boko Haram
  • Public Prayer
  • South Korea
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-03-14

Supreme Court lifts ban on aggregate campaign donations; Why is Mississippi religious freedom law controversial? It shouldn’t be; Boy Scout “halfway policy” now backfires as…

  • Audio
  • Boy Scouts
  • Campaign Donations
  • Denmark
  • Mississippi
  • Religious Freedom
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-01-14

The “unforeseen” mudslide tragedy was not unforeseen; Justice Ginsburg, the power of the courts, and the pressure of retirement; Will democracy survive? Complacency is the…

  • Audio
  • Democracy
  • Justice Ginsburg
  • Mudslide
  • Natural Disaster
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 03-24-14

Politically active judges are not responding to Supreme Court decisions, but anticipating them; Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia will reveal if he is truly serious…

  • Audio
  • Children
  • Dogs
  • Judicial Activism
  • Michigan
  • Pets
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-26-13

Contraception Mandate likely headed to Supreme Court matters for all of us, not just Hobby Lobby; Will same-sex marriage split the United Methodist Church? Church…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Church of England
  • contraception mandate
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Obamacare
  • Russia
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • United Methodist Church
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The Briefing 11-14-13

Heart-wrenching New York Magazine cover story interviews women who have had abortions; Supreme Court flooded with abortion cases; Atheist mega-churches? Atheists are religious about their…

  • Abortion
  • Atheism
  • Atheist Mega Church
  • Audio
  • New York Magazine
  • Supreme Court
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