Salon Owner is Face of the New Civil Rights Movement

from the American Thinker:

Shelley Luther is America’s New Rosa Parks

Dallas, Texas salon owner Shelley Luther has become the face of the movement to free the nation from the oppressive lockdowns imposed by despotic governors and mayors.

She is a modern-day Rosa Parks, but more on that in a moment.

An inspiration in these dark times to patriotic Americans who yearn to have their most basic constitutional rights respected, Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail on May 5 for daring to open her salon despite emergency decrees mandating the continued forced closure of businesses like hers that have arbitrarily been deemed non-essential.

But Luther was liberated May 7 after the Supreme Court of Texas ordered her released “pending final disposition of this case.”  On May 8, Texas will allow hair salons to reopen with conditions. read more

Video Podcast – Supreme Court Overstep – Marvel’s New Superheroes

by: Brent Smith

The supreme Court has decided, because it feels like it, to once again overstep it’s constitutionally authorized duties and grant deported aliens the right of a new challenge to their original deportation.

22 years after a Columbian national was deported for a major drug offense the Supremes have decided he should get a new hearing. Sounds reasonable – right?

Marvel Comics has gone full P.C. with their latest superhero additions.

You may to be seated for this one. And also wrapping your head in duck tape to prevent losing any portion may be in order. read more

Another Trump Victory – Remain in Mexico Policy Stands

In an 8-1 decision with only the wise Latina dissenting. What a shocker!!

from the Blaze:

The Supreme Court handed President Donald Trump a win on Wednesday with a court order giving his administration a judicial green light to continue enforcement of its “Migrant Protection Protocols,” otherwise known as the “remain in Mexico” policy for the time being.

Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a lower court’s decision blocking the policy from going into effect in Arizona and California — the two border states within its geographical jurisdiction.

That injunction was set to go into effect on Thursday, before the Supreme Court stepped in this week. read more

WND Exclusive – Despite Trumps efforts, SCOTUS is still Dysfunctional

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

The United States Supreme Court is the highest court in the land and as such, has a very important roll within one of the three branches of the federal government.

It also has very specific duties, which are clearly defined in our Constitution.

As commentator Daniel Horowitz points out, these duties are called original jurisdiction.

This original jurisdiction is spelled out in Article III, Section 2, Clause 1, which states, “The judicial Power [of the supreme Court] shall extend to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls; – to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction; – to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party; – to Controversies between two or more States. …” read more

Homeless Street Camping Now a Constitutional Right

from the Blaze:

SCOTUS lets 9th Circuit ruling stating that homeless people have a constitutional right to camp on public property stand

35 percent of America’s homeless lived unsheltered in 2018

The Supreme Court will not take up a case that asks whether or not the U.S. Constitution prevents homeless people with nowhere else to go from being ticketed for camping in public areas.

The case, which was brought to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals by a group of six current or former homeless people, challenges a Boise, Idaho, ordinance that prohibits the homeless from sleeping on public property, even if they have no other shelter to go to. The petitioners claimed that the statute violated their Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishment, and the federal appeals court agreed with them, affirming a lower court’s ruling against Boise’s camping ordinance. read more

The Left’s Bill of Wrongs

by: Brent Smith

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The Atlantic wrote recently of, “an obscure New York City ordinance governing how firearms owners could—note the past tense—travel with their weapons.”

Under this law, “New Yorkers with a “premises” license had to keep their guns in their homes at all times, except when being taken to a licensed target-shooting facility for practice and training. But those facilities had to be in New York City itself. “Premises” licensees could not put their guns in their trunk and drive out of town for any reason—not to go to a gun range, not to compete in a shooting match, not to take the guns to a second home.”

A premises license? Well heck. If this isn’t unconstitutional, I frankly don’t know what is. Just where in the Second Amendment does it say anything about being forced to keep your guns at home at all times? Answer: NOWHERE!!

But as bad as this is, it is not my point.

The plantiffs, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, as well as the NRA, sued all the way to the United States Supreme Court, and much to most peoples’ surprise, they agreed to review the case. read more

WND Exclusive – THERE’S NOTHING SACRED ABOUT ‘PRECEDENT’

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

We constitutional conservatives agree that precedent is rarely a good thing.

Beyond the crafting of our original documents and some, but not all, constitutional amendments, I can think of no precedent that has ended other than badly for America.

Oftentimes precedents begin innocently enough and with supposed good intentions. But once that framework has been set, or that foundation laid, more often than not those with less than good intentions are free to cite the original to justify building upon it.

And so it will be for us if President Trump decides to set a precedent and declare a national emergency on our Southern border. I don’t just mean in order to procure some funds for the wall, which for months has been tied up in the courts. Hardly earth-shattering. I mean a full-blown national emergency declaration, shutting the border down, as he threatened to do. read more

Video Podcast – Trump Must Put the Courts in Their Place

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

The other day, Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review made a couple of great points regarding the recent supreme Court decisions.

It was regarding both the DACA non-decision and the census decision.

Neither of these “cases” should involve the courts at any level, much less the supreme Court.

I discuss why both should be decided by only the Executive branch, with no inputs from the courts, and little, if any input from even the Legislative branch. read more

Supreme Identity Politics

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Yet another red flag raised regarding supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Is our newest supreme Court justice an independent jurist or is he just another Republican caveman, who the left can bend and shape to their will by just exerting political pressure?

Recall, during his confirmation, justice Kavanaugh declared that should he be confirmed he would hire an all-female crew to clerk for him.

And that he did. For his “effort,” fellow justice and radical leftist, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, better known as Notorious RBG, praised him for it.

“If confirmed, I’ll be the first justice in the history of the Supreme Court to have a group of all-women law clerks. That is who I am,” said Kavanaugh.

“Justice Kavanaugh made history by bringing on board an all-female law clerk crew. Thanks to his selections, the Court has this Term, for the first time ever, more women than men serving as law clerks,” Ginsburg said at the Second Circuit Judicial Conference on Friday.

Well Yay! Identity politics has officially infected everything. read more

WND Exclusive – Justice Kavanaugh Will Only Drift Left From Here

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

I can’t quite figure out what Rush Limbaugh is up to regarding the recent Supreme Court ruling by Justice Brett Kavanaugh. I can’t figure out whether Rush is being critical of Kavanaugh, or instead trying to give a veiled excuse for his recent siding with the anti-constitutionalists on the court.

Normally, it’s easy to know exactly where Rush stands on any topic or event. It’s easy because he’s so predictably conservative and constitutional.

But Limbaugh has been noticeably different since Trump was elected. Although there is no doubt of Trump’s love of country and his desire to put America first, it’s also common knowledge that he is not an ideological conservative or advocate for small, limited and less expensive government. He just wants the U.S. citizen to get their money’s worth. This is and will continue to be a bone of contention for us constitutionalists. read more