This week has been an amazing week for conservatives with a number of very significant victories at the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers, upheld the travel ban, and ruled against powerful unions.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law that required pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to post information on how to receive an abortion. According to Fox News, “the law also required unlicensed, non-medical facilities to inform clients that they are not licensed medical providers.” These centers serve pregnant women by offering services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, and more. The ruling by the Supreme Court will protect the very important work that crisis pregnancy centers do to help women who are expecting.
Also on Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban affecting several countries. This ruling is the first Supreme Court decision on a policy from the President’s administration. Click here for a statement from President Trump on the ruling.
One day later on Wednesday, the Supreme Court made an extremely important decision in which they ruled against powerful unions in the case Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. This particular ruling prevents workers from being forced to pay fees to public sector unions. As National Review reports in other words, the decision denies “the unions’ right to force individuals who are opposed to their positions and policies to pay into union coffers.” Thanks to this ruling, public employees are not forced to pay fees to unions that they do not support.
In addition to these three very important rulings, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he will be retiring after 30 years of serving on the high court. Originally appointed by President Ronald Reagan, we are very thankful for Justice Kennedy’s service. His retirement opens up the door for President Trump to really secure a conservative majority in the United States Supreme Court. Click here for a list of candidates being considered by the President.
With the rulings on crisis pregnancy centers, President Trump’s travel ban, and powerful unions, Republicans saw three huge wins in the Supreme Court this week. Now, as the work begins to replace Justice Kennedy, Republicans have the opportunity to assure a conservative United State Supreme Court.