Donald Trump nominating Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court was supposed to be the capstone of Trump’s first term in office.
But Donald Trump and his supporters got hit with some bad news.
And that’s because Amy Coney Barrett broke Donald Trump’s heart with one decision.
Amy Coney Barrett completed one of the most disappointing first terms in modern Supreme Court history.
Barrett’s defenders billed the justice as a strong Catholic and conservative.
Now Trump supporters are wondering if they got hoodwinked.
In this term Barrett voted to uphold Obamacare and effectively end all legal challenges to the crown jewel of Barack Obama’s socialist agenda.
Barrett also let a 1990 precedent stand that lets government discriminate against the free exercise of religion.
But the defeats for conservatives spilled into next term.
Barrett voted with the Court’s liberals to reject hearing the case of Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington.
The Court’s conservatives – Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito – voted to take up the case, but they came up short on the vote.
SCOTUS Blog wrote:
Other big news from today’s order list: The court DECLINES to take up the case of a florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. The florist argued that the state of Washington’s non-discrimination law infringed on her religious rights.
That case is Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington. Justices Thomas, Alito & Gorsuch indicate that they voted to hear the case. Because it takes four votes to hear a case, that means the other six justices chose not to take it up.
In this case, Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, refused to make a floral arrangement for homosexual couple Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed in 2013 on the grounds participating in a homosexual wedding violated her Christian faith.
The state of Washington ruled that Stutzman’s refusal to disregard her Christian faith ran afoul of the state’s nondiscrimination statute.
Conservatives hoped the Court would take up the case to expand upon the 2017 Masterpiece Cakeshop case where the Supreme Court ruled the state of Colorado violated a Christian baker’s religious liberty by forcing him to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding.
However, the majority handed down a very narrow decision that ruled the state of Colorado discriminated against the baker because it called him names and acted with animosity.
The Court did not touch the subject of if the government can force Christians to abuse their faith by participating in homosexual weddings or other events that flout a Biblical lifestyle.
When Amy Coney Barrett replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg that changed the Court’s composition to six Republican-appointed justices.
Donald Trump and his supporters expected a conservative majority that would shift the Court dramatically to the right.
Instead, Barrett’s ruled as a timid establishment-minded institutionalist eager to please the left.
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