The Supreme Court was always going to be a major battleground in the 2020 election.
With this decision the Supreme Count announced its intention to be players this November.
And that’s because the Supreme Court agreed to hear one case that could decide the 2020 election.
Donald Trump is counting on record support from Evangelical Christians as well as strong support from Catholics to emerge victorious in his re-election bid.
The President was only the fourth Republican nominee since the 1950s to carry the Catholic vote and that support was a key to the President smashing the fabled “blue wall” and becoming the first GOP nominee to win Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Trump won those three states combined by fewer than 80,000 votes so the President delivering on his promises to appoint pro-life judges and defend religious liberty loom large.
The President made a down payment on paying back his Christian supporters by appointing Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Past Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush all promised to appoint conservative justices to mixed success.
All nominated one conservative judge, but Reagan, and both Bushes nominated moderate or liberal Supreme Court justices that upheld the horrendous Roe v. Wade decision and Obamacare.
President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominees have a chance to prove their mettle after the Supreme Court agreed to hear a third case involving the Obamacare birth control mandate.
In the 2014 Hobby Lobby case, the Supreme Court held that privately held companies whose owners had sincere religious objections did not have to provide abortion inducing contraceptives as the Obamacare birth control mandate violated the 1996 Religious Freedom Restoration Act that Democrat President Bill Clinton signed in to law.
In 2016, religious freedom advocates challenged the accommodation the Obama administration came up with after the Hobby Lobby case to allow a company’s insurance provider to cover abortion-inducing drugs without the employer using their own money to pay for them.
Justice Antonin Scalia’s tragic death derailed this case as it left only eight justices that deadlocked sending the case back to the lower court.
The Supreme Court announced it will take the third crack at the Obamacare abortion drug mandate after a lower court judge slapped a nationwide injunction on the Trump administration’s rule that expanded the number of employers that could opt out of the Obamacare birth control rules.
Now that this case is on the Supreme Court docket, the justices will hand down a decision in June just months before the Presidential election.
Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh have shown sympathy to the cause of religious liberty in their time on the circuit court.
A victory for the Trump administration expands religious liberty just as Christian Trump supporters turn their attention toward the election which could provide the motivation for people of faith to turn out in numbers necessary for the President to secure re-election.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.