A year after the Far Left witnessed the end of its sacred-like Roe v. Wade, the high court this week demolished race-based affirmative action in college admissions then, one day later, upheld the legal right for a Christian business owner to refuse LGBT-related services that violate her religious beliefs. A second ruling on Friday put an end to President Joe Biden’s political scheme to “forgive” $400 billion in student loan debt.
In all three cases, the ruling split among ideological lines, and the opinions of the justices - not just their rulings - are being praised and lambasted by opposing sides.
Reacting to the affirmative action case, in which Asian students sued Harvard and the University of North Carolina for deducting points from their student applications, Donna Jackson of Project 21 says the conservative group filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs.
“Having more discrimination doesn’t get rid of discrimination,” Jackson, who is black, tells AFN. “So I think this is 100-percent the right call.”
Compare that reaction to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts. In a Twitter post, Warren wrote an “extremist Supreme Court has once again reversed decades of settled law, rolled back the march toward racial justice, and narrowed education opportunity for all.”
Warren, however, is commonly mocked by the Right as “Pocahontas” because she claimed Native American ancestry, in particular Cherokee, for decades. That claim opened academic doors for her for years, including being hired as a “diversity hire” by Harvard Law School. Under pressure over that claim, a DNA test Warren took in 2019 suggested any link to such ancestry dates back at least six generations, and she apologized to the Cherokee Nation.
In the 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis ruling on behalf of Lori Smith (pictured at right), a Colorado business owner, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote that opinion on behalf of the majority. Citing the First Amendment, he wrote the historic document “envisions the United States as a rich and complex place where all persons are free to think and speak as they wish, not as the government demands.”
In the dissenting opinion, Justice Sotomayor accused the court of legalized discrimination. “Today, the Court, for the first time in its history,” she wrote, “grants a business open to the public a constitutional right to refuse to serve members of a protected class.”
“There should be no ‘protected classes’ in any area of life,” Matt Walsh, the Daily Wire host, countered in a tweet.
In a related tweet, Walsh noted that so-called “Pride Month” has been disastrous for LGBT activists throughout June. Now, on the last day, comes the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Smith.
“Pride Month has been an absolute disaster for the LGBT cult. They’ve taken one L after another,” he wrote. “And now it ends with them losing in the Supreme Court. Awesome stuff.”
In the student loan ruling, small-business advocacy group Job Creators Network sued the Biden administration last year to block Biden plan that was viewed by skeptics as an unconstitutional political ploy.
Roger Severino of The Heritage Foundation called Biden's plan "political pandering" in an interview with Newsmax.
"[Biden] has a constituency that he wants to please and he had no legal authority whatsoever to do it," Severino concluded.
Elaine Parker, president of Job Creators, tells AFN the court’s ruling “stopped one of the most egregious examples of executive overreach in modern American history.”
Washington Times columnist Robert Knight tells AFN the Supreme Court stopped a “dangerous policy” that rewarded “indolence” but punished people who have paid off their student loans.
“This was a giant slap in the face,” he says of Biden’s loan forgiveness plan, “so it's been corrected by the Supreme Court."
“This disappointing and cruel student debt ruling shows the callousness of the MAGA Republican-controlled Supreme Court,” fumed Chuck Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader, in a tweet.