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Supreme Court Lets Its Jesus Freak Flag Fly

But which Christian denomination should be the state religion?

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court gave two big wins to people who seek to discriminate against others and blame it on their religion.

In two 7-2 rulings (yes, you read that right, NOT COOL BREYER AND KAGAN), the Court gave its blessing to legalized discrimination in the name of religion. In Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, SCOTUS gave the green light to employers to strip their employees of birth control coverage for "religious" and "moral" reasons. And in Our Lady of Guadalupe v. Morrissey-Berru, it gave religious schools the right to discriminate against basically any of their teachers, at any time, for any reason.

So that's fun!


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Supreme Court To Trump: You Are So Screwed, Eventually!

It's not bad!

Finally, it's here! At long last, the Supreme Court has issued a ruling in the Trump tax cases. Chief Justice John Roberts, Kegstand, and Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices in two 7-2 decisions. Hooray! We must have won, right?

Well ... that depends.

If your definition of a "win" is preserving a legal system where the president is not above the law, then yes, we won. If you were hoping that before the election we'd get to see whatever it is that Trump has been fighting so hard to keep hidden, not so much. On the plus side, Trump's chances of retaining the White House look worse by the day, and the court just enshrined protections for a future President Biden (God willing!) against harassment by a future Republican Congress (God forbid!). And that's a really fucking good thing!

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Trump Can't Always Get What He Wants, Not Even From Gorsuch And Kegstand :(

The rule of law won today at the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court just dropped its season finale rulings in the cases we had been most anticipating, on Donald Trump's taxes and financials, and we are going to call them WINS. Why? Well for one thing, because they are. Also, Trump seems to know he lost, because he sure is rage-screaming!

We screengrabbed this one because GOT CAIGHT is our new favorite presidential typo:

The full, reposted thread is here. There were also these:


You hate to see it.

However, don't pop the champagne just yet, because we probably won't be reading Trump's taxes and financials on the internet anytime soon, at least not before the election.

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John Roberts Fell And Hit His Head, Clinton Hit Squad Thwarted Again

Trump not quite pushing people out windows yet.

Chief Justice John Roberts spent a night in the hospital last month after he fell and hit his head, the Washington Post reports. Fortunately, it was not a serious injury and Roberts is expected to keep on pissing off Donald Trump when he's not pissing off all the rest of us.

The 65-year-old chief justice was taken by ambulance to a hospital after the June 21 incident at the Chevy Chase Club, which was serious enough to require sutures. He stayed at the hospital overnight for observation and was released the next morning.

Roberts didn't make the tumble public, and the Post only learned of it from a tipster, who said others at the club saw the fall and that Roberts's head was covered in blood. Which, as we learned from some movie or another — Twister? — can be misleading, since minor scalp wounds can bleed like a stuck pig. Which, coincidentally, is how Donald Trump squealed when Roberts ruled his administration had done sloppy homework in its attempt to repeal DACA.

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