Discriminatory Rhetoric Poses a Threat to Democracy

Not too long ago, the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy S. Moore, ruled that “Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage licenses” to same-sex couples. Former Republican presidential candidate and senator Rick Santorum suggested that allowing gay marriage to become legalized would lead to the legalization of polygamy and other forms of marriage. Presidential candidate Ben Carson told the press that it would not be smart for a gay couple to go to Christian bakeries “because they might put poison in that…

The Supreme Court is in Danger

The Supreme Court has long been an institution that enjoys a high approval rating among American citizens. It tends to be regarded as the most trusted branch of United States government, one that does not allow the overwhelming influence of party politics to persuade its influence the way it does on Capitol Hill or in the White House. However, in the latter half of the last century, the Court has begun to generate a more politicized presence than years past. Since deciding Brown v. Board of Education in 1956, the…