Another Supply Chain problem: 70,000 truckers could be off the road after Supreme Court denies judicial review

Rev 6:6 NAS “And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

Important Takeaways:

  • US Court Ruling May Take 70,000 Truckers Off Road, Spur Jams
  • “Gasoline has been poured on the fire that is our ongoing supply-chain crisis,” the California Trucking Association said in a statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to deny a judicial review of a decision of a lower court, a process known as certiorari.
  • The association asked the Supreme Court for a review of a case challenging California’s Assembly Bill 5, a law that sets out three tests to determine whether a worker is an employee entitled to job benefits or an independent contractor who isn’t. The trucking industry relies on contractors, and has fought to be exempt from state regulations for years because of federal law.
  • [So by not reviewing the bill] could force California’s 70,000 truck owner-operators to stop driving is set to create another choke point in already-stressed West Coast logistics networks, a truckers’ organization said.

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Supreme Court rules to EPA needs Congress approval to set standards, Gives Biden thumbs up to end ‘Remain in Mexico policy’

Important Takeaways:

  • Supreme Court Issues Final Rulings, Curbs EPA Overreach, Gives Biden the OK to End ‘Remain in Mexico’
  • The most high-profile case today was about U.S. immigration policy. The Court said President Biden has the right to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy which was a Trump administration rule that allowed asylum seekers to be deported while they waited for their cases to be heard.
    • The policy was quite effective at stemming the flood of migrants at the border. Four months after it was put in place, detentions at the border declined more than 60 percent.
  • Court Tells EPA to Back Off
    • The high court also issued a ruling about government overreach, clarifying the separation of powers
    • The justices ruled 6-3 that the Environmental Protection Agency, which is currently controlled by the Biden administration, doesn’t have the power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants unless Congress gives it the clear authority to do so.
    •  “Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day’”
    • But he further explained, “A decision of such magnitude and consequence rests with Congress itself, or an agency acting pursuant to a clear delegation from that representative body.”
  • And finally at the Supreme Court today, there is a changing of the guard.
    • Justice Stephen Breyer officially steps down at noon, after serving 27 years. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the court’s first African-American woman, will then be sworn in.

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West Virginia v. EPA could also be huge

Exodus 18:21 “Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

Important Takeaways:

  • One more blockbuster Supreme Court decision could still be coming even after Friday’s abortion ruling
  • West Virginia vs. the EPA asks whether important policies that impact the lives of all Americans should be made by unelected D.C. bureaucrats or by Congress. This SCOTUS could well decide that ruling by executive agency fiat is no longer acceptable.
  • The case involves the Clean Power Plan, which was adopted under President Barack Obama to fight climate change; the program was estimated to cost as much as $33 billion per year and would have completely reordered our nation’s power grid. The state of West Virginia, joined by two coal companies and others, sued the EPA, arguing the plan was an abuse of power.
  • By deciding in favor of West Virginia, the court could begin to rein in the vast powers of the alphabet agencies in D.C. that run our lives and return it to legislators whom we elect to create…legislation.

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Washington state High School Coach vindicated by Supreme Court ruling in favor of his right to pray

Exodus 18:21 “Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

Important Takeaways:

  • Supreme Court Upholds Religious Rights, Vindicates Football Coach Who Was Fired for Praying
  • “SCOTUS sides with a high school football coach in a First Amendment case about prayer at the 50-yard-line. In a 6-3 ruling, SCOTUS says the public school district violated the coach’s free speech and free exercise rights when it barred him from praying on the field after games.”
  • Coach Joe Kennedy has been battling the Bremerton School District since 2015. The district claimed that his actions violated the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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Faith Leaders speak out on Overturning Roe v. Wade

Exodus 18:21 “Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

Important Takeaways:

Roe v. Wade overturned: Rev. Franklin Graham, other faith leaders react to ‘significant’ abortion ruling

  • Rev. Graham
    • “Roe v. Wade, passed 49 years ago, has resulted in the deaths of over 63 million innocent children in this country. Sadly, this decision is not an end to abortion — it pushes the battle back to the states.”
    • “My prayer is that every state will enact protections for children in the womb,” added Graham, “and that our nation will value life and recognize the rights of our most vulnerable.”
  • Pastor Jentezen Franklin
    • “This is a remarkable answer to the prayers of millions of people for decades. I honestly never dreamed in my lifetime I would see this happen. We do not gloat or dare say anything but praise to our God for this courageous and just decision by the Supreme Court.”
  • Pastor Lucas Miles at NFluence Church in South Bend
    • “While as Christians we weep for the precious lives that were lost the past nearly 50 years under Roe,” he added, “we rejoice alongside every witness in heaven over the victory that transpired today for the unborn.”
    • “Thank God that our nation’s justices were able to stand strong despite tremendous pressure and threats of personal peril as they overturned the evil that was Roe,” he also said.
    • Miles also said, “We also pray for those grieved by this news, that God would open their eyes to the wickedness of abortion and that a spirit of repentance would fall upon the people of this nation for applauding the horrors committed during the reign of Roe v Wade.”
  • [Rabbi] Jonathan Cahn
    • “Now that the Supreme Court followed through and overturned Roe v. Wade, it is the first but major step in turning back that which history will judge as a great evil. In the Bible, the 50th year is the Jubilee — the year of restitution, when that which taken is restored, and that which was done is reversed.”
    • “The 50th Jubilean Year of Roe v. Wade in America is this year! It comes to an end Jan. 22, 2023. We pray that it be a true year of jubilee, of the saving of lives, and of restoration.”

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Historical Day: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Exodus 18:21 “Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

Important Takeaways:

  • Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in landmark opinion
  • The case before the court centered on a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks
  • The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively ending recognition of a constitutional right to abortion and giving individual states the power to allow, limit, or ban the practice altogether.
  • “We end this opinion where we began. Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the court’s opinion.
  • When Americans were asked in a recent Fox News poll about how they would feel if a law banning abortions after 15 weeks were passed in their state, just over half of voters favor it (54%) while 41% are opposed.

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Supreme Court 6-3 Vote Backs Mississippi Banning Abortion after 15 weeks. Also 5-4 vote in Overturning Roe v. Wade

  • US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade abortion rights landmark.
  • The court, in a 6-3 ruling powered by its conservative majority, upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks. The vote was 5-4 to overturn Roe, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing separately to say he would have upheld the Mississippi law but not taken the additional step of erasing the precedent altogether.

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Supreme Court rules 6-3 in favor of those seeking a gun license and the right to protect yourself

Exodus 18:21 “Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

Important Takeaways:

  • Supreme Court shoots down NY rule that set high bar for concealed handgun licenses
  • The court ruled in its first major gun case in more than a decade
  • The Supreme Court ruled [ruled 6-3] that New York’s regulations that made it difficult to obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun were unconstitutionally restrictive, and that it should be easier to obtain such a license.
  • The existing standard required an applicant to show “proper cause” for seeking a license, and allowed New York officials to exercise discretion in determining whether a person has shown a good enough reason for needing to carry a firearm. Stating that one wished to protect themselves or their property was not enough.

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In 6-3 vote Supreme Court rules that Maine School Tuition Program discriminates against children at faith-based schools

  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Parents’ Right to School Choice: ‘A Great Day for Religious Liberty in America’
  • The case, Carson v. Makin, was a challenge to the constitutionality of a program that pays for students to attend private schools in cases when they would have to commute long distances to reach the nearest public school.
  • Maine agreed to pay for those students to select any private school they wanted, as long as it wasn’t a religious school.
  • The nonprofit religious freedom law firms Institute for Justice and First Liberty Institute filed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of three families from small towns in Maine—Orrington, Glenburn, and Palermo.
  • According to Chief Justice John Roberts, “the Maine program, ‘effectively penalizes the free exercise’ of religion.'”
  • Justice Sotomayor said, today, the Court leads us to a place where separation of church and state becomes a constitutional violation.”
  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Tuesday that a Maine school tuition program discriminates against children at faith-based schools as well as “penalizes the free exercise” of religion.

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Man attempts to assassinate Brett Kavanagh at home, was arrested

2 Timothy 3:1-5 “But understand this that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Armed man arrested outside Justice Kavanaugh’s home planned to kill him: Report
  • An armed man was arrested Wednesday outside the Maryland home of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.
  • People familiar with the incident said the man told police he planned to kill Justice Kavanaugh. The arrest occurred at about 1:50 a.m.
  • The man was taken to a Montgomery County police station. He’s reportedly from California and in his 20s, and had a gun, pepper spray and knife on him as well as burglary tools.
  • The arrest comes just days after the Southern Poverty Law Center released a study showing a distressingly high level of support for assassinating politicians whom the respondents believed were “harming the country or our democracy.”

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