Supreme Court to decide politically charged cases in 2016

by David G. Savage  |  published on December 30, 2015

As the nation heads into a presidential election year, the Supreme Court is set to decide a half-dozen politically charged cases in 2016 on such topics as abortion, affirmative action, contraceptives and immigration.

In several cases, conservatives are hoping the high court will shift current law to the right or block President Barack Obama’s policies, while liberals are defending the status quo.

But with justices closely split along ideological lines, the cases are likely to yield a series of 5-4 decisions and make clear the next president’s appointees could tip the law sharply to the right or left.

  • myfordtruck

    I have said for years that the supreme court need term limits and also all elected people should have a maximum time that they can be in office period starting with state offices and going up they should not be allowed to serve a total of say 16 years from start to finish and no more big retirement nothing but S.S. and medicare just like the rest of us

  • Both Congress and the Supreme Court need to have Term Limits placed on them! No one is so good as to deserve a Lifetime Position on the Supreme Court. Only one person was that good, and that was the Son of God, Jesus. No one else, especially in today’s morally corrupt society. If true Justice was carried out, then Obama would have been properly Vetted before being allowed to run for office, which would have prevented him from being allowed to run! Pelosi LIED when she said she vetted him, so she should do jail time for that! Both Parties are nothing more than corrupt vomit buckets today, only a handful of Congressmen are actually trying to do their jobs, the rest are nothing more than corrupt leeches!

  • SDofAZ

    If this supreme court makes more new laws, then it is seriously time to rethink and change the judicial system. AS noted the judicial system does NOT make new laws. It only interprets existing laws but if their interpretation changes the law, that is out of their realm of power. So, we shall watch and judge them as well. We, the legal citizens, are who all the branches answer to in the end. And these sitting judges had best park politics and political leanings to the side or prepare for terms of service changes.

  • a flag waving AMERICAN mike

    Obama thinks he is GOD. He is only the President and is in the Executive branch and the Judicial.The Legislative branch are the ones in charge of Immigration not the Executive and all the Immigrants he has let in should be DEPORTED as fast as they can be rounded I said to start with Obama is only the President not GOD.GOD if you want to help the WORLD get rid of Obama it was an IDEA.I tried

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