• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • supreme court

    Social Science Confirms: Kids Need Married Moms and Dads

    A group of social science professors present the scholarly research on a child’s need for a married mother and a father in a brief submitted to the Supreme Court. The brief demonstrates that when it comes to same-sex parenting, we do not have adequate studies. The phenomenon is too new … More

    Portman: Right on the Court, Wrong on Marriage

    Senator Rob Portman (R–OH) announced this morning that he now supports the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex couples. He was clear, however, that the Supreme Court should not impose this redefinition. Americans and their elected officials have constitutional authority to make marriage policy. When Americans hear the case for … More

    Chart of the Week: The States That Have Expanded Medicaid

    Expanding Medicaid will be costly for most states. The authors of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Obamacare) threatened to strip all federal funding for states’ Medicaid programs if they refused to expand the entitlement. But 27 states filed suit over Obamacare and the Supreme Court struck … More

    Attorney General Edwin Meese on Marriage and the Courts

    Forty-one states continue to affirm that marriage exists to bring a man and a woman together as husband and wife to be father and mother to any children their union produces. In California, citizens voted directly to retain this understanding of marriage (after an activist court created a right to … More

    Broad, Diverse Defense of Marriage at Supreme Court

    Scholars have filed more than 50 amicus briefs with the Supreme Court urging it to uphold California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). While the media seems intent on ignoring these briefs and hyping the briefs on the other side, the sheer number and quality of … More

    Racially Charged Attacks Against Justice Scalia Unfounded

    The inflammatory attacks on Justice Antonin Scalia after the oral arguments in the Supreme Court in the Shelby County case last week show the desperation of the supporters of the “racial entitlement” that is Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Those attacks, and some of the disgusting political cartoons … More

    Why Marriage Matters for America and Conservatism

    Some former officials in the Republican Party are urging the Supreme Court to redefine marriage for the nation. But support for marriage as the union of a man and a woman is essential to American—and conservative—principles. Indeed, nothing could be less conservative than urging an activist court to redefine an … More

    Morning Bell: Voting Rights at the Supreme Court Today

    To understand what’s going on in the Supreme Court today, we have to go back in time. The year was 1965. Hundreds of people gathered in Selma, Alabama, to march for black Americans’ right to vote. Some states, especially in the South, had set up obstacles to voting, such as … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Administration vs. the Law on Same-Sex Marriage

    President Obama has so many flip-flops in his policy positions that it’s hard to keep track. After running for President supporting traditional marriage, he “evolved” to support same-sex marriage—and now his Justice Department has officially urged the Supreme Court to overthrow the law of the land. The Defense of Marriage … More

    Decoding the Constitutional Challenges to Traditional Marriage

    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the challenge to California’s Proposition 8 on March 26 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on March 27. With the arguments fast approaching, the parties’ briefs and amicus curiae briefs have started to trickle in—tackling the various issues raised in these … More