Five days after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill intended to give anti-gay business owners the right to discriminate if they claim a religious justification for doing so, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that reminds us not all so-called "religious liberty" claims can be easily dismissed.
Twelve years ago, the Supreme Court wrote a big loophole into the constitutional rule prohibiting executions of people with intellectual disabilities. A case they will hear today could close that loophole.
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After Brown v. Board of Education, many segregationists cited their own faith as justification for official racism. Ross Barnett won Mississippi's governorship in a landslide in 1960 after claiming that “the good Lord was the original segregationist."