If Rand Paul were elected president, he would have the power to nominate potential Supreme Court justices who want to return to a world where basic workplace protections are considered unconstitutional -- and who object to the federal ban on whites-only lunch counters to boot.
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.
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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.
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."