Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Supreme Court justice slams lower court ruling on ‘discrimination’

via NBC News

A Missouri prison worker sued the Department of Corrections for a hostile work environment due to discrimination based on her sexual orientation.

The jury ruled in her favor, awarding her $275,000.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito criticized Missouri courts for excluding potential jurors with traditional religious views on homosexuality, expressing concerns about the impact of the legalization of same-sex marriage.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case, with Alito suggesting this decision could lead to further challenges to Obergefell.

Conservatives aim to protect the rights of religious Americans in legal proceedings, arguing against juror exclusion based on religious beliefs.

“In this case, the court below reasoned that a person who still holds traditional religious views on questions of sexual morality is presumptively unfit to serve on a jury in a case involving a party who is a lesbian,” Alito wrote.

“That holding exemplifies the danger that I anticipated in Obergefell v. Hodges … namely, that Americans who do not hide their adherence to traditional religious beliefs about homosexual conduct will be ‘labeled as bigots and treated as such’ by the government.”

“The trial court excluded from service two potential jurors who expressed anti-homsexual beliefs. In doing so, the trial court focused on the potential jurors’ beliefs, not their religion, and afforded both parties a fair trial,” attorney Christina Nielsen said.

“The Constitution does not tolerate excluding jurors on the basis of race or sex. It ought not to tolerate exclusion on the basis of religion, the very first freedom protected by the Bill of Rights,” Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey wrote.

“The belief-based exclusion was necessary because the plaintiff’s homosexuality was a central issue in the case,” Nielsen said.

Most Popular:

FBI Informant Who Criticized Biden Gets Bad News

Drag Queen Principal Learns His Fate Amid Controversy

You May Also Like


Charting the Course: Understanding Congressional and Legislative Maps. Federal judge’s ruling A federal judge upheld Georgia’s new GOP-drawn congressional and legislative maps, despite objections...


Prominent Atlantic City Democratic operative Craig Callaway has been charged with orchestrating a mail-in ballot scheme to sway elections. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in...


The 2024 Presidential Showdown: Biden vs. Trump Redux Historic NBC Poll An NBC Poll has indicated that former President Donald Trump is leading President...


Republican agenda dealt major blow by federal court. Overturned injunction The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit overturned an injunction against...


Understanding Food Contamination and Product Recalls in the US Multiple federal agencies Multiple federal agencies have issued a warning about potentially contaminated charcuterie meat...


Karine Jean-Pierre continues to struggle during White House Press briefings. Weak answers Democrat lawmaker Jared Moskowitz of Florida condemned White House Press Secretary Karine...


Nancy Mace: Trailblazer, Veteran, and Rising Political Star Significant staff turnover Republican Rep. Nancy Mace has experienced significant staff turnover, with her entire Capitol...