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Lynn v. Sekulow

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What Happened to the Kagan Standard?

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry,  I agree.  The confirmation hearings produced little when it came to clear and direct answers from Elena Kagan about her judicial philosophy – specifically how she views church/state issues. I can’t help but recall the words she used in […]

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Kagan And Religious Liberty: Too Bad We Didn’t Learn More

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I think you know how I feel about the National Day of Prayer decision. I think it’s a good one and I hope it sticks. Let’s turn now to other current events. The Senate Judiciary Committee proceedings have come […]

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Jay, You’ve Missed the Mark

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay,   Like Supreme Court Justices Alito, Scalia, Roberts and Thomas, you have characterized this case all wrong. You write that the majority’s decision is flawed because it has denied the Christian Legal Society (CLS) its fundamental right to religious […]

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The Supreme Court Missed the Mark

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry,   This decision is both disappointing and troubling.  By a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court dealt a damaging blow to First Amendment law for religious organizations in the case of  Christian Legal Society v. Martinez.    The Supreme […]

A Big Win at the Supreme Court

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Today, Americans United is celebrating another victory – this time at the U.S. Supreme Court. This morning, the high court upheld a policy at University of California, Hastings College of the Law that prohibits school-subsidized clubs from engaging in religious […]

Kagan: Church, State and Privacy

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I too would like to get to the bottom of all this and get some answers on what Kagan’s views truly are. I am troubled by some things that I have read, and I need to know where Kagan […]

What Does SCOTUS Nominee Elena Kagan Really Believe?

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry,   I’m glad were on the same page when it comes to calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to ask probing questions of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan at the upcoming confirmation hearings.   All we’ve seen so far […]

Questions for Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry,   The nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens comes as no surprise.  She was the leading candidate for weeks and in remarks announcing the nomination, President Obama said Kagan is […]

Supreme Court Nominee Kagan Should Answer Tough Church-State Questions

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, For once, we may actually agree on something. Because Kagan is not a judge, she lacks a clear record on church-state issues. That’s why Americans United is also calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to fill in the picture […]

Security & Terrorism = SCOTUS Changes

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry,   I understand the reasoning behind it.  And, regrettably, it’s become a sign of the times.  But, I can’t help but think that as a nation founded on the rule of law – and a legal system open to […]

Supreme Court Gets it Right in Memorial Cross Case

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry,    Now, this is a significant victory worth celebrating. In a very closely-watched case, the Supreme Court ruled that a World War I memorial in California’s Mojave Desert that features a memorial cross can remain in place.      The […]

Prayer Decision Flawed

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, This decision hardly represents a ‘victory’ for religious liberty, as you suggest.  It’s more like a small setback in the ongoing battle to keep groups like Freedom From Religion Foundation from purging all religious references and observances from American […]

SCOTUS Speculation Intensifies

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry,  It didn’t take long for the speculation to begin regarding President Obama’s nominee to replace the retiring Justice Stevens. In fact, the ‘name game’ is in high gear with a variety of ‘short lists’ circulating like this one from […]

Sad to See Justice Stevens Retire

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, You are right — Justice John Paul Stevens did make it clear where he stands on church-state separation and I would like to see his successor do the same. While you may not appreciate Justice Stevens for his contributions […]

Supreme Court Retirement: Here We Go Again

posted by Jay Sekulow

  Barry, the announcement was expected and as Justice John Paul Stevens notified the White House that he is stepping down after this term at the age of 90 – and more than 30 years at the high court – […]

Don’t Punish Organizations For Their Beliefs

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, you’re right.  This is a very important case.  In your assertions, though, you minimize the threat that blind enforcement of “non-discrimination” policies can pose to expressive associations such as the Christian Legal Society (CLS) who seek to ensure that […]

Supreme Court and Protecting the Rights of ALL Students

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I’m glad you brought up this soon-to-be-argued controversy. Americans United has also joined in on this case, filing a friend-of-the-court brief in support of University of California, Hastings College of Law for their commitment to stand up against discrimination. […]

Supreme Court & Protecting Rights of Christian Groups

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I do believe the constitutional challenges against the health care law will succeed.  Specifically, in my view, it will be the Commerce Clause violation that ultimately will result in this law being declared unconstitutional.  It also seems very likely […]

Cross Should Survive Challenge

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I believe the Supreme Court ultimately will conclude that the plaintiff did not have legal standing here – that this challenge was legally flawed from the very start.    Merely being ‘offended’ does not give the plaintiff a legal […]

Mojave Cross — A Constitutional Crisis Indeed

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, It was a pleasure seeing you, too. I always am up for a great photo-op, too. As you know, I’m heading to New York right now to appear on CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight to discuss this very case. But […]

Mojave Cross – No Constitutional Crisis

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, it was good to see you today.  I always enjoy an opportunity to sit next to you during oral arguments at the Supreme Court – especially with a case like the one we witnessed today.  As we both know, […]

Keep the Commandments Constitutional

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I want to offer my congratulations to you and your family.  I’m sure your son’s wedding was, indeed, a great celebration.   I want to take a moment to discuss a topic you and I have debated from time […]

Did We Learn Anything From the Sotomayor Hearings?

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

When all is said and done, Jay, I’m not sure either one of us learned what we wanted to from the hearings. Many issues were discussed ad nauseum; others virtually untouched.  (The Washington Post did any excellent analysis of this […]

Which Sotomayor Will We Get?

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, let me answer your questions.   First, Judge Sotomayor’s answer that Roe v. Wade is “settled law” is not necessarily “a bad thing” if she is explaining the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence.  Chief Justice Roberts, at his confirmation hearing, acknowledged […]

Sotomayor: Clearly Qualified

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Let me try to figure out your position on what Judge Sonia Sotomayor has said about a couple of issues. I have a few questions. First, you noted in your last post that she said that Roe v. Wade was […]

Sotomayor Scrutiny Warranted

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, you call it ‘ideological bloviation’ – I call it raising serious questions about Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s judicial philosophy. There are valid issues that need to be addressed:  It’s my hope that the Senate Judiciary Committee thoroughly examines Judge Sotomayor’s […]

Good Questions: Yes; Pontifications and Disruptions: No

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, of course senators on the Judiciary Committee should ask thoughtful questions about what we often refer to as “judicial philosophy” during the hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor.  There is only one problem: some members of the committee have already made it clear […]

Judge Sotomayor: Time for Tough Questions

posted by Jay Sekulow

The much anticipated hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor commence before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Barry, I am hopeful the Senators will ask the tough questions about her view of the Constitution and her judicial philosophy.   The Senate has […]

Sotomayor Convinces 4/9 of Supreme Court She Is Right

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, give me a break.  Four of the nine Justices of the Supreme Court yesterday reached the same conclusion that Judge Sonia Sotomayor did as a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  The other five reached an alternative […]

More Questions About Judge Sotomayor

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, today’s Supreme Court decision in Ricci v. DeStefano is sure to be a hot topic at the upcoming hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. The Court reversed a Second Circuit decision that was joined by Judge Sotomayor.   In […]

Supreme Court: Keep Cross & Reject Establishment Clause Challenge

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, we’ve discussed this before, but I wanted to bring you an update on our filing at the Supreme Court of the United States.  In the case of Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, et al., v. Buono, we have filed […]

Sotomayer: Why Does the Right Assume Extremism

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I’m certainly aware that some of the most “liberal” justices on the Supreme Court agree with your arguments in some cases.  I even agree with your arguments in a few cases.  My question to you earlier, though, was why, […]

Sotomayor’s Judicial Philosophy is Key

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, the idea that Judge Sotomayor should be welcomed by conservatives because she has cited binding precedent from cases that I argued before the Supreme Court is absurd. The fact that a judge votes in my favor some of the […]

Sotomayor’s Record: Scant on “Hot Button” Issues

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Sonia Sotomayor’s judicial record is pretty sparse on many of the issue you and I debate on this blog, Jay.  This did not stop you from announcing on Fox News last Friday that she had an  “very very strict” position on the […]

Supreme Court Nominee Named

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, today’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor  to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court of the United States will generate serious debate about the issue of judicial activism on the nation’s highest court. As we learn about Judge […]

No Day In Court: Justice Denied

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Yes, Jay, there will be a major battle about the Mojave National Preserve cross next term in the Supreme Court. In fact, it is really two battles in one.  The first is whether the plaintiff in this case is even […]

Finalizing Arguments in Supreme Court Church/State Case

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, we’re preparing to file an amicus brief in a matter of weeks in a case that I know you are closely watching at the Supreme Court.  The high court agreed in February to take the case of Salazar v. Buono, […]

Rest Easy, Barry, Don’t Expect ‘Excessive Outreach’ to Right on Supreme Court Pick

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, don’t worry about it.  I really don’t think we’re going to see what you label as ‘excessive outreach’ to the Right by President Obama regarding his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter. Sure, the President is […]

Shocking News! President May Pick Justice Who Agrees With Him

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

I have been amused over the weekend by the “sky is falling” rhetoric of the Right about the impending retirement of David Souter from the Supreme Court. Curiously, Jay, many of your colleagues concede that they don’t like Souter’s record, […]

From Graduation, to Supreme Court Vacancy

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, the big news, of course, is the reported retirement of Supreme Court Justice David Souter.  The news comes just 102 days into the Obama Administration and sets the stage for President Obama to move to put his liberal stamp on […]

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Another Blog To Enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting LynnvSekulow. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Jay Sekulow: Faith and Justice  Happy Reading!

posted 11:26:38am Aug. 16, 2012 | read full post »

Another blog to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Lynn V. Sekulow. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Jay Sekulow's Faith and Justice Happy Reading!!!

posted 10:36:04am Jul. 06, 2012 | read full post »

More to Come
Barry,   It's hard to believe that we've been debating these constitutional issues for more than two years now in this space.  I have tremendous respect for you and wish you all the best in your new endeavors.   My friend, I'm sure we will continue to square off in other forums - on n

posted 4:52:22pm Dec. 02, 2010 | read full post »

Thanks for the Memories
Well Jay, the time has come for me to say goodbye. Note to people who are really happy about this: I'm not leaving the planet, just this blog.As I noted in a personal email, after much thought, I have decided to end my participation and contribution to Lynn v. Sekulow and will be doing some blogging

posted 12:24:43pm Nov. 21, 2010 | read full post »

President Obama: Does He Get It?
Barry,   I would not use that label to identify the President.  I will say, however, that President Obama continues to embrace and promote pro-abortion policies that many Americans strongly disagree with.   Take the outcome of the election - an unmistakable repudiation of the Preside

posted 11:46:49am Nov. 05, 2010 | read full post »

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