Front row from left, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Justice Clarence Thomas, and Justice Stephen Breyer, back row from left, Justice Elena Kagan, Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Justice Neil Gorsuch pose for a group portrait in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court on June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.
The Christian ‘conservative right’ of the US , that is the evangelicals who backed Trump realise that supreme court judges and judges positions in general hold their future’s key to a pro Christian state. Important issues to be considered with Neil Gorsuch first full term are First Amendment issues. The dispute in Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. ‘It comes at a time when tech giants like Apple and Google are exercising their First Amendment rights and legally discriminating against people by refusing to do business with them for ideological reasons.’
‘Microsoft v. United States, for reconsideration if US tech sector must comply with court orders to supply data that is stored on overseas server. A federal appeals court last year sided with Microsoft on the issue, saying foreign servers were out of the reach of US warrants.’
Elonis v. United States considers whether rap lyrics used on facebook was a threat. Elonis was convicted of threatening to kill his estranged wife and this is another first amendment issue.
‘US authorities have been obtaining data pinpointing the cell towers that a person’s mobile phone pinged without a warrant.’
We see an ever increasing trend toward loss of privacy, issues affecting free speech and surveillance. Also Roman Catholic and Jewish supreme court judges ruling a nation founded in Protestantism will have its consequences.
Below is listed the supreme court judges and religion.