Many socially conservative Christians have assumed that George Bush as Republican President would, in spite of his liberal tendencies, appoint a conservative, pro-life justice to the Supreme Court, or if not overtly pro-life, at least somebody who cares about the intent of the Founding Fathers. This assumption overlooks the painful fact that seven of the justices in our often liberal and activist court were appointed by Republicans. Now we may have another Souteresque mystery man in John Roberts. Ann Coulter’s column on John Roberts rings true with me. Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Supreme Court to begin following the Constitution again.
So here’s a question for you legal scholars: In light of the recent Kelo case, if a local government decides that it can raise more tax revenues by condemning Church property and turning it over to Wal-Mart, would our current or next-generation Supreme Court stand in the way?