Social & Constitutional Conservatives Praise SCOTUS Transgender Case Denial

(Quin Hillyer, Liberty Headlines) Conservative legal groups reacted with pleasure Monday to a U.S. Supreme Court action that, for now, will block transgender students from practicing any automatic privilege of using whichever bathroom they choose.

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The Richmond, Va.-based Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. that schools must comply with an Obama administration directive allowing students to use the bathroom of whatever gender they “identify” with. (The directive originally had come from an “Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary” of the Education Department, James Ferg-Cadima, and was subsequently affirmed by a “Dear Colleague” letter from the Obama Justice and Education departments.) Traditionalist groups and numerous legal scholars were aghast at the ruling, saying it completely mischaracterized federal law while risking violations of students’ privacy and safety.

On Feb. 22, the new Trump administration withdrew the Obama directive. In light of that (which effectively re-reverses federal-agency policy back to where it stood pre-Obama, meaning no such automatic privileges for transgendered people), the Supreme Court vacated the Fourth Circuit decision and asked the lower court to reconsider the case. For now, then, schools are free to forbid students from using bathrooms different from what their physiognomy would indicate.

“The first duty of school districts is to protect the bodily privacy rights of all of the students who attend their schools and to respect the rights of parents who understandably don’t want their children exposed in intimate changing areas like locker rooms and showers,” said Kerry Kupec, legal counsel for the conservative group Alliance Defending Freedom, in a statement after the high court’s action. The Alliance, known for winning numerous legal cases in defense of religious liberty, had filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of the school system, against the Obama administration.

“School officials should be free to protect their students’ privacy, safety, and dignity without federal government interference,” Kupec added.

Other conservative groups were just as pleased.

“We are encouraged that policymakers and the Supreme Court are increasingly skeptical of the federal government forcing boys and girls to shower together, room together on school trips, and use the same locker rooms and bathrooms,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

Several top conservative lawyers focused on the procedural aspects of the case.

“Increasingly over the last 8 years, we have been governed by administrative edict expressed in the form of letters by low-level bureaucrats,” said Ron Rotunda, a well-known professor at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law. “The Supreme Court is now rolling that back.”

“It is important for the Court of Appeals to decide whether there is a constitutional right in issue,” said Sidney Powell, author of LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice. “No precedent exists to support such a right.”

“Remand to the Fourth Circuit [was] the only logical move,” said Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, noting that once the Trump team changed federal guidance on the issue, “the basis” for the Fourth Circuit’s earlier decision had “collapsed.” Levey continued: “After all, the Court’s job is to resolve actual cases and controversies, not to opine on the meaning of statutes divorced from actual cases.”

Nonetheless, liberal groups and politicians cried foul.

“Deeply disappointed by SCOTUS decision,” Tweeted Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington State. “[B]ut let’s be clear, #transgender students remain protected under Title IX.”

“The American people have already moved in the right direction and … the rights of trans people cannot be ignored,” said Joshua Block of the American Civil Liberties Union. “This is a detour, not the end of the road, and we’ll continue to fight for Gavin and other transgender people to ensure that they are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.”

Some conservatives, while pleased with the reprieve, worried that the ACLU and company may well win the next round when the Fourth Circuit’s three-judge panel hears the case again.

“Given the [liberal] makeup of the 4th Circuit panel,” said Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation, “there seems little doubt that the panel will issue another bad decision outside of the law that will bring the case right back to the Supreme Court.”

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  • Jeff Z

    The deviates dont want equal rights, they want super rights – ones that overrule everyone else’s.

  • Amethyst_2012

    Can’t wait until the female grandchildren of some of these DemonRAT Senators gets traumatized in the girls bathroom by males doing their perverted thing. “Grandma that ba***rd tried to do this to me. Grandma what should I do. If I hit him I go to jail and he gets to continue his perversions. Grandma you voted for that ba***rd to do this to me.” Just like a DemonRAT – taking away the rights of people to protect their own body.

    • Marie Saqueton

      You are correct they are now labeled as DEMONRATS OR DEMONCRATS. ALL THEIR LIES ARE ALL COMING OUT NOW. It will take many years before people can forget what they have been doing to derail Pres. Trump. They are not working for the country or for the people. They are working for their greed of power at all costs, and their personal prejudices. this goes with some RINOs too, like McCain. They are NARCISSISTIC AND SELF ABSORBED…..we will get rid of all of them in every election from now on…we have seen their true color. If they do not respect the office of the Presidency, then they do not belong in Congress or Senate…..they belong outside of America…traitors as they are.

      • Amethyst_2012

        They have ALL probably stolen money. Plus pizzagate. That is what they want to protect more than anything. If it was anything else I think they would quietly walk away and spend all their ill gotten money. Hahaha. What country can they go to now with all that money. Europe, which is where they would have probably vacationed even 5 years ago, is now muslim controlled partly because of them, and they aren’t gonna go there.

        • Marie Saqueton

          I heard Spain has no reciprocity with USA, so they cannot be extradited from there. Also, the Clintons supposedly sent millions of their ill gotten wealth to Qatar already according to reports last month. As educated as they are, they forgot that greed of money and power does not work in this life nor in the next life..

          • Amethyst_2012

            An article today said the DemonRATS are going to charge Trump with this and that. All stuff Trump is INNOCENT OF but the RATS are GUILTY OF. Plus bathroom Barry/Obama has started up another line of creatures to hound Trump, much like his AofF or whatever.

            It occurred to me that if I had the money I would hire a string of pretty cheerleaders to cheer to the world what Obama is guilty of. The whole world would want to watch. Advertisers would line up for that.

          • Marie Saqueton

            That sounds like a great idea. Our Congress and Senate should also pass a law that anyone maligning,or accusing the President of this country while serving in office must be protected from unfounded allegations without proof .Perpetrators will be subject to the penalties of what sentence is given to those that are guilty of SLANDER AND DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER. Because the world is watching us and our enemies will take advantage on how they will play our President in matters of National Security etc,etc. Also, anything in the Constitution that gives our President power to do so, must be honored by our corrupt lower courts, just like what is happening now in the 90 days moratorium for people coming from dangerous countries. Lower Court Judges seems to follow the dictates of who appointed them and abuse their power even to the extent of ignoring national security. That is very wrong.

  • Bob

    Our enemy’s are laughing at us that such a thing is even considered. America has huge issues left over from the Obama mess and this is one that needs to go away quickly. Our youth has been so dumbed down creating such shallow adults that can’t figure out even what restroom to use much less real issues of right and wrong. It’s time America turned this around and ends the cesspool of moral decay and rot given us by the liberal extrimisist for the last eight years.

  • Estoban

    The communist ACLU will have to show some precedent for giving ‘special’ civil rights to the mentally delusional. None have ever been given to psychotics, manic depressives, bi polars, transgenders, anorexics, phobics, etc. ever before. Mental delusions need therapy and medication to keep them in reality.

  • Steve Conroy

    You are NOT what you THINK you are,,, You ARE what GOD Made You,,,, PERIOD, END OF DISCUSSION !!! If your Thoughts can Change You, Then I Identify as a Billionaire, and if the Bank don’t go along,,, I’ll Sue Them !!!!!

    • johnh

      Can we make that a class action suite?

    • dkg

      I would like to try that as well!!! The class action suite below is a great idea as well!!!

    • nocbsfan

      If it becomes necessary i’ll just put on a dress go in, at my age who give a$**%

    • James C. Robinson (III)

      Mr. Steve Conroy, you’re right; concerning ones’ gender, whether male or female, those people are not who they think they are; no! Instead, they, you, & I are who the LORD our God made each of us, period, yes, end of discussion!

  • Skyhawk

    You just can’t fix stupid and these liberals keep affirming that.

  • Loving America

    Just think if they okay everything they want to okay with trannies and gays then they could rape anyone anytime any place and We the People could do nothing to them period!

  • PastProdigal

    Sanity will not return to this country until we get rid of organizations like the ACLU and other atheist organizations. Because of them, we take one step forward and three steps back.

    Maybe, just maybe, this time we will take a second step forward after this one and not lose ground again since we have an actual American in office.

    • Louie Rey

      As the great comedian Dennis Miller once said in one of his stand up routines, “The ACLU does not have A CLUE.”

    • Charlie

      Agreed. And since funding is no longer going to be “laundered” into hostile organizations in the name of Democracy and mis-use of other ways of Governmental funds, Not there’s but Tax-payers moneys, maybe, possibly Pres, Donald Trump can “deregulate” these Oxi-moronic organizations@

  • Louie Rey

    If you have trouble deciding where to take a dump I think it would be best if you just stay home. Come on now, who’s kidding who here? You know what you are so I would imagine that you’d dress in a like manner and therefore you should use the facility that conforms to your appearance. No one really has to know. Regardless of which restroom you use they’re both equipped with toilet bowls so you really can do your business without anyone else knowing your little secret. Please, this is nonsense already. Get over it.

    • Bob

      They need therapy not rights based on a chosen immoral behavior or what mind game fetish they are playing that day. Agency’s like the ACLU and SPLC are destroying America. We must retake the moral high ground.

      • Louie Rey

        It is beyond the pale. The transgender population in America amounts to all of .03% this country. So in the feeble minds of an ideologically partisan extremist cabal of know-it-alls the remaining 99.97% of us should be inconvenienced. Yeah, that makes perfect sense, NOT!

        • johnh

          Why not, we have let about 14% of them tell us what to do for years?

          • Louie Rey

            Well, hopefully the words of that old Negro gospel will take place, “A change is gonna come.” That 14% will become part of the remaining 86% and make us whole.

    • dkg

      What you’re writing seems like how little things, blow up into big things. Just look the other way until there is a problem so big the whole nation has to get involved in the .03%. Make a huge issue out of it. Really, keep going until there is violence. Use the appropriate bathroom for goodness sakes!!! How hard can it be???? Do you honestly think your wants are more important than thousands of other people??? What you’re saying is that the .03% Selfish and deluded are more entitled. Stop it already.

      • Louie Rey

        No offense but I’m not sure how to take your response. Are you with me or against me? I’m sorry, maybe it’s just me but I really am having trouble trying to decipher your position. Please elaborate, are you with or against the .03%? Or to put it another way, are you with or against the 99.97%?

        • dkg

          I more than likely read your post incorrectly. I am finished with the .03%
          Tired of this nonsense being shoved down our throats.

          • dkg

            I apologize.

          • Louie Rey

            When you get something shoved down your throat you’d at least like it to taste good. Political correctness tastes like crap because it IS crap. By the way, apology accepted.

  • lex Banez

    Who funds the ACLU?

    • BornAgainSouthernPride

      The majority of the ACLU’s money comes from foundations. For example, the Ford Foundation has given them more than $14 million. The Open Society Institute, headed by billionaire George Soros, has given $2 million. And guess who’s a trustee for the Open Society Institute? Our pal Bill Moyers. What a shock.

      The Carnegie Corporation of New York has kicked in more than $800,000. And guess who’s a trustee of that concern? Our pal Judy Woodruff of CNN. And the Rockefeller Foundation donated $275,000. The cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s on the board of trustees there.

      http://www.foxnews.com/story/2003/01/07/where-does-aclu-get-its-money.html

    • chasaragdy

      lex: Short answer?? You, Y-O-U !!! As a United States citizen, taxpayer, you pay for the existence of the American Communist Liberties Union (ACLU). Originally, the organization REALLY did start as the Communist organization. They finally over many years beginning in the nineteen-twenties enticed the government to pay legal expenses for the low and no income, legitimate issues. Now, they are totally in the protection of the anuses of the Democratic, vast LEFT-wing Socialists and Progressives..

  • johnh

    obama didn’t know the difference. So I guess he figured that no one did.

    • Lizard

      Obama = Dumb muslim

    • Evan Seelye

      They used to call him (Obama) Bath-house Barry.. known to be gay around the Ch-Iraq area!

  • Lizard

    Just because Obama like being corn holed , He think everyone likes it

  • BornAgainSouthernPride

    You cannot self identify your gender anymore than you can self identify your race. No one can be given “extra rights” without taking them away from someone else.

  • johnwatson

    that is the truth. One group over or against others doe not in any way shape or form constitute a RIGHT! When one steps all over another where is the justice in that? Nowhere! WIth rights, come respnsibiity, something the left just does not understand nor want to.

    • Marie Saqueton

      Because they are SICK,SICK,SICK AND ON TOP OF BEING SELF ABSORBED IDIOTS.

  • Paul Omlor

    Born male or female at birth, sounds simple to me. Unless a person is born with both male and female parts. If that’s the case then wait till the child is about 5 years old and see what that child plays with, dolls or boy toys, now is the time to make a surgical decision. Restrooms need to left alone, his and hers, duh.

    • Marie Saqueton

      If I was the Judge, I will tell them to disrobe and see what organs they were born with, so they can be told if they do not know. Simple.

  • Snakebait511

    Obama has truly made history in the annals of America. He’s not only the first black president but also the first gay president with a cross dressing partner. Disgusting! He began this whole transgender bathroom issue to further divide America, throwing another rock into the gears of our everyday life under the guise of “progressivism” to deceive the “educated” into thinking political correctness should replace what’s morally sound doctrine based on our Christian beliefs that we followed for over 200 years. He took America for a ride for 8 years, corrupting Washington D.C. more than it’s ever been on both sides of the house as demonstrated by the massive opposition President Trump receives. Trump is not a politician and therefore does not fit in the same clique as all the other politicians regardless of their status of Democrat or Republican. Trump is not liable to bend to corruption because he has enough money of his own. All the other politicians can be bought. The ones putting up the biggest opposition are most likely the most corrupt i.e. John McCain, Leslie Graham etc. My take on this “homosexual rights” issue is the sodomites either need to repent or go back in the closet.

    • Charlie

      Again, I will state this. I believe he did this and several other actions to cover up, after the media got it, his next “War Crime” Executive Orders. The authorization of 2.5 billion U.S.D. or more to Palestine for relief aide(s), the authorization of Uranium sales to Iran and God only knows what else. These idiocracies went unfounded

      • Marie Saqueton

        And arming the terrorists in Syria with our “Stingray missiles” that downed our Chinook helicopter. Unfortunately the terrorists failed to arm it properly and it did not explode, that is how the military found out it was one of ours which was supposedly stored in Qatar, but Obama and Hillary gave some to the terrorist to fight Assad but they used it against our military. That is why Chris Stevens was left to die in Benghazi because he failed to broker the recovery of the 6 missiles still with our enemies and he knew too much. This was not authorized by Congress and Obama and Hillary will be in deep trouble once the Benghazi probe is finished. Go Trey Gowdy go and send them to jail.

        • chasaragdy

          Marie: When you’re hot, you’re hot (an old adage). Your comment is (once the real story is uncovered) spot on–and as logical as the sun does rise in the East.

  • bashinnc

    Maybe it is time to sing the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic” again? Pay attention to the lyrics.

    • nocbsfan

      Reminds me of what Lincoln said Haven’t seen Democrats this mad since we took away their slaves

      • chasaragdy

        nocbsfan: Thanks for the “…since we took away their slaves…” comment. Five will get you ten that ninety-five percent of Americans do NOT know that the Black slaves were owned–bought and sold–by D-E-M-O-C-R-A-Ts! Of course, there were a myriad of slaves in American, such as Native Americans, the Irish, Chinese and other Orientals, and Middle Eastern immigrants, et al.

        • nocbsfan

          Your welcome, love to rub it in on these sanctimonious hypocrites, sore losing critters that call themselves politicians and leaders, who have been robbing and raping this country for eight long years. Better stop I am getting carried away.

          • Charlie

            I don’t think you got carried away at all. But then again, don’t know what you deleted b4 hitting “Enter”. Right on man

          • nocbsfan

            Thanks !

        • Marie Saqueton

          Ignorant Blacks do not know who freed them, but educated blacks know their history that is why they are Republicans like the late Martin Luther King and now Dr. Ben Carson. Some of my Black friends are shocked when I tell them who fought for them in history. Ignorance is not bliss, it is deadly.

  • Devasahayam the Deplored

    Overlooking the fact that it was only due to trashy-four (Kagan, Breyer, Soto, Snoozeburg) seeing “wall writing” that it would be clobbered by Gorsuch…

  • Brad Fisher

    Obama’s corruption and perversion is unbelievably GROSS. My question is “why did Congress allow this to go on for 8 years? A government in shambles!!!!

    • Marie Saqueton

      Because Democrats were in the majority in both houses and it is only now that the Republicans got into the majority after 55 long years being in the minority. But then againwe have some RINOs to contend with like McCain…

  • Brad Fisher

    Ms Murray from Washington must be just as perverted.

  • Motorhead

    Poor Michelle won’t be able to go to the girls restroom!!!

  • George Hilliard

    Good! Our government needs to get out of the bathroom and out of the gutter. MAGA

  • Richard Schnedorf

    We need to get the queers out of Government.

    • James C. Robinson (III)

      Actually, Richard Schnedorf, m Maybe you’re right about these queers,

    • Charlie

      Now there is a different point of view. And very well welcomed!!
      Sooooo, agreed 🙂 As well as the other Old Money. How about drug and Psych evals to some of these quacks

  • Liberty

    These poor confused individuals suffer from a form of body dysphoria and need counselling. A noted Johns Hopkins Hospital psychologist weighs in on the subject: http://tinyurl.com/mxcaxsz Sadly, Hollywood and the alt-left promote them as rights that need to be protected.

    • nocbsfan

      That is a make believe race anyway.

    • chasaragdy

      Liberty: Your “…body dysphoria..” comment is known as Body Dysphoric Disease, aka BDD, which in turn categorizes , classifies, and button-holes the LGBTQueer whiners and agitating minority, a very, very, VERY minute’ segment of the polulation!

  • Kenny Albert

    One by one, Obama’s legacy disappears.

    • Marie Saqueton

      Legacy of errors.

  • fidel

    The stupid spook Obama likes kok. Dicks are for chicks O ho.

  • Wayne Withrow

    They need to use the teachers restroom and stay out of the kids places. If they get the crap kicked out of them then the fault lies in the overreaching government and the perverts making this stuff up.

  • Derek

    Ha ha ha sucks to be a tranny!

    • Charlie

      pimprotflmdbo!!

  • Robert Wayne

    This should never have even made it to the Supreme Court. It’s absolutely insane to allow men into women’s restrooms and dressing areas. Why on earth does it take a judge to make a decision about what is ordinary common sense???

    • Marie Saqueton

      Because the moral ecology of our society now is sick,sick,sick.

  • You can cut it off, even sew one on, but you can’t change DNA. It says whether you are a boy or girl and nothing is going to change that, PERIOD! God’s way of saying, stay the hell out of the oppisite sexes bathroom and get over yourselves.

  • Charlie

    I sincerely believe, Obama signed off on these huge discressionnal issues first, in order to cover up the next more criminal actions such as the authorization of relief funds to Palestine and the release of Uranium. The media was temporarily broad sided NOT to see these other “War crimes”!

    • Marie Saqueton

      Obama had 75 unlawful executive orders and actions against our Constitution, and 69+ of them are impeachable. Let us see how the Trump administration is going to proceed with this, before the DEMONCRATS tries to impeach him first for doing good for the country?

  • Charlie

    If people will “soul search ” there childhoods, if we could possibly know there youthful history, we’ll find in many cases, they were abused or worse raped by the uncle, step father or actual father or mother. Cybling rivalry or only several more childhood “Issues” where as the boy was left feeling rejected and/or hurt by there same gender.
    They, as children grew up needing to find acceptance and Love. Well, they found it. The river basin only goes to it’s own depth. and comfort lies in it’s same level.

  • fidel

    Obama’s days are numbered

  • Stela Pela

    To every single one of you Farizeys I am calling heaven to grant you transgender child or grandchild
    . I am asking heavenly father to do so so you can humble your heart
    You are righteous on the papers but with clouded heart and slow weak mind
    You indeed do not see with healthy eyes neither you hear with healthy ears
    You indeed should eat what you place on your table and not expect mercy Indeed you will be judge on a same way you judge others
    Be justice(meaning merciful) to those in need
    You on contrary throwing stones on your brothers and sisters
    Does not want to be you on the day of judgment
    You daughter will not be harm with transgender child -she is harm by you
    How often she shower in locker room at all
    How often troubled transgender wants to shower with rest of you
    They do not as they want to pas by unnoticed
    Shame Shame shame on you

  • James C. Robinson (III)

    Yes, Quin Hillyer, I desire & choose to thank, honor, & praise the LORD God Almighty of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob that obviously, also, I should be grateful & appreciative for our Christian conservatives that 2 days ago, they compliment & react with pleasure to a U.S. Supreme Court action that [for now (& hopefully soon for good)] will block transgender students from practicing any automatic privilege of using whichever bathroom they choose! Hallelujah!

  • E.l. Roger

    they should wear diapers till they get home.

    • Jesusprotectus

      Lol

  • Marie Saqueton

    Nothing Obama did made sense especially this bathroom issue. How would he like it if his girls were in the same bathroom with guys who loves to show their package just for fun? Or his girls being molested by perverts who pretend to be gay but are in the girls bathroom to sexually assault girls? Gays and lesbians have their rights and we have ours too, the right to be safe for our daughters and sons. They should not shove their perverted life style to us, same way we can’t shove down their throats our moral values.