Supreme Court Rules Against Trump’s Controversial Policies

The United States Supreme Court has once again delivered a major blow to former President Donald Trump, ruling against some of his most controversial policies. This comes as no surprise as the country’s highest court has consistently stood up against attempts by the previous administration to push through discriminatory and unconstitutional measures.

Here are 5 key takeaways from the recent rulings:

  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Stands Strong: In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the ACA, also known as Obamacare, which provides healthcare coverage for millions of Americans. This marks the third time that the ACA has survived a legal challenge, cementing its place as a vital component of America’s healthcare system.
  • LGBTQ+ Rights Protected: In another 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court determined that employers cannot discriminate against employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. This is seen as a major victory for the LGBTQ+ community and is in line with President Joe Biden’s recent executive order to protect individuals from discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
  • Dreamers’ Status Upheld: The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, was also upheld by the Supreme Court. The 5-4 decision ruled that the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA was arbitrary and violated federal law.
  • Religious Freedom Does Not Trump Anti-Discrimination Laws: In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court held that Philadelphia could not refuse to contract with a Catholic foster care agency simply because they would not place children with same-sex couples. However, this ruling did not go as far as some had hoped in protecting LGBTQ+ rights, instead focusing on the specific circumstances of this case.
  • Release of Trump’s Tax Returns: In a final blow to the former President, the Supreme Court ruled that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can access eight years of Trump’s financial records as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. This decision paves the way for potential legal repercussions for Trump and his business dealings.

These recent rulings showcase the Supreme Court’s independence and commitment to upholding the law, regardless of who is in power. They also serve as a reminder that no one is above the law, even a former president.

Trump’s attempt to stack the court with conservative judges during his term may have backfired, as they have shown themselves to be impartial and willing to rule against his policies. This has also been reflected in the court’s handling of cases related to the 2020 election, where they repeatedly dismissed baseless claims of voter fraud.


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