Published July 10, 2023
Written by Erin Hawley, World News
Photography by Simply American
In a pair of important cases at the end of its term, the Supreme Court reaffirmed America’s fundamental commitment to limited governmental powers. In one of the most enduring insights of the constitutional era, the Founders not only secured to We the People certain inalienable rights, they separated government powers in order to preserve those rights from government overreach.
In 303 Creative and Nebraska v. Biden, the Supreme Court was at its best, exercising its responsibility to keep the government in check. In 303 Creative, the court held that the government may not compel people to say messages they don’t believe. And in the student loan case, it reaffirmed the foundational constitutional precept that the executive branch has the limited power to enforce the law, not write it.
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