Comment: Yes, well, sometimes there have been some poor decisions

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Yes, well, sometimes there have been some poor decisions

made in the past - not that I'm saying that in some cases this might have involved corruption or anything!

"If a similar dispute has been resolved in the past, the court is usually bound to follow the reasoning used in the prior decision (this principle is known as stare decisis)."

I maintain that law school warps the brain. There are things more important in life than precedent. If that prior decision that LIMITS our freedom to practice our religion (to what pertains to religious ceremony) were overturned, TOMORROW, then by tomorrow night Judge Napolitano would be arguing aggressively to DEFEND the baker's right to not be forced to act in a manner that goes against his religious beliefs.

Look what has happened with corporations as a result of the misguided decision Santa Clara County and the Southern Pacific Railroad. That set a precedent that corporations should enjoy human rights, that is, unalienable rights that we humans (with bodies and hearts and minds) derive from our Creator. Yeah, we're all equals, right? You, me, Microsoft, Monsanto, Nestle, General Electric, General Motors...

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir