Commonwealth Policy Center

There’s a perception that federal courts are tilted strongly to the political left. But when it comes to upholding First Amendment free speech and freedom of religion rights, the court has been inclined to rule in a constitutionally sound way and uphold these foundational rights. The latest Supreme Court case demonstrates this was the case in Boston, Massachusetts, where a Christian civic organization was told that it could not raise a Christian flag on a flag pole that was considered a community commons where other organizations could fly their flags. The court ruled 9-0 that the city of Boston violated the free-speech rights of the Christian organization. Kudos to the court, and a reminder to all of us that free speech, and freedom of religion rights, are being protected by the nation’s highest court.