The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. Credit: AP/Mariam Zuhaib

Court's rulings create more controversy

IIt seems as if most readers, particularly two, have a problem with the Supreme Court [“Newest justices a danger to all of us,” Letters, July 11]. Everyone has a First Amendment right to freedom of speech, including these two readers. Were the three justices who were nominated by former President Donald Trump the only ones who made up the majority in the Environmental Protection Agency vote? Obviously not. Two readers say the court limits the EPA. The court interpreted the Constitution, which is vital under checks and balances. The EPA had gone beyond acceptable bounds. One reader wants Gov. Kathy Hochul to have more electric cars and buildings. Maybe the reader can afford them. Most New Yorkers cannot.

Roger Rothman, Commack

Are we to sit by and watch the Supreme Court destroy our nation’s future? It has made a decision that opposes groups trying to save the environment in West Virginia, a decision certainly presaging future actions by the court [“Top court curbs EPA powers,” News, July 1]. How many justices have studied environmental science? A poll has shown that 97% of the top scientists in the world have said that global warming is happening. I guess the six justices who voted in the majority know better. Three who apparently are making decisions based on political views owe gratitude to former President Donald Trump for nominating them. Are we to sacrifice our grandchildren’s future based on these people’s ideas?

Gene Reynolds, Ridge

Why is it necessary to pray on a school  football field? Proselytizing by example would seem to be the purpose of displays of religiosity [“Supreme Court toes a logical line on religion,” Opinion, July 7]. If a school permitted prayer elsewhere, in privacy, while designating the athletic field for athletic events and related activities, how would it infringe someone’s religious rights?

Does everyone have the right to do what one chooses everywhere, even in front of worshippers in a church?

Bernard Sosnick, Plainview

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