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Lara Williams

America Goes Backward for Its 246th Birthday

The Supreme Court just set in motion a judicial revolution — and not in the good-for-liberty-and-equality way.

The people are not happy.

The people are not happy.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America

Independence Day is, for many, a chance to celebrate the birth of the United States and reflect on the ideals upon which its constitution was founded: liberty and equality.

So it’s understandable that many Americans are disappointed with the Supreme Court’s choice of gifts this year, which don’t exactly honor those sacred principles.