As Twitchy reported earlier, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that California must allow prayer meetings in private residences. Slate staff writer Mark Joseph Stern, whose beat is courts and the law, thinks that those five justices have established a new First Amendment rule that accommodates churches and religious activity the same as secular activities and establishments.

Stern has read the First Amendment, right? It’s not just about freedom of speech.


So our constitutional rights are only ours when the government “grants an accommodation”?

What’s shocking is that the verdict wasn’t 9-0.