Separation of Church & State is dead thanks to the Roberts court, particularly when Neil Gorsuch was put on instead of Merrick Garland, due to Mitch McConnell denying Obama's right to select a nominee, something that's been done by presidents since 1789. With that being said, the forceful dissent by Sonia Sotomayor explains, in passionate and eloquent ways, why the 1st Amendment, in the long view, is the most important amendment of the Bill of Rights the Founding Fathers wrote up for us rubes shortly after the Constitution was created in Philadelphia in 1787.
Steely and unwavering, she began: “The United States of America is a nation built upon the promise of religious liberty. Our founders honored that core promise by embedding the principle of religious neutrality in the First Amendment.”
In upholding President Trump’s ban on travel from several predominantly Muslim countries, Justice Sotomayor continued, the Supreme Court had failed to “safeguard that fundamental principle.”
The question to ask now is, can we survive two + years of Trump and the Robert's SC?