North Central College in the News

North Central College’s dean interviewed on WGN-TV and WGN-AM Radio

By Kelly Murphy

Jul 06, 2023

Stephen Maynard Caliendo dissects the impact of June SCOTUS rulings

At the end of June, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down two sizable decisions. First, the Court ruled in favor of a website designer who doesn’t want to make wedding websites for same-sex couples, and the justices said that President Biden overstepped his authority when he tried to cancel or reduce student loan debts.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, interviewed with WGN-TV’s Ray Cortopassi where he discussed these rulings and their impact. The media placement via WGN-TV was also shared with WGN-AM Radio.

“The first case regarding the website designer will definitely be contested, there’s no question about that,” said Caliendo. “The majority of the Court is trying to walk a pretty fine line here in terms of what business owners can decide to do and to not do based on their perception of religious freedoms. I don’t know what’s going to happen in terms of a website designer, for instance, who wishes to not design for interracial couples or for couples that are Muslim, or any host of things. The lower courts have to interpret this ruling and we’ll find out more as the years on when they become challenged.”

Click here to watch the full interview on WGN-TV.

Click here to listen to the full interview on WGN-AM Radio.