The first ruling was to uphold Trump 's travel ban. What makes this ruling so frustrating is that the majority of justices did not consider the remarks made by Trump about the ban in their decision. The dissenting arguments in this case pretty much sum it up.
The second, and in my mind more harmful, ruling was in regards to public labor unions. The court ruled, against all precedent and common sense, that public employees who are represented by unions are not required to pay dues to them. This effectively hamstrings unions, reducing their funding so they have less clout both in Washington and when negotiating on their members' behalf.
I'm very worried about the direction these rulings are taking us. While I realize that going against precedent happens frequently, these are sweeping and potentially harmful changes that will effecting our country for years. What happens when a union can't afford to represent the interests of these employees?
It seems as though Conservatives and Republicans forget that public sector employees are people, and that they are working to provide for their families. When state and federal budgets are being cut, that's their livelihood. And keep in mind that the same people Republicans constantly celebrate - police and firefighters - are public employees.
One thing is obvious with these rulings, though: our nation will never be the same.