U.S. Supreme Court

Ohio lawmakers join attorney general in national push to overturn Roe v. Wade

BY: - August 4, 2021

The fact that a host of Ohio legislators have now followed state Attorney General Dave Yost in filing their support for overturning nationwide abortion rights law isn’t surprising to advocates. The fact that so many states are preparing or already planning to challenge Roe v. Wade is a little more concerning. “Roe is in the […]

Ohio’s Yost joins other AGs attempting to overturn Roe v. Wade

BY: - August 2, 2021

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined 23 other state attorneys general in a court filing asking the U.S. Supreme Court to return “the question of abortion” back to the states, and overturn Roe v. Wade. The court brief comes as the nation’s highest court considers a challenge to Mississippi’s law banning abortion at 15-weeks. The […]

Abortion providers press on as state regulations grow

BY: - July 22, 2021

Ohio’s largest abortion clinic says it will continuing seeing patients and providing care as it awaits the impact of the most recent wave of regulations by the state, and further efforts in the state legislature. The non-profit Preterm in Cleveland has been open for 47 years, through legal barriers galore, on the state, federal and […]

Ohio AG signs on to important pharmacy middleman case

BY: - July 20, 2021

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has joined a lawsuit testing states’ power to regulate powerful middlemen who control the way prescription drugs are managed. Yost last week notified the 8th U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Louis that Ohio was joining 30 other states who are urging the court to uphold North Dakota laws meant […]

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Justice Stephen Breyer, for the love of God, please retire

BY: - July 20, 2021

By Imani Gandy, ReWire Stephen Breyer isn’t retiring, he doesn’t know when he’s going to retire, and, frankly, it’s making me tired. In a new interview with CNN’s Joan Biskupic, Justice Breyer cited two factors that play into his decision about when to retire: his health and the Supreme Court. And while I don’t know anything […]

Big PBM decision undergoes its first test

BY: - July 9, 2021

The stakes appear to be pretty high. After a unanimous ruling in a related case in December, the U.S. Supreme Court has reopened a case regarding sweeping regulations of powerful middlemen known as pharmacy benefit managers — and 30 state attorneys general and many others are joining the fray. Pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, are […]

U.S. Supreme Court to hear HIV case with implications for Ohio, elsewhere

BY: - July 8, 2021

It’s a practice that’s already been called anti-competitive. Now the U.S. Supreme Court could rule on whether it discriminates against the disabled. The court last week agreed to review a case focused on whether actions of insurers and pharmacy middlemen discriminate against people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.  The case is on appeal […]

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Arizona ban on ‘ballot harvesting’

BY: - July 2, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s ban on third-party ballot collections, reversing the 9th Circuit’s ruling last year that the prohibition violated the Voting Rights Act and raising the bar on future voting rights lawsuits. In a 6-3 opinion, the high court ruled on Thursday that Arizona’s 2016 law doesn’t violate Section 2 of the Voting […]

Supreme Court affirms transgender rights in declining to hear Virginia school bathroom case

BY: - June 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will not hear a case of a transgender student in Virginia who was barred from using the boys’ bathroom, a decision that affirms lower-court rulings that said treating transgender students differently violates federal law. Justices on the top court offered no comment in declining to take […]

College athletes score a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court in NCAA dispute

BY: - June 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the National Collegiate Athletics Association cannot limit educational compensation to student athletes due to their amateur status. The 9-0 decision in NCAA v. Alston was delivered by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who said the college athletics body is not exempt from antitrust law. “Put simply, this […]

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State lawsuits over stimulus tax rule face uphill battle

BY: - May 3, 2021

States were told by the federal government that they can’t use pandemic relief funds passed by Congress in March to lower taxes. In response, 16 states have filed lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of that restriction in the US$1.9 trillion legislation, known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The rescue plan makes $350 billion […]

LGBTQ+ couples can adopt, but GOP rejects updating Ohio law to note that

BY: - April 23, 2021

Although it is legal in Ohio for LGBTQ+ couples to adopt, some GOP legislators want the state law to only acknowledge the adoption rights of heterosexual couples. A dispute over a single line in the 2,057-page state budget bill — passed by the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday — has some civil rights advocates […]