U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers from job discrimination

BY: - June 16, 2020

WASHINGTON — In a landmark victory for LGBTQ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that employers can’t legally fire people because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. In a 6-3 opinion, the court ruled that employers who fire individuals “merely for being gay or transgender” violate Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, […]

Huge majorities of Ohioans support broad, convenient voting options

BY: - June 15, 2020

As the Ohio General Assembly considers how the November General Election will be conducted, Ohio voters are clear: They want many options to cast their votes and they want them made easy as possible. As primaries in Ohio, Georgia and elsewhere have demonstrated, conducting elections amid the coronavirus pandemic can be problematic. And even though […]

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U.S. Supreme Court tosses gun case as Kavanaugh urges future debate

BY: - April 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday avoided issuing a landmark Second Amendment ruling in a closely watched gun rights case, but set the stage for future legal battles. A divided court ruled that a challenge to New York City gun restrictions was moot because the city had later changed its regulations. The case had been billed […]

Liberal Supreme Court justices challenge abortion restrictions in high-stakes case

BY: - March 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — The liberal wing of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared highly skeptical of a Louisiana law that restricts abortion access as the justices heard oral arguments Wednesday in a high-stakes case that could open the door for additional abortion limitations around the country. But the court’s conservative majority — which is likely to determine […]

Major abortion case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week

BY: - March 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a high-profile abortion case that’s rooted in Louisiana but could have major implications in states around the country. The case, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, centers on a Louisiana law that requires any physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a […]

Affordable health care, toxic drinking water, JobsOhio, and local banks

BY: - March 3, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: Affordable health care. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear another Republican case attempting to […]

Ohio is likely to lose a congressional seat. Here’s why that’s a huge deal

BY: - January 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — Ohio is projected to lose a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show — a change that would diminish the state’s influence in national politics and could lead to less money for federally funded projects and services like roads and health care facilities. “It’s virtually certain that we will be […]

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Medical catastrophe should never mean financial ruin as well

BY: - December 31, 2019

In nearly 15 years writing news, one of the most gut-wrenching, powerful stories I’ve ever covered happened three years ago this January when I interviewed Athens resident Alex Andrews less than a week after he had been shot through his kitchen window around 2 in the morning. He remembered it all, in vivid detail. He […]

Supreme Court denies review of Kentucky ultrasound law

BY: - December 9, 2019

The United States Supreme Court declined to review a decision allowing Kentucky to require doctors performing abortions to conduct ultrasounds and describe the procedure’s findings to women.  While the law allows women to decline to look at the ultrasound screen and request for the volume be turned down on the machine, it requires the ultrasounds […]

Advocates gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. Monday.

U.S. Supreme Court may sidestep a big Second Amendment fight

BY: - December 3, 2019

WASHINGTON — A high-profile gun rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday might be dismissed with little fanfare.  The justices heard an hour of arguments in the case that challenges now-defunct New York City gun restrictions. The case has been billed as the biggest gun rights lawsuit in a decade, with the […]