U.S. Supreme Court

A top candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court has roots in Miami

BY: - January 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — With the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer by this summer, President Joe Biden has said he will fulfill a campaign promise of appointing a Black woman to an open seat on the highest court in the land. A top contender, who was even vetted by the Obama administration in 2016 as a […]

Reports: Supreme Court Justice Breyer to step down

BY: , and - January 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is planning to announce his retirement in the coming days, according to multiple press reports Wednesday. The decision by the 83-year-old justice, who was nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1994, would give President Joe Biden his first chance to nominate a member of the Supreme Court, […]

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Forget Washington, the real shows to watch in 2022 are the elections here in Ohio

BY: - January 25, 2022

Grab your popcorn. The show could be good. It’s getting to the point where, like a compelling Netflix series, you might have to stick around to see how it ends. Can’t say the same about the stale story line in Washington that we follow as a form of self-torture. No, the real drama worth pulling […]

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This could be the last anniversary of Roe – let’s make sure it doesn’t matter

BY: - January 22, 2022

Almost 49 years ago today, the constitutional right to abortion became the law of the land. This monumental decision decriminalized essential health care and prevented many people from dying from unsafe, illegal procedures. Since then, Roe has become fundamental to the health, freedoms, wellbeing, and bodily autonomy of all people of reproductive age in this country. […]

Supreme Court blocks Biden workplace vaccine rule, allows health care workers mandate

BY: - January 14, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a blow to the Biden administration’s fight against the pandemic, blocking a federal mandate that workers be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19 — though the court allowed a separate rule requiring vaccinations for some health care workers. The two rulings represented a split victory for Republican attorneys general from Ohio, Missouri, […]

SCOTUS takes up Ohio’s vaccine mandate challenge

BY: - January 7, 2022

Ohio led arguments Friday on behalf of 26 other Republican-led states opposing a workplace vaccination mandate before the U.S. Supreme Court. But Ohio’s solicitor general, Ben Flowers, didn’t appear in person. Despite getting vaccinated and boosted, Flowers tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the court’s testing requirements. The policy in question, proposed by the […]

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Abortion and the Supreme Court: How the religious right uses abortion to dictate morality

BY: - January 5, 2022

Abortion positivity is more essential now than ever as the fight over abortion access in the U.S. reaches an inflection point. On Dec. 1, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the 2018 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case out of Mississippi, a case that will determine the future of legal abortion access in […]

U.S. Supreme Court lets enforcement of Texas abortion law continue but allows legal challenges

BY: - December 13, 2021

By Reese Oxner, The Texas Tribune The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the legal challenge brought forward by abortion providers against Texas’ abortion restriction law may continue, bringing new life into the fight against the statute but also drawing the ire of abortion providers who criticized the ruling for not blocking the law […]

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Supreme Court decision limiting access to abortion could harm the economy and women’s well-being

BY: - December 8, 2021

By Michele Gilman, University of Baltimore The Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021, heard oral arguments in a case that may result in a ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade. But reproductive health isn’t just about abortions, despite all the attention the procedures get. It’s also about access to family planning services, contraception, sex education […]

U.S. Supreme Court considers new limits on abortions in Mississippi case

BY: and - December 2, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is weighing potentially sweeping changes to the right to an abortion, after two hours of arguments Wednesday morning on a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The court’s conservatives, who hold a 6-3 majority, appeared through their questions to be sympathetic to Mississippi’s arguments that its […]

Protestors rally at Supreme Court as justices hear landmark abortion case

BY: - December 2, 2021

WASHINGTON — Lucia Ruta remembers a time when abortions were illegal. A native of Washington, D.C., she says she received an abortion in a back alley when she was 16, in the 1960s. “The doctor told me that if I made as so much a whimper, he was going to stop and kick me out,” […]

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Supreme Court could alter Roe v. Wade by redefining when a fetus becomes a person

BY: - November 23, 2021

Since the Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to abortion almost 50 years ago, a powerful legal movement has sought to overturn the ruling, while abortion rights advocates have fought to protect it. On Dec. 1, 2021, the court will hear a case many believe will force the conservative justices — who now command a […]