Posts Tagged:Supreme Court

Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stop Texas’ Pro-Life Law

The Department of Justice on Monday officially requested that the Supreme Court block a recently-passed law in Texas which bans most abortions after a heartbeat can be detected. The Department of Justice (DOJ) submitted an application to the Court arguing that the Texas law violates Roe v. Wade and is therefore unconstitutional. The pro-life law,…Read More

Supreme Court must return abortion debate to voters and legislatures, says Mississippi brief

The Supreme Court’s precedents on legal abortion are so tangled and misguided that abortion law should be returned to the people and their representatives in the legislatures, backers of a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks have said. “Finally forced to defend those cases, respondents drive home the stark reality: Roe and Casey are…Read More

Do women need abortion to succeed? Women legal scholars say no

Women need abortion to succeed, according to a recent U.S. Supreme Court brief filed by more than 500 female athletes. But not all women agree. In another brief for the same case, hundreds of professional women present a different argument: Abortion harms women. Law professors Teresa Collett and Helen Alvaré and legal scholar Erika Bachiochi…Read More

Supreme Court asked to declare that McGirt was retroactive

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year that Oklahoma had no criminal jurisdiction over a Native American on the Muscogee Creek reservation should apply to all prior criminal cases in Oklahoma involving Indians on reservations, lawyers for a Native American inmate told the court this week. A petition filed on Wednesday for Clifton Merrill Parish says…Read More

The religious freedom cases the Supreme Court could hear – and refuse – this fall

In addition to a major abortion case, the Supreme Court this fall will consider cases on vocal prayer at executions and state tuition assistance for religious schools, and could decide take up other religious freedom cases. Although the court usually decides death penalty cases on the “emergency docket” – reserved for urgent petitions outside the…Read More

Supreme Court poised to hear biggest challenge to Roe v Wade in 48 years

Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic, presented its legal argument Monday for why the U.S. Supreme Court should strike down the state’s 2018 law prohibiting abortions after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy, setting the stage for a momentous showdown over Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. The filing…Read More

Fired over transgender pronoun mandate, Virginia teacher appeals to state supreme court

A Virginia teacher fired for not using the “preferred pronoun” of a self-identified transgender student has appealed his case to the state supreme court. Peter Vlaming, who taught French in Virginia’s West Point school district for seven years, was suspended and subsequently fired in 2018 for not using a male pronoun to refer to a…Read More