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Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law

The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. The déjà -vu case was nearly identical to a Texas law that the Supreme Court ruled against four years ago. In its 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled the Louisiana law […]

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Law That Would Reduce Abortion Access In Louisiana

The Supreme Court delivered a blow to Louisiana’s anti-abortion movement on Monday with a ruling on the first major abortion case it has heard under President Donald Trump. June Medical Services v. Russo concerned a Louisiana law that sought to ban doctors from performing abortions unless they had admitting privileges at a local hospital, which […]

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Trump Administration Files Supreme Court Brief To End Obamacare Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Trump administration filed a brief Thursday night calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act — which allows millions of Americans to get health insurance coverage — just as the nation smashed a record for new COVID-19 cases in a single day. Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued in a brief […]

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Supreme Court decision calls HHS’ reversal of LGBTQ protections into question

On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services withdrew anti-discrimination provisions for LGBTQ patients. Three days later, a landmark Supreme Court decision called the policy change into question. “It’s a bit of a whiplash. Friday sent a strong message from one branch of government and today sent the opposite message from another branch of […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down state’s ‘stay-at-home’ order

People in cars participate in a protest against the coronavirus shutdown in front of State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 24, 2020. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI | AFP via Getty Images The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the state’s stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic as “unlawful, invalid and unenforceable” after finding the state’s health commissioner […]

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Supreme Court Hears Case Of Teachers Claiming Discrimination From Catholic Schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — A case about the appropriate separation between church and state is taking center stage at the Supreme Court, which is hearing arguments by telephone for a second week because of the coronavirus pandemic. The case involving two ex-Catholic school teachers and their former employers is one of two the court is tackling […]

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Supreme Court To Hold May Oral Arguments By Teleconference

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hold arguments by teleconference in May in key cases, including President Donald Trump’s bid to shield his tax and other financial records. The court will make live audio of the arguments available for the first time. It had previously postponed courtroom arguments for March and […]

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Supreme Court Split In First Major Abortion Case Of Trump Era

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday during arguments in a critical abortion case that could dramatically reshape the landscape of reproductive rights in America.  The case centers on a Louisiana law that bans doctors from providing abortions unless they have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles, a requirement that major medical […]

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The Supreme Court Case That Could Gut Roe v. Wade

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the first major abortion case of the Trump era.  The case centers on a restrictive Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals — a measure opponents say is medically unnecessary and will result in the closure of all but one […]

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‘Grossly Unfair’? Widower Takes Ban On Military Injury Claims To Supreme Court

By JoNel Aleccia More than four years after Navy Lt. Rebekah Daniel bled to death within hours of childbirth at a Washington state military hospital, her husband still doesn’t know exactly how — or why — it happened. Walter Daniel, a former Coast Guard officer, demanded explanations from officials at the Naval Hospital Bremerton, where […]

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Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Would Jeopardize My Daughter’s Life

It became clear that my daughter Claire would face a lifetime of struggle when she was just a few days old. By her first birthday, she’d already endured multiple MRIs, a CT scan, a spinal tap, heart surgery, medications costing upward of $ 5,000 per month and multiple therapy sessions per week. Fortunately, before she […]

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Susan Collins Says Brett Kavanaugh Is 'Clearly' Qualified For Supreme Court

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), whose vote could be critical for confirming President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said the judge is “clearly” qualified for the position. “When you look at the credentials that Judge Kavanaugh brings to the job, it’ll be very difficult for anyone to argue that he’s not qualified for […]