Tag: Supreme Court

SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Abortion Advocates In Major Pro-Life Loss

The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that a pro-life law violates the rights of both women and abortion providers in Louisiana. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with liberal members of the court in the close 5-4 ruling. “The Louisiana law imposes a burden on access to abortion just as severe as that imposed by […]

Buried Detail in SCOTUS Workplace Bias Ruling Puts LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom on Collision Course

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling extending workplace discrimination protection to cover sexual orientation and gender identity was cheered by LGBTQ people and allies. Indeed, the June 15 decision represents a big win in the fight for LGBTQ equality. But buried towards the end of a 33-page majority opinion written by conservative stalwart Justice Neil Gorsuch […]

Supreme Court rules gay, lesbian and transgender workers protected from job discrimination

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because […]

Supreme Court Scheduled to Hear Important Freedom of Religion Dispute

The states say they’re necessary to keep the government from meddling in religious affairs. But to the challengers, they’re nothing more than a form of discrimination. The court’s newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, will take part in hearing and voting on the case. As an appeals court judge, he was receptive to arguments that government programs […]

Supreme Court Rules against Religious Liberties

Christian persecution in the U.S. right before our eyes. Washington State Supreme Court Says Florists Must Participate In Same-Sex Ceremonies. Where are the Christian leaders? After intense legal battle and controversy, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, affirming a lower court’s ruling that Barronelle Stutzman a Christian florist, violated state anti-discrimination laws when she […]

State Supreme Court jumps into open-restrooms fight

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to look into a dispute over a local school district’s adoption of protections for “sexual orientation,” “gender identity” and even “gender expression.”   The move should be viewed as a warning to other districts, according to Liberty Counsel, which brought the case against the the Fairfax County School Board […]

Conservatives React to SCOTUS Stay of School Bathroom Order: ‘Gender Anarchy’

Conservatives say the Supreme Court made the right move in temporarily halting a U.S. District judge’s order that would have required a high school in Gloucester County, Va., to allow a biological female who identifies as a male to use the boy’s bathroom.   “We are certainly pleased that SCOTUS showed some restraint by delaying this matter […]

Supreme Court dodges major decision on Obamacare birth control

The ideologically deadlocked Supreme Court on Monday failed to resolve a major case involving the Obamacare law’s mandatory birth control coverage, telling lower courts to reconsider the matter after tossing out their rulings favoring President Barack Obama.   With four conservative justices and four liberals, the court did not rule on the merits of the […]

Supreme Court sends ObamaCare contraception mandate case back to lower courts

The Supreme Court punted Monday on a challenge by religious-affiliated employers to ObamaCare’s contraception mandate, sending the election-year dispute back to the lower courts.   The justices had been considering whether religious-affiliated institutions like the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity of nuns, can be exempt from having to pay for — or […]

Supremes exempt selves from 1st Amendment

Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court justices announced Monday their decision not to review a case challenging speech restrictions on the court’s property.   “Shame on the court for making a mockery of the First Amendment and engaging in a hypocritical double standard that does a grave disservice to its historic stance on free speech,” […]