Tag: SCOTUS

Justice Department backs baker who didn’t make cake for same-sex couple

Justice Department backs baker who didn’t make cake for same-sex couple

| September 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

A Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake to celebrate the wedding of a same-sex couple has gained an ally in the U.S. Justice Department.

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Supreme Court blocks lower court’s ruling that lifted Trump travel ban

Supreme Court blocks lower court’s ruling that lifted Trump travel ban

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked part of a lower court ruling that would have allowed certain refugees into the country even though they had been banned by a presidential executive order.

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U.S. Supreme Court says travel ban exemption can include grandparents

U.S. Supreme Court says travel ban exemption can include grandparents

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court said grandparents can be included among those who have a “bona fide” relationship with refugees seeking to enter the United States from six majority-Muslim countries under the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban.

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President takes travel ban battle to U.S. Supreme Court — and Twitter

President takes travel ban battle to U.S. Supreme Court — and Twitter

| Rhina Guidos | June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a series of tweets June 5, U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to express frustration with his own lawyers’ efforts to push forward with a revised version of a plan that seeks to temporarily ban travelers and refugees from certain majority Muslim countries, and said the lawyers “should have stayed with the original travel ban.”

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After rules change, Senate confirms court nominee Gorsuch in 54-45 vote

After rules change, Senate confirms court nominee Gorsuch in 54-45 vote

| April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Senate April 7 confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch for the seat on the Supreme Court left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year.

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Committee in vote along party lines sends Gorsuch nomination to Senate

Committee in vote along party lines sends Gorsuch nomination to Senate

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Senate Judiciary Committee April 3 voted to send the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.

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Supreme Court sends death-row IQ case back to lower courts

Supreme Court sends death-row IQ case back to lower courts

| Carol Zimmermann | March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court sent a Texas death-row case back to lower courts March 28, saying the inmate’s intellectual disability should prevent his execution.

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Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

| Carol Zimmermann | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moved into the March 23 testimony phase with those for and against his nomination taking the floor, the Democrats announced plans to filibuster his nomination.

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Senators ask Gorsuch about abortion, religious liberty

Senators ask Gorsuch about abortion, religious liberty

| Carol Zimmermann | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The third day of confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, continued along similar lines of questioning and failed to spark high drama.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

| January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gorsuch, 49, hasn’t written a ruling specifically on abortion but he has strong views on religious liberty. He sided with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their challenge of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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Court stops abortion doctors’ requirements, denies pharmacists’ appeal

Court stops abortion doctors’ requirements, denies pharmacists’ appeal

| Carol Zimmermann | June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

The day after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major abortion ruling striking down regulations on Texas abortion clinics and doctors, it rejected an appeal to reinstate laws in Mississippi and Wisconsin that would place similar requirements on abortion doctors. It also denied an appeal of a Washington state rule requiring pharmacists to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives despite their religious objections to doing so.

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With decision on Texas law, women across U.S. ‘just lost,’ says pro-lifer

With decision on Texas law, women across U.S. ‘just lost,’ says pro-lifer

| Kurt Jensen | June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Reasonable people know that Texas law H.B. 2 was in the best interest of women’s health,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life.

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