Tag: Supreme Court

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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Confirmation hearings open for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Confirmation hearings open for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

| Carol Zimmermann | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first day of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, began March 20 with a series of introductory remarks from senators establishing what they hope to ask the nominee and the importance of the role of Supreme Court justice.

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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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Supreme Court agrees to take up church hospitals’ pension dispute

Supreme Court agrees to take up church hospitals’ pension dispute

| Carol Zimmermann | December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court agreed Dec. 2 to hear arguments about church hospital pension disputes over whether religious hospitals and schools can be exempt from complying with federal laws covering employee pension benefits.

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Supreme Court examines if racial bias played role in death sentence

Supreme Court examines if racial bias played role in death sentence

| Carol Zimmermann | October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the first week of its new term, the Supreme Court reviewed the extent that racial bias might have played in a 1995 death penalty sentence.

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Notre Dame event with Ginsburg focuses on her life, not court decisions

Notre Dame event with Ginsburg focuses on her life, not court decisions

| Molly Gettinger | September 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

In a visit to the University of Notre Dame Sept. 12, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg steered away from abortion, same-sex marriage and other major issues and instead focused on her hope to find common ground.

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Supreme Court’s Texas decision impacts states, galvanizes both sides

Supreme Court’s Texas decision impacts states, galvanizes both sides

| Carol Zimmermann | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s June 27 decision to strike down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics is having ripple effects on legislation across the country and it also has galvanized those on both sides of the abortion issue.

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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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U.S. Supreme Court says Texas abortion law unconstitutional

U.S. Supreme Court says Texas abortion law unconstitutional

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

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No matter how court rules in immigration case, questions remain

No matter how court rules in immigration case, questions remain

| Carol Zimmermann | April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

People who closely follow the Supreme Court know it’s a waiting game.

There’s the wait to see if a case makes it to the court, the wait for a seat in the courtroom if it does, and then the wait — in this day and age of instant answers — for a court decision, which for major cases is typically at the end of the court’s term in late June.

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