Posts tagged "Supreme Court"
More Than A Buffer Zone: Extremists Are Chipping Away At Reproductive Rights

More Than A Buffer Zone: Extremists Are Chipping Away At Reproductive Rights

This case is not about free speech. It is about protecting women and reproductive health clinic doctors and staff from anti-abortion extremists who are willing to resort to violence and murder.
Feminist Majority Foundation Supports Clinic Buffer Zones

Feminist Majority Foundation Supports Clinic Buffer Zones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2014 Contact: Megan Perry (703) 522-2214 mperry@feminist.org WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on whether local governments can create safety buffer zones around reproductive health clinics to ensure that patients, doctors, and healthcare workers can enter these facilities without harassment, intimidation, or violence. The Feminist...
Supreme Court Declines Review of Decision Blocking Abortion Ban

Supreme Court Declines Review of Decision Blocking Abortion Ban

The Supreme Court decided today to reject a case that would have been a direct assault on Roe v. Wade.
US Supreme Court Rejects Case to Reinstate Required Ultrasounds for Abortions

US Supreme Court Rejects Case to Reinstate Required Ultrasounds for Abortions

"It does not merely make information available to a woman who wishes to terminate her pregnancy ... it compels women to undergo an invasive medical examination and listen to a state-scripted narrative even if they object."
Texas Abortion Providers File Emergency Application with US Supreme Court

Texas Abortion Providers File Emergency Application with US Supreme Court

"We now look to the Supreme Court to protect women's access to these essential health care services while we fight this critical court battle."
Supreme Court Dismisses Major Medical Abortion Case

Supreme Court Dismisses Major Medical Abortion Case

Without much explanation, the US Supreme Court took a major abortion case off of its docket today, providing relief for abortion rights supporters concerned about how the conservative court may have decided the case.
Supreme Court to Decide New Abortion Pill Case

Supreme Court to Decide New Abortion Pill Case

An Oklahoma law that could outlaw all drug-induced abortions - and could have a sweeping impact on other abortion laws across the nation - is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
DOJ Will Counter Gutting of Voting Rights Act

DOJ Will Counter Gutting of Voting Rights Act

The Department of Justicen will seek preclearance of voting laws from areas through federal courts in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to nullify Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Why The Voting Rights Act Still Matters: 16 Recent Examples of Voter Suppression and Discrimination

Why The Voting Rights Act Still Matters: 16 Recent Examples of Voter Suppression and Discrimination

Attempts at voter suppression from the recent past attest to the idea that discrimination remains incredibly rampant and is often best stopped with federal intervention.
Gay Marriage and the Journey to Justice: Updates from the Supreme Court

Gay Marriage and the Journey to Justice: Updates from the Supreme Court

Today is the big day—our lovely U.S. Supreme Court stood with LGBT people on the right side of history.
SCOTUS Decision Breakdown: On Affirmative Action and Workplace Harassment

SCOTUS Decision Breakdown: On Affirmative Action and Workplace Harassment

So much SCOTUS, so little time. Here's our take on two of the high court's decisions from Monday.
Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back to Appeals Court

Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back to Appeals Court

Today the Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case on the affirmative action program at the University of Texas at Austin campus, deciding to send the case back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for further scrutiny in a seven to one decision.
Supreme Court Health-Care Decision is Historical Advance for Women

Supreme Court Health-Care Decision is Historical Advance for Women

The Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. magazine are elated that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act–the most important advance for women in nearly 40 years. Feminists are determined to protect the gains of the Affordable Care Act, which will protect the lives and health of millions of women and...