Posts tagged "Supreme Court"
Hobby Lobby Ruling May Reach All Forms of Contraception

Hobby Lobby Ruling May Reach All Forms of Contraception

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a series of orders suggesting that its decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby applies to all forms of contraception and not just the methods at issue in the Hobby Lobby case.
Supreme Court Upholds California's 'Gay Conversion Therapy' Ban

Supreme Court Upholds California’s ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Ban

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that "gay conversion therapy," which aims to change the sexual orientation of children under the age of 18, is within a state's right to regulate and can therefore be banned.
Supreme Court Ruling May Reduce Power of Unions

Supreme Court Ruling May Reduce Power of Unions

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain public sector employees who benefit from a labor union's representation will no longer have to pay union fees.
Supreme Court Decides Corporations Have Religious Liberty, Women Do Not In Birth Control Case

Supreme Court Decides Corporations Have Religious Liberty, Women Do Not In Birth Control Case

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. today in a major blow to reproductive rights for women across the nation.
The Supreme Court Just Ignored the Reality of Clinic Violence

The Supreme Court Just Ignored the Reality of Clinic Violence

Portraying buffer zone laws as a response to “clashes” of political opinion overlooks the harrowing history behind McCullen and the much larger trend of violence against abortion providers and patients that it represents.
SCOTUS Decision Endangers Women And Healthcare Providers

SCOTUS Decision Endangers Women And Healthcare Providers

"The lives of doctors and clinic staff are being threatened as we speak. This decision emboldens more extreme violence, harassment, and intimidation of women and health care providers in the name of free speech."
Anti-Choice Group May Challenge Law Prohibiting False Political Speech

Anti-Choice Group May Challenge Law Prohibiting False Political Speech

The US Supreme Court ruled yesterday that anti-choice group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA) could challenge an Ohio state law prohibiting "false statements" in political campaign speech.
Anti-Choice Group Asks SCOTUS to Review New York City's CPC Regulations

Anti-Choice Group Asks SCOTUS to Review New York City’s CPC Regulations

The New York City law immediately became a target after it passed in 2011.
Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a Michigan state constitutional ban on affirmative action for women and minorities in public education, employment, and contracting.
We Need You At The Supreme Court!

We Need You At The Supreme Court!

We need you to stand with us at the Supreme Court on March 25 to preserve contraceptive access for millions of women.
House and Senate Democrats File Amicus Briefs in Support of Affordable Care Act Contraception Benefit

House and Senate Democrats File Amicus Briefs in Support of Affordable Care Act Contraception Benefit

91 House Democrats, 19 Senate Democrats, and the National Women's Law Center filed separate amicus briefs Tuesday in support of the contraceptive coverage benefit in the Affordable Care Act.
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.