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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — A leaked early draft of a coming Supreme Court decision suggests Roe v. Wade could be struck down. The landmark decision established the constitutional right to abortion and the last major challenge to it came in a 1992 case called Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. Kathryn Kolbert, an attorney… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio will almost certainly have strict limitations on abortion in short order if the U.S. Supreme Court does as a draft opinion published last week says and allows states to set their own regulations on the procedure. That’s even if Republican lawmakers haven’t passed the so-called “trigger ban” on… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a major environmental case that could hobble the ability of federal agencies to regulate air pollution — and potentially, much more. The case has been years in the making. It began in 2009 when the Obama administration faced an unpleasant reality. Climate change… Read More
Health Insurance For More Than A Million Ohio Valley Residents At Stake In Affordable Care Act Challenge
RICHMOND, Ky. (OVR) — When the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to move forward with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Senate Democrats boycotted. In their places stood poster-sized photos of people the senators said would lose health care coverage if the court strikes down the Affordable Care Act. With just… Read More
The panel plans to vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Thursday, Oct. 22, despite attempts by Democrats to delay the proceedings.
The new term, which begins Monday, will see eight justices, not the usual nine. And because of COVID-19, once again the justices will gather by telephone hookup to hear the arguments.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is blasting most of his colleagues in the Senate and President Trump for proceeding ahead with appointment of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice who could decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Brown says when Republicans in congress tried to gut the Affordable Care… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Anti-abortion activists in Ohio are cheering the nomination of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court – and they plan to celebrate with a bill that would ban all abortions in Ohio if the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is overturned. “This is what we’ve been waiting… Read More
The focus on the court could help energize conservatives in key states. Progressives are fired up, too — immediately after Saturday’s announcement, Democrats tied Barrett to a fight for health care.
The conservative federal judge is just 48 years old and could affect social policy for generations to come if confirmed by the majority-Republican Senate.
The Florida judge has been on the federal bench for just about a year. She became controversial for not recusing herself from a felon voting rights case.
The 48-year-old judge, a possible replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is seen as having a proven conservative track record. Here are her views on faith, precedent, guns and more.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s casket is arriving at the Supreme Court, where her former law clerks line the steps. Watch the ceremony.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — Republican Ohio US Senator Rob Portman has been called a hypocrite in recent days for not doing what he called for in an op-ed back in 2016 – holding off on confirmations for a US Supreme Court justice replacement in a presidential election year. Democratic Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who urged confirmation… Read More
The justice, who died last Friday, will be buried Sept. 29 at Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband of 56 years, Marty Ginsburg.
The president said he is looking at five potential nominees to fill the seat left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The procedural move gives attorneys for House Democrats until May 18 to respond. They say they’re owed access to confidential evidence and other materials. No, argues the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment Monday in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law on behalf… Read More
At issue is whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bars sex discrimination, covers gay and transgender workers.
“This audience can see that I am alive!” the justice said to a crowd at the National Book Festival on Saturday. Ginsburg underwent three weeks of radiation treatment this month.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court seems inclined to rule against the state of West Virginia and side with a retired U.S. marshal seeking a tax refund from the state. James Dawson says West Virginia unlawfully discriminated against him by excluding him from preferential tax treatment given to most retired state law enforcement officers. Both… Read More
Justice Kennedy is a moderate and a champion for the gay rights movement. President Trump will likely replace him with a staunch conservative, which would fundamentally shift the culture of the court.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday 5-4 that states may not force public employees to pay agency fees to unions of which they are not a member.
Ohio’s prison system must produce records about lethal drugs it wants shielded from public view for justices on the state Supreme Court to review privately as part of an open records dispute, the court ruled. At issue is a lawyer’s request for multiple records about Ohio’s lethal injection drugs, including who made them and when… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is urging lawyers in the state to offer free legal assistance to victims of Hurricane Harvey. The request by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor follows an emergency order from the Texas Supreme Court that allows out-of-state attorneys to temporarily practice in Texas to provide… Read More