SCOTUS

News

Controversial Abortion Bill Passes Senate Committee

A controversial bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks – instead of the current 24 – just passed a Senate Judiciary Committee, despite Governor Tom […]

News

Pa. Senator Wants Abortion Regulation Law Repealed

In the wake of yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down parts of an abortion regulation law in Texas, a Pennsylvania senator wants to repeal a law here that works similarly. […]

Pat Toomey; Merrick Garland
News

Sen. Toomey to Meet with Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Pat Toomey has taken a beating in the wake of Merrick Garland‘s nomination to the Supreme Court. His Twitter mentions are a series of jabs […]

City

What They’re Saying: Pennsylvania Pols React to Obama’s Pick for Supreme Court

Today, Barack Obama made one of the most important decisions of his presidency: In his final NCAA tournament poll, he picked the Kansas Jayhawks to […]

News

NATIONAL NEWS: SCOTUS Reverses Alabama Court Ruling on Lesbian Adopting Parent

The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Alabama Supreme Court ruling that took away a lesbian mother’s adoption rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in […]

Citified

Will Supreme Court Break the Power of Philly’s Municipal Unions?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard a case that could undermine the power of Philadephia’s powerful municipal unions. The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, doesn’t […]

Supreme Court Building
News

Supreme Court Justices Seem Divided Following Gay Marriage Arguments

This morning, Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments in a handful of cases challenging the Constitution’s right to deny marriage rights to same-sex couples. As […]

News

Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Marriage Equality Case

What could arguably be the biggest history-making event of 2015 begins tomorrow, when the Supreme Court hears oral arguments over the issue of marriage equality in […]

News

First Amendment Should Not Protect Anthony Elonis’ Speech

Anthony Elonis doesn’t deserve to be a First Amendment martryr. Of course, an awful lot of America’s free-speech champions  turned out to be folks you […]

News

Ginsburg: As Gay Rights Gain Traction, SCOTUS Record on Women Worsens

From 2006 to 2009, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was the sole woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. Nominated in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, […]

News

I Can’t Stop Thinking About the Women Who Work at Hobby Lobby

When I first made the decision to start taking birth control, I didn’t have insurance. I was working at my first post-college job as a […]

News

Mennonite-Owned Business Wins SCOTUS Birth Control Ruling

By now, you’ve probably heard that Hobby Lobby won its case challenging the ObamaCare mandate that private employers provide birth control to female employees who […]

News

SCOTUS Rules Against Aereo Streaming TV, Handing Comcast a Win

“In a decision with implications for the television industry, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Aereo, a start-up streaming service, violated copyright laws by […]

News

Supreme Court Blocks Jersey Sports Betting Hopes

A loss for Gov. Chris Christie: The Supreme Court won’t allow New Jersey to begin to offering gambling on sports, a key plank in his […]

News

SCOTUS Won’t Touch “Boobies”

AP: “The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that wants to prevent students from wearing “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets to […]