The Roberts Court will consider stepping into the fight over Mississippi’s admitting privileges requirement for abortion providers in a case that could make it harder for pro-choice advocates to combat restrictions based in junk science.
With his announcement that he would sign a 20-week abortion ban should one reach his desk, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joins a slate of fervently anti-choice Republican presidential candidates who support a flatly unconstitutional law.
Anthony Elonis served time for stalking and threatening women online and then brought a lawsuit claiming his actions were protected free speech. He now faces charges he struck a woman in the head during an argument.
Overall, the conservative majority on the Roberts Court has made it clear that business interests are their interests. But when given another chance to hand corporate owners a big win last week, they hedged.
The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to a New Jersey law banning so-called conversion therapy practices targeting LGBTQ youth.
At the end of Tuesday’s oral arguments it wasn’t clear whether Justice Kennedy would side completely with marriage equality advocates.
The order from the Supreme Court Monday directs the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to reconsider its decision that the birth control benefit accommodation process does not violate federal law.
The Roberts Court is set to make history when it hears oral arguments on whether or not state-level same-sex marriage bans are constitutional this week.
The Roberts Court could decide in May to take up a Mississippi law designed to close the state’s only abortion clinic.
Anticipating a loss this summer before the Roberts Court in the marriage equality cases, conservatives are now leaning on the precedent set by Hobby Lobby and McCullen v. Coakley.