Supreme Court Likely to Uphold Affordable Care Act

November 10, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court appears likely to leave the majority of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in place. Two conservative members of the court – Chief Justice John Roberts and Trump appointee Justice Brett Kavanaugh – made statements that suggested they’re unlikely to follow the urging of Republican attorneys to throw out the law. The […]

“The American People Should Have A Voice” and Other Lies Republicans Said About Obama’s 2016 Supreme Court Nomination

September 24, 2020

In 2016 the Republicans took a stand after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death, declaring that they would not approve Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. They stated that there was a “precedent” of not accepting Supreme Court nominees during election years, and they wanted to give the American people a voice in deciding […]

The Dearly Departed, Notorious RBG

September 22, 2020

  When we lost Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Friday night, I felt a deep, echoing sadness, the origin of which was at first hard to pinpoint.  Partially, it came from a feeling of loss, since a figure I respected, no, revered, had passed away. Of course, she had lived a long life of 87 years, […]

Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Restrictions – Temporarily

February 8, 2019

  On Thursday, the Supreme Court blocked Louisiana from enacting a law that would have shuttered abortion clinics across the state. According to many women’s groups, only a single doctor would have been allowed to legally perform abortions under the law. In the 5-4 decision, the Court stated that the restrictions must stay on hold […]

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Undergoes Cancer Surgery

December 21, 2018

According to a statement released on Friday from the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung on Friday in a procedure known as a pulmonary lobectomy. The cancer was discovered when Ginsberg was hospitalized in November for a fall in her office where she sustained rib fractures. According […]

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