Supreme Court rules for former coach in public school prayer case

NBC – Former coach Joseph Kennedy argued that the Bremerton School District in Washington state violated his religious freedom by telling him he couldn’t pray on the field after games. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a former Washington state high school football coach had a right to pray on the field immediately after games.  The 6-3 ruling was a victory for Joseph Kennedy, who claimed … Continue reading Supreme Court rules for former coach in public school prayer case

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, leaves issue up to states

Per: NYP – The Supreme Court has overturned its 49-year-old landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout the US, upholding a Mississippi law banning the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy – and leaving the issue up to each of the 50 states. The opinion by Justice Samuel Alito also overturned a 1992 case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, in which the court found … Continue reading Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, leaves issue up to states

Supreme court guts lifeline for prisoners who claim wrongful convictions!!

The Guardian – The US supreme court on Monday gutted constitutional protections that for years have provided a federal lifeline to innocent prisoners facing prolonged incarceration or even execution following wrongful convictions stemming from poor legal counsel given to them by the states. In a 6 to 3 ruling, the newly-dominant rightwing majority of the nation’s highest court barred federal courts from hearing new evidence that … Continue reading Supreme court guts lifeline for prisoners who claim wrongful convictions!!

Report: Supreme Court draft suggests Roe could be overturned

(AP) — A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report. A decision to overrule Roe would lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states and could have huge ramifications for this year’s elections. But it’s unclear if the draft represents the court’s final word … Continue reading Report: Supreme Court draft suggests Roe could be overturned

Supreme Court Denies Equal Rights To Puerto Ricans — Again

In an 8-1 vote, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a resident of Puerto Rico who was seeking to receive the same Supplemental Security Income payments he received when living on the U.S. mainland. Puerto Ricans and the residents of the four other overseas American territories of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands are American citizens (or American nationals in the … Continue reading Supreme Court Denies Equal Rights To Puerto Ricans — Again

Black Death Row Inmate Loses Supreme Court Appeal That Cited Racist Juror

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by a Black inmate who was sentenced to death with the help of a Texas juror who was accused of making racially biased remarks during the jury selection. The justices ruled 6-3, tossing the appeal by Kristopher Love, who argued that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals improperly refused to consider his claim of racial … Continue reading Black Death Row Inmate Loses Supreme Court Appeal That Cited Racist Juror