Supreme Court Rejects Two Bids on Abortion Restrictions, Signaling End of 'Admitting Privileges' Laws 

A day after the Supreme Court preserved abortion rights by declaring Texas’s HB2 unconstitutional, justices rejected two abortion-related bids from Mississippi and Wisconsin. In both cases, the states were seeking a ruling on their laws requiring that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.…

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In a Major Victory for Abortion Rights, the Supreme Court Declares Texas' HB2 Unconstitutional 

On Monday, in a five to three decision, the Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt. The Court ruled that Texas’s HB2, an omnibus abortion bill that restricted access to reproductive services, is unconstitutional. Justice Breyer wrote the majority opinion.

Split SCOTUS Decision Means That a Trump Presidency Would Be a Nightmare for Immigrant Families 

The Supreme Court issued a split decision today on whether an immigration plan created by President Obama through an executive order was constitutional. In English: the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 and the plan, which would have prevented millions of people from facing deportation, has been blocked. That means next…

A 75-Year-Old Disabled Man Was Sentenced to Life in Prison for Growing Weed for Personal Use 

The New York Times editorial board weighed in Thursday on what they called the “outrageous” sentenced handed down to Lee Carroll Brooker, a 75-year-old disabled veteran in Alabama who is serving a life sentence for growing marijuana. The NYT called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Brooker’s sentence, saying it’s…

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President Obama to Announce SCOTUS Pick, White House Creates Irritable Twitter to Prepare

President Obama will announce his pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and that’s when everything will promptly fucking fall apart. Senate Republicans have made it clear they won’t hold a hearing on Obama’s choice, so the only thing left is an irritable battle of words.

The Supreme Court's Three Female Justices Are Fighting Tooth and Nail for Reproductive Rights 

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, a challenge to Texas’s HB2, a wide-ranging bill whose purpose is largely to regulate abortion providers into non-existence. From requiring clinics to abide by the same building codes as a surgical center, to requiring physicians to have admitting…