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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.…

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…

SCOTUS Upholds UT's Affirmative Action Program, Knocking Abigail Fisher on Her Ass

In June 2015, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear the case of Abigail Fisher, an aggressively mediocre white woman who, after being rejected from the University of Texas, challenged the school’s affirmative action program. At the center was UT’s admissions program, that admits students based on two factors:…

In Harrowing Dissent, Justice Sotomayor Points to 'Degrading' Consequences of Unlawful Police Stops

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote an incredible dissent to the majority finding of an illegal stop-and-search case, a 5-3 decision which effectively undermined the exclusionary rule by finding that evidence discovered via unlawful police stops may be used in court if the officer knew of an outstanding arrest…

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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…