On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 that the ability to terminate a pregnancy was a constitutional right. Now, less than five decades later, with a number of lower-court abortion decisions advancing and the most conservative Supreme Court since the 1930s, abortion opponents could be close to getting what they have wanted ever since Roe v. Wade: the decision’s reversal. I am an abortion rights activist, and frankly, I couldn’t be happier. Story Continued Below Anti-abortion legal groups appear determined to use one of the several lower-court abortion cases currently pending to directly challenge Roe in the coming years. Right now, there are more than 20 cases in line at the Supreme Court that could fundamentally alter abortion rights as enshrined in Roe. And some are tired of waiting: Last week, Texas’ 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the most conservative in the country, appeared to try to force the Supreme Court to take up abortion rights … [Read more...] about I Am an Abortion Rights Activist. I Hope the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade.
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Colorado’s most important political football is on the tee. The state Supreme Court soon could put the future of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights in play or out of reach.Liberals and conservatives are paying close attention, because TABOR controls how the state caps spending and government growth. Critics say it also hobbles Colorado’s ability to invest in schools, transportation and the other spoils of population growth.Some critics want voters to decide this year if TABOR can be undone with a ballot initiative. Opponents and the law say TABOR is so big and multilayered that a single vote would violate the state’s “single subject rule” that says ballot questions can only take up one thing at a time.“People put it in the Constitution as one measure; it seems like people ought to have the power to take it out as one measure,” said Carol Hedges, executive director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute, which filed the request with Secretary of … [Read more...] about TABOR a target unless state Supreme Court puts it out of reach
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... WASHINGTON — Tyson Timbs admitted he’d sold drugs, and he accepted his sentence without a fight. What he wouldn’t quietly accept was the police seizing and keeping the $40,000 Land Rover he’d had when arrested. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court sided with him unanimously in ruling the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states as well as the federal government. The decision, in an opinion written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, could help efforts to rein in police seizures of property from criminal suspects. Reading a summary of her opinion in the courtroom, Ginsburg noted that governments employ fines “out of accord with the penal goals of retribution and deterrence” because fines are a source of revenue. The 85-year-old justice … [Read more...] about ‘Excessive fines’ ban applies to states, Supreme Court says
A Supreme Court decision Tuesday let the Trump administration begin implementing its transgender military ban. The Department of Defence issued a statement reiterating its long-held stance that its new policy regarding transgender troops is “NOT a ban.” The policy does allow transgender troops to serve but only if they do so in their biological sex, do not have a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria, or can show a 36-month period of “stability” prior to military service. Advocates maintain the administration’s justifications, including potential negative impacts to unit readiness and cohesion and medical costs, have mostly been debunked. On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to go forward in implementing its transgender military ban, meaning that the ban can go into effect while it is being challenged in court. Although the administration’s policy, shaped after a report from former Defence Secretary … [Read more...] about Here’s a breakdown of the Trump administration’s transgender military ban that the Supreme Court allowed to move forward
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Food Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Food | The Supreme Court May Change the Way You Buy Wine Supported by The Pour The justices will hear oral arguments in ByEric Asimov Jan. 10, 2019 With just a few clicks on my computer or phone, I can order a rare book from San Francisco, a country ham from Kentucky or a dazzling box of chocolates from Vermont. I can track the shipments to the door of my New York apartment building, where I will receive them, marveling at our effortless access to almost anything we desire. That modern convenience, however, is denied to wine lovers who live in the 36 states that prohibit interstate shipping from retail wine shops. This may change in the not-too-distant future. A case to be argued before the United States Supreme Court on The case, Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, does not hinge directly … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court May Change the Way You Buy Wine