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Supreme Court strikes down restrictive Louisiana abortion law

Supreme Court has ruled against a Louisiana law that restricted abortion access.

Supreme Court declines to hear appeal on Alabama law banning dismemberment abortions

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal over a 2016 Alabama law that banned an abortion procedure that’s done during the second trimester of a pregnancy.  In a miscellaneous order issued Friday, the high court allowed a lower court ruling against the law to remain in effect. The law would have made it illegal …

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Supreme Court: Cross Can Stand On Public Land In Separation Of Church And State Case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 40-foot World War I memorial cross can stay on public land at a Maryland intersection. The cross “has become a prominent community landmark, and its removal or radical alteration at this date would be seen by many not as a neutral act but as the manifestation of a hostility …

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Supreme Court tosses ruling against bakers who refused cake for gay couple

The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a ruling against two Oregon bakers who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. The couple, Melissa and Aaron Klein, cited religious beliefs as their reason for not providing services for a gay wedding. This touched off the latest in a series of such cases making headlines in recent years. During …

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‘In God We Trust’: Supreme Court Rejects Atheist Effort to Remove God

The Supreme Court has rejected a legal attempt to take “In God We Trust” off of US money.    Atheist Michael Newdow, arguing on behalf of a group of atheists, said the motto is a government endorsement of religion and violates the First Amendment. Newdow argued that “by mandating the inscription of facially religious text on …

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says Kavanaugh helped boost number of female law clerks on court

“Women did not fare nearly as well as advocates,” Ginsburg added. “Only about 21 percent of the attorneys presenting oral argument this term were female; of the 34 attorneys who appeared more than once, only six were women.”

Washington State Supreme Court Rules against Florist Who Refused to Provide Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled against a Christian florist after she refused to provide floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding. Barronelle Stutzman, a 74-year-old grandma, now faces the penalty of having to pay sky-rocketing legal fees as a result of violating the state’s non-discrimination laws. Her legal team have said that this enormous financial …

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Satanic Temple to challenge Supreme Court abortion ruling on fetal remains

The Satanic Temple said Tuesday that in the name of religious liberty, it would challenge a Supreme Court ruling that upheld an Indiana law requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains. The group, based in Salem, Mass., has declared immunity for its members from the law, it said in a news release. “One of the Satanic Temple’s fundamental tenets is the inviolability …

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Christian College Drops Sex Standards in Law School Bid

Two months after Canada’s Supreme Court ruled against what would have been the country’s first Christian law school, Trinity Western University (TWU) has dropped its controversial community covenant. TWU’s quest to open a law school had stalled in court for years after several provincial law societies refused to accredit would-be graduates, citing the covenant’s prohibition of sex …

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The Lessons of the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case–for Both Sides

Let’s start with with the lesson for culture warriors on the left: Religious objections to state policies have to be handled without prejudice. Seven of the Supreme Court’s nine justices, liberals and conservatives, agreed that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission acted prejudicially in handling the complaint of a gay couple who were refused a wedding cake by …

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Supreme Court gives victory to baker who refused to make cake for gay wedding

The U.S. Supreme Court gave a boost to advocates of religious freedom on Monday, ruling that a Colorado baker cannot be forced to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, in a case that involved marriage equality and protection from discrimination. But the opinion was a narrow one, applying to the specific facts of this …

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Supreme Court Takes On Case About Free Speech, Abortion

Does a California law violate the Constitution by requiring anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform clients about free or low-cost abortion and contraception services? That’s the question the Supreme Court is taking on, in a new case it accepted on Monday. California’s Reproductive FACT Act became law in October of 2015. It requires licensed and covered facilities to …

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