House votes on same-sex marriage bill after Supreme Court Roe ruling

The House plans to vote Tuesday on legislation to codify same-sex marriage nationwide and strengthen other marriage-equality protections, in a direct reaction to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that overturned longstanding federal abortion rights. The Respect for Marriage Act would establish that a marriage is considered valid under federal law if it was legal in … Read more

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to New York vaccine mandate for health care workers

Health care workers protest against being forced to get the Covid-19 vaccine on August 27, 2021, outside the New York State Office Building in Hauppauge, New York. Alejandra Villa Loarca | Newsday | Getty Images The Supreme Court declined Thursday to take up a legal challenge brought by health care workers in New York who … Read more

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in, replaces Breyer

[The above live stream is scheduled to start at noon. Please refresh the page if the video isn’t playing after then.] Ketanji Brown Jackson is making history Thursday as the first-ever black woman to be sworn in as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson, 51, replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, whose resignation from the … Read more

Roe ruling is ‘catastrophic,’ liberal justices write in heated dissent

The Supreme Court’s monumental ruling overturning longstanding federal abortion protections is a “catastrophic” decision that takes away women’s freedoms, threatens other rights and erodes the court’s credibility, three dissenting justices wrote in a blistering rebuke. The court overruled the constitutional right to an abortion, which was established a half-century ago by Roe v. Wade and … Read more

Supreme Court Justice Thomas says gay rights rulings open to be tossed

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas poses during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, April 23, 2021. Erin Schaff | Pool | Reuters Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday said that landmark high court rulings that established gay rights and contraception rights should be reconsidered now that the federal right … Read more

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ends federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the US in 1973. The court’s controversial but expected ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws without concern of running afoul of Roe, which had permitted … Read more

Ginni Thomas-tied Facebook group ‘FrontLiners for Liberty’ could be a new focus in Jan. 6 investigation

(LR) Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas arrive at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images A Facebook group that appears to be run by Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, could become a … Read more

Jan. 6 riot committee will invite Ginni Thomas to testify

Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sits with his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas while he waits to speak at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images The chairman of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot said Thursday that the panel … Read more

Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law tech companies warned would allow hateful content to run rampant

A person walks down the sidewalk near the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, February 16, 2022. Jon Cherry | Reuters The Supreme Court blocked a controversial Texas’ social media law, which the tech industry cautioned would allow for hateful content to run rampant online, from taking effect in a decision released on Tuesday. … Read more

Supreme Court decision makes it tougher for inmates to win release from prison

The Supreme Court of the United States building, photographed on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images The Supreme Court in a ruling Monday made it tougher for prison inmates to win release, barring federal courts from holding evidentiary hearings or considering new evidence of claims … Read more