Tag: Scotus

SCOTUS Nominee Raises Concerns in LGBT Community

President Donald Trump on Monday fulfilled his campaign promise to nominate a conservative judge to replace the late Judge Antonin Scalia in the United State Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch “is universally respected for his integrity, fairness, and decency,” the White House said in a statement. “And he understands the…

Don't Like Trump or Clinton Vote for the Next SCOTUS Appointee

A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote against Trump pushing his hateful agenda into the Supreme Court. This is the message behind a new ad from People for the American Way, an organization that fights for equality, freedom and diversity. As Election Day draws nearer, many Americans are dissatisfied…

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case of Juror's Racial Bias

The Supreme Court will hear a case next month where justices will determine if racially charged comments during jury deliberations are grounds for breaking juror confidentiality. In a 2010 sexual assault trial in Colorado, a juror identified as H.C. during deliberations said of the defendant, Miguel Angel Pea Rodriguez, “I…

Supreme Court Upholds Housing Discrimination Protections

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that individuals affected by discriminatory housing practices can still seek remedies even if they cannot prove the discrimination was intentional. In a sharply divided and surprising 5-4 ruling, the court upheld the notion that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 allows those affected to…

BREAKING NEWS: LGBT Couples in Some States Win, Others Lose as Supreme Court Won't Decide Same-Gender Marriage …Yet

By Julissa Catalan Photo by Shutterstock The U.S. Supreme Court has will not hear same-gender marriage appeals from five statesIndiana, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin and Utahallowing members of the LGBT community to marry in those states, where same-gender marriage previously was banned. Another six statesColorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West…

Breaking News: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

By Julissa Catalan The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain closely-held businesses are entitled to religious protection when it comes to healthcare offerings. The case was brought by Hobby Lobby, a nationwide arts and crafts chain store, whose owners claimed that their religious beliefs should allow them to avoid…