Category Archives: SCOTUS

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban

The highest court in the land handed President Trump his victory on Tuesday morning. The 5-4 decision ends the fierce fight in the legal system though it is doubtful the moral battle will end. The court held the challengers had failed to show that the

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban

Supreme Court Upholds Ohio Voter Registration Removal Method

The controversial decision disheartens Democrats and emboldens Republicans. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Ohio’s method of removing names from its voter rolls does not violate federal law. The law allows an address confirmation notice be sent to voters who

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Colorado Baker

The decision comes as a surprise to some and a considered a victory by others. On Monday, a split Supreme Court absolved a Colorado baker of discrimination for refusing to create a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Their ruling stated that the state

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban

Supreme Court Rules Offensive Trademarks Are Protected

Ruffle of feathers or not, it is protected. In a historic ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that laws forbidding registration of offensive trademarks is unconstitutionally. The Court rules that such laws limit free speech. The court ruled 8-0 in favor of Portland, Oregon-based Asian-American

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban

Supreme Court to Hear Ohio Voter Purge Policy

Voter Registration Comes to the Supreme Court Again. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Ohio’s appeal of a lower court ruling that blocked the state’s policy of purging people from voter-registration lists if they do not regularly cast ballots. The lower court found

Supreme Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voting Districts

Supreme Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voting Districts

In a 5-3 decision, the Court ruled the districts were illegal based on race. The ruling stated that North Carolina officials used race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines without a compelling reason. The districts in question were North Carolina’s 1st and 12th district,

Supreme Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voting Districts

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear North Carolina Voter I.D. Appeal

Another blow to voter identification laws. On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal regarding a North Carolina voting law that a federal appeals court had struck down. The federal appeals court stated the law was an unconstitutional effort to “target African-Americans with

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Immigration Case

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Immigration Case

SCOTUS has refused to hear case that challenges the expedited removal of undocumented immigrants. On Monday, the Supreme Court left in place a lower court opinion rejecting claims by undocumented Central American women and children seeking asylum.  The defendants were apprehended immediately after arriving in the