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Symposium: How to count to one

John Knepper is a private attorney based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He previously was chief deputy attorney general of Wyoming. He filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Susan B. Anthony List in support of the respondent in June Medical Services v. Russo. Marks v. United States instructs that when a majority of the justices cannot agree on more than the outcome, “the holding of the Court may be viewed as that position taken by those Members who concurred in the judgments on the narrowest grounds.” Mu...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, United States, Wyoming, Louisiana, Kafka, John Roberts, U S Court of Appeals, Casey, Stephen Breyer, Ramos, Clarence Thomas


Symposium: June Medical Services v. Russo: When a “win” is not a win

Gretchen Borchelt is vice president for reproductive rights and health at the National Women’s Law Center. She filed an amicus brief on behalf of NWLC and 72 other organizations in support of the petitioners in June Medical Services v. Russo. In June Medical Services v. Russo, a plurality of the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have thwarted abortion access to such a degree that it would have left “thousands of Louisiana women with no practical means of obtaining a safe, lega...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Louisiana, Donald Trump, John Roberts, Roberts, Casey, GONZALES, Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito, Carhart, Hellerstedt, Russo


Symposium: The chief justice restores the Casey standard even while undermining women’s interests in Louisiana

Erika Bachiochi is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a Senior Fellow at the Abigail Adams Institute. Follow her at @erikabachiochi. In comparison to the high court’s bombshell opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County earlier this month, June Medical Services v. Russo would seem relatively straightforward. The challenged admitting privileges requirement for Louisiana abortion providers is virtually the same as the law struck down in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt just four year...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, Court, Louisiana, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas, John Roberts, Richard Posner, Roberts, Alito, Clayton County, Casey


Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court released decisions in three cases, including one of the highest-profile cases of the term. In June Medical Services v. Russo, the court, by a vote of 5-4, struck down a Louisiana law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Amy Howe analyzes the opinion for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Mariam Marshedi provides an analysis at Subscript Law. Ronn Blitzer and others report at Fox News t...
Tags: Health, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Mexico, Court, US, Bloomberg, Cnn, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Louisiana, Wall Street Journal


KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: High court’s surprising abortion decision

The Supreme Court surprised both sides in the polarized abortion battle Monday by ruling, 5-4, that a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform the procedure to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is an unconstitutional infringement of a woman's right to an abortion.
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Louisiana, KHN


Supreme Court, rejecting restrictive La. law, refuses to roll back abortion rights

In a decision certain to roil the fall elections, a Supreme Court with a majority of anti-abortion justices Monday refused to use its first opportunity to roll back abortion rights.
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Opinion analysis: With Roberts providing the fifth vote, court strikes down Louisiana abortion law (Updated)

Four years ago, by a vote of 5-3, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that (among other things) required doctors who perform abortions to have the right to admit patients at a nearby hospital. In that case, Justice Anthony Kennedy joined his four more liberal colleagues in holding that, although Texas has a genuine interest in protecting the health of pregnant women, there was no evidence that the law actually did anything to promote that interest – but it did make it more difficult for wo...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, New Orleans, Louisiana, Kennedy, Thomas, John Roberts, Roberts, Baton Rouge, District Court, Alito, U S Court of Appeals


With Roberts’ Assist, SCOTUS Strikes Down Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law

On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered a win for abortion rights activists by striking down a clinic restriction law out of Louisiana. It was a five to four decision, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberals in a concurring decision.  Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for the majority, called the law “almost word-for-word identical” to a Texas law the Court struck down in 2016. The Court found that that “the law offers no significant health benefit” and that it will “make it im...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Court, Abortion, Louisiana, Donald Trump, John Roberts, Roberts, Roe, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, Hellerstedt, Whole Woman 's Health


Trump administration urges end to Affordable Care Act as pandemic surges

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON  — As coronavirus cases rise in more than half of the states, the Trump administration is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The administration’s high court filing Thursday came the same day the government reported that close to half a million people who lost their health insurance amid the economic shutdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 have gotten coverage through HealthCare.gov. The administration’s legal brief...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Cms


Trump demands Supreme Court kill Affordable Care Act, aka 'Obamacare'

Late Thursday night, amid a coronavirus pandemic that has now killed over 120,000 Americans, Donald Trump's administration made new moves to take away healthcare from working Americans. The Trump administration told the Supreme Court late Thursday that the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or "Obamacare") is invalid, including the protections it provides for people with “pre-existing conditions,” like asthma, diabetes, cancer, and the long-term damaging health effects of COVID-19. In the filing Thurs...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, US news, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act, Health Care, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, District Of Columbia


"You want people to walk down the street with a mask on?"

Bill Burr to Joe Rogan: "I'm not going to sit here with no medical degree, listening to you with no medical degree with an American flag behind you smoking a cigar acting like we know what's up better than the CDC" pic.twitter.com/a92XLFX74w — 13th Conde de Harrow (@Ricottaboy) June 20, 2020 ADDED: Joe Rogan is trending on Twitter, but probably not because of that clip. You click on his name in the Twitter sidebar and you get all manner of things. The sidebar says "Trending with: Joey Diaz," s...
Tags: Health, Smoking, Supreme Court, Law, Cdc, Masks, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Biden, Cabinet, Bernie Sanders, Democratic Party, Roe, Joe Rogan, Rogan, Bill Burr


Supreme Court Denies Certiorari to 10 Second Amendment Cases

Opinion U.S. Supreme Court Image NRA-ILA Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- In an unexpected move, the Supreme Court has voted to deny certiorari (refuse to hear) ten Second Amendment cases which have been held at the court, some of which have been waiting for years. Much speculation has been written about the cases, with the expectation the Supreme Court would hear at least one of them in order to clarify splits that have occurred in the circuit courts on the issues of carrying firearms outside the h...
Tags: Health, Guns, Supreme Court, California, Court, US, America, Department Of Defense, Chicago, United States, Arizona, Rhode Island, Rogers, Second Amendment, Wilson, Fed


27 million Americans may have lost employer health insurance amid pandemic

A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that nearly two-thirds of the 31 million recently laid-off Americans had relied on employer-sponsored health insurance.The coverage gap could expand rapidly in 2021 when unemployment benefits expire for Americans living in states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.In June, the Supreme Court is set to issue a decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Nearly 27 million Americans may ha...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, United States, Innovation, Republican, Inequality, Medicaid, ESI, Texas Georgia, Kaiser Family Foundation, Coronavirus, United States The Trump


Brazilian court lifts restrictions on gay and bisexual men giving blood

Supreme court decision hailed as victory for LGBT communityBrazil’s supreme court has overturned rules that limit gay and bisexual men from donating blood in a decision considered a human rights victory for LGBT+ people in the country.The move came as more nations review restrictions on blood donations imposed during the 1980s HIV/Aids crisis, with some countries applying blanket bans, some have waiting periods after gay sex, and others – like Italy – having no limitations. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Americas, World news, Italy, Brazil, Aids and HIV


Trump administration shelves detailed CDC guide to reopening country

By JASON DEAREN and MIKE STOBBE GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A document created by the nation’s top disease investigators with step-by-step advice to local authorities on how and when to reopen restaurants and other public places during the still-raging outbreak has been shelved by the Trump administration. The 17-page report by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team, titled “Guidance for Implementing the Opening Up America Again Framework,” was researched and written to help faith leaders, bu...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Cdc, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Ap, Harvard, Soccer, Pennsylvania


Justice Ginsburg in hospital with infection, court says

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON  — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Tuesday with an infection caused by a gallstone, but plans to take part in the court’s arguments by telephone today, the Supreme Court said. The 87-year-old justice underwent non-surgical treatment for what the court described as acute cholecystitis, a benign gallbladder condition, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She is resting comfortably and expects to be in the hospital for a day or two, the court said. Ginsbur...
Tags: Health, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Bill Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Baltimore, Mark Sherman, Ginsburg, Johns Hopkins Hospital, National News, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: SCOTUS decides an ACA case. No, not that case.

The Supreme Court this week rejected the efforts of a Republican-controlled Congress in 2014 to cut off funding to insurance companies under a provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Congress, KHN


Courtroom access: Before abortion argument, mixed feelings about line-standers

Editor’s note: On April 13, the Supreme Court announced that it would conduct 10 oral arguments via telephone conference on several days in May in cases whose oral argument dates had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that it would make an audio feed available to the public through a media pool, providing real-time audio of oral arguments for the first time in its history. The practice of paying line-standers to hold spots in line for those 50 coveted seats inside the Supreme Court...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington, Dallas, Louisiana, Kate, Capitol, Medical Services, Whole Woman 's Health, Courtroom access — October Term 2019, Kate Banfield


Wuhan ends lockdown; Virus strains medical workers to limits

By DANICA KIRKA AND ELENA BECATOROS LONDON — After 76 days in lockdown, the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopened Wednesday and tens of thousands immediately hopped on trains and planes to leave. Elsewhere, the economic, political and psychological toll of fighting the virus grew increasingly clear and more difficult to bear. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care, the first major world leader confirmed to have COVID-19. His condition was ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, New York, London, News, Supreme Court, California, Washington, France, China, Uncategorized, Spain, Sport, World news, Beijing


Conservative-Dominated Courts Kill Wisconsin Election Delay, Absentee Voting Extension

The Wisconsin state Supreme Court on Monday blocked Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ last-ditch effort to halt primary elections on Tuesday, ensuring that in-person voting will commence tomorrow despite the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court shot down extended absentee voting deadlines in a…Read more...
Tags: Health, Elections, Science, Voting, Supreme Court, Scotus, Wisconsin, U S Supreme Court, Tony Evers, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Wisconsin Elections


U.S. asks older people to stay home, all ages should avoid groups of 10 or more, U.S. says

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday urged all older Americans to stay home and everyone to avoid crowds and eating out at restaurants as part of sweeping guidelines meant to combat an expected surge of coronavirus cases. President Donald Trump and the coronavirus task force released the guidelines as the U.S. government moved to try to blunt the impact of the virus, racing to bolster testing and aid even as financial markets fell and Americans scrambled to reorder their lives. Among the new r...
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U.S. asks older people to stay home, all ages should avoid groups of 10 or more

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday urged all older Americans to stay home and everyone to avoid crowds and eating out at restaurants as part of sweeping guidelines meant to combat an expected surge of coronavirus cases. President Donald Trump and the coronavirus task force released the guidelines as the U.S. government moved to try to blunt the impact of the virus, racing to bolster testing and aid even as financial markets fell and Americans scrambled to reorder their lives. Among the new r...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Global, Sport, Cnn, Britain, Soccer


Will conversion therapy be banned in the U.S.?

Most medical and mental health organizations have condemned conversion therapy as injurious and lacking support of empirical evidence. Today, 19 states and many cities have passed laws protecting youths from the practice. However, lawsuits and pushback by religious organizations have limited what laws can be passed. Recent years have seen a monumental shift in conversion therapy's standing in society. In 2017, the New York City Council passed an ordinance banning anyone from charging a fee for ...
Tags: Psychology, Utah, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Sex, New York City, Religion, Policy, Gay, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Associated Press, Health Care, Lgbtq


Schumer Claims Conservative Supreme Court Justices Will ‘Pay the Price’ If They Rule against Abortion Advocates

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday warned Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh that they will "pay the price" if they take a position he disagrees with in deciding a case that addresses the credentials required for doctors who perform abortions.“I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” Schumer told a cheering crowd of abortion-rights advocates in front of the Supreme Court."You won&...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Republicans, Senate, Louisiana, Musgrave, Jackson, National Review, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Kavanaugh, Russo, Susan B Anthony List


SCOTUS Liberals Take Last Stand In The Face Of Almost Certain Abortion Case Defeat

The liberal contingent of the Supreme Court sounded off during Wednesday’s oral arguments about the legality of Louisiana’s abortion regulation law, which is nearly identical to a Texas law the court struck down two years ago. What’s changed since then is the composition of the Court, which has shifted to the right since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 2018 departure. Kennedy had joined the liberals in ruling against the Texas law in the 2016 case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.  But Wedn...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Abortion, Louisiana, Department Of Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Madison, Wall, Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Ginsburg, Alito, Roe


Supreme court hears first major abortion case since Trump appointees joined bench – live

Remade conservative majority will hear oral arguments in case that could result in grave new restrictions on abortion access – follow liveSupreme court to hear arguments in abortion rights case 1.27pm GMT Guardian US reporter Jessica Glenza, who is at the Supreme Court today, points out the number of pro-choice activists outnumbers the number of anti-abortions protestors outside the courthouse. The Supreme Court will hear one of the most consequential abortion rights cases in decades today -...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Law, US, Society, World news, US news, US politics, Abortion, Louisiana, Center For Reproductive Rights, US supreme court, Trump, Russo, June Medical Services, Jessica Glenza


The Supreme Court Is Hearing a New Case on Abortion. The Decision Could Impact Women for a Generation

Kathaleen Pittman likes to leave the door of her office at Hope Medical Group for Women open at the end of the day. That way she can watch patients leave after their abortions, and absorb the palpable sense of relief in the clinic’s hallways. “Being able to see them before the procedure, after the procedure, and just have them say how grateful they are that they were able to make it in when they did, that just can make all the difference in the world,” Pittman says. “Aside from the crazines...
Tags: Health, Texas, Hope, News, Supreme Court, Uncategorized, Alabama, New York Times, New Orleans, Abortion, Nebraska, Louisiana, Jackson, Republican, Donald Trump, Pew Research Center


Supreme Court will decide the fate of so-called ‘Obamacare’ law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, a case that will keep health care squarely in front of voters even though a decision won’t come until after the 2020 election. The court said it would hear an appeal by 20 mainly Democratic states of a lower-court ruling that declared part of the statute unconstitutional and cast a cloud over the rest. For the more than 20 million people covered under “Obamacare,” nothing changes whi...
Tags: Health, Business, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden


High court revisits abortion law akin to one struck down in 2016

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is set to hear an abortion case that may sound familiar. That's because the state restriction in question is almost identical to one the court overturned in 2016.
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Argument preview: Abortion debate returns to the Roberts Court

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post ran on January 27, 2020, as an introduction to this blog’s symposium on June Medical Services v. Russo, as well as at Howe on the Court, where it was originally published. When he ran for president in 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump promised that, if elected, he would appoint “pro-life” Supreme Court justices, which would result in the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing a woman’s right to an abortion. In the three ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Idaho, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Center For Reproductive Rights, Kennedy, Trump, Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts



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