A part-time driver was let go after a doctor said she could not lift heavy packages during her pregnancy, prompting her to file a discrimination lawsuit. The Supreme Court reinstated the lawsuit on Wednesday after a lower court dismissed it.
These tweets and memes and videos prove that freedom of expression online is a beautiful thing worth saving. Thank you, Supreme Court.
Three of the more liberal justices would have heard Lester Leroy Bower’s appeal: “[T]he error here is glaring, and its consequence may well be death.”
After two decades together, Jim Obergefell and John Arthur married in 2013, as Arthur was dying from ALS. Ohio doesn’t recognize their marriage. Next month, the Supreme Court will decide if it must.
A federal judge refuses to put an order striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages on hold. Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis now faces a federal declaration that the ban is unconstitutional — and an Alabama Supreme Court order that his office not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Cecil Clayton’s attorneys said he was not competent for execution because he lost 20% of his frontal lobe after a sawmill accident in 1972.
Notorious RBG in miniature is everything you hoped she’d be.
“There is no adequate justification for such a discriminatory and injurious exercise of state power,” the Obama administration urges the Supreme Court. More than 200 congressional Democrats also weigh in to support marriage equality.
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“Alabama law allows for ‘marriage’ between only one man and one woman,” the Alabama Supreme Court states, reaching its own conclusion about the constitutionality of the state’s marriage ban.
Under former CEO Mike Jeffries, Abercrombie & Fitch developed a hyper-specific look for its customers and its employees. That look has now stumbled its way into the Supreme Court.
Marriage equality has “hit a critical mass,” the president says in an interview with BuzzFeed News.
“People ask me ‘When will there be enough women on the Supreme Court’ and my answer is: ‘When there are nine.’”
An amendment to a previous law will grant doctor-assisted suicide for mentally competent adults.
A long-awaited argument brought surprising questions from Justice Antonin Scalia.
“I’ve seen something like gay marriage go from a wedge issue used to drive us apart to a story of freedom across our country, a civil right now legal in states that 7 in 10 Americans call home,” the president said.
With all nine justices agreeing, the decision wasn’t even a close shave.
A decision in the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee cases, expected by late June, could lead to the end of such bans across the country. [Update: The Obama administration will “urge the Supreme Court to make marriage equality a reality for all Americans.”]
The justices turned down Louisiana same-sex couples’ request to skip over the appeals court and take their case directly, but they had no word on the cases out of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. [Update: Justices will consider again on Friday whether to hear Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and/or Tennessee marriage cases.]
A three-judge panel struggled Wednesday with a law the court saw as having troubling provisions — and a lower court’s order stopping enforcement of those provisions that the appeals court saw as being too broad.
“The [Tennessee case plaintiffs’] petition will be considered at the Court’s January 9 conference, along with … petitions filed by the plaintiffs in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Louisiana,” an advocate tells BuzzFeed News.
A late Friday order from the Supreme Court means same-sex couples are expected to be able to marry beginning Jan. 6.
It comes down to how police see young black men.
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The schizophrenic man was scheduled to be executed Wednesday for killing his wife’s parents. [Update: A federal appeals court has issued a stay of execution, which the state is not going to appeal immediately, meaning the execution will not go forward at this time.]
Two states are now on board seeking review from the justices, as same-sex couples wait to see what the court does with the cases.
The 81-year-old justice was asking questions in oral arguments on Monday, five days after having heart surgery.
“Given the importance of the issue … Michigan does not oppose review by” the Supreme Court. State asks justices to uphold constitutionality of Michigan’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages.
The move follows a big round of layoffs for the company.