SCOTUS

Justices skeptical of Maine exclusion of faith-based schools

"The high court heard oral arguments regarding the constitutionality of Maine’s school-choice program, and several of the justices appeared skeptical of the state’s defense of its refusal to include schools that teach their religious beliefs." - BPNews

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What to Expect If You’re Expecting SCOTUS to Overturn Roe v. Wade

"the key question is whether five justices can be convinced that there is something sounder—more constitutionally defensible...that can replace Roe/Casey. The most important storyline in today’s oral argument will be whether Mississippi, in defending its 15-week abortion ban, can argue that there is." - The Dispatch

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Unanimous court upholds religious liberty of foster-care agency

"In a judgment that spanned the ideological spectrum, the nine justices agreed Philadelphia violated the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion by refusing to contract with Catholic Social Services (CSS) for foster care services.... because CSS does not place children with same-sex couples." - BPNews

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Why a “Conservative” Supreme Court Will Issue Liberal Rulings

"Conservative legal theory holds that laws need to be interpreted and applied according to their “original” or “textual” meaning. Conservative judges, unlike liberal judges, resist 'making laws,' which they consider to be the role of legislators....they also tend to have a high respect for 'precedent,' for upholding previous court rulings. ...Nevertheless, questions arise about how these justices applied their conservative legal theory." - Veith

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Supreme Court considers abortion mandate again

"For the third consecutive day, the justices heard oral arguments by means of a telephone conference because of restrictions brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The religious freedom case was among 10 in which the high court postponed oral arguments from late March and April." - BPNews

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