Tag: Supreme Court

Everything To Know About Bryon Allen’s $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Comcast

Source: WENN / WENN Media mogul Byron Allen is currently in a major fight against Comcast and Charter Communications with a $20 billion lawsuit. The CEO of Entertainment Studios is suing the entities for not distributing his networks, claiming racial discrimination as a factor. Allen — who now owns networks like The Weather Channel and […]

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Chasing Court-Packing Could Derail Democrats’ Big Plans

The 1936 election was a stunning victory for the Democrats. President Franklin D. Roosevelt routed Republican Alf Landon, winning the popular vote by 24 points and all but two states in the Electoral College, while the party added to their existing supermajorities in Congress. The unassailable clarity of the result vindicated Roosevelt’s audacious first term, […]

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A Liberal Legal Movement Is Stirring at Last

Conservatives have long placed a higher priority on shaping the federal courts than their liberal adversaries. Demand Justice, a recently formed liberal group that focuses on judicial nominations, is trying to change that. On Tuesday, the organization unveiled its latest effort to influence the Democratic presidential candidates: a shortlist of almost three dozen potential Supreme […]

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HUD Has a Ridiculous Legal Argument for Turning Trans People Away From Federally Funded Shelters

The Trump administration has spared no minority group its vitriol and hate, but transgender people have been especially targeted and maligned by the president and his cabinet. It started with his efforts to ban trans people from serving in the military and denying trans people access to medical care. His latest attack carried out by […]

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Neil Gorsuch Might Just Be the Supreme Court Justice Who Saves LGTBQ Workers’ Rights

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The rights of LGTBQ workers in the United States could hinge on one man: conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s first appointee to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in three cases that all deal with the same […]

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What Went On at the Most Important SCOTUS Cases in LGBTQ Rights This Year

The Supreme Court heard three major cases Tuesday that will determine the future of LGBTQ rights in America. Plaintiffs Aimee Stephens, Donald Zarda, and Gerald Bostock are each respectively asking that the court officially categorize firing employees for belonging to the LGBTQ community as an act of discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, […]

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The Forgotten Father of the Abortion Rights Movement

I first met Bill Baird in Hempstead, Long Island, on a freezing December night in 1968. This was 18 months after he was arrested and jailed for handing a can of contraceptive foam to an unmarried coed at Boston University. And it was some four years before the Supreme Court would hand down its decision […]

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Supreme Court to Weigh In on Louisiana Abortion Law in What Is Expected to Be a Test of How Trump’s Conservative Picks Will Vote

Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building during a a rally and protest in January 2019 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday announced it would review an anti-abortion law out of Louisiana in a case being seen as […]

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SNL Does Kamala, Mayor Pete Starts to Holla and Booker Says ‘Can I Hold a Dollar?’: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 12

Graphic: Jim Cooke (G/O Media), Photo: Getty Images This is by far one of the strangest weeks in the history of The Root Presidential Black Power Rankings. We had a mutiny within our committee, we had a special guest analyst who is just brilliant, and we had half a dozen major events occur this week […]

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The Shrinking Legacy of a Supreme Court Justice

Once upon a time, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was the great modern American jurist. The “Yankee from Olympus,” as Catherine Drinker Bowen’s 1944 biography called Holmes, was the first celebrity justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, as popular then as the Notorious RBG is now. Nearly a century ago, the Columbia Broadcasting System delivered a […]

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One of the Most Powerful Anti-Abortion Groups Is Convinced the End of Roe v. Wade Is Coming

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Americans United for Life, one of the most powerful anti-abortion groups in the United States, wants you to know: Roe v. Wade is closer than ever to toppling. “It’s more of a when than an if,” Katie Glenn, government affairs counsel for […]

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A Critical Threat to Sex Discrimination Protections

Not long after the one-year anniversary of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice, he and his eight associates will devote one entire day to three cases which will determine the future of LGBTQ and women’s rights under the law. On October 8, the Court will hear oral arguments in three cases concerning protection […]

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Supreme Court Could Roll Back Sex Discrimination Protections

Not long after the one-year anniversary of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice, he and his eight associates will devote one entire day to three cases which will determine the future of LGBTQ and women’s rights under the law. On October 8th, the Court will hear oral arguments in three cases concerning protection […]

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Britain’s Supreme Court Is Thrust Into Center of Brexit Debate

LONDON — The impassioned speeches and howls of dissent from the backbenches, the midnight votes and archaic rituals of Parliament gave way this week to a quieter drama in Britain, as the anguished debate over Brexit shifted from the House of Commons to the country’s Supreme Court. At the courthouse, across a leafy square from […]

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The Kavanaugh Fight Left Wounds That Will Never Heal

It’s hard to see how The New York Times could have handled a new allegation against Justice Brett Kavanaugh any worse. Two of the Times’ reporters, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, wrote a book on last year’s corrosive confirmation battle. The paper published an essay adapted from it in its Sunday Review section. It included […]

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Meet the New Head of Planned Parenthood: Alexis McGill Johnson Is a Seasoned Soldier in the War for Women’s Reproductive Health

Photo: Courtesy Planned Parenthood It was mid-August, and just weeks into her new job as acting president/CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of American and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Alexis McGill Johnson was out front, defending the organization from attack. On that day, McGill Johnson said that Planned Parenthood would be pulling out of […]

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What Christine Blasey Ford Said

It has only been one year since Christine Blasey Ford appeared on Capitol Hill and for a time was the focal point of national attention, as one of the newly visible faces of the #MeToo movement. But just weeks before that, Ford couldn’t get a Washington Post reporter to call her back on her tip […]

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The Grassroots Battle to Save Democracy

In the wake of another mass shooting at the hands of another AR-15-armed gunman and a powerful hurricane heralding the beginning of a dangerous storm season, the policy conversation in the Democratic presidential primary has been dominated in recent days by gun control and climate change. Both issues have been the subject of expansive policy […]

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