Stories tagged: "Supreme Court"


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Without Explanation, the Supreme Court Revives Restrictions on Abortion Pill

The Court issued its first abortion decision since Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed, and it stands to unfairly burden people of color and those living in rural areas by requiring them to pick up abortion medications in person.

In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has rejected Republicans' last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the electoral battleground. The court without comment Tuesday, Dec. 8, refused to call into question the certification process in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
US Supreme Court Rejects GOP Bid to Block Biden’s Win in Pennsylvania

The Supreme Court has rejected Republicans' last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania's certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the electoral battleground.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden listens as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addresses the media about the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act on November 10, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden also answered questions about the process of the transition and how a Biden Administration would work with Republicans. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Justices Signal They Won’t Repeal ACA, Biden Promises to Expand Healthcare Access

"This doesn’t have to be a partisan issue, it’s a human issue,” Biden said. “It affects every single American family, we can’t subvert the growing consensus.”

President Donald Trump arrives to board Air Force One for a day of campaign rallies, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump Threatens to Bring Lawyers into Election Battle in Pennsylvania Once Polls Close

President Trump and his campaign are signaling they will pursue an aggressive legal strategy to try to prevent Pennsylvania from counting mailed ballots received after the election.

The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed Pennsylvania to continue accepting mail-in ballots up to three days after Nov. 3, blocking a state GOP push to prevent an extended deadline for mail-in ballots in the state.
SCOTUS Denies PA GOP’s Request to Stop Extended Mail-In Ballot Deadline. But It’s Not All Good News.

The decision was tentatively celebrated by voting rights advocates, but also underscored significant concerns over what the impending confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett could mean for the Court.

Republicans have confirmed hundreds of conservative judges across the US since President Trump took office.
Republicans Have Been Packing the Courts Since Trump Took Office

Since 2016, President Trump and Senate Republicans have installed die-hard conservatives in lifetime judicial appointments, packing the courts in favor of their agenda.

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WATCH: Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Sound Off on the Potential Repeal of the ACA

Up to 133 million Americans have pre-existing conditions covered by the Affordable Care Act. If the Supreme Court overturns the law, the consequences could be disastrous.