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SCOTUS Past and Precedent: Griswold v. Connecticut and Privacy Rights in America

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In 1965, the Supreme Court had to face a contraception ban in Connecticut. The question was, does banning contraception violate people’s right to privacy and, more importantly, do people have a right to privacy. Here’s how that debate went.

Guns, God, and Abortions, The Top Cases on the Supreme Court’s 2021 Docket, Explained

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The US Supreme Court has begun it’s term for the fall of 2021. Here is an analysis of the 9 most influential cases that will come up this term: 

  1. United States v. Reynolds
  2. The United States v. Vaello-Madero
  3. The Federal Election Commission vs. Ted Cruz For Senate
  4. Ramirez v. Collier
  5. CVS Pharmacy vs. Doe
  6. Carson v. Makin
  7. American Hospital Association v. Bercerra
  8. New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen
  9. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The Supreme Court’s October 2020 Cases, Explained

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The Supreme Court is preparing to start their Fall of 2020 term. This is an analysis of the cases they are slated to what in October. It varies from a water dispute between Texas and New Mexico to Police excessive force lawsuits. Here is exactly what’s happening.

The Supreme Court Rules Half of Oklahoma is a Native American Reservation

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The Supreme Court just ruled in the case of McGirt v. Oklahoma that the Eastern Half of Oklahoma is now considered a Native American reservation for the purposes of criminal justice. Here’s why the Supreme Court ruled that way and what it means.

The Supreme Court Takes on Second Amendment Rights

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York. This case revolves around transportation rights for handgun owners who, under current law, are not able to take their handguns out of the city under a premises license. While New York tried to get this case thrown out by reversing the law, the case was just heard.


Oral Arguments: https://www.oyez.org/cases/2019/18-280

District of Columbia v. Heller Decision: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/07pdf/07-290.pdf

Argument analysis: Justices focus on mootness in challenge to now-repealed New York City gun rule

Argument preview: Justices take up battle over New York City gun ban – and the scope of the Second Amendment?https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/11/argument-preview-justices-take-up-battle-over-new-york-city-gun-ban-and-the-scope-of-the-second-amendment/

Symposium: So what exactly are the parties still fighting about in NYSRPA v. City of New York?https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/11/symposium-so-what-exactly-are-the-parties-still-fighting-about-in-nysrpa-v-city-of-new-york/