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Supreme Court Decision on LGBTQ Adoption v. Religious Rights; Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Explained



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The Supreme Court just released a decision in the case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. The question is whether a municipality can limit participation in a government program using neutral and generally applicable laws that happen to infringe on religion. The answer was an unsatisfying: The law before us is not neutral and generally applicable because it allows the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services to grant exceptions. Here is exactly what that means.


Breaking: The Supreme Court Turns Trump’s Tax Returns Over to New York Prosecutors



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New York State Attorney General Cyrus Vance has a grand jury subpoena for Trump’s personal tax returns. Trump had previously challenged this subpoena on the grounds that he had presidential immunity. That argument failed in court. Now Trump is fighting this subpoena as a private citizen, specifically claiming that it is overreaching and was made in bad faith. Those arguments just failed at the supreme court. Here’s what that means.


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.


Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision 2020, Explained



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The supreme court just decided in the case of June Medical Services LLC v. Russo. This case had to do with a new Louisiana abortion law that is almost identical to a Texas abortion law ruled unconstitutional in 2016. Here’s what’s happening.


Breaking News: The Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Firing Decision, Explained



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The Supreme Court just issued a decision resolving three cases where employers fired people for being gay or trans. Their answer: No, because the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from sexual discrimination, protections which now cover gay and trans individuals. Here’s exactly what was just decided and why the decision was made.