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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 on Separation of Church and State; Ministerial Exemptions, Explained



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In the case of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru the Supreme Court expanded the definition of “Ministerial Exemptions” beyond exclusively ministers. It now encompasses anyone whose position can be described as ministerial by the religious institution as verified by the courts. Here’s exactly what’s happening.


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.


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.

Sources:

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

SCOTUS Blog:
Argument analysis: Justices focus on mootness in challenge to now-repealed New York City gun rule
https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/12/argument-analysis-justices-focus-on-mootness-in-challenge-to-now-repealed-new-york-city-gun-rule/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/