Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Can You Fire Someone For Being Transgender? The Supreme Court Weighs In



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The Supreme Court just heard the case of R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This case will determine whether you can legally fire someone for being a transgender or not. It will also set the tone for future transgender rights cases. This episode goes over both sides arguments, and what will happen next.


Can You Fire Someone For Being Gay? The Supreme Court Weighs In



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The Supreme Court just heard two cases: Bostock v. Clayton County and Altitude Express v. Zarda. These two cases will determine whether you can legally fire someone for being a homosexual or not. This episode goes over both sides arguments, and what will happen next.


The Supreme Court Funds the Border Wall… Kindof



On Friday the Supreme Court released a decision that allowed the Trump Administration to use funds to build the wall while the courts figure out the legality of the emergency declaration and resulting money transfers. This case, Trump v. The Sierra Club, weighted the environmental concerns of the Sierra Club against the monetary concerns of the federal government. Here’s what happened.


The Supreme Court Draws a Line in Partisan Gerrymandering With New Decision



Last Thursday, the Supreme Court definitely and controversially ruled in the cases of Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek that court systems cannot hear challenges to maps that have been gerrymandered in a partisan manner. This video is an analysis of what Justice Roberts decision said and the rationality behind why the Supreme Court’s conservative majority voted the way they did.


The Subpoena Battle Continues; The Fight to Secure Trump’s Finances



A district court just ruled in favor of the House Oversight Committee’s ability to secure documents detailing the last seven years of Trump’s Finances for legislative purposes and investigating violations to the emoluments clause. The question now is whether this information will actually be used to accomplish such a narrow goal, or whether it will be publicly released or used to more broadly investigate the president.


Abortion Laws; Past and Precedent



With the passage of new heartbeat bills in certain states, people are turning to our supreme court rulings and wondering whether abortion law precedent is going to be overturned. Here is what the current law of the land is regarding abortion law, and how it has changed over the last fifty years.


Reversing DACA? The Supreme Court Won’t Hear of It



In 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he wasn’t going to continue the DACA program. That decision immediately got overturned in a district court, and the government’s appeal was ignored by the Supreme Court. With the question over whether the executive branch can reverse DACA stalled in the courts, the immigration debate that’s keeping the government shutdown just got thrown a curveball.