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VIDEO: Why You Should Be Worried About the Supreme Court | System Error – VICE News

In this episode of System Error, we investigate how the U.S. Supreme Court became a broken institution.

Oral Argument in Moore v. Harper and the Perils of Finding “Compromise” on the Independent State Legislature Theory

The Supreme Court’s cert grant last June in Moore v. Harper was an ominous note on which to end an explosive term. The grant seemed to broadcast an openness to embracing what’s known as the “independent state legislature theory,” or ISLT. It is a once-fringe idea that the U.S. Constitution, and in particular Article I’s “elections clause,” grants toContinue reading “Oral Argument in Moore v. Harper and the Perils of Finding “Compromise” on the Independent State Legislature Theory”

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Republican Sen. Mike Braun says Supreme Court was wrong to legalize interracial marriage

Interracial marriage, the Indiana Republican argued, should have been left to states The U.S. Supreme Court was wrong to legalize interracial marriage, Indiana Sen. Mike Braun, a Republican, argued on Tuesday.  Suggesting the historic Loving v. Virginia ruling by the Supreme Court decades ago was a case of improper judicial activism, Braun said the court shouldContinue reading “Republican Sen. Mike Braun says Supreme Court was wrong to legalize interracial marriage”

Mississippi governor says he will enforce law banning most abortions in state if Roe is overturned

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) on Sunday said his state will enforce a law banning most abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned, days after the Supreme Court held a hearing on the Magnolia State’s 15-week abortion ban that could chip away at the landmark 1973 ruling. A “snapback law” for abortion is currently in existenceContinue reading “Mississippi governor says he will enforce law banning most abortions in state if Roe is overturned”

From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America – Democracy Now!

As the Supreme Court looks poised to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and possibly overturn Roe v. Wade we speak to The Nation’s Amy Littlefield about her investigation into the Christian legal army behind the Mississippi law as well as anti-trans laws across the country. She also critiques the mainstream pro-choice movement’s failure to centerContinue reading “From Abortion Bans to Anti-Trans Laws, a Christian Legal Army is Waging War on America – Democracy Now!”

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor vetoes five GOP abortion bills

Gov. Tony Evers is making abortion rights a key component of his 2022 re-election bid. Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed five Republican-authored anti-abortion bills on Friday, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could curtail if not end a woman’s right to abortion. Evers, who is making his supportContinue reading “Wisconsin’s Democratic governor vetoes five GOP abortion bills”

US ‘dark money’ groups behind Mississippi abortion case spend millions overseas

Groups behind a Supreme Court test case that threatens the constitutional right to abortion in the US are targeting Europe and Latin America too US conservative groups behind a Supreme Court legal battle that could shape the future of American abortion rights have spent at least $28m around the world between 2016 and 2019 on campaigns against women’s andContinue reading “US ‘dark money’ groups behind Mississippi abortion case spend millions overseas”

U.S. judge blocks enforcement of near-total abortion ban in Texas

A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a near-total ban on abortion in Texas, the toughest such law in the United States, in a challenge brought by President Joe Biden’s administration after the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed it to go into effect. The action by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman in Austin prevents theContinue reading “U.S. judge blocks enforcement of near-total abortion ban in Texas”

Texas abortion law architect urges Supreme Court to overturn same-sex marriage ruling

The man behind the notorious Texas abortion ban denounced the “court-invented rights to homosexual behavior.” Former Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell, who played a key role in writing the new Texas ban on abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy, argued in a Supreme Court brief that the decisions that legalized same-sex relations and same-sexContinue reading “Texas abortion law architect urges Supreme Court to overturn same-sex marriage ruling”

Sotomayor pens scathing dissent of Texas abortion ban: “Justices have opted to bury their heads in the sand”

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a scathing dissent late Wednesday night over after the court’s 5-4 decision to not halt Texas’ abortion bill, blasting her colleagues for opting to “bury their heads in the sand” in regards to women’s rights.  The law, which took effect early Wednesday, is the most restrictive abortion measure in the country, as it bansContinue reading “Sotomayor pens scathing dissent of Texas abortion ban: “Justices have opted to bury their heads in the sand””