The decisions that the court handed down this week illustrate the monumental consequences that Supreme Court justices can have on almost any aspect of the law. Just this week, a narrow majority of justices stripped protections of workers, upheld outwardly racist travel policies, upheld racial partisan gerrymandering, and ruled that openly deceiving people trying to access health care is legal and just.
June 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 in NIFLA v. Becerra, a case that challenged a 2015 California law that requires crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) to disclose all available medical options and services to pregnant women. With this decision, the Supreme Court ruled against women and in favor of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) that misrepresent themselves as legitimate health care clinics.
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, an annual monthlong observance of LGBTQ history, achievements, community, and activism, celebrated with marches, parties, and other events across the country. This June, we proudly celebrate the resilience, strength, and activism of LGBTQ people and communities.
This week, the court punted on a case about partisan gerrymandering, dismissing it for lack of standing and sending it back to lower courts for further consideration. Without a definitive decision on the legality of partisan gerrymandering, it is critically important that we elect lawmakers who understand and value the importance of voting rights and democratic processes. Those who represent us must uphold these values and fight to make sure that all people are fairly represented and have a voice in our democracy.
Parents are fleeing violence and persecution, doing everything they can to protect their children. Immigration status is no reason to separate families. We cannot sit by silently while this administration continues to strip immigrants of their basic health, rights, and freedoms. All people, regardless of immigration status, are able to live a life of dignity—no matter what.
This week, the court announced a decision on a case out of Ohio related to voting rights and voter registration, ruling for the state in a narrow 5-4 decision, holding that the process at issue does not violate federal law. Democracy relies on all people having equal access to the right to vote. We all must work tirelessly to ensure that everyone has a voice and a vote.
What happened during—and after—the DFL State Convention in Rochester last weekend means there are a lot of candidates on the ballot, but access to safe, legal abortion, birth control, and life-saving medical exams are also on the ballot—and that’s why it’s more important than ever to get informed and get busy.
Last week, the court rejected an appeal on a dangerous abortion ban in Arkansas—and this week, the court issued two decisions—one related to abortion rights and one related to LGBTQ rights and anti-discrimination policy.
More than 7,000 in Rep. Paulsen’s district rely on Title X funds, so why won't he commit to protecting them and ensuring that his constituents have a place to go for life-saving health care like cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment?