How America’s top CEOs reacted to SCOTUS’s historic LGBTQ civil rights ruling

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SCOTUS found that the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans workplace discrimination on the basis of race and sex, covers sexual orientation and gender identity, too. Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States issued a historic ruling that employers could not fire someone on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In short, SCOTUS found that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans workplace discrimination on the basis of race and sex, covers sexual orientation and gender identity, too. Read Full Story

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The ACA may be poised to survive another Supreme Court challenge

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Today, the Supreme Court met to hear arguments in favor of tearing down the Affordable Care Act. Justices seemed inclined to separate out the individual mandate and keep the rest of the law. This morning, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Five justices signaled that they were not inclined to strike down the full law based on issues with a single provision. If the law were killed, it would cause 20 million Americans to lose insurance. Read Full Story

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Amy Coney Barrett Senate vote: What to know about the Supreme Court confirmation, swearing-in process

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With Democrats powerless to stop it, Senate Republicans are set to confirm the next Supreme Court justice this afternoon. Senate Republicans are set to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the next Supreme Court justice this afternoon—despite universal objections from Democrats, despite a divided public, and despite the fact that those same Republicans pretended to oppose election-year SCOTUS confirmations in 2016. Read Full Story

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Watch the pro-choice rally outside the Supreme Court as it could decide the future of abortion in America

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If SCOTUS upholds a Louisiana law, it could be a sign a more conservative Supreme Court is willing to overturn other abortion laws. Today the Supreme Court is hearing a case about a Louisiana abortion law that could have ramifications across America. As NPR reports , SCOTUS is hearing arguments in a case to decide whether an abortion access law in Louisiana can go forwards. That law mandates that any doctor performing an abortion in the state can only do so if they have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. “Admitting privileges” is when a doctor has an agreement with a hospital to be able to send and treat their patients there. Read Full Story

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Packing the Supreme Court, explained

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If Trump replaces Justice Ginsburg this close to the election, Democrats are discussing a bold response: adding justices to the Supreme Court—because nowhere in the Constitution does it say there must be nine. The U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t always had nine justices—it started with six, went briefly down to five, back to six, then seven, then nine, and, during the Civil War, ten. If Trump confirms a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Democrats later regain the presidency and Senate, Democrats are threatening to change the number again. Read Full Story

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