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Neil Gorsuch

New Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Will Weigh in on Key Religious Freedom Case

April 10, 2017

Last Friday, the Senate broke with voting convention to confirm Judge Neil M. Gorsuch as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

49-year-old Gorsuch, a graduate of Columbia, Harvard, and Oxford universities, was nominated by President Donald Trump in January to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, which had been open since Scalia’s death in February 2016. Many anticipated a heated fight in the Senate over Gorsuch’s confirmation after Republican Senators performed what Sen. Patrick Leahy and others Read more about New Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Will Weigh in on Key Religious Freedom Case

Supreme Court Strikes Texas Laws Restricting Abortion Access

Supreme Court Strikes Texas Laws Restricting Abortion Access

July 4, 2016

In a 5-3 vote Monday, the Supreme Court made its most notable ruling on abortion since 1992.

The decision struck down several proposed restrictions to abortion access in Texas that would have drastically limited the number of clinics in the state. 

The Texas law had required all doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals—privileges that most abortion providers cannot gain due to the low complication rate of abortion procedures. The law also mandated Read more about Supreme Court Strikes Texas Laws Restricting Abortion Access