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Today in Supreme Court History: January 17, 1973 and January 17, 1996

Today in Supreme Court History: January 17, 1973 and January 17, 1996Frontiero v. Richardson (1973) and United States v. Virginia (1996) were argued on the same day, twenty-three years apart. Ruth Bader Ginsburg argued the former case, and wrote the majority opinion in the latter case. The post Today in Supreme Court History: January 17, 1973 and January 17, 1996 appeared first on Reason.com. ….. Read More.REASON – Free Minds & Free Markets | This, That and The OtherMon, January 17, 202222 hours ago


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Coronavirus update: Supreme Court overturns vaccine mandate for businesses

Coronavirus update: Supreme Court overturns vaccine mandate for businessesSome pharmacies are struggling to remain staffed By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs January 14, 2022 Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.) Total U.S. confirmed cases: 64,084,673 (63,232,336) Total U.S. deaths: 846,506 (844,631) Total global cases: 320,852,830 (317,485,959) Total global deaths: 5,523,313 (5,516,175) Supreme Court blocks mandate for businesses The U.S. Supreme Court, on a six to three vote, has blocked the Biden administrations COVID-19 mandate for private businesses. Known as vaccine-or-testing rules, the mandate required large employers to vaccinate employees or test unvaccinated employees on a regular basis. At the same time, the justices did allow the administration to require vaccinations for health care workers if their facilities accept Medicare and Medicaid. That edict covers an estimated 10 million employees. The courts majority ruled that the Biden administration probably did not have the unilateral power…


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Photos from Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice’s 2022 Condition of the Judiciary

Photos from Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice’s 2022 Condition of the JudiciaryIowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan Christensen gave the Condition of the Judiciary address at the Capitol in Des Moines, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.        ….. Read More.DES MOINES REGISTER – Politics | Politics & GovernmentWed, January 12, 20226 days ago


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Businesses, Labor Take Stock After Supreme Court Tosses Biden Covid-19 Rule

Businesses, Labor Take Stock After Supreme Court Tosses Biden Covid-19 RuleFor companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them. Many large corporations were silent on Thursday’s ruling by … ….. Read More.INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingTue, January 18, 20224 hours ago


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The Supreme Court Takes COVID Legal Disputes Out of the “Shadows”

The Supreme Court Takes COVID Legal Disputes Out of the “Shadows”Two sets of cases the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear this Friday, January 7, promise to be of exceptional importance on multiple fronts. Most immediately, they will signal the fate of mandatory public health measures imposed by the federal government to curb the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. They may also provide indications of how intent the Court’s right-wing majority is to curb the… Source ….. Read More.Washington Monthly – General Political | Politics & GovernmentTue, January 4, 20222 weeks ago


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Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Gerrymandered Congressional Maps

Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Gerrymandered Congressional MapsIn a 4-3 decision Friday, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected the state’s new congressional maps, saying that Republicans had illegally submitted districts that heavily favored GOP candidates.  The court’s opinion, written by Justice Michael Donnelly, concluded that Republicans had violated a state constitutional amendment prohibiting partisan gerrymandering that Ohio voters had overwhelmingly voted to approve in 2018.  “When the dealer stacks the deck in advance, the house usually wins,” reads the opinion. “That perhaps explains how a party that generally musters no more than 55 percent of the statewide popular vote is positioned to reliably win anywhere from 75 percent to 80 percent of the seats in the Ohio congressional delegation. By any rational measure, that skewed result just does not add up.” Ohio does lean Republican, but out of 15 congressional districts, the new maps contained only four Democratic-leaning or competitive districts. As a…


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