Justice Thomas cancels plans to teach at DC law school
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has backed out of teaching a seminar at George Washington University’s law school in the nation’s capital, following student protests and the university’s statement of support for the conservative justice’s role on campus.
Jan. 6 panel deepens probe to Trump Cabinet, awaits Thomas
The House Jan. 6 committee plans to interview more former Cabinet secretaries and is prepared to subpoena conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, who’s married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as part of its investigation of the Capitol riot and Donald Trump’s role.
Former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says he is a 'wonderful' person with 'originalist' views, but 'he will be judged for what he does as a justice'
Thomas has called for the review of rulings granting Americans the right to birth-control access, gay relationships, and marriage equality.news.yahoo.com
Mitt Romney dismisses Clarence Thomas' opinion to reconsider same-sex marriage ruling: 'He's opened a lot of doors that no other justices walk through'
The House on Tuesday passed legislation that would protect same-sex marriage rights. Romney said he hasn't given consideration to the bill yet.news.yahoo.com
After Roe’s end, Dems press GOP votes on marriage equality, birth control
The House will also vote later in the week on legislation that would protect access to birth control and protect health-care providers from penalties for administering it. While still expressing their disappointment at the Supreme Court ruling, Democrats have predicted overturning abortion access could give them a lift with voters. A New York Times/Siena College poll of registered voters this month saw majority support for abortion access increase since September 2020, from 60 percent to 65 percent. Among registered voters, abortion ranked fifth behind crime, gun policies and the economy as the issues guiding their vote in November. House Republicans have not introduced any legislation that would bar access to birth control or in vitro fertilization.washingtonpost.com
The House will vote on legislation protecting marriage equality after Clarence Thomas said the Supreme Court should 'reconsider' gay marriage decision
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion has prompted Congress to act to protect marriage equality.news.yahoo.com
Justice Clarence Thomas once opposed Highland Park's assault weapons ban, saying that the 'overwhelming majority' of those with the rifles use them lawfully
Thomas called the city's ban "highly suspect because it broadly prohibits common semiautomatic firearms used for lawful purposes."news.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 panel: More turning up with evidence against Trump
A member of the House Jan. 6 committee says more witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Capitol insurrection following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s devastating testimony last week against former President Donald Trump.
More than 700K sign petition calling for Clarence Thomas to be impeached
More than 700,000 people have signed a petition calling for Justice Clarence Thomas to be impeached following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The petition, made by the liberal advocacy group MoveOn, was created after the Supreme Court overturned Roe in its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and while controversy swirls…news.yahoo.com
Same-sex couples updating legal status after abortion ruling
Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status of their marriages and keeping their children, flooded attorney Sydney Duncan’s office within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. The ruling last week didn’t directly affect the 2015 decision that paved the way for same-sex marriage. “That has a lot of people scared and, I think, rightfully so,” said Duncan, who specializes in representing members of the LGBTQ community at the Magic City Legal Center in Birmingham.news.yahoo.com
Justice Clarence Thomas and the Conservative Supreme Court Have Fanned the Flames of Racism in America
Former President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again cry proved an easy between-the-lines moniker, but even that stood as a dog whistle – until now. “In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a day before abolishing Roe. If the court overturned that law, Thomas’ marriage to Ginni, who is white, would face peril. “Even Chief Justice Taney recognized that public carry was a component of the right to keep and bear arms – a right free Blacks were often denied in antebellum America,” Thomas dared to assert. “I join the opinion of the court because it correctly holds that there is no constitutional right to abortion,” Thomas wrote.thewestsidegazette.com
Some Missouri hospitals briefly halt emergency contraception
A large Missouri hospital chain briefly stopped providing emergency contraception amid confusion over whether the state’s abortion ban could put doctors at risk of criminal charges for providing the medication, even for sexual assault victims.
Texas AG says he’d defend sodomy law if Supreme Court revisits 2003 ruling
When asked whether the Texas legislature would pass a sodomy law, and if he would defend it and bring it to the Supreme Court, Attorney General Ken Paxton suggested he would be comfortable supporting a law outlawing intimate same-sex relationships.washingtonpost.com
Ginni Thomas' lawyer tries to get her out of Jan. 6 panel testimony, saying it's been a 'particularly stressful time' amid Supreme Court rulings
The wife of Justice Clarence Thomas was asked to testify before the Jan. 6 committee over her correspondence about overturning the 2020 election.news.yahoo.com
Supreme Court turns down South Florida church bid for hearing on ‘hate group’ designation
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down Coral Ridge Ministries, a South Florida church that says its designation as a “hate group” is preventing it from collecting donations from Amazon's Smile program. The decision rejects a chance to make it easier for public figures to sue organizations for libel and defamation.sun-sentinel.com
Nancy Pelosi Calls to Eliminate Filibuster to Codify Roe , Kamala Harris Disagrees
House speaker Nancy Pelosi recently called for the elimination of the legislative filibuster “so that we can restore women’s fundamental rights” after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, though Vice President Kamala Harris said she would not endorse such a move.news.yahoo.com
Howard Stern on Roe v. Wade’s overturning: ‘I’m actually going to probably have to run for president now’
Howard Stern is ripping the Supreme Court’s decision striking down Roe v. Wade, saying the ruling might spur him to launch a White House bid. “I’m actually going to probably have to run for president now,” the SiriusXM host told “Howard Stern Show” listeners on Monday. The show marked Stern’s first public comments about Friday’s…news.yahoo.com
Two months of waiting, and finally a Supreme Court ruling
And so, the interminable wait after the leak of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade has come to an end — nearly two months in which abortion and all of its complexities have been have been hashed and rehashed, while the U.S. Supreme Court was silent.