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Supreme Court upholds ex-felon voting restriction in Florida

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/17/20, 02:56 pm

Close to 85,000 registered voters in Florida might be unable to participate in this election cycle, according to an estimate from the state’s Division of Elections. In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court on Thursday declined to lift a lower court’s stay that prevents Floridians with a past felony conviction from voting if they have unpaid fees, fines, or restitution. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case on Aug.

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Justice Ginsburg undergoing chemotherapy

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/17/20, 12:49 pm

Despite a recurrence of cancer, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said on Friday she has no plans to retire from the Supreme Court. “I have often said I would remain a member of the court as long as I can do the job full steam,” she said. “I remain fully able to do that.”

How is her health? Ginsburg, 87, began chemotherapy in May after a scan in February revealed growths on her liver, and she continues to receive treatment every two weeks. She said chemotherapy has successfully reduced the lesions, and her recent trips to the hospital were not related to cancer.

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Thanks, Justice Alito

Supreme Court | The Supreme Court gives religious schools a clear and decisive victory
by Joel Belz
Posted 7/16/20, 04:31 pm

Every now and then—and sometimes when the swamps of Washington seem most impenetrable—a notably bright light dawns. That happened earlier this month when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled convincingly in favor of religious liberty for the nation’s schools.

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