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Supreme Court hears memorial cross case

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/27/19, 01:08 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the case of a threatened World War I memorial in Bladensburg, Md. First Liberty President Kelly Shackelford, who argued the case before the high court, said the lawsuit is a chance to clear up the confusing legal precedent about public displays with religious imagery, which he said everyone seemed to recognize “is in hopeless disarray.”

“We were very encouraged by the way things went today and are really hopeful,” he said at a news conference directly after the arguments.

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Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion law

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/08/19, 09:42 am

A divided U.S. Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion centers. The justices voted 5-4 Thursday to block a measure requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberal justices in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case.

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High court to give gun rights a hearing

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/22/19, 12:38 pm

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would take up a case against New York City’s ban on transporting a licensed, locked, and unloaded handgun to a home or shooting range outside the city limits. It is the first gun rights case the court has reviewed in nine years. The case, filed by three New York residents and the state’s National Rifle Association affiliate, won’t be argued until October.

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