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Bostock fallout begins

First Amendment | LGBT activists push their agenda after Supreme Court decision
by Steve West
Posted 7/28/20, 07:41 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court’s term has barely ended, but LGBT advocates are wasting no time in pushing for gains from their landmark win in Bostock v. Clayton County.

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Supreme Court upholds contraceptive exemption

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/08/20, 12:54 pm

The Catholic nuns of the Little Sisters of the Poor have crossed what looks like the finish line at the end of their yearslong defense against the federal government mandate that they pay for birth control. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 7-2 to uphold a U.S.

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Righting a historic wrong

First Amendment | The Supreme Court defends religious schools from discrimination
by Steve West
Posted 6/30/20, 06:48 pm

A century-old constitutional provision will no longer block religious schools in Montana from receiving fair treatment.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the state’s Blaine Amendment, which barred public aid from going to educational institutions “controlled in whole or in part by any church, sect, or denomination.” In a 5-4 decision, the justices held that the rule—named after U.S. Speaker of the House James Blaine’s failed federal amendment in 1875—unfairly excluded religious schools and children who hope to attend them.

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