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6/25/2013 Supreme Court Rejects Statute of Voting Rights Act
Today the Supreme Court ruled that a statute requiring preclearance for changing voting guidelines is unconstitutional....
6/28/2012 Breaking: Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare
The Supreme Court this morning upheld President Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a 5-4 decision....
12/7/2011 Senate Republicans Filibuster Obama's Appellate Court Nominee
Yesterday in a vote of 54 to 45, almost entirely along party lines, Senate Republicans filibustered Caitlin Joan Halligan, one of President Obama's nominees for the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia....
6/28/2011 US Supreme Court Strikes Down AZ Campaign Finance Law
In a 5-4 vote yesterday, the US Supreme Court struck down as an unconstitutional violation of free speech a provision in an Arizona public campaign finance law that gives additional public funds to a candidate who adheres to personal spending limits of $500, agrees to participate in at least one debate, will return unspent money, and faces a high-spending opponent who does not accept public funds....
3/4/2011 Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Anti-Gay Protestors
The Supreme Court Justices ruled 8-1 this week that under the First Amendment, the Westboro Baptist Church does not have to pay damages to the father of a Marine for protesting his son's funeral....
8/9/2010 Justice Kagan Sworn In
Honorable Elena Kagan became the 112th United States Supreme Court Justice when she was sworn in on Saturday. Kagan took two oaths, according to AFP: one in a private ceremony with Chief Justice John Roberts and her family, and a second in a public ceremony. Kagan is the fourth female justice to ever serve on the United State's highest court....
6/25/2010 The US Supreme Court Rules on Doe v. Reed
The US Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 yesterday that signatories to statewide referendum petitions should be public information....
8/10/2009 Sotomayor Sworn in to Supreme Court
Judge Sonia Sotomayor was officially sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court on Saturday....
6/28/2007 Supreme Court Decision Assaults Brown v. Board of Education
In a frontal assault to Brown v Board of Education -- the landmark case that desegregated schools -- the Supreme Court handed down this morning a 5-4 ruling that requires the elimination of integration plans at elementary and secondary public schools....
6/26/2007 Supreme Court Issues 4 Reactionary Rulings
Following two devastating Supreme Court decisions for women's rights in Gonzales v Carhart and Ledbetter v Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, the Supreme Court has issued four more reactionary rulings....
4/18/2007 BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Upholds Federal Abortion Procedure Ban Without Health Exception
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold the federal Partial Birth Abortion Act, a ban on an abortion procedure that the Republican controlled Congress passed in 2003....
4/18/2007 Supreme Court Ruling in Abortion Ban Case Disastrous for Women's Health and Safety
Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority In upholding the Bush Administration's abortion ban in Gonzales v....
11/9/2006 Justices Consider Medical Details in Abortion Ban Hearing
The Supreme Court heard two cases yesterday regarding the federal ban on certain abortion procedures used in the second and third trimester of pregnancy....
11/8/2006 Supreme Court Hears Federal Abortion Ban Case Today
The Supreme Court will hear arguments today in two cases that challenge the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, which Congress passed in 2003....
1/30/2006 Alito Cloture Vote Strengthens Progressive Forces
Coalition Is Stronger for the Next Fight The Senate voted 72 to 25 today to end debate on Samuel Alito and move to a full Senate vote on Tuesday at 11 a.m....
1/23/2006 Judiciary Committee Votes Tomorrow on Alito; Filibuster Possible, Says Durbin
Tomorrow, two days after the 33rd anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Samuel Alito, a Supreme Court nominee who in 1985 wrote that the Constitution does not protect a woman's right to an abortion....
1/20/2006 More Senators Announce Opposition to Alito
More Senators have announced their opposition to Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court....
1/19/2006 No on Alito Momentum Building
The momentum to stop the confirmation of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court is growing....
1/11/2006 Alito Refuses to Disavow Anti-Abortion Stance
In tough questioning yesterday by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito did not disavow a statement he made in 1985 that the Constitution does not protect the right to a legal abortion....
1/11/2006 Alito Will Not Distance Himself From 1985 Anti-Abortion Stance
STATEMENT OF ELEANOR SMEAL President, Feminist Majority Halfway through the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Samuel Alito to the US Supreme Court, women are still without straight answers or adequate explanations on critically important questions related to women's rights and civil rights....
11/29/2005 Supreme Court Preview: Ayotte v Planned Parenthood
The Supreme Court tomorrow will hear arguments in a case involving a challenge to a New Hampshire parental notification law for women under the age of 18 seeking an abortion....
10/27/2005 Miers Withdraws Her Nomination to the Supreme Court
Under increasing pressure to release White House documents and a conservative attack campaign being launched against her, Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court today....
9/29/2005 Roberts Confirmed as Chief Justice 78 to 22
John Roberts was confirmed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court today by a vote of 78 to 22 in the US Senate....
9/23/2005 Roberts Voted Out of Committee
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 yesterday to send the nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to the Senate floor....
9/20/2005 BULLETIN: Senator Reid Announces He Will Vote No on Roberts
In a statement on the floor of the Senate today, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced he would vote against the confirmation of John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court....
9/16/2005 Roberts Stonewall Continues
On the third day of questioning by Senators on the Judiciary Committee, Roberts continued to refuse to answer questions about his views on abortion rights and the right to privacy....
9/15/2005 Roberts Continues to Stonewall in Supreme Court Hearings
On the third day of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on John Roberts' nomination as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Roberts continued to stonewall Senators on issues important to women....
9/14/2005 Roberts Ducks Questions on Reproductive Rights
On the first full day of questioning by Senators, John Roberts avoided answering questions about whether he would uphold a woman's right to choose abortion as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court....
9/14/2005 Rally Planned to Oppose Roberts
MEDIA ADVISORY Leading Women's & Civil Rights Organizations to Hold Rally Opposing John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Thursday, September 15 1-2 p.m. C St....
9/12/2005 Feminist Majority Opposes Nomination of John Roberts for Chief Justice
Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President The Feminist Majority, a leading nationwide women's rights organization, strongly opposes the nomination of John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court....
9/12/2005 Hearings on Roberts Begin; Groups Opposing Roberts Hold Demonstrations
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on John Roberts for the Supreme Court begin today....
9/9/2005 Leading Progressive Groups Plan Week of Action Against Roberts
Leading women's and civil rights groups are holding a Week of Action against John Roberts for the Supreme Court, to coincide with Roberts' confirmation hearings next week....
9/8/2005 Democrats, Progressive Groups Call for Release of Roberts' Papers
With the nomination of John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats and progressive organizations are reiterating their call for the Bush Administration to release Roberts' papers from his time as deputy solicitor general....
9/7/2005 Roberts Hearings to Begin September 12 at Noon
The feminist movement is gearing up in preparation for the Supreme Court confirmation hearings on John Roberts for Chief Justice....
9/6/2005 Roberts Nominated for Chief Justice of Supreme Court
President Bush on Monday nominated John Roberts to fill the late William Rehnquist's seat as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court....
9/6/2005 Feminist Leaders Call for Woman Nominee to Supreme Court
With a second vacancy on the Supreme Court, and Judge John Roberts nominated as Chief Justice, women's rights leaders reiterated their appeal for a woman appointee to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor....
9/5/2005 Feminist Majority Opposes Nomination of John Roberts for Chief Justice
Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President The Feminist Majority strongly opposes the nomination of John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court....
9/2/2005 Leading Grassroots Organizations Oppose John Roberts
Leading organizations, including the Feminist Majority, held a press conference today on the grassroots efforts to defeat John Roberts, President Bush’s nominee for the Supreme Court....
9/1/2005 Feminist Majority Joins Leading Grassroots Groups in Opposing John Roberts
Arlington, VA – The Feminist Majority today joins leading grassroots organizations in opposing John Roberts for the Supreme Court. “Everything we know about Judge Roberts’ record indicates that he will be a solid vote against women’s rights, civil rights, and the right to privacy,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority. The grassroots opposition to Roberts is growing on all fronts....
8/30/2005 Media Advisory: Roberts Opposition Grows
Organizations Representing Millions of Americans Report Groundswell of Opposition to Roberts as Nominee’s Record and Positions Become Known Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 10 AM National Press Club, Zenger Room Washington, DC WHAT: Press conference of leading organizations, representing millions of members, opposed to John Roberts for the Supreme Court....
8/26/2005 Feminist Majority Foundation Expresses Outrage over FDA Stall Tactics on Over-the-Counter Status for Emergency Contraception
Arlington, VA – The Feminist Majority Foundation today expressed its outrage that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has delayed for the third time its decision on the emergency contraceptive Plan B....
8/25/2005 More Groups Oppose Roberts for Supreme Court
Several major groups have announced their opposition to John Roberts for the Supreme Court, including People for the American Way, Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)....
8/22/2005 Newly Released Memos Confirm Roberts' Hostility to Women’s Rights
Papers released on Thursday by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library show that John Roberts, President Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court, was hostile to measures designed to protect and expand women's rights....
8/17/2005 Roberts Referred to 'Abortion Tragedy' in 1985 Memo
A memo just released by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library sheds more light onto John Roberts' views on abortion rights....
8/16/2005 Newly Released Documents Reveal Roberts' Opposition to Pay Equity Measures
Supreme Court justice nominee John Roberts wrote in strong opposition to a Washington state judge's effort to address pay equity during his work as associate White House counsel to the Reagan administration....
8/11/2005 Boxer Expresses Concerns Over Roberts' Views in Speech
In a speech at Golden Gate School of Law in San Francisco yesterday, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) laid out her concerns about John Roberts' record and views on fundamental issues, including Title IX, the right to privacy, and protections against clinic violence....
8/10/2005 John Roberts: Architect of Laissez-Faire Policy Concerning Clinic Violence?
Focus on John Roberts and Clinic Violence Washington, DC – The Feminist Majority and its president, Eleanor Smeal, joined other leading women’s rights groups today in bringing into focus John Roberts’ role in Bray v....
8/9/2005 Women's Groups Hold Press Conference on Roberts' Record on Clinic Violence
Leading women's groups, including the Feminist Majority, held a press conference at the US Capitol today on John Roberts' role in a clinic violence case in the early 1990s, when Roberts was deputy solicitor general under the first Bush Administration....
8/4/2005 Roberts: Writings Reveal Opposition to the Right to Privacy and Civil Rights
Recently released documents by the National Archives have exposed an even more troubling, right-wing John Roberts....
8/4/2005 Voters Who Know Roberts' Record Oppose Nomination
The Mellman Group released the results yesterday of an online focus group conducted with 107 swing voters on the issue of John Roberts' nomination to the Supreme Court....
7/29/2005 Women Senators: Roberts Must Disclose View on Abortion, Launch Website
Seven Democratic women Senators announced at a press conference yesterday that they will insist Supreme Court justice nominee John Roberts respond to questions about his position on abortion....
7/28/2005 Key Senators Say Roberts Must Disclose Position on Past Court Cases
Two key Senators said yesterday that the confirmation of John Roberts to the Supreme Court could become more difficult if he refuses to divulge his views on past court cases....
7/27/2005 Gonzales Says Roe Not 'Settled Law' for Roberts as a Supreme Court Justice
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said that as a Supreme Court Justice, John Roberts would not be bound by precedent on abortion rights as he was as an appeals court judge....
7/27/2005 A More Right-Wing Roberts Being Revealed Daily
The White House released some of the papers of John Roberts, Bush's nominee to the Supreme Court, but refused to release papers from when Roberts was deputy solicitor general under the George Bush, Sr from 1989 to 1993....
7/26/2005 Poll: Americans Want to Know Roberts' Opinion on Abortion
A new poll found that the majority of Americans not only want to know Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' position on abortion but also want him to support a woman's right to legal abortion....
7/20/2005 Feminist Majority Opposes John Roberts for the Supreme Court
Arlington, VA – The Feminist Majority today announced its opposition to John Roberts, President Bush's nominee for the United States Supreme Court....
7/19/2005 BULLETIN: President Bush Nominates Right-Wing John Roberts to Supreme Court
President Bush nominated DC Circuit Court Judge John Roberts to the US Supreme Court....
5/2/2003 Right-Wing Judicial Nominee Ducks Questions in Second Hearing
In what became a frustrating three-hour session for Senate Democrats, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a second hearing on President Bush's nomination of John Roberts to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals....
3/18/2003 Democrats Block Estrada Cloture Votes, Senate Confirms Bybee
In their continued efforts to stack the federal courts with conservative judges, Republicans held a third cloture vote today on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, considered to be the second most influential court in the nation....
3/12/2003 Republicans Schedule Second Cloture Vote on Estrada, Continue Bush’s Court-Stacking Plan
Senate Republicans scheduled a second cloture vote on Thursday on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, considered to be the second most influential court in the nation....
2/21/2003 Senate Committee Approves Sutton; Estrada Debate Continues
As the Senate floor debate on the nomination of Miguel Estrada raged on, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved, with a vote of 11-8, the nomination of far-rightJeffrey Sutton, nominated to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals....
2/14/2003 Senate Committee Approves Sutton; Estrada Debate Continues
As the Senate floor debate on the nomination of Miguel Estrada raged on, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved, with a vote of 11-8, the nomination of far-rightJeffrey Sutton, nominated to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals....
1/30/2003 Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Conservative Nominee for Influential Circuit Court
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-9 along straight party lines in support of confirming Miguel Estrada to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most influential appeals courts in the nation....
1/29/2003 Federal Appellate Court Nominees: Hearings Today, Vote Tomorrow
In an apparent effort to push the President’s federal judicial court nominees towards confirmation, the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee today held hearings on three of the most reactionary of Bush’s Appellate Court nominees....
1/8/2003 Bush Brings Back Anti-Women Judicial Nominees
President Bush renamed several anti-women judicial nominees yesterday including Charles Pickering and Priscilla Owen – both nominated to the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and both rejected by the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee last year....
12/17/2002 Bush to Stack DC Appeals Court with Far-Right Judges
In a continued effort to stack the court with far right extremists, the Bush administration plans to fill two seats on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit that have been vacant for years....


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