Tag: Supreme Court

Supreme Court Takes Up Texas Abortion Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today took up one of the most important abortion cases in decades, the first high-profile issue to be heard since Antonin Scalia’s death left the court with eight justices.   “The most momentous abortion case in a quarter century is thrown into turmoil by the prospect that the court won’t be […]

Supreme Court Weighs Why Abortion Clinics Are Closing at Reco…

The first abortion case to reach the US Supreme Court in nearly a decade stands to impact the fate of most clinics in Texas—and possibly clinics in states with similar restrictions that have led to years of record closures. Opening arguments begin Wednesday for Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a challenge to a 2013 Texas […]

Obama to unveil U.S. Supreme Court nomination soon: Senator Reid

President Barack Obama is close to submitting to the U.S. Senate a Supreme Court nomination to fill the vacancy left by the Feb. 13 death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Wednesday.   Reid, speaking on the Senate floor, said it was the chamber’s “duty” to perform a confirmation process […]

Roundtable: Local church leaders on gay marriage ruling

Rev. Dr. Neil Cazares-Thomas from the Cathedral of Hope and Dr. Robert Jeffress from First Baptist Dallas discuss differing perspectives on the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling.

Exact Cause of Scalia’s Death Still Unclear

The world might never know exactly what killed U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, who died at a luxury ranch in West Texas on Saturday. Presidio County judge Cinderela Guevara, a local justice of the peace, told the Associated Press that she declared the 79-year-old dead of “natural causes” without seeing the body herself, having […]

Firestorm of theories in wake of Scalia’s death

A local official’s quick determination that a staunch opponent on the U.S. Supreme Court of the progressive social agenda died of “natural causes” and there would be no autopsy even though a pillow was found over his head has prompted a multitude of conspiracy theories along with a political firestorm.   The stakes are high in […]

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death officially ruled a heart attack

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia official died of a a heart attack, a Texas judge confirmed on 14 February. The conservative Supreme Court justice unexpectedly died on 13 February at Cibolo Creek Ranch in Shafter, Texas.   Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevera told WFAA that she was shopping in the neighbouring town of Alpine when […]

Urgent calls begin for Scalia autopsy

The seemingly quick conclusion that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of “natural causes” is prompting calls for an autopsy and toxicological reports.   William Gheen, president of the Americans for Legal Immigration political action committee, noted the media’s “rush” to proclaim Scalia’s death in a rented room in a resort in Texas as either […]

Justice Antonin Scalia’s death sparks battle for Supreme Court control

The death of one of the most conservative members of the US Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia, has sparked arguments over the process to find his successor. President Barack Obama said he would nominate a replacement. But the Republican candidates for the presidential nomination have called for a delay until after the election. Before Justice […]

After Scalia’s death, Obama has opening to shift Supreme Court balance

The sudden and unexpected death Saturday of Justice Antonin Scalia gives President Obama an unprecedented opening to shift the balance of the Supreme Court – setting up a potentially seismic battle with Congress in the waning days of his presidency.   Conservatives, as they mourned the 79-year-old jurist’s passing Saturday, already were warning the president […]