Tag Archives: supreme
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide in the coming days whether it will hear a Sussex County man’s challenge to New Jersey’s handgun carry laws.The lawsuit, brought by John Drake, challenges the “justifiable need” requirement the state asks for carrying a handgun. It has drawn the support of the National Rifle Association and 19 other states,…
Since 1996, the so-called “Lautenberg Amendment” (named for its sponsor, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)), has banned the acquisition or possession of firearms by anyone convicted of a “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.” Applicable crimes are limited to those that have “as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threa…
Across social media last week, some in the Twittersphere claimed family businesses fighting for a fundamental freedom want to impose their religious and moral beliefs on their employees. Nothing could be further from the truth. The distortion is part of a fierce national argument into which the Supreme Court is about to wade. One side insists gov…
“Instead of adhering to the warrant requirement, today’s decision tells the police they may dodge it …”
In a second ruling this month, the Supreme Court issued an order stopping the Obama administration from forcing a group of Catholic nuns to obey the HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs and birth control. The group Little Sisters of the Poor received a temporary injunction earlier this month from the […]…
The Delaware Supreme Court is weighing whether a Wilmington Housing Authority policy restricting the ability of public housing residents to carry firearms violates the state constitution.The justices heard arguments Wednesday after a federal appeals court asked for clarification on whether Delaware’s constitution allows the housing authority to pro…
Over the past month, NRL News Today has carried stories about Arizona’s pro-life law banning abortion at the point when the unborn baby can feel pain which the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down in May (see “9th Circuit panel strikes down Arizona abortion ban”). We return to Arizona’s 2012 “Mother’s Health and […]…
To say the least, some of the characters who have appeared on the national scene in recent years have demonstrated some enormous egos and used some pretty ill-tempered language in their efforts to turn this nation into something we wouldn’t recognize. But Army Lt. Col. Robert Bateman is challenging them for top dishonors in that regard, with an o…
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced that West Virginia and 25 other states and one territory have filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief with the U.S. Supreme Court opposing a federal government attempt to prosecute legal gun owners who wish to sell a weapon to another person who can legally own and purchase firearms….
The last remnants of the federal long gun registry will survive into 2014.The Supreme Court of Canada agreed on Thursday to give the Quebec government one last shot at making the case for preserving provincial registry data….
Lead counsel Bioethics Defense Fund filed a “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court making a novel legal argument addressing disability-selective abortion.
The amicus brief was filed on behalf of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation USA, Saving Downs, and the International Down Syndrome Coalition – non-profit organizations that, among other things, provide support and advocacy to benefit families receiving a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome and other disabilities.
A group of 16 states have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this week that encourage the high court to reverse a federal appeals court decision overturning a ban the state of Arizona passed to ban abortions after 20 weeks because unborn children feel pain.
Christian craft store Hobby Lobby today filed papers with the Supreme Court asking it to take it case against the Obama administration, which is attempting to make it comply with the HHS mandate that compels religious companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees.
The Supreme Court will not examine Maryland’s handgun permit law, leaving to stand an appeals court ruling that the state’s restrictive rules for concealed-carry permits do not unconstitutionally infringe upon gun-owners’ rights. Maryland is one of a few states that follows a “may issue” standard, giving officials broad latitude to deny permits to carry a gun in public. Most states operate on a “shall issue” basis, meaning officials must give out a permit if an applicant meets certain objective criteria.
A pro-life-run company in Pennsylvania is taking the pro-abortion HHS mandate to the Supreme Court with a simple request: tear down this mandate.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Pennsylvania family and its woodworking business asked the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to hear its lawsuit against the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate, which could cost the family nearly $ 3 million per month in fines if it doesn’t agree to live contrary to its Christian convictions. It is the first Supreme Court petition in a case challenging a direct ruling on the mandate.