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Fifth Circuit Court: Obergefell Is Now The Law Of The Land, Don't Take It Lightly

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The Fifth Circuit Court has finally issued its long-postponed ruling on the cases out of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Will this drag the still-resisting counties into the light? Don't count on it.

How Do You Make a Safe Abortion Any Safer?

Rather than making abortion safer, Texas' omnibus abortion law may actually compromise the health of women in the state if the Fifth Circuit's ruling earlier this month goes into effect. Image: Shutterstock The post How Do You Make a Safe Abortion Any Safer? appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Supreme Court Puts Anti-Abortion Ruling on Hold, Allows Texas Clinics to Remain Open By 5-4 Vote 

Hours after the Supreme Court finished its term on Monday, the justices put on hold the Fifth Circuit's ruling allowing Texas' draconian anti-abortion law to go into effect. The decision grants a last-minute reprieve to over half of Texas' remaining eighteen abortion clinics. Show More Summary

Breaking: #SCOTUS Stays TX Abortion Order, Making Abortion Case Next Term Very Likely: It’s Still Justice Kennedy’s Court

Here is the order: The application for stay presented to Justice Scalia and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in case … Continue reading ?

In 5-4 civil rights victory, Supreme Court upholds disparate-impact claims in housing lawsuit

In a 5-4 decision Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals saying federal law bars not only intentional discrimination against minorities in housing but also "disparate impact." The majority opinion in the case of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Show More Summary

Supreme Court finds disparate impact claim cognizable in housing cases

(Paul Mirengoff) The Supreme Court has just affirmed the Fifth Circuit’s ruling that the Fair Housing Act allows lawsuits based on disparate impact – that is, an allegation that a law or practice has a discriminatory effect, even if it wasn’t based on a discriminatory purpose. Show More Summary

Courts Agree: ACA Contraception Opt Out Doesn't Burden Religion

Employers who opt out of providing health insurance coverage for contraceptives don't have their religious exercise burdened by those opt out procedures, the Fifth Circuit ruled on Monday. The Circuit joined the Seventh, Sixth, Third, and D.C. Circuits in rejecting a challenge to Obamacare's contraception mandate by religious nonprofit......

Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Accommodation

The conservative court of appeals handed the Obama administration an important victory in its defense of the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit. Image: Shutterstock The post Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Accommodation appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Morning Wrap: SCOTUS & Spider-Man | Challenge to ACA Fails in Fifth Circuit

Justice Elena Kagan injects comic book maxims in her ruling on a Spider-Man toy and royalties. The Fifth Circuit rejects religious organizations' challenge to accommodations for the ACA's contraception mandate. The first Asian-Pacific judge takes his oath on the U.S. Show More Summary

Federal Court Vehemently Rejects Latest Challenge to the Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

On Monday, the Fifth Circuit—one of the most conservative appeals courts in the country—rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate in an opinion written by Judge Jerry E. Smith—one of the most conservative federal judges on the bench. Show More Summary

Advocates File Emergency Request With Supreme Court to Block Clinic Shutdowns

The petition filed late Friday asks the Roberts Court to stay a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that requires all clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center provisions by July 1 or shut down. Image: Shutterstock The post Advocates File Emergency Request With Supreme Court to Block Clinic Shutdowns appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Breaking: Fifth Circuit Insists Clinic Shutdown Measure Take Effect in Texas

Late Friday, the Fifth Circuit ruled it would not stay an order that could force all but nine clinics in the state to close. Image: Shutterstock The post Breaking: Fifth Circuit Insists Clinic Shutdown Measure Take Effect in Texas appeared first on RH Reality Check.

A Dishonest Attack on Abortion Rights

The stated purpose of Texas House Bill 2 is pretty uncontroversial. As the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals put it last week, in an opinion upholding the law, H.B. 2 aims “to provide the highest quality of care to women seeking abortions and to protect the health and welfare of women seeking abortions.” The problem is that H.B. Show More Summary

SCOTUS To Review 5th Cir Ruling on Tribal Court Jurisdiction

The Supreme Court has granted cert to an appeal of the Fifth Circuit's ruling that native Indian tribal courts have jurisdiction to hear civil tort claims against nonmembers. Specifically, the Fifth Circuit found that a Dollar General store could be sued in tribal court after a store manager of......

Louisiana Court Blocks Immediate Release Of Albert Woodfox

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked the release of Louisiana prisoner Albert Woodfox on Friday. Woodfox, who was charged with murdering a prisoner guard in 1972, is the last member of the so called Angola...Show More Summary

Abortion Clinics Across Texas Expected to Close After Court Upholds Pro-Life Law

(LiveActionNews) — Abortion facilities across Texas are expected to shutter after a federal appeals court upheld a state law requiring abortion facilities to meet hospital safety standards. The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Texas may enforce provisions of H.B. 2, a pro-life law passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by former Governor […]

Death Row Inmate Can't Get Successive Habeas Petition

A Texas death row inmate won't be able to file a successive habeas petition, the Fifth Circuit ruled on Monday. Clinton Lee Young, who was convicted of killing two men for their cars in 2001, had sought authorization to submit a second federal habeas petition based on new claims......

Fed Court Upholds Texas Abortion-Clinic Regs; MSNBC's Wagner Mourns Ruling with Planned Parenthood's Richards

MSNBC's Alex Wagner devoted a full segment on her June 10 Now program to kvetching with Planned Parenthood chief Cecile Richards about how great an injustice it was that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to strike down a Texas abortion-clinic regulation bill which had resulted in the shuttering of clinics which fell below code.

Roe in the Cross-hairs

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit upheld the Texas near-ban on abortion. So either Kennedy is going to have to agree to give Casey some actual content, or admit that Roe is effectively overruled: In 1992, the supreme court’s decision in Planned Parenthood v Casey nominally upheld Roe v Wade, but it replaced Roe’s clear rules with […]

Court Upholds Abortion Law That Will Close Most Texas Clinics

The Fifth Circuit has upheld key and controversial restrictions to a Texas abortion law today. The strict abortion law requires that abortion providers have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and that facilities meet standards for surgical centers. When passed, the law made headlines for its restrictions and the 13-hour......

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