PCC students reacted with outrage at a new Texas abortion ban prohibits medical professionals from performing an abortion at six weeks when the supposed fetal heartbeat can be detected. “I am definitely pro-choice. I think all women deserve the right to have control on what to do with their body. If the right of abortion were taken away from us, it’s scary because we are then out of control of ourselves,” freshman Annalisa Moreno said. The new law uses the term fetal heartbeat as a …
The reproductive rights of women across America are being threatened as Republican lawmakers continue to pass legislation restricting abortion, creating such strong limits on abortion access that some states have nearly reached a total ban on the procedure.
“[Levy’s] message may seem trivial, but, for young people, the ability to voice their emotions to friends without fear of school censorship may be the most important freedom of all,” said National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) David D. Cole in his opening defense to the Supreme Court.
States rights, Roe v. Wade, women’s rights, same sex marriage, these are all hot button issues that put conservatives and liberals at odds with each other and polarize court decisions. But is liberalism and conservatism the real issue when deciding these matters?
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, cultural, legal and feminist icon, died at age 87 from complications of metatastic cancer. Justice Ginsburg served on the Supreme Court for 27 years, becoming one of its most prominent members. Ginsburg was a strong advocate for gender equality and women’s rights throughout her lifelong career.
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the refusal of Republicans to give Judge Merrick Garland a hearing prior to the 2016 Presidential Election, and the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy has given the President Donald Trump an opportunity to tip the ideological balance of the Supreme Court for generations to come. The consequences of this decision are nothing short of monumental, and makes the short-sighted decisions made in favor of political expediency all the more glaring in hindsight.
In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. vs. Superior Court of Los Angeles, the State of California is on the fence about how to properly classify a worker as an employee or as an independent contractor. The Supreme Court explains that a worker is considered someone who is hired to do the usual work of a business, while an independent contractor is an outsider doing work outside of a business’s normal operation. This ruling does not bode well for the ever increasing gig economy.
“Let them eat cake,” they said. Unless you’re a same-sex couple from Colorado purchasing a wedding cake from Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop. In that case it’s highly unlikely due to his bigoted, out-dated views and intolerance towards the LGBTQ+ community.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has refused to comply with a court order to create a backdoor into the iOS software in order to unlock the iphone of the accused San Bernardino shooters. Should Apple be forced to comply with the court order?
The recent death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia has left a vacancy in our nation’s highest court, leaving President Barack Obama with the task of filling the position with a solid, qualified, and forward-thinking nominee, facing likely opposition at every turn.