Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

The United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act after rejecting the latest challenge from Republicans and former President Donald Trump‘s administration.

In a 7-2 ruling, the court said states lacked the legal right to challenge the ruling, finding that a contested provision had not been injurious. Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented. read more

Pelosi Will Not Yet Bring Bill to Expand Supreme Court to the Floor So Democrats Can Focus on Passing Infrastructure Bill

Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said during a press conference that she will not bring a bill to expand the Supreme Court to the floor, saying that while the bill is “not out of the question,” the Democratic Party’s focus should for the time being remain on passing President Joe Biden‘s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan. read more

Democratic Women’s Caucus Introduces Bill to Erect Monument of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Capitol Grounds

Members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus have introduced a bill to erect a monument of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the grounds of the United States Capitol.

This is an effort to highlight an extraordinary person in American history,” said Representative Jackie Spier (Calif.), one of the bill’s co-sponsors. “You know we’ve done that for many other individuals who you know are emblematic of talent and grit and ingenuity that we are so proud of in this country.” read more

Trump Wishes Nation a “Happy Thanksgiving” While Sharing News of Supreme Court’s Covid-19 Ruling

Almost immediately after the death of Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett, then a federal judge, to fill her seat. The nomination was highly contentious; Barrett came under fire for her views her critics believed would tilt the balance of the court in a partisan direction. The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed Barrett to the nation’s highest court within a month. read more

Amy Coney Barrett Played Key Role in SCOTUS Decision Barring NY from Reimposing Covid-19 Restrictions on Religious Gatherings

Last night, the Supreme Court voted to bar the state of New York from reimposing Covid-19 restrictions on religious gatherings. The court voted 5-4 in an emergency ruling issued just before midnight. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was just recently confirmed, sided with her conservative colleagues in a crucial swing vote. read more