Richard Wolf

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Justices rule against California law targeting anti-abortion pregnancy centers

June 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (USA Today) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a major blow to a California law requiring anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform women about publicly funded abortion and contraception services.

Supreme Court skeptical of California law requiring information about abortion

March 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (USA Today) — A California law requiring anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform clients about state-funded abortions ran into trouble at the Supreme Court Tuesday.

Travel ban revisions may add countries, alter court challenge

September 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (USA Today) — Changes to the system have been under consideration for weeks in preparation for the looming expiration of a 90-day travel ban for countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

Supreme Court will hear case of baker’s religious objection to gay weddings

June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (USA Today) The Supreme Court agreed Monday (June 26) to reopen the national debate over same-sex marriage.

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

June 2, 2017

WASHINGTON (USA Today) Government lawyers asked the justices to let the travel ban go into effect even while they challenge the lower courts’ rulings.

Trump administration reversing Obamacare’s birth control mandate

May 31, 2017

WASHINGTON (USA Today) Once the final rule is implemented, women’s groups say it will be up to the states — and possibly the courts — to protect insurance coverage for contraceptives.

Appeals court rules against President Trump’s revised travel ban

May 25, 2017

(USA Today) The ruling was yet another blow to the president’s effort to institute a travel ban targeting six majority-Muslim countries, and it makes a final Supreme Court showdown more likely.

Supreme Court justices side with church in playground dispute

April 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (USA Today) A clear majority of Supreme Court justices seemed ready Wednesday to rule that the separation of church and state should not extend to swings and slides.

Supreme Court strikes down abortion restrictions

June 27, 2016

WASHINGTON — The ruling could have an impact beyond the Lone Star State by prompting legislatures and courts to reconsider other limits on abortion.

Supreme Court seeks compromise in ‘contraceptive mandate’ cases

March 29, 2016

Seeking to avoid deadlock, the justices called for more briefs from the government and the faith-based organizations battling the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

Supreme Court deeply divided over religious freedom, reproductive rights

March 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — A 4-4 tie would uphold lower court verdicts in different parts of the country, all but one of which upheld the government mandate.

Little Sisters waging big fight at Supreme Court

March 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — The specific fight is about insurance coverage for birth control, but the broader battle is over religious freedom.

Supreme Court reverses Alabama court that denied lesbian woman’s adoption

March 7, 2016

WASHINGTON — The decision said that a court ruling granting custody in Georgia should be valid for others states.

Future of Texas abortion case at crossroads

March 3, 2016

WASHINGTON – Proponents of abortion rights could be on the verge of a big victory, a small defeat or a do-over at the Supreme Court.

Texas abortion case goes before short-handed Supreme Court

March 2, 2016

WASHINGTON — The case is a test for the pro-life strategy of applying restrictive regulations to doctors and facilities rather than trying to ban the procedure outright.

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