Stories tagged: "Supreme Court"


chief justice roberts in the majority restricting abortion pill access
Without Explanation, the Supreme Court Revives Restrictions on Abortion Pill

The Court issued its first abortion decision since Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed, and it stands to unfairly burden people of color and those living in rural areas by requiring them to pick up abortion medications in person.

In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has rejected Republicans' last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the electoral battleground. The court without comment Tuesday, Dec. 8, refused to call into question the certification process in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
US Supreme Court Rejects GOP Bid to Block Biden’s Win in Pennsylvania

The Supreme Court has rejected Republicans' last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania's certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the electoral battleground.

The ACA’s provision banning insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions has been life changing for Kellye Call. (Image courtesy of subject)
‘I Would, Quite Frankly, Become Disabled’: What the Affordable Care Act Means to This Georgia Woman

“I remember my mom sitting me down at the age of 15 and teaching me how to appeal a denial, because she told me I would be doing that for the rest of my life, and until 2010-2011, she was right.”

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden listens as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addresses the media about the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act on November 10, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden also answered questions about the process of the transition and how a Biden Administration would work with Republicans. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Justices Signal They Won’t Repeal ACA, Biden Promises to Expand Healthcare Access

"This doesn’t have to be a partisan issue, it’s a human issue,” Biden said. “It affects every single American family, we can’t subvert the growing consensus.”

Jessica Intermill relies on the Affordable Care Act to help her manage her rheumatoid arthritis (photo via subject)
This Minneapolis Mother Depends on the ACA to Survive. The Supreme Court Could Upend Her Life.

“The only reason that I haven’t had to declare medical bankruptcy is because of the ACA. I didn’t ask for a disease that costs tens of thousands of dollars every single year.

Civil Rights Advocates Look Ahead After Barrett’s Confirmation
Are You Freaked Out Over Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation? Read This.

In the face of an even more conservative Supreme Court, civil rights advocates remain committed to the fight for equality. “Right now, we have to get out the vote," one said.

Why Unions and Labor Advocates Are Worried About Amy Coney Barrett
Amy Coney Barrett Could Be Catastrophic for Worker Protections and Labor Rights

With the impending confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, labor experts are concerned that a 6-3 conservative court could further erode worker protections.