Amy Howe

Roberts orders leak investigation as court confirms authenticity of draft opinion

(SCOTUSblog) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning confirmed that a draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, published by Politico on Monday…

High school football coach who prayed at midfield gets warm reception from some justices

(SCOTUSblog) – During nearly two hours of oral argument on Monday, a majority of the Supreme Court appeared sympathetic to a high school football coach who…

In the case of the praying football coach, both sides invoke religious freedom

(SCOTUSblog) – Joseph Kennedy had never coached football when Bremerton High School, a public school near Seattle, Washington, hired him in 2008. He was too…

Justices will hear free-speech claim from website designer who opposes same-sex marriage

Nearly four years after the Supreme Court declined to decide whether compelling a Colorado baker to bake a cake for same-sex couples would violate his…

Boston’s refusal to fly a Christian flag over city hall raises First Amendment questions

When it hears oral argument on Tuesday in Shurtleff v. City of Boston, the Supreme Court will return to the role of religion in public…

Fractured court blocks vaccine-or-test requirement for large workplaces but green-lights vaccine mandate for health care workers

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reaching a new record high as a result of the Omicron variant, the Supreme Court on Thursday put the Biden…

Court seems poised to block vaccine-or-test policy for workplaces but may allow vaccine mandate for health care workers

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Friday in two sets of challenges to the Biden administration’s authority to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. For over…

Justices will hear arguments on Jan. 7 in challenges to Biden vaccine policies

With COVID-19 cases surging across the country, the Supreme Court fast-tracked two disputes over the Biden administration’s efforts to expand vaccinations. In an unusual move,…

Court leaves Texas’ six-week abortion ban in effect and narrows abortion providers’ challenge

Nearly six weeks after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases challenging a Texas law that bans almost all abortions in the state,…

Conservative justices scoff at Maine’s exclusion of religious schools from tuition-assistance program

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a challenge to a Maine program that pays tuition for some students to attend private school…

Majority of court appears poised to roll back abortion rights

It has been nearly 30 years since the Supreme Court’s decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed the constitutional right to abortion that the…