Supreme Court

Five Takeaways From The Hobby Lobby Case

07/01/2014
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WASHINGTON Five things to know about one of the most anticipated Supreme Court decisions of the year:1. Corporations can’t pray, but they do have religious rights.

Private Businesses Need Not Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Rules

06/30/2014
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Washington — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a privately held business may refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives to employees.

Israel’s Supreme Court Voids Rabbinical Court Ruling Requiring Bris

06/30/2014
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JERUSALEM — Israel’s Supreme Court nullified a rabbinical court ruling that required a mother to circumcise her son.

Public Prayer Ruling ‘Could Have Been Far Worse’

Jewish orgs ‘disappointed’ with Supreme Court ruling but say its language warns against ‘exclusively Christian’ prayer.

05/06/2014
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A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday that upholds the right of a town in Western New York to begin its public meetings with prayers that are usually Christian is a blow to Jewish or other non-Christian interests, but “could have been far worse,” said a legal expert who works for the American Jewish Committee.

High Court Prayer Ruling ‘Could Have Been Far Worse,’ AJC Expert Says

05/05/2014
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Updated at 2:50 p.m. to include a statement from the Religious Action Center in paragraph seven, and from the Orthodox Union in paragraph 11.

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday that upholds the right of a town in Western New York to begin its public meetings with prayers that are usually Christian is a blow to Jewish or other non-Christian interests, but “could have been far worse,” said a legal expert who works for the American Jewish Committee.

ADL And Other Jewish Groups Hail Ruling Against DOMA

06/26/2013
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The Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday hailed the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the federal rights of same sex couples in states that allow same sex marriages.

The DOMA lawsuit had been brought by a Jewish woman, Edith Windsor, who was forced to pay federal taxes on the estate of her late wife, Thea Spyer, who was also Jewish, despite the fact that their Canadian marriage was recognized as legal by the state of New York, where they resided.

SCOTUS Rulings: A Roller Coaster Ride For Liberal Jewish Groups

06/26/2013
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A slight bump up on affirmative action, a plunge on voting rights, and on gay marriage, the mountaintop: federal legitimacy.

Jewish Groups Pan Voting Rights Ruling

06/25/2013
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Several Jewish organizations this week condemned a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that in effect strikes down a provision in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that has served as protection for otherwise disenfranchised voters for nearly a half-century.

Appeals Court To Reconsider Jerusalem Passport Case

03/11/2013

A U.S. appeals court will hear arguments again on whether Americans born in Jerusalem can have "Israel" listed as their birthplace in their passports.

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower court to decide whether passports issued in Jerusalem should say Israel.
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