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LGBT employees wrestle with Supreme Court over discrimination and protection

The Supreme Court listened to cases of three LGBT employees who were recently fired because of their sexual orientation. This sparked issues with the Supreme Court and Civil Rights Act.

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor

November 8, 2019

  Justices of the Supreme Court clashed over the meaning of “sex” during a blockbuster set of cases concerning the rights of LGBT workers on Oct. 8. Bosses should not fire someone because of their sexual beliefs or orientation, unless it disturbs the work they are responsible for. ...

Trump administration reinstitutes gender based discrimination

President Donald Trump tweeted about the transgender military ban when it first went into place back in 2017. It was blocked, and then reinstated in late January with a 5-4 vote from the Supreme Court.

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2019

Being the highest employer of transgender individuals in America, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a military ban on transgender people has been a huge blow to the community. After a proposed ban was blocked back in 2017, the Supreme Court has recently decided to allow Trump to move fort...

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation sparks uproar of support for Christine Blasey Ford

Sexual harassment posters are scattered around the school to spread awareness.

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh, a Yale University graduate and former United States Circuit Judge, was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Oct. 6. This swearing in was preceded by sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during the process of his confirmation. Ford’s allegations, whi...

Gorsuch not qualified for Supreme Court

Gorsuch not qualified for Supreme Court

Ellie Speedling, Social Media Reporter

May 11, 2017

On April 7, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as the 113th Supreme Court justice, filling the vacant seat left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia who died in Feb. 2016.  Gorsuch wasn’t fairly nominated due to the “nuclear option” and the Senate Republicans were biased in not allowing Merrick Garland, President’s Obama’s...

Appointing new Justice falls to Obama

Appointing new Justice falls to Obama

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief

April 7, 2016

The power to appoint a new Supreme Court Justice lies with the President. A power given to them by the Constitution, it is one of the most important rulings that a president will make. Rulings by the Supreme Court judge directly affect our economy, security, rights and our daily living. On Feb. 13, 2016...

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