Supreme Court http://wlrn.org en City of Miami Seeks 'Tough Love' Approach To Homelessness http://wlrn.org/post/city-miami-seeks-tough-love-approach-homelessness <p><strong>UPDATE 11:15 a.m. Oct. 31:</strong> In the latest development of the City of Miami's request to revisit the <em>Pottinger </em>case, Federal Judge Federico Moreno has <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/502_ORDER_REQUIRING_EVIDENTIARY_HEARING%281%29.pdf" target="_blank">officially called</a> for an evidentiary hearing.&nbsp; This means both sides will present data and witnesses who will attest to whether the landscape for the homeless in Miami has, in fact, changed. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:51:50 +0000 Wilson Sayre 22548 at http://wlrn.org City of Miami Seeks 'Tough Love' Approach To Homelessness Lives In Limbo: Lesbian Couple Awaits Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage http://wlrn.org/post/lives-limbo-lesbian-couple-awaits-supreme-court-ruling-gay-marriage <p><strong>Update, June 26:</strong> <em>This post was originally published back in April of this year but we decided to rerun it in light of today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.</em></p><p>Last summer, my father-in-law entered the hospital in Germany. My wife, Lu Mueller-Kaul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, desperately wanted to be with him. But she was in this country on a complicated visa that forbids her from returning if she leaves. She stayed as her father suffered, cursing the unfair system.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:27:33 +0000 Deb Ofsowitz 11846 at http://wlrn.org Lives In Limbo: Lesbian Couple Awaits Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage Outreach For New Health Insurance Exchanges Targets Latinos http://wlrn.org/post/outreach-new-health-insurance-exchanges-targets-latinos Andrea Velandia, 29, is just the sort of person the architects of the new health insurance marketplaces had in mind when they were thinking about future customers.<p>She's young, in good health, uninsured and Latino.<p>"We're very healthy. We don't have many issues," she says of her family. For the most part, she and her husband avoid the health system. "It's very expensive to go to the doctor to get a regular checkup," she says. "And you only have an option to go to the emergency room, which is even more expensive."<p>On Oct. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:12:00 +0000 Jenny GoldJenny Gold 16410 at http://wlrn.org Outreach For New Health Insurance Exchanges Targets Latinos Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law http://wlrn.org/post/us-supreme-court-strikes-down-section-voting-rights-act-applies-5-florida-counties <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-96_6k47.pdf">By a 5-4 decision</a>, the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act that establishes a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by the Justice Department regarding voting procedures.<p>The decision focuses on <a href="http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/misc/sec_4.php">Section 4 of the Act</a>.<p>Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts writes that the decision "in no way affects the permanent, nationwide ban on racial discrimination in voting found in Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:36:28 +0000 16373 at http://wlrn.org Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law SCOTUS Watch: High Court Could Decide Four Major Cases http://wlrn.org/post/scotus-watch-high-court-could-decide-four-major-cases <strong>Update at 10:20 a.m. ET. No Big Decisions: </strong><p>The Supreme Court did not hand down any of the big opinions we were waiting for. That means that as its 2012 term comes to a close, we are still waiting for major decisions on gay marriage, affirmative action and voting rights.<p>The Court will hand down decisions again on Monday at 10 a.m. ET. We'll be here.<p>But, lest you think it didn't make any news today, it did hand down three opinions:<p>-- <strong><a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-10_21p3.pdf">Agency for Int'l Development V. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:29:45 +0000 16143 at http://wlrn.org SCOTUS Watch: High Court Could Decide Four Major Cases How State Laws Would Still Impact Gay Marriage Regardless Of High Court Ruling http://wlrn.org/post/how-state-laws-would-still-impact-gay-marriage-regardless-high-court-ruling Even if the Supreme Court sweeps aside barriers to federal- and state-sanctioned same-sex marriages this summer, where you live and work may still affect your access to <a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Features/Insuring-Your-Health/2013/040913-Michelle-Andrews-same-sex-marriage-penalties-on-health-care.aspx">health insurance benefits for a same-sex spouse</a>.<p>The court is considering whether the Defense of Marriage Act, which bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, is constitutional. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:00:29 +0000 Michelle Andrews 12127 at http://wlrn.org How State Laws Would Still Impact Gay Marriage Regardless Of High Court Ruling 'Roe V. Wade' Turns 40, But Abortion Debate Is Even Older http://wlrn.org/post/roe-v-wade-turns-40-abortion-debate-even-older Jan. 22, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of <em>Roe v. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:32:12 +0000 Julie Rovner 8107 at http://wlrn.org 'Roe V. Wade' Turns 40, But Abortion Debate Is Even Older Supreme Court: Floating Home Still A Man's Castle http://wlrn.org/post/supreme-court-floating-florida-home-still-mans-castle The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Florida man's floating home was a house, not a boat, and that therefore, the city marina where he kept it docked could not seize the structure under federal maritime law. The case could affect thousands of houseboat owners nationwide.<p>Actually, the facts of Fane Lozman's case sound like something from <em>The People's Court,</em> not the Supreme Court. Lozman bought the 60-by-12-foot floating home for $17,000 and totally remodeled it to look and feel like a house on water. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:03:07 +0000 Nina Totenberg 7826 at http://wlrn.org Supreme Court: Floating Home Still A Man's Castle