U.S. Supreme Court http://wlrn.org en Supreme Court Decision Does Not Slow Down Hobby Lobby's Move Into South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/supreme-court-decision-does-not-slow-down-hobby-lobbys-move-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's business as usual for a national craft and hobby store at the center of a national debate over birth control and religious freedom.</span></p><p>The Supreme Court <a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/sebelius-v-hobby-lobby-stores-inc/" target="_blank">ruled 5-4 that for-profit companies like Hobby Lobby are not required to provide employees coverage for birth control if it conflicts with the owners' religious beliefs.&nbsp;</a></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:26:09 +0000 Carla Javier 35309 at http://wlrn.org Supreme Court Decision Does Not Slow Down Hobby Lobby's Move Into South Florida July 1, 2014: Supreme Court Ruling Encourages Fla. Catholic University http://wlrn.org/post/july-1-2014-supreme-court-ruling-encourages-fla-catholic-university <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 14.857142448425293px; line-height: 22px;">Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:16:22 +0000 Marva Hinton 34810 at http://wlrn.org SCOTUS Chooses Not To Hear Florida Tobacco Case http://wlrn.org/post/scotus-chooses-not-hear-florida-tobacco-case <p></p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen not to rule on a ground-breaking case out of Florida. Pitting Tobacco companies against smokers, this seems to be one strike against the corporations.</p><p>In 2006, the Florida Supreme Court ruled against big tobacco companies in a decision that has come to be known as the Engle Case. Life-long smoker, physician, and Miami-Beach resident Howard Engle was the lead plaintiff.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:34:57 +0000 Wilson Sayre 33727 at http://wlrn.org SCOTUS Chooses Not To Hear Florida Tobacco Case Festivus Man Wants To Bring Satanic Prayer To Deerfield Beach http://wlrn.org/post/festivus-man-wants-bring-satanic-prayer-deerfield-beach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chaz Stevens is a South Florida activist who passionately disagrees with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. In a five-to-four split, the high court ruled that opening a town board meeting with prayer was constitutional.</span></p><p>So to poke fun at the decision, Stevens has asked Deerfield Beach to allow him to read a Satanic prayer to open a commission meeting.<br /><br />The prayer goes like this:</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:49:13 +0000 Wilson Sayre 32429 at http://wlrn.org Festivus Man Wants To Bring Satanic Prayer To Deerfield Beach Supreme Court Will Hear Case On Executions And Mental Disability http://wlrn.org/post/supreme-court-will-hear-case-executions-and-mental-disability The standard by which a person is judged to be mentally competent enough to face execution for a crime will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, which agreed Monday to hear a Florida case revolving around that issue.<p>The capital punishment case, <em>Hall, Freddie L. v. Fla.,</em> centers on the standard for judging mental disability and how state officials arrive at that judgment. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:40:20 +0000 Bill Chappell 22433 at http://wlrn.org Florida-Georgia Water Dispute Goes To U.S. High Court As Seafood Industry Suffers http://wlrn.org/post/florida-georgia-water-dispute-goes-us-high-court-seafood-industry-suffers <p>Florida filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. Supreme Court in a long-running battle with Georgia over water withdrawals that have damaged Apalachicola Bay, but it may be too late to help the Franklin County seafood workers who were already struggling to survive.</p><p>Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi followed through on an August announcement that Florida would seek injunctive relief so more water would flow to the bay, which collapsed last year in the face of a historic drought and dwindling releases of freshwater from Georgia.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:43:21 +0000 Margie Menzel & News Service Of Florida 21518 at http://wlrn.org Florida-Georgia Water Dispute Goes To U.S. High Court As Seafood Industry Suffers A 'Victory' For Florida Landowners At The U.S. Supreme Court http://wlrn.org/post/victory-florida-landowners-us-supreme-court While the Supreme Court decision knocking down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/25/195506795/supreme-court-strikes-down-key-provision-of-voting-rights-law" target="_blank">is getting a lot of attention Tuesday</a>, there's another ruling that's going to be of high interest to property owners across the nation.<p>As <a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/details-koontz-v-st-johns-river-water-management-district/" target="_blank">SCOTUSblog explains</a>, after a <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-1447_6j37. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:04:51 +0000 Mark Memmott 16382 at http://wlrn.org A 'Victory' For Florida Landowners At The U.S. Supreme Court Watch Online Chat Archive: What The Gay Marriage Rulings Mean For Florida http://wlrn.org/post/watch-online-chat-archive-what-gay-marriage-rulings-mean-florida <p>What do the rulings from the highest court in the United States mean for Florida's same-sex couples? &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We'll unpack the Supreme Court decisions and explain what impact they could have in the everyday lives of lesbian and gay couples, from tax filing to naturalization and wills.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:38:31 +0000 Elaine Chen 16428 at http://wlrn.org Watch Online Chat Archive: What The Gay Marriage Rulings Mean For Florida Same-Sex-Marriage Fight Shifts Back To States http://wlrn.org/post/same-sex-marriage-fight-shifts-back-states The dual victories the Supreme Court <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/26/195857796/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act">handed</a> to gay-marriage supporters Wednesday seemed to temporarily shift the focus of the fight from Washington to the states.<p>For instance, one of the more notable reactions to the Supreme Court decisions overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and upholding a lower court ruling that blocked California's Proposition 8 from taking effect came from the American Civil Liberties Union.<p>The <a href="http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/aclu-hi Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:45:53 +0000 Frank James 16506 at http://wlrn.org Same-Sex-Marriage Fight Shifts Back To States How The U.S. Supreme Court's Decision Gave Legal Gay Marriage What It Needed: Validity http://wlrn.org/post/how-us-supreme-courts-decision-gave-legal-gay-marriage-what-it-needed-validity <p>The benefits will be substantial for those who get them, but the beneficiaries of the U. S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act are just a small subset of&nbsp; Florida's LGBT population.</p><p>They are the couples with marriage licenses from states where same-sex marriage is legal. Until now, DOMA prevented them from receiving tax breaks, Social Security, pension considerations and myriad other benefits that the federal government extends to married couples.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:35:59 +0000 Rick Stone 16486 at http://wlrn.org How The U.S. Supreme Court's Decision Gave Legal Gay Marriage What It Needed: Validity Here Are Reactions From Across Florida To Wednesday's Ruling On Gay Marriage http://wlrn.org/post/here-are-reactions-across-florida-wednesdays-ruling-gay-marriage <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Museo Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">The Defense of Marriage Act has been declared unconstitutional by the&nbsp;Supreme Court of the United States on the basis of equal protection.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Museo Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;"><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Museo Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Museo S Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:30:11 +0000 Daniel Rivero 16460 at http://wlrn.org Here Are Reactions From Across Florida To Wednesday's Ruling On Gay Marriage NPR Special: U.S. Supreme Court Recap June 26 At 8:00 p.m. On WLRN http://wlrn.org/post/npr-special-us-supreme-court-recap-june-26-800-pm-wlrn <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The U.S. Supreme Court is finishing its year with rulings on three major cases: affirmative action in college admissions, the pre-clearance requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the status of gay marriage (Prop 8 and DOMA.)</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:38:46 +0000 NPR News 16458 at http://wlrn.org NPR Special: U.S. Supreme Court Recap June 26 At 8:00 p.m. On WLRN After DOMA: What's Next For Gay Married Couples http://wlrn.org/post/after-doma-whats-next-gay-married-couples The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Wednesday to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/26/195857796/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act">overturn the Defense of Marriage Act</a> is a monumental victory for advocates of same-sex marriage.<p>But what happens now that the 1996 federal law that confines marriage to a man and a woman has been declared unconstitutional?<p>Will federal benefits flow only to same-sex married couples living in states that recognize their unions?<p>What about same-sex spouses who are legally married but living in states that ban such unions?<p Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:40:47 +0000 Liz Halloran 16465 at http://wlrn.org After DOMA: What's Next For Gay Married Couples Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling http://wlrn.org/post/us-supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-marriage-act The Supreme Court issued rulings on two highly-anticipated cases on gay marriage today. By 5-4, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/26/195863800/read-the-rulings-inside-the-same-sex-marriage-decisions">it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional.</a><p>In a separate ruling, it declined to take on the broader issue of gay marriage. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:19:14 +0000 16453 at http://wlrn.org Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling U.S. Supreme Court Expected To Issue Historic Rulings On Gay Marriage http://wlrn.org/post/us-supreme-court-expected-issue-historic-rulings-gay-marriage <strong>Update at 10:45 A.M. ET: </strong><p>The Supreme Court has opted not to issue a broad ruling on California's Proposition 8, which bars same-sex marriage. The state of California had refused to defend the law in court, and so its backers took up the legal cause. The high court ruled they didn't have standing to do that. So a ruling by the lower 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals isn't valid because of these supporters' involvement. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:58:19 +0000 16441 at http://wlrn.org U.S. Supreme Court Expected To Issue Historic Rulings On Gay Marriage