Supreme Court To Rule on Major Issues as Term Winds Down | Beaufort County Now | Nicholas Rowan of the Washington Examiner highlights key cases the U.S. Supreme Court will address in the weeks ahead.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the John Locke Foundation. The author of this post is Mitch Kokai.

    Nicholas Rowan of the Washington Examiner highlights key cases the U.S. Supreme Court will address in the weeks ahead.

  • As the Supreme Court wraps up its spring term, the justices are preparing to weigh in on a series of hot-button issues, including healthcare, voting laws, and college athlete compensation.
  • It has been a tumultuous year for the court. Just before the justices began hearing cases last fall, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, long the most prominent liberal on the bench, died after a long battle with cancer. And when former President Donald Trump tapped Justice Amy Coney Barrett to fill her vacant seat, Democrats reacted with dismay and called for court expansion. Once President Joe Biden won the 2020 election, Justice Stephen Breyer faced increased pressure from many liberals to retire and make way for a younger judge.
  • All the while, the court has been going about its business completely over the phone because of the coronavirus pandemic. ... [T]here's much more to come from the court in June, the month in which it usually releases its most politically sensitive decisions. ...
  • ... 1. Voting rule laws
  • The Arizona Republican Party and the Democratic National Committee have been feuding over ballot laws since before the 2016 election. When the Supreme Court heard the case this year, though, it received renewed attention because of several attempts to challenge the 2020 election.
  • The laws in question require two things. The first is that a ballot is thrown out if it was cast in a precinct other than the one matching the voter's home address. The second is a ban on "ballot harvesting," a practice in which third-party carriers collect absentee ballots and deliver them for counting. ...
  • ... 2. College athlete compensation
  • The NCAA's control over student-athlete compensation has long been a sore spot for many players and fans. The court heard a case in March to decide if the league can stop colleges from giving athletes education-related benefits for their work.

Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Face it. Everyone has someone on their list for whom it is difficult to shop. What do they like? Is it the right color or size? Do they already have it?
If the state Supreme Court decides to remove two Republican justices from hearing a high-profile case involving voter ID, the court also should remove Democratic Justice Anita Earls. That’s according to a new motion filed Wednesday in the case.
On Thursday, Fox News’ Chris Wallace, commenting on the trend among Democrats and President Biden to claim that Biden’s Build Back Better agenda that encompasses the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package would “cost zero,” snapped, “this might be the dumbest spin line I’ve ever heard.”
As inflation continues to rise and supply chains continue to break, the Biden administration on Friday unveiled a first-ever “National Gender Strategy,” aimed at rectifying supposed gender inequality in the U.S. and abroad.
Governor Roy Cooper appointed Hank Bauer to be the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (NC ABC Commission) Chairman today.
Candidate filing for the U.S. House, N.C. House, and N.C. Senate will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, December 7, following a Monday evening reversal of an earlier order suspending filing for those offices.
Two out of three adults in North Carolina (68%) say the coronavirus pandemic won’t prevent them from traveling during the holiday season.
The new September jobs report numbers, released on Friday, proved yet another disaster for the Biden administration to contend with, as business analysts labeled the numbers the “worst” of the year and revealed that labor shortages are “getting worse.”
The Beaufort County Commissioners will get another bite at the patriotic apple, a fruit they far too often hold in great disdain, to pass this necessary resolution.

HbAD1

Governor Roy Cooper has signed the Accountability and Fair Play in Athletics bill into law.
State Senator Norman W. Sanderson (R-District 2) of Pamlico County was honored by the North Carolina Republican Party by being inducted into the party’s statewide Hall of Fame during its 20th biennial awards banquet in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was asked by a local journalist to define Critical Race Theory in light of concerns raised by parents in Virginia school districts. He failed, instead suggesting that parents who oppose teaching elements of CRT as part of K-12 curriculum are racist.
Ban unvaccinated from grocery stores
First, I want to thank Commissioner Hood Richardson for bringing Sheriff Coleman's out of control spending and abuse of the overtime budget line item to my attention.
The New York Times was forced to issue multiple, major corrections for an article published on Wednesday that falsely claimed 900,000 children had been hospitalized for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
As a youth growing up in a United States of America that understood the pain of sacrifice, the remembrance of Pearl Harbor was an annual event.

HbAD2

If data from September regarding women and the economy becomes a trend, Joe Biden and the Democrats may have even more trouble in 2022 in the midterm elections.
With an ever-expanding federal government, the U.S. has fallen out of the top five countries for economic freedom, according to a new report from the Fraser Institute.
Fauci ‘sabotaged early treatment'
A city’s supposed attempt to make faces on a mural not “specifically identifiable” ended up depicting a black firefighter as white, and now she’s suing for defamation and negligence.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top