The U.S. Supreme Court ordered reconsideration of a $135,000 award against an Oregon bakery that refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding in a case that revived a fractious debate over religious rights and equal treatment. After more than three months of deliberation, the justices Monday set aside the award and told an Oregon state appeals court to revisit the case in light of a 2018 Supreme Court ruling in a similar fight from Colorado. The Supreme Court resolved that case narrowly—and avoided the core constitutional questions—by saying Colorado officials had shown animus toward the baker’s religious views. The latest case involves “Sweetcakes by Melissa,” a now-closed Portland-area bakery owned by Melissa and Aaron Klein. The Kleins, who are Christian, cited religious grounds when they refused to provide a cake for Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer in 2013. The Bowman-Cryers filed a complaint with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, the … [Read more...] about Supreme Court orders new look at clash over gay-wedding cake
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The state Supreme Court has ordered the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to temporarily close the Keegan Landfill in Kearny — a stunning turn in the legal battle over the 110-acre facility. A one-page order signed Wednesday reinstates a trial court judge’s initial ruling requiring the Bergen Avenue landfill to close until July 25. It is the latest victory for Kearny Mayor Al Santos and the town in an ongoing legal dispute with the NJSEA, which owns and operates the facility. “We’re elated. This was the best outcome we could have hoped for," Santos said Wednesday evening. “My thinking was if the Supreme Court justices looked at our papers carefully we would get our closure."A spokesman for the NJSEA did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the ruling. The town filed a lawsuit against the state agency in April seeking the shutdown of the landfill, which has been emitting smelly hydrogen sulfide gas for the last year, leaving town … [Read more...] about N.J. Supreme Court orders Keegan Landfill to temporarily close
1 of 4 View 4 Items J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press President Donald Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, after delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Watching are from left, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. Related Links The Supreme Court could reinterpret the First Amendment in a conservative direction this term. Here's how What's next for religious freedom in 2019? Faith leaders and policymakers weigh in SALT LAKE CITY — The Supreme Court needed only two paragraphs to spark a national outcry with its Feb. 7 decision allowing an execution to proceed. The court's five conservative justices ruled that a Muslim inmate in Alabama could be put to death — even though a federal appeals court had said the state's policy allowing a Christian … [Read more...] about What a Supreme Court order on a Muslim death row inmate says about the role of judges
Jessica Gresko, Associated Press Updated 9:22 pm PST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington,. The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue. The high court on Tuesday reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing its plans. The high court for now declined to take up cases about the plan. The cases will continue to move through lower courts. less In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington,. The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo: … [Read more...] about Q&A: Impact of Supreme Court decision on transgender troops
Kathleen Hopkins Asbury Park Press Published 6:43 PM EST Dec 5, 2018 Superior Court Judge John F. Russo Jr., who had been on paid administrative leave from the Ocean County bench since a law clerk accused him of throwing a file at her in 2017, was ordered to return to work Tuesday in Burlington County, where the state Supreme Court reassigned him. “The charges are pending, and the Supreme Court ordered that he return to work and assigned him to Burlington County,’’ said Amelia Carolla, the attorney representing Russo in the disciplinary matter. Russo was placed on administrative leave on May 18, 2017 and had continued to receive his $165,000 annual salary. His pay increased to $173,000 on July 1, when all the state’s judges were given raises, according to McAleer. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court orders embattled Judge Russo back to work.