A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that Boston violated the free speech rights of a conservative activist when it refused his request to fly a Christian flag on a flagpole outside City Hall.
The high court ruling came a day after a state court judge in Texas ruled that the controversial “heartbeat law” is unconstitutional, yet left the law in place.
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will decide whether states can ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was called “unashamedly pro-life” by her Republican Senate champion with Democrats running out of time to stop her quick confirmation.
With the addition of two appointees of President Donald Trump, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, the court seems poised to extend protections for religious objections to anti-discrimination laws.
The Supreme Court is about to commence on another highly contentious term, with many controversial items on its docket, from abortion to LGBT rights to immigration.