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John Fritze


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Recent articles by John:

US Supreme Court signals willingness to allow Kentucky AG to defend state's abortion law

The case comes to the high court as advocates on both sides of the abortion debate are questioning the court's commitment to its Roe v. Wade decision. → Read More

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19 days before new term to begin

The positive COVID-19 test for Justice Brett Kavanaugh came days before the Supreme Court was set to hold oral arguments for the first time in months. → Read More

Biden is suing Texas over its abortion ban. What's next? Will the Supreme Court take it up?

After abortion rights groups lost at the Supreme Court, the Justice Department hopes its lawsuit can halt Texas' ban on abortions after six weeks. → Read More

'Decisive moment': Abortion rights groups appeal to Supreme Court to uphold Roe amid Texas ban fallout

Mississippi's last abortion clinic told the Supreme Court that its reputation as the nation’s least political branch of government is at stake. → Read More

Supreme Court halts execution of inmate seeking pastor's touch, prayer during lethal injection

John Ramirez told the Supreme Court that a Texas policy prohibiting his pastor from placing his hands on him during his execution violated his rights. → Read More

Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion law that bans procedure at six weeks

The Supreme Court ruled a day after a Texas law banning most abortions after six weeks took effect, prompting an outcry from abortion rights groups. → Read More

Supreme Court blocks Biden's COVID-19 eviction moratorium in a blow to renters

President Biden extended the eviction moratorium through October following a legal battle over whether health officials had the power to impose it. → Read More

Supreme Court rules Biden may not suspend Trump-era 'remain in Mexico' policy for migrants

A lower federal court said Biden officials improperly halted the Trump-era 'remain in Mexico' policy, which was intended to reduce immigration. → Read More

Real estate groups ask federal court to block enforcement of CDC's new eviction moratorium

The effort to revive the lawsuit came a day after the administration announced a new moratorium on evictions in counties hardest hit by COVID-19. → Read More

Steady term of the Supreme Court ends with politically fraught cases that reveal divisions

The Supreme Court appeared this term to be avoiding the kind of partisan rancor gripping the rest of Washington. That is, until its final day. → Read More

Supreme Court upholds Arizona ban on ballot collection as states race to pass voting restrictions

Though the Supreme Court appeal was filed before the 2020 election, ballot collection became a top issue after last year's baseless claims of fraud. → Read More

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas questions federal marijuana prohibition in IRS case

The Supreme Court declined to take the case of a Colorado marijuana dispensary that tried to write off its expenses for federal tax purposes. → Read More

Religious freedom vs. LGBTQ rights: Supreme Court sides with Catholic foster care agency

LGBTQ and religious rights have increasingly come into conflict at the Supreme Court since a landmark 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage. → Read More

Supreme Court turns back Obamacare challenge, allowing individual coverage mandate to stand

The Affordable Care Act case is among the most consequential the Supreme Court considered this term. It follows years of fiery debate over Obamacare. → Read More

Supreme Court asked to block CDC's eviction moratorium

The real estate group says the federal government doesn't have the power to freeze evictions. → Read More

Supreme Court: Tribal police may detain non-Native Americans on reservation highways

The Supreme Court ruled that denying tribal police the power to detain non-Natives on highways would make it harder for tribes to protect themselves. → Read More

How a Supreme Court decision last year is reshaping the legal battle over LGBTQ discrimination

LGBTQ advocates are still reaping rewards of an anti-discrimination ruling by the Supreme Court last year. But legal experts see challenges ahead. → Read More

Asian American legal groups look to Supreme Court as they pursue path to make history

After having their hopes dashed in 2016, some AAPI groups want President Biden to lay the groundwork for an Asian American high court justice. → Read More

‘Huge numbers’ of abortion cases heading to Supreme Court to test limits of Roe v. Wade

Buoyed by a conservative Supreme Court, anti-abortion groups see a wave of pending appeals as the best chance in a generation to test Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Supreme Court to consider Mississippi 15-week abortion ban with new conservative majority

Mississippi argues a ban on most abortions after 15 weeks would not violate the broader right to abortion protected by Supreme Court precedents. → Read More