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Aderholt: Supreme Court’s abortion pill ruling will ‘endanger the health and safety of women’

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming nationwide access to an abortion pill will “allow policies to continue which endanger the health and safety of women,” according to U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville).

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SCOTUS rules in favor of AG Marshall following seizure of cars involved in alleged drug crimes

The U.S. Supreme Court took up two Alabama cases where plaintiffs loaned their vehicles to people who were arrested on drug charges.

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Tuberville decries Democrats' effort to bar Trump from 2024 ballot as SCOTUS hears Colorado case — 'Let the people decide in November'

As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in the case for removing Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) stood outside in support of the former president.

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AG Marshall: SCOTUS’s rejection of Jack Smith request to 'fast track' Trump trial a ‘big win’

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said the Supreme Court of the United States’ rejection of a request on Friday by Department of Justice Special Counsel Jack Smith to speed up a trial of former President Donald Trump was a “big win.”

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin: Alabama congressional map ‘clearly sought to diminish the voices of black voters’

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin applauded the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Wednesday for denying Alabama’s emergency stay request over an August ruling prohibiting Alabama from using the congressional map passed by state lawmakers in July.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin lashes out at U.S. Supreme Court on affirmative action, student loans rulings — 'A short-sighted, dangerous precedent'

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin took to Twitter on Thursday and Friday to voice his opinion on two major U.S. Supreme Court decisions last week that ruled against affirmative action programs in university admissions and Joe Biden's student loan cancellation plan.

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Matt Clark: Excellent decisions in 303 Creative and the student loan case

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in 303 Creative v. Elenis and the student loan cases. The Court got all three cases right and should be highly commended for the excellent job it did.

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U.S. Rep. Sewell calls SCOTUS ruling in favor of web designer refusing to design same-sex weddings 'a dangerous overreach with broad implications'

On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Colorado-based web designer Lorie Smith who sought to exempt her business in federal court from the state’s anti-discrimination laws.

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Alabama Higher Education commissioner Purcell on SCOTUS affirmative action ruling: Admission to Alabama universities ‘not based upon race’

On Thursday, Alabama Higher Education commissioner Jim Purcell told 1819 News that Alabama’s public colleges and universities did not make admission decisions based on race.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
Marshall on affirmative action ruling: 'Ivy League appeals to diversity do not justify discriminating against prospective students based on the color of their skin'

Attorney General Steve Marshall praised SCOTUS’s Thursday ruling against affirmative action in college admissions.

Terri Sewell Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Sewell blasts 'shameful' SCOTUS affirmative action decision — 'The Court has chosen to ignore our history'

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) is the first in Alabama’s federal delegation to speak on the recent decision from the Supreme Court of the United States against affirmative action.

US Supreme Court by Claire Anderson Alabama News
Britt, 10 other U.S. Senate Republicans introduce bill to increase maximum penalty for intimidating federal judges

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and 10 other Republican senators introduced a bill on Monday to raise the maximum prison sentence for people who illegally intimidate federal justices.

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Matt Clark: Religious freedom in the workplace will likely gain ground

USPS tried to force Groff to work on Sundays, but he believed he needed to take the Sabbath off. Instead of allowing him to swap shifts with other coworkers, USPS fired him.

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‘Like a bad preacher’: ACLL’s Matt Clark explains why Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan will likely be blocked by SCOTUS

Following oral arguments in Biden v. Nebraska before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) this week, an Alabama attorney said it isn’t looking good for the Biden administration when it comes to allowing student loan forgiveness.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court sides with coach who sought to pray after game

The Supreme Court sided Monday with a high school football coach from Washington state who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games, a decision that could strengthen the acceptability of some religious practices in other public school settings.

Aderholt Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Aderholt proclaims Dobbs decision 'a great day for America'

Since assuming congressional office in 1997, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) has been consistent in making the pro-life agenda a priority.

Alabama pro-life and pro-choice advocates react to SCOTUS decision

Pro-life and pro-choice advocates in the state are giving their reactions to Friday’s historic decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).