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The Supreme Court voted on Monday against the NCAA’s rule preventing universities from providing educational benefits past $5,000 to each player. This ruling takes another step towards college athletes being eligible to be paid for their athletic performance.

Supreme Court unanimously rules against NCAA’s cap on student-athlete educational compensation

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor June 23, 2021
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday against the NCAA and its regulations that put a $5,000 limit on education-related benefits.
Protesters and supporters of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett rally during the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting in Capitol Hill on Oct. 22.

Editorial | Democrats must pack Supreme Court to maintain people’s rights

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 28, 2020
It’s vital that Democrats do everything in their power to overturn the conservative majority — and if that means they have to pack the court, then so be it.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

Editorial | Judge Barrett is unfit for Supreme Court

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 17, 2020
Barrett’s values are problematic for many reasons, and many of them don’t align with the majority of America.
President Donald Trump arrives with Judge Amy Coney Barrett to introduce her as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee in the Rose Garden of the White House on Sept. 26.

Editorial | Democrats must actively work against Supreme Court nomination

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 28, 2020
Senate Democrats must take substantive, physical action to stall the confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice.
Students, professors reflect on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing and legacy

Students, professors reflect on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing and legacy

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor September 28, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 and served until her death on Sept. 18. The second woman ever to be appointed to the Supreme Court, she became known for advocating for gender equality.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Opinion | Honor RBG’s wishes — No confirmation until inauguration

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist September 20, 2020
We cannot let Republicans fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the American people have a say in the 2020 election.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act now extends to sexual orientation and gender identity.

‘Long time coming’: Supreme Court ruling strengthens protections for LGBTQ+ workers

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer June 23, 2020
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act — which protects workers from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin — now extends to sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Supreme Court opened its new term on Monday facing decisions on the Dreamers, LGBTQ+ rights, religion and abortion.

Editorial: LGBTQ+ rights in the workplace shouldn’t be up for debate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 8, 2019
This case should never have made it to the Supreme Court in the first place.
Opinion | Impeach Justice Kavanaugh

Opinion | Impeach Justice Kavanaugh

By Devi Ruia, Staff Columnist September 24, 2019
Now, almost a year after those hearings, new information has come to light that raises even more questions about the confirmation process, FBI investigations and Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.
Map of Pennsylvanias congressional districts.

Editorial | States should follow Pennsylvania’s lead in pursuit of curbing gerrymandering

By The Pitt News Editorial Board July 10, 2019
Since individual states hold all the power to curb gerrymandering, they need to follow in Pennsylvania's footsteps and prioritize making their maps as fair as possible.
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