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

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.

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.

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

The Supreme Court opened its new term on Monday facing decisions on the Dreamers, LGBTQ+ rights, religion and abortion.

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.

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

Map of Pennsylvania's congressional districts.

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.

Editorial: States are slowly chipping away at abortion rights

An airplane displaying a banner reading

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 22, 2019

While the Alabama law certainly is a blatant attack against women, there’s a slew of other laws in states around the country that restrict abortion in smaller ways which might be even more effective in overturning Roe v. Wade.

Editorial: Kavanaugh hearings betrayed America’s trust

Retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh in the Justices' Conference Room at the Supreme Court Building on Saturday in Washington, DC.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 8, 2018

The Kavanaugh nomination hearings were the most partisan of any to date. This poses dire consequences for the future legitimacy of the Supreme Court.

Sen. Jeff Flake calls Trump’s mockery of Ford ‘appalling’

Demonstrators opposed to the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hold signs in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Griffin Connolly | CQ-Roll Call

October 3, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake called President Donald Trump's comments at a Mississippi campaign rally mocking a woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "appalling." Christine Blasey Ford testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted...

Editorial: Kavanaugh disqualifies himself

Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 1, 2018

Kavanaugh’s combative, evasive behavior during Thursday’s testimony didn’t just bring his innocence into question, it suggests he’s not temperamentally fit to be a Supreme Court Justice.

Trump won’t ‘micromanage’ FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation, press secretary says

Demonstrators opposed to the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hold signs in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Laura King | Los Angeles Times

September 30, 2018

President Donald Trump is not seeking to "micromanage" the FBI's investigation of sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the White House press secretary said Sunday. Democrats raised concerns that important lines of inquiry were off limits to investigators. The...

Editorial: Supreme Court’s decision hurts LGBTQ+ community

 Protesters gathered in front of the Supreme Court building Dec. 5, 2017, the day the court was to hear the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case was decided in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop June 4, 2018. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 6, 2018

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed “hostility” toward a local baker when it decided he had discriminated against gay couple by refusing to bake a cake for their wedding in 2012. The ruling avoided a larger question the case presented, which is whether Jack Phil...

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