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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The Supreme Court of the United States poses for a group photo.

Opinion | SCOTUS’ history and traditions test is decimating our civil rights

By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor January 12, 2024
Why have cases like Dobbs v. Jackson, 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard taken the country by storm, stripping people of their rights and threatening others in the process?
The Cathedral of Learning

Editorial | Discounted in-state tuition is more important now than ever

By The Pitt News Editorial Board July 12, 2023
In the wake of the blow to affirmative action, keeping in-state tuition rates low is more important than ever to maintain college accessibility.
Demonstrators stand outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, as the court hears arguments over the Indian Child Welfare Act last Wednesday in Washington.

Editorial | The Indian Child Welfare Act is necessary

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 18, 2022
ICWA cannot be overturned for the well-being of Indigenous communities and for the integrity of the United States and its faltering democratic institutions.
Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24 after the Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion.

Opinion | The Supreme Court isn’t done striking down democracy

By Ebonee Rice-Nguyen, Senior Staff Columnist July 13, 2022
Moore v. Harper holds the potential to backslide the entire democratic process the United States was founded on.
Members of the U.S. Supreme Court pose for a group photograph at the Supreme Court building on June 1, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Front row, seated from left, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Standing behind from left, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Editorial | Keep up with the Supreme Court rulings — they affect us all

By The Pitt News Editorial Board July 1, 2022
It's important to keep up with the new rulings that have come out of the Supreme Court because they affect our rights.
Opinion | What a post-Roe America demands of us

Opinion | What a post-Roe America demands of us

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist June 28, 2022
In post-Roe America, we must commit to building a reproductive justice movement that serves people of all backgrounds and generations.
A protestor carries a sign that reads Bans Off Our Bodies outside of the City Council Building in Downtown at Fridays Womens March.

“Need to fight back”: Pittsburgh rally speaks out against the Supreme Court overruling of Roe v. Wade

By Allison Radziwon and Bella Markovitz June 25, 2022
The Supreme Court overturned the landmark court ruling of Roe v. Wade on Friday, removing constitutional protections for abortions.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

Editorial | Hey Supreme Court, wealthy politicians shouldn’t get the upper hand

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 17, 2022
It’s a dark day in American politics when the highest court in the land sides with Sen. Ted Cruz. 
Republican Texas senator Ted Cruz holds up a book as he questions Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Editorial | Judge Jackson’s confirmation hearings have been a political circus

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 27, 2022
The Supreme Court is meant to be a nonpartisan body, so why has Jackson’s nomination become a partisan issue?
Abortion rights advocates hold cardboard cutouts of the Supreme Court justices faces in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

Editorial | Gutting Roe would solidify the Supreme Court as a dangerously unaccountable institution

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 3, 2021
On what looks like the eve of Roe’s relegation to history, it’s apparent that the Supreme Court has fully transformed into a partisan institution unfit for democracy.
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