• Texas judge says hospital can take 11-month-old girl off life support despite her family’s wishes

    A judge has decided that a Texas children’s hospital can remove an 11-month-old with a rare heart defect off life support despite her family’s wishes. For several months, the family of Tinslee Lewis has been fighting to continue her treatment at the Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas after the facility planned to end care. Tinslee was […]

  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to Kentucky abortion ultrasound law

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to a Kentucky law requiring doctors to describe ultrasound images and play fetal heartbeat sound to abortion seekers. Kentucky argued the law is “simple and straightforward,” calling it part of an” informed-consent process.” The law, Kentucky said, “does nothing more than require that women who are considering an abortion […]

  • Supreme Court clears the way for new asylum restrictions to take effect

    The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration’s rule that dramatically limits the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum to go into effect nationwide while the appeals process plays out. Wednesday’s order is a victory for the Trump administration, which argued the rule was necessary to screen out “asylum seekers who declined to […]

  • Trump administration appealing latest asylum ban ruling

    The Trump administration said Wednesday it is appealing a federal judge’s order that blocks the administration from implementing asylum restrictions on the southern border. According to a court filing, the administration told the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals it plans to appeal federal District Judge Jon Tigar’s December 19 order, which extended an initial block on […]

  • California Court Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Assisted Suicide

    A California appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that found the state’s assisted suicide law was unconstitutional. A panel of the Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside on Tuesday said doctors who brought the case had no legal standing because they could choose not to help terminally ill patients die. The court […]

  • Trump nominates openly gay conservative to federal appeals court

    President Donald Trump recently announced another wave of judicial nominees, and among them is an openly gay conservative, Patrick Bumatay. Trump nominated Bumatay to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, the nation’s largest federal appeals court. It hears cases from nine Western states and has 29 judges; […]

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