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Today we discuss the U.S. Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and what the decision means for the future of LGBTQ rights and for using religion as a means to refuse business to patrons based on sexual orientation. 

The Supreme Court Decision on Sports Betting

May 16, 2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday to give states the power to decide if they want to allow betting on sports events. The decision was the latest milestone in an decades-old dispute on the pros and cons of such gambling.

Join us today as we discuss plans already underway in other states to take advantage of the ruling, legislation in the works that would allow Congress to gain more control of the betting, and opinions on the issue from Ohio leaders. 

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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to get involved in a case involving planned activities by the Trump campaign at polling places in Ohio on Election Day.

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Over Ohio Provisional Ballots

Oct 31, 2016

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from advocates for the homeless and the Ohio Democratic Party to ensure that more absentee and provisional ballots are counted.

The court on Monday did not comment in refusing to block election rules that could disqualify thousands of absentee and provisional ballots because of minor mistakes or omissions.

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The Ohio Democratic Party is appealing a federal court decision that cancels the so-called "Golden Week", when voters can register and cast ballots at the same time.

In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the University of Texas' affirmative action program.

"The race-conscious admissions program in use at the time of petitioner's application is lawful under the Equal Protection Clause," the court held.