The nation's top infectious disease expert remains concerned that large-scale gatherings like President Trump's campaign rallies will lead to more coronavirus outbreaks.
Verbal altercation quickly escalates leaving one dead and one in custody
Whether it was Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that granted same-sex marriage rights nationwide, or Griswold v. Connecticut, a case regarding birth control, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett refused to give opinions on how those cases were decided, citing the fact that they may come before the court again.But when asked Wednesday about Loving v. Virginia, the case that declared mixed-race marriage constitutional, Barrett did affirm the case was correctly decided — and for a debatable reason, Steven Mazie, a Supreme Court correspondent for The Economist, says. Barrett based her reasoning solely on the previous decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which outlawed school segregation.But while Brown's decision stemmed from the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause, Loving stemmed from it and the due process clause. "So there is no sound reason why she can affirm Loving ... but decline to opine on gay rights," Mazie said.> Brown v. Board was based *only* the Equal Protection Clause: the idea that separate schools are inherently unequal. The Court explicitly declined to consider whether segregation is also unconstitutional under substantive due process. 2/4 pic.twitter.com/nSS5BSXrAc> > — Steven Mazie (@stevenmazie) October 14, 2020> So there is no sound reason why she *can* affirm that Loving v. Virginia was correctly decided in her confirmation hearing but *decline* to opine on gay rights or contraceptive rights.> > Other than, of course, her belief that Griswold and Obergefell are up for reappraisal. 4/4> > — Steven Mazie (@stevenmazie) October 14, 2020Equal protection was a more important factor in Loving, Mazie concluded via New York University law professor Melissa Murray. But it still left him with a question: If mixed-race marriage is usually affirmed as a right of "personal intimacy," why aren't birth control and same-sex marriage as well?More stories from theweek.com Will there be another Trump surprise in Michigan? The 1 big problem with 2 town halls Democrats need a better counter to 'originalism'
Harris' lawyers argued for his release pending trial for mental health treatment after losing his mother to cancer and getting bullied in high school.
The new schedule will "continue indefinitely until consumer demand for Las Vegas increases," Wynn Resorts announced this week.
Delta blocking middle seats already set it ahead of its rivals but the airline is now overhauling its terminals to ensure peace of mind for flyers.
The lawsuit accuses Johnson, who was the highest ranking member of the department at the time, of "shockingly violent, abusive, and harassing conduct."
Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria have freed hundreds of imprisoned Islamic State militants, saying they have "no blood on their hands" and have repented joining the terrorist group. A first batch of 631 Syrian IS prisoners was released on Thursday, while 253 had their sentences halved, according to Syrian Democratic Council co-chair Amina Omar. The released were Syrian nationals accused of low-level membership in IS who were not thought to have been commanders or involved in attacks. "This includes those convicted of terror charges whose hands are not stained with the blood of Syrians,” Ms Omar said at a press conference in the northeast city of Qamishli. Following the territorial defeat of IS last March, the western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces were left holding some 19,000 ISIS-affiliated men and boys in detention in some two dozen detention facilities spread across northeast Syria.
John Blade is accused of using self checkout and not scanning items
Biden has made inroads with seniors. And a "gray revolt" could be apparent quickly on Nov. 3.
WIRED's favorite dog gear, including a pet camera, fitness tracker, geofencing collar, camping bed, and leash.
Plus: Auction theory at Google, a stalking cougar, and a proposal for breaking up big tech.
This week, the Mouse House laid out a reorganization plan that puts a bigger focus on streaming. Don't look for other studios to make similar moves.
If an elite cyclist can use performance-enhancing algorithms to cheat at a virtual race, who's to say a doctor couldn't cheat on a remote exam?
This week, we discuss Apple's new iPhone 12, from the inclusion of 5G in all four handsets, to the super-cute Mini model.
It's not blowing your mind. It's bludgeoning you with shock.
An enormous new data set peers into the health of the world’s population before 2020—and how the coronavirus turned that into a global disaster.
By skipping all the quirky, Google-ly features of previous Pixels, the company's latest phone is its most boring—and its best.
The CDC put out a central playbook for how to distribute the shots. But how states will address these guidelines is anything but uniform.
Nice looking website you've got there. It'd be a shame if someone DDoS'd it.