2016 Supreme Court Update

Supreme Court Decisions Highlight United Methodist Women Priorities

2016 Supreme Court Update

The Supreme Court has recently made decisions or deadlocked on some of the most crucial issues of our time. The Court’s decisions address legal concerns related to police stops, affirmative action, executive immigration policy, Native American tribal sovereignty and access to abortion services.

The links below lead to decision summaries, how each case relates to a United Methodist Women policy and further actions to better understand how these cases link with the priorities of ending mass incarceration, maternal and child health, Act of Repentance and economic inequality.

Utah v. Strieff

This decision relates to our commitment to Ending Mass Incarceration and Criminalization of Communities of Color.

United States v. Texas

This case also impacts our work on Ending Mass Incarceration and Criminalization of Communities of Color.

Fisher v. University of Texas

This case touches on Economic Inequality and the role racial justice plays at so many levels.

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt 

Maternal and child health in the U.S. and around the world is a top priority.

Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Native American peoples' rights are at the heart of the Act of Repentance and the Doctrine of Discovery.

Posted or updated: 6/30/2016 11:00:00 PM