In a 7–2 decision, the Court ruled on narrow grounds that the Commission did not employ religious neutrality, violating Masterpiece owner Jack Phillips’s rights to free exercise, and reversed the Commission’s decision.
The outcome: On June 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 7-2 that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had violated Phillips‘ rights under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Jack Phillips did not survive the sinking. But his heroism, staying at his post after being released from his duty by the captain, became an enduring part of the Titanic story. … Bride survived on an upturned lifeboat and then sold his story to the New York Times.
The Titanic was one of only four ocean liners to employ two Marconi company radio operators, named Jack Phillips and Harold Bride. Both Phillips and Bride struggled with the volume of telegram requests, which were difficult to transmit to the far-off Marconi station in Newfoundland.
On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held in a 5–4 decision that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all states to grant same-sex marriages and recognize same-sex marriages granted in other states.
Harold Bride had survived but suffered from badly frozen and crushed feet, due to the effects of the cold and the position in which he was sitting on the collapsible’s hull. He described the rescue by the Carpathia: “One man was dead.
At 2:15 a.m. the crew of Californian could no longer see the Titanic. … Later it was determined that it was possible for the Californian to help the Titanic and it was captain’s fault that the ship failed to come to the rescue. And so just like that 1500 lives were lost in the cold water of Atlantic Ocean.
The Titanic’s wireless operators told Californian’s operator to “shut up” and they ignored the warning. Later that night the Californian spotted the flares from the Titanic. … His wireless office had shut down for the night and couldn’t receive the Titanic’s SOS messages.
How did wireless work on ships? … By the time of Titanic’s maiden voyage in 1912, most passenger ships operating in the north Atlantic had a Marconi installation staffed by Marconi Company operators. Communication between ship and shore was by Morse code, as it was for conventional telegraphy.
The Titanic’s radio was a state-of-the-art 5.0 kW set with an advanced synchronous, rotary spark discharger. Separate rooms were needed for the transmitter and the receiver because noise from the transmitter was so great that it would otherwise severely interfere with the receiver.
Hodges, legal case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (5–4) on June 26, 2015, that state bans on same-sex marriage and on recognizing same-sex marriages duly performed in other jurisdictions are unconstitutional under the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all same-sex couples are guaranteed the right to marry, which extended legal marriage recognition to same-sex couples throughout the United States. Major events such as this have the potential to directly affect the emotional well-being of LGBT people.
In a 7-2 decision authored by Justice Douglas, the Court ruled that the Constitution did in fact protect the right of marital privacy against state restrictions on contraception.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
In United Public Workers of America v. Mitchell, 330 U.S. 75 (1947), the Supreme Court, by a vote of 4-3, upheld the provisions of the Hatch Act of 1939, which prevented federal employees from taking “any active part in political management or in political campaigns.”
When the Supreme Court rules on a constitutional issue, that judgment is virtually final; its decisions can be altered only by the rarely used procedure of constitutional amendment or by a new ruling of the Court.
Texas v. Johnson, case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 21, 1989, that the burning of the U.S. flag was a constitutionally protected form of speech under the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.
The night before Titanic’s collision, her wireless operators, Jack Phillips and Harold Bride, had spent six hours repairing a damaged transformer in their new Marconi wireless set, with the result that her senior operator, Jack Phillips, was unusually tired at the end of his watch the following day, when the collision …
Frederick Fleet, one of the two lookouts in the crow’s-nest of the Titanic, was the first man to see the iceberg that sank the liner.
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