Rayshard Brooks and the Supreme Court
Today on hotlou happy hour we cover two big headlines: the death of Rayshard Brooks and the Supreme Court Ruling on discrimination against transgender and homosexual people. We break down all the footage online of the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks. Were the police escalating? Was the shooting justified? Then, we read Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s ruling on the lack of legality behind discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace protects LGBTQ employees from being fired because of their sexual orientation. The vote was 6-to-3, with conservatives Chief Justice John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch joining the court’s four liberal justices in the majority.
Amid the tumult over police brutality allegations across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to reexamine the much-criticized, modern-day legal doctrine created by judges that has shielded police and other government officials from lawsuits over their conduct. In an unsigned order, the court declined to hear cases seeking reexamination of the doctrine of “qualified immunity.”