Local News + Philadelphia-Area Response to Supreme Court Ruling

The Dawn Stensland Show

27-06-2022 • 51 mins

Hour 1 of The Dawn Stensland Show:

  • Councilmember Helen Gym has introduced legislation that would create a new, independent board to oversee the management of Philadelphia prisons.
  • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a public-school football coach does, in fact, have a right to publicly pray after each game. In Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, the court reached a 6 to 3 decision—with Justices Kagan, Breyer, and Sotomayor dissenting.
  • Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which upended Roe v. Wade, people across the country protested—Philadelphia was no exception. Thankfully, protests in the area remained peaceful.
  • During a press conference in Trenton, Governor Phil Murphy claimed that the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs demonstrated that the court did not value women or their ability to make decisions. He vowed to expand access to “reproductive freedom” throughout New Jersey.
  • President Joe Biden responded to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, calling it a “sad day” for the country and for the court. He claimed the health of women across the country is now at risk.
  • During a protest outside of the Supreme Court, Rep. Maxine Waters said that she will defy the court. Meanwhile, while appearing on ABC, Elizabeth Warren explicitly stated that she would like to see President Biden add additional justices to the court. And Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated that “people will die” as a result of Roe v. Wade’s repeal.
  • While speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to criticize the United States—despite Tapper proclaiming U.S. institutions are now routinely failing. Instead, P.M. Johnson proclaimed that America remains the “greatest global guarantor of democracy and freedom.”