"Today almost no one in America knows about this landmark Civil Rights achievement," the city council said last year, in a proclamation honoring the Oak Ridge 85.
President Biden is only the nation's second Catholic president, but his position on abortion rights is at odds with the church.
The case was the first abortion-related decision faced by the new conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court after Justice Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in last year.
Sharron Cohen was the plaintiff in a case that eventually fell to a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And Cohen says that years later, Ginsberg encouraged her to embrace her part in the landmark case.
The president vowed to "fight on" after the nation's highest court tossed a Texas lawsuit challenging the election results. The reaction from his congressional allies, however, was much more subdued.
Army Gen. Gustave Perna told reporters that distribution of the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech has begun, with shipment to 636 sites scheduled to begin on Monday.
His comments came even as the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a federal district court to reexamine its previous support for restrictions on indoor religious services in California.
Groups opposed to abortion rights have celebrated many policy wins during the Trump administration. Now, reproductive rights advocates want the president-elect to reverse those actions.
Justices said the Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order limiting attendance in places of worship violates the First Amendment.
In a 2-1 vote, the court tossed out a lawsuit, one of several working through the courts, that challenged a memo on excluding unauthorized immigrants from numbers that reset the Electoral College map.
The panel of judges upheld a federal district court's decision from last year, teeing up a possible case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
That's a question people are asking as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments for a case on the future of the Affordable Care Act — which guarantees coverage for preexisting conditions.
In talk of the impact Amy Coney Barrett could have on abortion rights, many people overlook related cases that might be in play, including the right to birth control that the court recognized in 1965.
With the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, anti-abortion activists hope for a world where ending an unwanted pregnancy is not an option.
The Democratic nominee envisions a bipartisan group of constitutional scholars who would, after 180 days, make recommendations to reform the court system, which Biden calls "out of whack."