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Democrats’ Effort to Secure Abortion Rights Falls to Filibuster
U.S. Senate
Democrats’ Effort to Secure Abortion Rights Falls to Filibuster
2022-05-11 23:41:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The fact that defeat was in the bag didn’t reduce the sting for Senate Democrats who failed to pass legislation Wednesday that would have enshrined abortion rights into federal law and circumvented the Supreme Court’s anticipated overturning of... Read More

If Roe Falls, What Civil Rights Precedents Might Be Next?
Supreme Court
If Roe Falls, What Civil Rights Precedents Might Be Next?
2022-05-11 20:22:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — James Obergefell, who was in the nation’s capital this week to attend a fundraiser and visit with friends, wears the mantle of a civil rights icon lightly. Warm, often funny, and intelligent, the plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges,... Read More

Alleged Judicial Activism in Abortion Case Renews Calls for Supreme Court Reform
Supreme Court
Alleged Judicial Activism in Abortion Case Renews Calls for Supreme Court Reform
2022-05-09 20:55:49
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The draft of a Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade that was leaked to the media last week is renewing calls in Congress to expand the number of justices. Democrats behind the proposal say the Supreme... Read More

Could the Potential Decision on Roe Pose Threat to Interracial Marriage Precedent?
Civil Rights
Could the Potential Decision on Roe Pose Threat to Interracial Marriage Precedent?
2022-05-06 16:01:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — As talk about the possible collateral effect of the Supreme Court potentially overturning Roe v. Wade continues to roil Washington, The Well News reached out to attorney Philip Hirschkop to ask what impact that might have on the... Read More

Senate Hearing on Judicial Code of Ethics Overshadowed by Supreme Court Leak
Congress
Senate Hearing on Judicial Code of Ethics Overshadowed by Supreme Court Leak
2022-05-03 23:13:54
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A Senate hearing Tuesday started as a discussion of a proposed new code of conduct for the U.S. Supreme Court but quickly turned to outrage over a leaked draft copy of a ruling that would overturn most abortion... Read More

Activists on Both Sides of the Debate Gear Up for Abortion Fight
Civil Rights
Activists on Both Sides of the Debate Gear Up for Abortion Fight
2022-05-03 23:10:49
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Activists of all political stripes gathered outside the Supreme Court Tuesday the day after Politico published a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would roll back Roe v. Wade nearly 50 years after the landmark decision... Read More

Leaked Draft on Roe v. Wade Ignites Protests
Supreme Court
Leaked Draft on Roe v. Wade Ignites Protests
2022-05-03 18:10:17
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protestors gathered outside the Supreme Court Tuesday morning after Politico published a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would roll back Roe v. Wade nearly 50 years after the landmark decision solidified a woman’s... Read More

What They’re Saying About the Supreme Court Leak and the Draft Decision
Supreme Court
What They’re Saying About the Supreme Court Leak and the Draft Decision
2022-05-03 14:41:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The story hit like a lightning bolt shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday night: a draft opinion leaked to Politico indicated that in a preliminary vote on a Mississippi abortion case, the Supreme Court had voted to overturn Roe... Read More

Attorneys General Heat Up as Reproductive Rights Cases Take Center Stage
In The States
Attorneys General Heat Up as Reproductive Rights Cases Take Center Stage
2022-02-24 15:56:30
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — As the nation waits on tenterhooks to find out how the Supreme Court will rule on a Mississippi case to decide whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional, advocates and opponents of abortion laws across the... Read More

Dobbs Now Supreme Court’s Most Anticipated Decision In Years
Supreme Court
Dobbs Now Supreme Court’s Most Anticipated Decision In Years
2021-12-05 15:35:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t even the top headline in The New York Times the day after the decision was announced. That distinction went to the death of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who had died at age 64 after suffering... Read More

Justices’ Abortion Remarks: Is it Time to Overturn Roe?
Supreme Court
Justices' Abortion Remarks: Is it Time to Overturn Roe?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court heard arguments in which it was asked to overturn a nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years. The fate of the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion throughout the United... Read More

Justices Signal They’ll OK New Abortion Limits, May Toss Roe
Supreme Court
Justices Signal They'll OK New Abortion Limits, May Toss Roe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday signaled it would uphold Mississippi's 15-week ban on abortion and may go much further to overturn the nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years. The fate... Read More

Abortion Rights at Stake in Historic Supreme Court Arguments
Supreme Court
Abortion Rights at Stake in Historic Supreme Court Arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end a pregnancy. The justices on Wednesday will weigh whether to uphold a... Read More

High Court Appears Inclined to Allow Providers to Challenge Texas Abortion Law
Supreme Court
High Court Appears Inclined to Allow Providers to Challenge Texas Abortion Law
2021-11-01 23:39:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After almost three hours of arguments Monday it appears a majority of the justices in the U.S. Supreme Court are inclined to allow abortion providers to challenge the state of Texas’s near total abortion ban. But they also... Read More

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