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Oklahoma Bans Nearly All Abortions After Fertilization
In The States
Oklahoma Bans Nearly All Abortions After Fertilization
2022-05-19 19:53:54
by Dan McCue

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday passed the nation’s strictest abortion law to date, banning almost all abortions from the moment of conception. The bill itself was modeled on a law that took effect in Texas in September.... Read More

A Potential Federal Law on Abortion Divides Witnesses Before Congress
Congress
A Potential Federal Law on Abortion Divides Witnesses Before Congress
2022-05-18 21:10:51
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Abortion supporters and detractors made impassioned pleas before a congressional committee Wednesday while invoking constitutional rights or Biblical teachings. The House Judiciary Committee is considering one of several proposals in Congress on whether to enact a federal law... Read More

Sen. Cruz Victorious in Campaign Finance Case
Campaign Finance
Sen. Cruz Victorious in Campaign Finance Case
2022-05-16 19:45:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  —  Sen. Ted Cruz. R-Texas, has prevailed in his Supreme Court challenge to a provision of federal campaign law, but in dissent at least one justice believes the ruling "can only bring this country's political system into further disrepute."... 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

Florida House’s OJ Day Brings Politicos, Protestors Together Behind Supreme Court
Business
Florida House’s OJ Day Brings Politicos, Protestors Together Behind Supreme Court
2022-05-04 17:32:19
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Politicians, Supreme Court protestors, and passersby were all spotted squeezing some Florida sunshine into their day, enjoying free orange juice offered by Florida House’s annual Orange Juice Day giveaway on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning. Each year on May... 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

Report: Supreme Court Draft Suggests Roe Could be Overturned
Supreme Court
Report: Supreme Court Draft Suggests Roe Could be Overturned

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report. A decision to overrule Roe would lead to abortion... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Boston Unlawfully Refused to Fly Christian Flag
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Rules Boston Unlawfully Refused to Fly Christian Flag
2022-05-02 17:54:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that Boston violated the free speech rights of a conservative activist by refusing to comply with his request to fly a Christian flag on a flagpole outside City Hall, while allowing other... Read More

Breyer Hears Final Oral Argument, Chief Justice Bids Him Adieu
Supreme Court
Breyer Hears Final Oral Argument, Chief Justice Bids Him Adieu
2022-04-28 14:27:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer heard his last oral argument on Wednesday, with Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. bidding him an emotional farewell after 28 years on the bench. Though Breyer’s impending retirement won’t officially occur until,... Read More

Supreme Court Sides With High School Accused of Excluding Asian Americans
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Sides With High School Accused of Excluding Asian Americans
2022-04-26 19:32:51
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday declined to overturn an elite Virginia high school's policies intended to make the student population more demographically diverse in the latest uproar over school admission rules. The parents of applicants to Thomas Jefferson... Read More

Supreme Court Gives Another Chance to Coach Who Prayed After Games
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Gives Another Chance to Coach Who Prayed After Games
2022-04-26 15:42:43
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed to favor a high school coach who claimed a constitutional right to pray on the 50-yard line after football games during oral arguments Monday. His school district administrators in Bremerton, Washington, disagreed.... Read More

Supreme Court Seeks Solicitor General Input on Biologic Drug Patents
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Seeks Solicitor General Input on Biologic Drug Patents
2022-04-19 15:34:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar to weigh in on a drug patent case the outcome of which could ultimately be worth billions of dollars. The case, Amgen v. Sanofi, emanates from the... Read More

Cheers for Jackson as Biden Declares ‘Moment of Real Change’
Supreme Court
Cheers for Jackson as Biden Declares 'Moment of Real Change'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday celebrated the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to reach the Supreme Court, hailing “a moment of real change in American history.” It was a moment 46... Read More

Senate Confirms First Black Woman as Supreme Court Justice
Supreme Court
Senate Confirms First Black Woman as Supreme Court Justice
2022-04-07 19:49:00
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Ketanji Brown Jackson won confirmation in the Senate Thursday to become the first Black woman to be appointed as a Supreme Court justice. The 53-47 vote was made possible by three Republicans who crossed over to vote for... Read More

Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court
Supreme Court
Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court
2022-04-07 18:55:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 53-47 to confirm U.S. Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman ever to serve at the very top of the nation’s courts. Jackson will now replace... Read More

Senate Poised to Confirm Jackson to Supreme Court
Supreme Court
Senate Poised to Confirm Jackson to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is expected to confirm Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on Thursday, securing her place as the first Black woman on the high court and giving President Joe Biden a bipartisan endorsement for his historic pick. Three... Read More

Analysis: Three GOP Senators Buck Party to Back Biden Court Pick
Supreme Court
Analysis: Three GOP Senators Buck Party to Back Biden Court Pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — By announcing they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, three Republican senators are marking the historical moment by building legacies of their own. Every senator has a voice, and... Read More

Supreme Court Reinstates Trump-era Water Rule for Now
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Reinstates Trump-era Water Rule for Now

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated for now a Trump-era rule that had curtailed the power of states and Native American tribes to block pipelines and other energy projects that can pollute rivers, streams and other waterways.... Read More

Collins, Romney and Murkowski Break With GOP on Jackson Nomination
Supreme Court
Collins, Romney and Murkowski Break With GOP on Jackson Nomination
2022-04-04 23:57:37
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination in a Monday vote, the panel’s first tie on a high court pick since Clarence Thomas' nomination in 1991.  Senators voted 11-11 on sending Jackson’s nomination... Read More

Senate Panel to Vote on Jackson Nomination to Supreme Court
Supreme Court
Senate Panel to Vote on Jackson Nomination to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are launching a whirlwind of votes and Senate floor action Monday with the goal of confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court by the end of the week. The Senate Judiciary Committee... Read More

House Speaker Supports Code of Ethics for Supreme Court Justices
Supreme Court
House Speaker Supports Code of Ethics for Supreme Court Justices
2022-04-01 18:38:40
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is joining calls for a Supreme Court code of ethics to limit what critics say is sometimes out-of-control behavior by the justices. The California Democrat announced her support of a code of ethics after... Read More

Ginsburg Family Donates Objects to National Museum of American History
Museums
Ginsburg Family Donates Objects to National Museum of American History
2022-03-31 13:27:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Several objects related to the career of Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg were donated Wednesday to the National Museum of American History. The donation by her children, Jane and James Ginsburg, was announced Wednesday night as... Read More

Ketanji Brown Jackson Now Has Bipartisan Support for High Court Confirmation
Supreme Court
Ketanji Brown Jackson Now Has Bipartisan Support for High Court Confirmation
2022-03-30 14:41:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — When the Senate votes on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court next week, she’s assured of having bipartisan support for her confirmation. On Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said after a second meeting with... Read More

States Must Allow Prayer, Even Touch During Executions, Supreme Court Says
Criminal Justice
States Must Allow Prayer, Even Touch During Executions, Supreme Court Says
2022-03-25 15:36:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — States must accommodate the wishes of death row inmates who ask to have a priest or other representative of their faith pray aloud and even comfort them with a touch during their executions, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.... Read More

Senate Witnesses Give Mixed Reviews of Jackson’s Potential on Supreme Court
In The News
Senate Witnesses Give Mixed Reviews of Jackson’s Potential on Supreme Court
2022-03-24 21:23:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — American Bar Association attorneys commended Ketanji Brown Jackson Thursday during the fourth and final day of Senate hearings into her nomination to the Supreme Court. They disputed Republican accusations that she was too easy in her sentencing of... Read More

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