Court to hear bid for new defense of Kentucky abortion law
The underlying issue in the case, to be heard in the fall, is a blocked Kentucky law that abortion rights supporters say would have effectively banned a standard abortion method in the second trimester of pregnancy. AdFive days later, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to strike down an unrelated Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics. But Cameron, who became attorney general in 2019, said the reasoning used by the high court called into question the ruling against the Kentucky law. The appeals court, however, rejected his efforts to intervene, prompting his appeal to the Supreme Court. In February, Kentucky's Republican-led legislature gave Cameron the power to seek civil and criminal penalties for any violation of Kentucky’s abortion laws.
Elections in 4 states offer tests of 2020 voter enthusiasm
Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty ImagesGubernatorial and legislative elections in four states Tuesday will test voter enthusiasm and party organization amid impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and a fevered Democratic presidential primary scramble. Matt Bevin, a first-term Trump ally, as he tries to withstand Democrat Andy Beshear, the attorney general whose father was the state's last Democratic governor. "Republicans are sweating elections in traditionally conservative areas," said Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. Bevin's first term as Kentucky governor has been marked by pitched battles against state lawmakers - including Republicans - and teachers. McConnell is favored to win reelection next year in Kentucky, even as national Democrats harbor hopes of defeating him.
Impeachment politics face test in Kentucky governor's election
Matt Bevin of Kentucky speaks with the media prior to a campaign rally for President Donald Trump on Nov. 4, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. (CNN) - The impact of impeachment faces a test on Tuesday as Kentucky voters head to the polls to select their next governor. As the impeachment process ramps up in Washington, the Kentucky election will test whether Trump's base is energized enough to reelect an unpopular Republican incumbent. On Monday night, Bevin attended a big get-out-the-vote rally with the President in Louisville, where impeachment was front-and-center. "Probably not here in Kentucky," Beshear supporter Rick Wanalista said when asked if the impeachment inquiry would help the Democrats.