EXPLAINER: Abortion ruling sparks wave of new legal issues
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that abortion is not a constitutional right, federal and state courts around the country saw a rush of activity as abortion rights advocates raised new legal challenges and states sought judges’ clearance to limit abortions.
Justice Stephen Breyer retires on Thursday
Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will officially retire on Thursday, paving the way for President Biden's appointee Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in to the lifetime position to replace him, the court said on Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Texas AG says he’d defend sodomy law if Supreme Court revisits 2003 ruling
When asked whether the Texas legislature would pass a sodomy law, and if he would defend it and bring it to the Supreme Court, Attorney General Ken Paxton suggested he would be comfortable supporting a law outlawing intimate same-sex relationships.washingtonpost.com
Ginni Thomas' lawyer tries to get her out of Jan. 6 panel testimony, saying it's been a 'particularly stressful time' amid Supreme Court rulings
The wife of Justice Clarence Thomas was asked to testify before the Jan. 6 committee over her correspondence about overturning the 2020 election.news.yahoo.com
Supreme Court frees Louisiana to use congressional map drawn by GOP
An appeals court backed the district court’s decision, but the state legislature refused to redraw the map. The Supreme Court majority on Tuesday did not supply a reason for granting the state’s request, as is common in emergency orders. In a separate case in February, the Supreme Court stopped a lower court’s order that Alabama redraw its congressional map to accommodate the growth of Black voters there. “But the Court’s case law in this area is notoriously unclear and confusing.”The Alabama case, Merrill v. Milligan, is one of the first the court will consider in October. Tuesday’s order said the Louisiana case would be held until the Alabama case is decided.washingtonpost.com
Boebert says she is ‘tired’ of separation between church and state: ‘The church is supposed to direct the government’
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) says she is “tired” of the longstanding separation between church and state in the U.S., adding that she believes “the church is supposed to direct the government.” In a Sunday speech at the Cornerstone Christian Center in Basalt, Colo., ahead of her primary election on Tuesday, Boebert argued that “the government…news.yahoo.com
Nancy Pelosi Calls to Eliminate Filibuster to Codify Roe , Kamala Harris Disagrees
House speaker Nancy Pelosi recently called for the elimination of the legislative filibuster “so that we can restore women’s fundamental rights” after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, though Vice President Kamala Harris said she would not endorse such a move.news.yahoo.com
Howard Stern on Roe v. Wade’s overturning: ‘I’m actually going to probably have to run for president now’
Howard Stern is ripping the Supreme Court’s decision striking down Roe v. Wade, saying the ruling might spur him to launch a White House bid. “I’m actually going to probably have to run for president now,” the SiriusXM host told “Howard Stern Show” listeners on Monday. The show marked Stern’s first public comments about Friday’s…news.yahoo.com
Whoopi Comes for Clarence Thomas: Your Marriage Rights Are Next!
The View’s big trip to the Bahamas to mark the daytime talk show’s 25th anniversary kicked off on a less than celebratory note on Monday as the hosts weighed in for the first time on the Supreme Court decision that removed women’s constitutional right to make decisions about their own bodies.As moderator Whoopi Goldberg explained at the start of the show, the news broke while the team was flying down from New York. Joy Behar, meanwhile, joked that she almost “jumped out of the plane.”Each co-hosnews.yahoo.com
Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal
A day after the Supreme Court’s bombshell ruling overturning Roe v. Wade ended the constitutional right to abortion, emotional protests and prayer vigils are turning to resolve as several states enact bans and both supporters and foes of abortion rights map out their next moves.
Athletes react to the Supreme Court's abortion decision
U.S. national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe is among a group of leading sports figures who have expressed anger over the Supreme Court’s decision to strip the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion, decrying an erosion of rights that women have had for a generation.
This is what abortion protests look like in Washington D.C. right now
The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion that had stood for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court’s conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
Some US clinics stop doing abortions as ruling takes hold
Abortion bans that were put on the books in some states in the event Roe v. Wade was overturned have started automatically going into effect, while clinics elsewhere — including Alabama, Texas and West Virginia — have stopped performing abortions for fear of prosecution, sending women away in tears.
County's refusal to certify the vote hints at election chaos
The conspiracy theories about Dominion voting equipment that erupted during the 2020 presidential contest flared this week in a remote New Mexico county in what could be just a preview of the kind of chaos election experts fear is coming in the fall midterms and in 2024.