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Draft overturning Roe v. Wade quotes infamous witch trial judge with long-discredited ideas on rape

In writing about abortion, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito chose to quote from Sir Matthew Hale, a 17th-century English jurist whose writings and reasonings have caused enduring damage to women for hundreds of years.... Read more»

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Photos: Abortion protest in Downtown Tucson

Hundreds of people assembled in Downtown Tucson on Tuesday evening to push for abortion rights, a reaction to the leak of a drafted Supreme Court opinion that strikes down Roe v. Wade — the landmark 1973 decision that made abortion legal in the U.S.... Read more»

U.S. Senate to try again on abortion rights after bombshell disclosure of draft opinion

U.S. Senate Democrats pledged a new vote codifying the right to an abortion after publication of a draft court ruling that showed the Supreme Court on track to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision.... Read more»

Comic:

Claytoonz: Goodbye to women's rights

The citizens of this nation are about to lose a constitutional right.... Read more»

Supreme Court appears wary of Biden's COVID vaccine-or-test employer mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared unconvinced Friday of the Biden administration’s authority to impose a vaccine-or-test mandate on private businesses, casting doubt on a key piece of the White House COVID-19 response.... Read more»

Supreme Court refuses to block vaccine mandate for Massachusetts hospital workers

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on Monday afternoon refused to grant relief to workers at a Boston-based hospital in the latest challenge to COVID-19 vaccine mandates to come across the high court’s shadow docket. ... Read more»

Supreme Court leans toward expanding gun rights

New York gun restrictions on who can qualify to get a concealed-carry license drew sharp questions Wednesday at Supreme Court oral arguments, suggesting similar laws across the country could soon find themselves in a cascade of dominoes. ... Read more»

Biden’s Supreme Court commission signals opposition to adding justices

In new material released today, President Joe Biden’s commission on the Supreme Court finds that striking an ideological balance on the court isn’t practical and the high-stakes bitter partisan battle playing out on the high court should be a surprise to no one. ... Read more»

Analysis

First major 2nd Amendment case before the Supreme Court in over a decade could topple gun restrictions

The Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, expected by mid-2022, could declare a New York state restriction on carrying concealed handguns in public places unconstitutional - which could loosen gun regulations in many parts of the country.... Read more»

Texas has all but banned abortion. But a Mississippi law could be what ends Roe v. Wade.

As the battle over Texas’ law that effectively bans abortions six weeks into pregnancy plays out in the courts, advocates on both sides are closely watching a highly anticipated Mississippi case heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

Advocates blast Supreme Court decision upholding Arizona election laws

The Supreme Court Thursday rejected claims that Arizona’s ballot-harvesting and out-of-precinct election rules discriminate against minority voters, a ruling that one critic said “takes a sledgehammer” to equal voting protections. ... Read more»

Analysis

Supreme Court blunts voting rights in Arizona – and potentially nationwide – in controversial ruling

Arizona may keep two voting laws that Republicans say protect election integrity and Democrats believe will make it harder for some residents to cast ballots, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.... Read more»

Arizona voter-suppression laws survive U.S. Supreme Court appeal

Eight years after the Supreme Court struck down key elements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it broke on party lines with a split 6-3 vote to uphold Arizona election laws said to be racially discriminatory and to weaken the voting power of minorities.... Read more»1

High court quashes challenge from states including Arizona, to Affordable Care Act

Backing the law still cheekily called Obamacare for the third time, the Supreme Court saw its conservative justices sharply divided in a 7-2 decision on whether Texas, Arizona, and other Republican state challengers, have standing without the individual mandate.... Read more»

Analysis

Supreme Court weighs voting rights in a pivotal Arizona case

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon in a case that considers two Arizona so-called “election integrity” laws that place limits on how and when Arizonans can vote, and one which analysts see as one of the most important voting rights cases in a decade. ... Read more»

Justices rule tribal police can search non-Natives on reservation roads

The U.S. Supreme Court was unanimous in holding that tribal officers can temporarily detain and search non-Natives traveling on public roads running through a reservation if there is reasonable suspicion a state or federal crime has been committed.... Read more»

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