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The US Supreme Court ruled Friday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that there is no constitutional right to abortion, overturning the landmark decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The decision comes in a case involving a Mississippi law banning all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi’s Gestational Age [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Thursday in Berger v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP that two Republican state legislators may step in to defend the state’s voter identification law, even though the state’s Democratic attorney general is already doing so. The North Carolina State Conference for the NAACP sued the state over [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday in Carson v. Makin that Maine’s exclusion of religious schools from public tuition assistance funds is unconstitutional. Maine contracts with private schools to ensure students who live in districts that do not operate their own secondary schools still receive a free education that is adjacent to a public [...]

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The US Department of Justice Wednesday charged Payton Gendron with hate crimes resulting in death and hate crimes involving bodily injury and attempt to kill for targeting Black people in a mass shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York. He was also charged with use of a firearm to commit murder during and [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a case in which Republican-led states were attempting to defend a Trump-era immigration policy known as the “public charge” rule after the Biden administration declined to do so. In a brief order, the court dismissed Arizona v. City and County of San Francisco as “improvidently granted.” Under 8 [...]

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The US House of Representatives Select Committee investing the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol Thursday issued subpoenas for five Republican lawmakers. The Democrat-led committee subpoenaed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Reps. Scott Perry (R-PA), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Mo Brooks (R-AL). In a press release, Chairman Bennie Thompson [...]

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A leaked draft US Supreme Court opinion published Monday by POLITICO shows that the justices have voted to overturn the landmark abortion rights case, Roe v. Wade. Chief Justice John Roberts issued a statement Tuesday pledging to investigate the leak: To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine [...]

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A court in Myanmar Wednesday sentenced deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in prison after finding her guilty of corruption. Suu Kyi was convicted of accepting about USD $1.3 million in gold and cash from a political colleague. She has denied the allegations. This is the first of several corruption cases [...]

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The New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, Wednesday invalidated electoral maps drawn by Democratic lawmakers. In a 32-page ruling, the court found that lawmakers had violated the state constitution and ordered new maps to be drawn. In 2014, New York voters approved a constitutional amendment to create a non-partisan redistricting commission. [...]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Monday signed into law the controversial Parental Rights in Education Bill, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The bill, approved by the Senate earlier this month, restricts “lassroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity” for students in kindergarten through third grade [...]

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