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US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order on abortion to ease access to medical services for abortion and contraceptives in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion provided by Roe v. Wade. President Biden stated during a press conference, [...]

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Abortion policy is now in the hands of the states following the US Supreme Court’s Friday decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. President Joe Biden has directed the Department of Health and Human Services to take steps to make sure abortion and contraception [...]

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President Joe Biden Tuesday pardoned three convicted felons – Abraham Bolden Sr., Betty Jo Bogans and Dexter Jackson – and commuted the prison sentences of 75 others. The individuals granted clemency came at the recommendation of the Department of Justice’s pardon attorney. The first to be pardoned was Abraham Bolden Sr., a former Secret Service [...]

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Transgender Attorney Sheryl Ring Monday won a lawsuit in US district court with a stipulation that Illinois attorney ethics rules do not allow discrimination based on gender identity. The new stipulation says that an Illinois ethics rule banning sex discrimination also apply when a lawyer discriminates against a transgender individual on the basis of sex in [...]

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The family of a Black man killed last week by Michigan police demanded Thursday that criminal charges be filed. Twenty-six-year-old Patrick Lyoya was stopped Monday, April 4, by Michigan police for an improper license plate. Grand Rapids police released striking dashcam video footage capturing the two-minute and 40-second interaction, which begins with the officer walking [...]

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The US Senate Thursday voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court. Jackson was confirmed with bipartisan support and received a Senate vote of 53-47. GOP Senators Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski crossed party lines in favor of the nomination. Two weeks ago, Jackson went through four days of hearings [...]

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The US Senate Monday voted to move Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination to the Senate Floor after the Judiciary Committee deadlocked along party lines. The deadlock is the first time the committee has split on a Supreme Court nominee since Justice Clarence Thomas was nominated by President George H. W. Bush over 30 [...]

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The US Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday concluded the four-day hearings regarding the Supreme Court nomination for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was nominated by President Biden to replace Associate Justice Steven Breyer. The final day of the hearings began with Senate Chair Richard Durbin swearing in witness evaluation testimony from the American Bar Association (ABA). This [...]

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