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Supreme Court hears partial-birth abortion ban arguments
The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [transcript, PDF; additional transcript, PDF] Wednesday in the consolidated cases of Gonzales v. Carhart [Duke Law case backgrounder; merits briefs], 05-380, and Gonza (More)
South Dakota abortion law enforcement ruling [Eighth Circuit]
Planned Parenthood v. Rounds, US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, October 30, 2006 . Read the full text of the ruling . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. (More)
Federal appeals court halts enforcement of South Dakota abortion law
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Monday upheld a preliminary injunction preventing South Dakota from enforcing a 2005 abortion law pending a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota . The (More)
Federal judge rules Ohio anti-abortion law unconstitutional
US District Judge Susan Dlott ruled Wednesday that an Ohio law prohibiting use of the abortion-inducing pill RU-486 is unconstitutional. The law was modeled after a regulation issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) six years ago that wa (More)
Supreme Court to make oral argument transcripts public same-day
The US Supreme Court will provide copies of oral argument transcripts on the Court's website the same day that cases are heard when the Court begins its new term on October 2, the court announced Thursday. In the past, the Court has offered sa (More)
Stem Cells and Constitutional Duty
JURIST Guest Columnist Elizabeth Price Foley of Florida International University College of Law says that President Bush's veto of stem cell research legislation is an abuse of his constitutional authority antithetical to the rulings of the US Su (More)
Supreme Court to hear second 'partial birth' abortion ban case
The US Supreme Court on Monday announced it would hear a second case challenging the constitutionality of the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 . The court granted certiorari in Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood , a Bush administration ap (More)
Federal appeals court OKs Tennessee pro-life-only license plate plan
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday ruled 2-1 in a three-judge panel decision that Tennessee can offer a pro-life specialty license plate even though it does not offer a pro-choice license plate to state drivers. The lawsuit, f (More)
Tennessee Senate votes to remove abortion right from state constitution
The Tennessee Senate on Thursday passed a bill to remove from Tennessee constitutional law any guarantees of a woman's right to abortion. The vote was 24-9. Under Tennessee law, both chambers of the General Assembly must approve the change in (More)
BREAKING NEWS ~ South Dakota governor signs bill banning most abortions
AP is reporting that South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has signed legislation that will ban most abortions in the state, excluding only those necessary to save a woman's life. Under the bill , approved by the state legislature last month, doctors (More)