Roe ruling is ‘catastrophic,’ liberal justices write in heated dissent

The Supreme Court’s monumental ruling overturning longstanding federal abortion protections is a “catastrophic” decision that takes away women’s freedoms, threatens other rights and erodes the court’s credibility, three dissenting justices wrote in a blistering rebuke. The court overruled the constitutional right to an abortion, which was established a half-century ago by Roe v. Wade and … Read more

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ends federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the US in 1973. The court’s controversial but expected ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws without concern of running afoul of Roe, which had permitted … Read more

Armed man arrested near Brett Kavanaugh home

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 27, 2018. Tom Williams | Pool | Reuters A California man armed with a handgun, a knife, pepper spray and burglary tools … Read more

Ted Cruz wins Supreme Court case on campaign-reimbursement restriction

Texas Senator Ted Cruz campaigns with Pennylvania Senate hopeful Dave McCormick, here he pretends to hold a peanut while making a joke about wearing masks to protect against Covid-19. Aimee Dilger | Lightrocket | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in his challenge of a campaign … Read more

How Supreme Court went from Roe v. Wade to drafting opinion to overturn it

The US Supreme Court is seen through high fencing that was installed overnight following protests outside of the court following the leaked opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in Washington, May 5, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Federal protections for abortion rights have withstood legal challenges for nearly … Read more

Fury, praise over Roe ruling

A draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn a half-century of abortion rights shocked lawmakers, sharpened political divisions and prompted calls to action when it leaked overnight. The draft published by Politico indicates the conservative-leaning court is poised to toss out the precedent established by Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, two rulings … Read more

Supreme Court says Boston should have allowed Christian flag on city property

A man holds a flag he describes as “The Christian Flag.” Right-wing Proud Boy and Patriot Prayer adherents, “Three-Percenters”, and other armed allies of the extreme right demonstrated at Portland, Oregon’s Justice Center on August 22, 2020. John Rudoff | AP The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the city of Boston violated the Constitution … Read more

Supreme Court to hear arguments on Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Immigrant activist demonstrates in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on April 26, 2022. Stefani Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear oral arguments about the Biden administration’s latest attempt to end a Trump-era immigration policy that’s been upheld by multiple courts, but decried by human … Read more

Ketanji Brown Jackson touts confirmation as Supreme Court’s first Black woman justice

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris (R) host Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson (L) for an event celebrating her confirmation to the US Supreme Court on the South Lawn of the White House on April 08, 2022 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman … Read more

Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to Supreme Court, first Black woman justice

US Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson meets with US Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) (not pictured), on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 28, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The Senate on Thursday confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the 116th justice – and the first Black woman – to … Read more