Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in, replaces Breyer

[The above live stream is scheduled to start at noon. Please refresh the page if the video isn’t playing after then.] Ketanji Brown Jackson is making history Thursday as the first-ever black woman to be sworn in as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson, 51, replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, whose resignation from the … Read more

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

Protect data privacy for people seeking abortions

US Senator Amy Klobuchar speaks during a protest outside the US Supreme Court after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision later this year, in Washington , DC, May 3, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz … 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

Supreme Court says leaked abortion draft is authentic; Roberts orders investigation into leak

Pro-abortion and anti-abortion demonstrators protest outside the US Supreme Court after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision later this year, in Washington, US, May 3, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Supreme Court … 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