House votes on same-sex marriage bill after Supreme Court Roe ruling

The House plans to vote Tuesday on legislation to codify same-sex marriage nationwide and strengthen other marriage-equality protections, in a direct reaction to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that overturned longstanding federal abortion rights. The Respect for Marriage Act would establish that a marriage is considered valid under federal law if it was legal in … Read more

Supreme Court to hear case on election rule oversight

A crosswalk signal is seen outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider a case that could give state legislatures free rein in setting rules for federal elections, without state judicial oversight. If the Supreme Court rules for North … Read more

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to New York vaccine mandate for health care workers

Health care workers protest against being forced to get the Covid-19 vaccine on August 27, 2021, outside the New York State Office Building in Hauppauge, New York. Alejandra Villa Loarca | Newsday | Getty Images The Supreme Court declined Thursday to take up a legal challenge brought by health care workers in New York who … Read more

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

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

Roughly 55% of Americans say they are ‘pro-choice,’ the most since 1995, Gallup finds

Activists hold Pro-Choice posters. Local pro-Choice activists gathered at the Alberta Legislature in solidarity with US women to protest in defense of abortion rights. On Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Artur Widak / | Nurphoto | Getty Images The percentage of Americans who identify themselves as “pro-choice” hit 55% – its highest … Read more

Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law tech companies warned would allow hateful content to run rampant

A person walks down the sidewalk near the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, February 16, 2022. Jon Cherry | Reuters The Supreme Court blocked a controversial Texas’ social media law, which the tech industry cautioned would allow for hateful content to run rampant online, from taking effect in a decision released on Tuesday. … 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