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

New York gun applicants will have to hand over social accounts

Shooting range owner John Deloca aims his pistol at his range in Queens, New York on June 23, 2022. Ed Jones | AFP | Getty Images As missed warning signs pile up in investigations of mass killings, New York state is rolling out a novel strategy to screen applicants for gun permits. People seeking to … 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

Here’s why Supreme Court justices are allowed to trade stocks

The US Supreme Court is in the spotlight following its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and to allow the concealed carrying of a firearm in New York. Those rulings are happening at a time when more experts are calling for reforms to the nation’s highest court. “The Supreme Court is in drastic need of … Read more

Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision could affect health insurance coverage

Golero | E + | Getty Images Even when Roe v. Wade was in effect and women had the legal right to an abortion no matter where they lived in the US, health insurance coverage of the procedure was limited. Many states restrict what plans can cover, and a decadeslong national law bans the use … 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

In post Roe v. Wade world, states weigh economic cost of abortion ban

Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators during a protest outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Beyond the moral debate over state abortion bans or restrictions, critics say there is an economic argument against them at a time when workers are in short … Read more

Supreme Court rejects Bayer bid to stop Roundup lawsuits

Logo and flags of Bayer AG are pictured outside a plant of the German pharmaceutical and chemical maker in Wuppertal, Germany. Wolfgang Rattay | Reuters The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer’s appeal to shut down thousands of lawsuits claiming that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer. The justices on Tuesday left in place a $ … 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