A look at the likely court fight over abortion rights

U.S. 05/15/19, 15:29

Alabama's virtual ban on abortion is the latest and most far-reaching state law seemingly designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider a constitutional right it announced 46 years ago in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. But Chief Justice John Roberts may prefer a more incremental approach to reining in ...

Gorsuch replaces Biden as chair of civic education group

Politics 05/14/19, 08:30

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is taking on a new role as the honorary chairman of a nonpartisan group devoted to education about the Constitution, replacing former Vice President Joe Biden. The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia said Tuesday that Gorsuch, named to the high court by President Donald Trump, will ...

Justice Clarence Thomas’ moment may be now, some experts say

Politics 05/04/19, 08:52

Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court justice for nearly three decades. It may finally be his moment. Many Americans know Thomas largely from his bruising 1991 confirmation hearing, when he was accused of sexual harassment charges by former employee Anita Hill — charges he denied. People may know he's a ...

Book of Gorsuch speeches and writings out in September

Entertainment 04/03/19, 08:38

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has a collection of speeches, writings and eight original essays coming out this fall.Crown Forum, a conservative imprint at Penguin Random House, announced Wednesday that Gorsuch's "A Republic, If You Can Keep It" is scheduled for Sept. 10. The book's title derives from a comment ...

Georgia Senate committee hears testimony on abortion bill

U.S. 03/14/19, 20:05

A Georgia Senate committee listened to emotional testimony Thursday over a proposal that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The committee did not take a vote.Women in Georgia can currently seek an abortion during the first 20 weeks of a pregnancy. A heartbeat is generally ...

Georgia House panel approves anti-abortion ‘heartbeat’ bill

Politics 03/06/19, 21:26

Amid tears, gasps and handshakes, a Georgia House committee approved legislation Wednesday to outlaw abortion after a fetus' heartbeat can be detected, which is around the same time many women medically confirm they are pregnant. Women in Georgia can currently seek an abortion up to 20 weeks of a pregnancy. A ...

Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

Politics 02/08/19, 02:01

A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights. The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to ...

Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeal

Politics 11/05/18, 11:15

The Supreme Court has ended the court fight over repealed Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that required internet providers to treat all online traffic equally. The court on Monday rejected appeals from the telecommunications industry seeking to throw out a lower court ruling in favor of the "net neutrality" rules. The Federal ...

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