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Federal judge halts key parts of New York's new gun law

Oct. 06, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's latest attempt to restrict who can carry a handgun in public and where firearms can be brought was picked apart Thursday by a federal judge, who ruled that multiple provisions in a state law passed this year are unconstitutional. In a ruling that...

Mississippi seeks to derail federal suits over mental health

Oct. 06, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department overreached in suing Mississippi over its mental health system, the state's solicitor general has argued to a federal appeals court. A Justice Department attorney countered that there's ample precedent to show the department has the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 05, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. September 28, 2022. Editorial: The shooting at Roxborough High and the absurd state law that limits local gun safety measures Because of Pennsylvania’s preemption laws, city officials are left with a set of meager tools to address...

Republican LePage says he would veto 15-week abortion ban

Oct. 05, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who's seeking his old job back, said he’d veto a bill banning abortions at 15 weeks, delivering disappointing news to abortion opponents. LePage provided the answer in a labored exchange Tuesday evening during the first...

Sheryl Sandberg steps into abortion fight with ACLU donation

Oct. 04, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

Sheryl Sandberg opened her next chapter as a full-time philanthropist Tuesday with a donation to the American Civil Liberties Union to fight state abortion bans across the country. Sandberg, who officially left her position as Facebook’s parent company Meta’s chief operating...

Supreme Court poised to keep marching to right in new term

Oct. 01, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With public confidence diminished and justices sparring openly over the institution's legitimacy, the Supreme Court on Monday will begin a new term that could push American law to the right on issues of race, voting and the environment. Following June's momentous...

Michigan women fight to preserve abortion, 1 chat at a time

Oct. 01, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

UTICA, Mich. (AP) — At a wine bar in suburban Detroit, about a dozen women strategized about how to preserve the right to abortion in their state. This was not a typical political event; there were no microphones, no literature to hand out and few who would consider themselves...

Gun owners, rights groups challenge Connecticut firearms ban

Sep. 30, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year, gun rights groups and firearms owners have launched another attempt to overturn Connecticut's ban on certain semiautomatic rifles that was enacted in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. ...

After Supreme Court backs praying coach, no sweeping changes

Sep. 29, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

Across the ideological spectrum, there were predictions of dramatic consequences when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a public high school football coach’s right to pray on the field after games. Yet three months after the decision — and well into the football season...

In Minnesota, abortion key to Keith Ellison's 2nd term hopes

Sep. 29, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Keith Ellison gave up a safe seat in Congress to run for Minnesota attorney general, saying it was his best chance to push back against the policies of Donald Trump. Now locked in a tough reelection fight, he's arguing that he's been far less of a partisan warrior than his...