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Supreme Court move allows Jackson to take part in race case

Jul. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday took a step that will allow new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court, to take part in a case that could lead to the end of the use of race in college admissions. Jackson, who joined the court June 30...

Sen. Murray seeks 6th term at new inflection point for women

Jul. 21, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Patty Murray was first elected to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in 1992 during the “Year of the Woman,” motivated to run for higher office in part by the contentious Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings. At that time, Murray was the...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 28, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Signage war will just sow more confusion about gas taxes If the courts side with the Illinois legislature, by the end of next week signs could be popping up at gas stations all over the state. They will explain...

Harris emerges as top abortion voice, warns of more fallout

Jun. 27, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During Brett Kavanaugh's 2018 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, then-California Sen. Kamala Harris asked the judge if he thought women's privacy rights extended to choosing to have an abortion. Kavanaugh declined to answer. With Justice Kavanaugh now part of...

Justices' past abortion views, in their own words and votes

Jun. 25, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a month ago, a stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicated that the Supreme Court was prepared to take the momentous step of overruling the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade from 1973 and stripping away women’s constitutional protections for...

Former Connecticut Chief Justice Sullivan dies at 83

Jun. 07, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Chief Justice William Sullivan, whose reputation was tarnished late in his career when he plunged the state Supreme Court into controversy and was suspended for violating judicial ethics codes in the mid-2000s, has died. He was 83. ...

Live updates | Brink confirmed as US ambassador to Ukraine.

May. 18, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation’s continuing battle against the Russian invasion. The veteran foreign service officer, who has...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

Abortion resistance braces for demands of a post-Roe future

May. 17, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

The day’s first caller begged for help to cross state lines and end her pregnancy. “Please,” the woman from Texas said in her voicemail. “Anything would be greatly appreciated.” Three states away, in southern Illinois, Alison Dreith heard the plea and ground a toothpick...