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Roe 'settled' law? Justices' earlier assurances now in doubt

Dec. 03, 2021 07:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh convinced Sen. Susan Collins that he thought a woman’s right to an abortion was “settled law,” calling the court cases affirming it “precedent on precedent” that could not be casually overturned. ...

John Hutchison to become WVa Supreme Court chief justice

Dec. 03, 2021 04:07 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — John Hutchison will become the West Virginia Supreme Court’s chief justice on Jan 1. The court announced the move Thursday. As chief justice, Hutchison will become the administrative leader of the state’s judiciary...

Roe v. Wade nearly fell 30 years ago. Can it survive again?

Dec. 03, 2021 00:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — We've been here before, with the fate of abortion rights throughout the United States in doubt and awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court. Nearly 30 years ago, the court came within a vote of throwing out the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized...

Roe v. Wade nearly fell 30 years ago. Can it survive again?

Dec. 02, 2021 17:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — We've been here before, with the fate of abortion rights throughout the United States in doubt and awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court. Nearly 30 years ago, the court came within a vote of throwing out the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized...

Wyoming governor names state district judge to Supreme Court

Dec. 02, 2021 13:53 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor has tapped a state District Court judge in making his first appointment to the state Supreme Court. Judge John G. Fenn has served on the Fourth Judicial District bench for Johnson and Sheridan counties since 2007. He previously...

With Roe in question, justices dig into private debate

Dec. 02, 2021 11:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Historic Supreme Court arguments over abortion behind them, the justices soon will begin the work of crafting a decision that could dramatically limit abortion rights in the United States. They will meet in private before the week ends and take an...

Justices signal they'll OK new abortion limits, may toss Roe

Dec. 01, 2021 22:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the biggest challenge to abortion rights in decades, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday signaled they would allow states to ban abortion much earlier in pregnancy and may even overturn the nationwide right that has existed for nearly 50 years. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Dec. 01, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Charleston Post and Courier. Nov. 29, 2021. Editorial: Deadbeats on the bench? SC chief justice’s order should spur magistrate reform We’ve seen a lot of evidence over the past few years that South Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 01, 2021 12:03 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 30 The Wall Street Journal on U.S. Supreme Court at abortion crossroads: The Supreme Court takes up its most important abortion case in years on Wednesday, and...

Conservatives eagerly await Supreme Court abortion arguments

Dec. 01, 2021 06:20 AM EST

It's the moment conservatives have been waiting for. Oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Wednesday represent the best opportunity leaders on the right have had in decades to gut the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which codified a woman's constitutional right to an...