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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. ...

Republican senator to enter WA secretary of state race

Dec. 01, 2021 18:07 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Keith Wagoner says he plans to challenge newly appointed Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs in next year’s election. Hobbs was sworn into office Nov. 22 following his appointment by Gov. Jay Inslee to replace Kim...

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...

Ex-WVa Supreme Court Justice Workman recognized for service

Dec. 01, 2021 04:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A retired West Virginia Supreme Court justice is being recognized for her lifetime of service to courts and the practice of law. Margaret Workman has been named the 2021 recipient of the Caplan Award, presented by the West Virginia Association...

Court upholds California ban on high-capacity magazines

Nov. 30, 2021 19:28 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ruling by two of its judges and upheld California’s ban on high-capacity magazines Tuesday in a split decision that may be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. “The statute outlaws no...

EXPLAINER: What's next for Trump's privilege fight?

Nov. 30, 2021 18:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The losing side is likely to head straight to the Supreme Court, whatever decision the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reaches on whether Congress should receive former President Donald Trump’s call logs, drafts of speeches and other documents...

Appeals court weighs Trump arguments to withhold records

Nov. 30, 2021 17:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of judges on Tuesday questioned whether they had the authority to grant former President Donald Trump's demands and stop the White House from allowing the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection led by Trump's supporters. But...

Brazil president joins centrist party with election ahead

Nov. 30, 2021 11:45 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro officially joined the centrist Liberal Party on Tuesday, a key political deal in his quest for reelection in 2022. After two years without a political party, Bolsonaro decided to join one of the parties in the...