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Republican DA asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide abortion lawsuit without lower court ruling

Feb. 20, 2024 18:28 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican prosecutor asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday to decide whether a 174-year-old state law bans abortion in the state without waiting for a ruling from a lower appellate court. The U.S. Supreme Court's 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade,...

US Supreme Court won't hear lawsuit tied to contentious 2014 Senate race in Mississippi

Feb. 20, 2024 17:09 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will not consider a dispute over a lawsuit filed by the family of a Mississippi lawyer who took his own life after he was arrested and accused of providing information to people who snuck into a nursing home and photographed the...

The Supreme Court leaves in place the admissions plan at an elite Virginia public high school

Feb. 20, 2024 12:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place the admissions policy at an elite public high school in Virginia that some parents claimed discriminates against highly qualified Asian Americans. The court's order, over the dissent of Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 20, 2024 11:44 AM EST

Chicago Sun-Times. February 17, 2024. Editorial: Illinois utility customers shouldn’t have to pay excessive add-on fees to their bills A study by the Citizens Utility Board reports customers are paying tens of millions for such things as utility memberships in trade...

Supreme Court rejects appeal from 3 GOP House members over $500 mask fines

Feb. 20, 2024 10:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected appeals from three Republican U.S. House members who challenged fines for not wearing face coverings on the House floor in 2021. The justices did not comment on leaving in place $500 fines issued in May 2021 to U.S. Reps....

GOP Senate contenders aren't shy about wanting Trump's approval. But in Pennsylvania, it's awkward

Feb. 20, 2024 08:36 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Since he became the single biggest force in Republican politics nearly a decade ago, Donald Trump has figured prominently in U.S. Senate races, using his massive public platform and loyal base of support to shape which GOP incumbents run for reelection and which contenders...

Abortion rights could complicate Republican Larry Hogan's Senate bid in deep blue Maryland

Feb. 19, 2024 06:18 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republicans hoping to pick up an open U.S. Senate seat in deep blue Maryland have the most competitive candidate they've fielded for decades. But former Gov. Larry Hogan will need more than GOP support to overcome sustained outrage about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to...

Abortion rights opponents and supporters seize on report that Trump privately pushes 16-week ban

Feb. 16, 2024 16:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A major anti-abortion group is praising a published report that Donald Trump has privately told people he supports a national ban on abortion after 16 weeks of pregnancy, though his campaign denied the report and said the former president plans to “negotiate a deal” on...

Virginia lawmakers advancing bills that aim to protect access to contraception

Feb. 15, 2024 11:35 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats who control the state Legislature are advancing legislation that aims to protect access to a wide range of contraception, something they say should not be taken for granted after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade. ...

Nebraska Republican gives top priority to bill allowing abortions in cases of fatal fetal anomalies

Feb. 14, 2024 19:12 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who tanked an effort last year by his fellow Republicans to pass a near-total abortion ban has given top priority this year to a bill that would allow abortions beyond the state's 12-week ban in cases of fatal fetal anomalies. The bill by...