Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

Supreme Court keeping live audio as it opens again to public

Sep. 28, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will continue providing live audio broadcasts of arguments in cases, even as it welcomes the public back to its courtroom for a new term that begins Monday. The justices began providing live audio of arguments after the court closed to...

New California abortion laws set up clash with other states

Sep. 27, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed more than a dozen new abortion laws Tuesday, including some that deliberately clash with restrictions in other states — a sign of the coming conflicts that must be sorted out as lawmakers rush to set their own rules now that Roe v....

South Carolina lawmakers won't pass stricter abortion laws

Sep. 27, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Abortion laws in South Carolina almost certainly won't get more restrictive, after Republicans in the General Assembly could not agree on a total ban on the procedure during a special legislative session Tuesday. South Carolina was for decades at the forefront...

Teen interest in long-lasting birth control soars after Roe

Sep. 27, 2022 05:15 AM EDT

Sixteen-year-old Adismarys Abreu had been discussing a long-lasting birth control implant with her mother for about a year as a potential solution to increasing menstrual pain. Then Roe v. Wade was overturned, and Abreu joined the throng of teens rushing to their doctors as states...

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes' path: From Yale to jail

Sep. 26, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S. history, before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate. He secured a clerkship on the Arizona...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 26, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. September 25, 2022. Editorial: Iowa gun amendment has no upside and hard-to-measure risks. Vote no. If this passes, policymakers could find themselves unable to act meaningfully to keep their constituents safe. Time to talk about...

Judge won't toss suit over Delaware court political balance

Sep. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware's requirement for political balance on its courts. Friday’s ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a “major-party” provision in Delaware’s...

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

Sep. 24, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The way President Joe Biden sees it, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade was not just about whether a woman has a right to obtain an abortion. “It’s about freedom,” Biden said at a private fundraiser in New York this past week. Vice President...

Judiciary unveils Barbera’s portrait, a first for a woman

Sep. 24, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The official portrait of retired Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera was destined to be highly symbolic, as it would be the first of 24 such drawings of the state’s top jurists going back to 1778 to feature a woman. But contained in the...

In GOP legislatures, a gender divide emerges over abortion

Sep. 24, 2022 07:59 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Outside the chambers of the West Virginia Legislature, the marble foyer was packed with young women in T-shirts, ripped jeans, and gym shorts holding signs with uteruses drawn in colored marker. “Bans off our bodies,” the signs said. “Abortion is...