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Most Idaho abortions banned if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Nov. 29, 2021 19:59 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho law banning nearly all abortions would take effect if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that declared a nationwide right to abortion. The court with a 6-3 conservative majority on Wednesday will hear...

Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes

Nov. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether Mississippi can ban abortions after 15 weeks, the justices will be focused on an issue that has dominated the term. Not only is there Mississippi’s call to overrule Roe v. Wade, but justices are already...

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

Nov. 29, 2021 00:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there's no middle ground in Wednesday's showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether. Roe v. Wade, the...

Texas abortion ban stays in force as justices mull outcome

Nov. 19, 2021 09:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two weeks have passed since the Supreme Court's extraordinarily rushed arguments over Texas' unique abortion law without any word from the justices. They raised expectations of quick action by putting the case on a rarely used fast track. And...

Texas abortion ban stays in force as justices mull outcome

Nov. 17, 2021 13:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two weeks have passed since the Supreme Court's extraordinarily rushed arguments over Texas' unique abortion law without any word from the justices. They raised expectations of quick action by putting the case on a rarely used fast track. And...

Federal COVID shot opt-out not as clear as Democrats claim

Nov. 08, 2021 15:03 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawsuits against Illinois over required COVID-19 vaccination were accumulating and the reason was clear: the legal claims leverage of the state's Health Care Right of Conscience Act in stating religious objections to the shot and in appealing sanctions, including...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 08, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Nov. 4, 2021. Editorial: In America, we don’t ban ideas - we challenge them. Even in Texas Not to cast aspersions on the academic accomplishments of state Rep. Matt Krause (San Diego Christian College, 2003) or Gov. Greg Abbott...

High court seems ready to strike down New York gun law

Nov. 03, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed ready to strike down a restrictive New York gun permitting law, but the justices also seemed worried about issuing a broad ruling that could threaten gun restrictions on subways, bars, stadiums and other gathering places. ...

Supreme Court questions controversial Texas abortion law

Nov. 01, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of the Supreme Court signaled Monday they would allow abortion providers to pursue a court challenge to the controversial Texas law that has virtually ended abortion in the nation’s second-largest state after six weeks of pregnancy. But it...

Supreme Court to hear case on New York's gun permit law

Oct. 31, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is preparing to hear a gun rights case that could lead to more guns on the streets of New York and Los Angeles and threaten restrictions on guns in subways, airports, bars, churches, schools and other places where people gather. The...