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

Dec. 01, 2021 16:50 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. ...

Mississippi abortion activists protest as justices weigh ban

Dec. 01, 2021 15:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Supporters and opponents of abortion rights rallied, blared music and shouted taunts Wednesday during protests in Mississippi's capital as the state took center stage in a pivotal U.S. Supreme Court case that could end a nationwide right to abortion. ...

3 lawyers readying arguments in high court abortion case

Dec. 01, 2021 00:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading up to Wednesday's major abortion case at the Supreme Court, the justices have heard from thousands of people and organizations urging the court to either save or scrap two historic abortion decisions. But on Wednesday they'll hear from just...

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...

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...

South Carolina abortion appellate hearing moved to January

Nov. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Appellate arguments over a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law have been pushed into the new year. Oral arguments in the case had originally been planned for next month, but the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rescheduled them...

Federal judge refuses Trump request to block Jan. 6 records

Nov. 10, 2021 21:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge rejected former President Donald Trump’s request to block the release of documents to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In denying a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said Tuesday that...

Inmate who sued for gender surgery seeks $2.8M in legal fees

Nov. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho inmate who became the first person to receive court-ordered gender confirmation surgery after suing the state Department of Correction is asking a judge to order the state to pay more than $2.8 million in attorney fees and other costs associated with the...

Federal judge refuses Trump request to block Jan. 6 records

Nov. 09, 2021 23:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected former President Donald Trump's request to block the release of documents to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In denying a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said...

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...