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Remarks by 9 justices indicate how they lean on abortion

Dec. 01, 2021 20:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in which the court was asked to overturn a nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years. The fate of the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion throughout the United...

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...

High court skeptical of Texas death row inmate prayer demand

Nov. 09, 2021 18:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday about a Texas death row inmate's demand that his pastor be allowed to pray out loud and touch him during his execution. Executions in Texas, the nation's busiest death penalty state, ...

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...

High court: NY abortion case ruling should be revisited

Nov. 01, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling a lower court to take another look at a case in which the lower court upheld a New York regulation requiring health insurance plans to cover abortions. The regulation exempts certain religious organizations. In a brief...

Supreme Court won't hear case involving transgender rights

Nov. 01, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to wade into a case involving transgender rights and leaving in place a lower court decision against a Catholic hospital that wouldn't allow a transgender man to have a hysterectomy there. The high court turned away the...

Today in History

Oct. 31, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2021. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 31, 1961, the body of Josef Stalin was removed from Lenin’s Tomb...

Supreme Court declines to block Maine vaccine mandate

Oct. 30, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal from health care workers in Maine to block a vaccine mandate that went into effect Friday. Three conservative justices noted their dissents. The state is not offering a religious...