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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 28, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Signage war will just sow more confusion about gas taxes If the courts side with the Illinois legislature, by the end of next week signs could be popping up at gas stations all over the state. They will explain...

Harris emerges as top abortion voice, warns of more fallout

Jun. 27, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During Brett Kavanaugh's 2018 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, then-California Sen. Kamala Harris asked the judge if he thought women's privacy rights extended to choosing to have an abortion. Kavanaugh declined to answer. With Justice Kavanaugh now part of...

Justices' past abortion views, in their own words and votes

Jun. 25, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a month ago, a stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicated that the Supreme Court was prepared to take the momentous step of overruling the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade from 1973 and stripping away women’s constitutional protections for...

Former Connecticut Chief Justice Sullivan dies at 83

Jun. 07, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Chief Justice William Sullivan, whose reputation was tarnished late in his career when he plunged the state Supreme Court into controversy and was suspended for violating judicial ethics codes in the mid-2000s, has died. He was 83. ...

Live updates | Brink confirmed as US ambassador to Ukraine.

May. 18, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation’s continuing battle against the Russian invasion. The veteran foreign service officer, who has...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

Abortion resistance braces for demands of a post-Roe future

May. 17, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

The day’s first caller begged for help to cross state lines and end her pregnancy. “Please,” the woman from Texas said in her voicemail. “Anything would be greatly appreciated.” Three states away, in southern Illinois, Alison Dreith heard the plea and ground a toothpick...

Political reality: Congress can't save — or end — abortion

May. 10, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After fighting for decades over abortion policy, Congress is about to run into the stark political limits of its ability to save — or end — the Roe v. Wade protections. President Joe Biden has called on Democrats to enshrine the nearly 50-year-old Supreme...

What GOP-nominated justices said about Roe to Senate panel

May. 07, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one form or another, every Supreme Court nominee is asked during Senate hearings about his or her views of the Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling that has stood for a half century. Now, a draft opinion obtained by Politico suggests that a majority of the court...

McConnell, Utah leaders honor 'larger than life' Orrin Hatch

May. 06, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell paid tribute to the late Sen. Orrin Hatch on Friday, celebrating the Utah icon as a principled conservative, committed public servant and man of faith. Two weeks after Hatch died at age 88 from complications stemming from...