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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans' lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to...

Giffords documentary comes as gun debates stay center stage

Jun. 24, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

In the two years documentary filmmakers shadowed former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the most jarring moment for them was in the kitchen of her Tucson, Arizona, home. As cameras were rolling, she and her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly, nonchalantly opened the freezer. Kelly grabbed a...

Protesters turn Supreme Court front into forum on abortion

Jun. 22, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A steady stream of protesters has turned the street in front of the Supreme Court building into an open-air forum encapsulating the fierce national debate over abortion after the leak of a draft opinion suggesting the justices would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling...

Today in History: June 14, Continental Army is created

Jun. 14, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2022. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created. ...

Kavanaugh incident could lead to more security for judges

Jun. 11, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man armed with a machete once broke into Stephen Breyer's vacation home in the Caribbean and took $1,000. Ruth Bader Ginsburg had her purse snatched on a Washington street. David Souter was assaulted by several men while he was jogging. Supreme Court justices...

Abortion rights backers rally in anger over post-Roe future

May. 14, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights supporters demonstrating at hundreds of marches and rallies Saturday expressed their outrage that the Supreme Court appears prepared to scrap the constitutional right to abortion that has endured for nearly a half-century and their fear about what that could mean...

Clarence Thomas says abortion leak has changed Supreme Court

May. 14, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. The opinion suggests the court is poised to overturn the right to an abortion recognized nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. The...

Louisiana justices toss COVID-related charges against pastor

May. 13, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court threw out charges Friday against a pastor who flouted restrictions on gatherings early in the coronavirus pandemic, ruling 5-2 that the governor's executive orders violated freedom of religion. “This is a tremendous win for religious...

Justices hold 1st meeting since leak of draft Roe opinion

May. 12, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s nine justices met in private Thursday for the first time since the leak of a draft opinion that would overrule Roe v. Wade and sharply curtail abortion rights in roughly half the states. The court offered no word on what was discussed in the...

For Supreme Court justices, secrecy is part of the job

May. 11, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black was hospitalized, his health failing, when he gave his son Hugo Jr. an order: Burn the papers. Worried that the publication of certain of his private notes could harm the court or his colleagues, he insisted on their destruction. ...