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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...

With Roe over, some fear rollback of LGBTQ and other rights

Jun. 24, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing states to ban abortion stirred alarm Friday among LGBTQ advocates, who feared that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships, including the right for same-sex couples to marry. ...

Supreme Court: The leaked abortion draft versus the opinion

Jun. 24, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and ending constitutional protections for abortion hews closely to the leaked draft opinion that was published in May. Key passages in Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion and the final ruling released Friday are...

Excerpts from the Supreme Court's landmark abortion decision

Jun. 24, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

The Supreme Court, in a ruling Friday, ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place for nearly 50 years. The court's conservative majority voted to overturn Roe v. Wade from 1973 and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 decision that reaffirmed the right to abortion. The...

After Supreme Court gun decision, what’s next?

Jun. 24, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has issued its biggest gun rights ruling in more than a decade. Here are some questions and answers about what the Thursday decision does and does not do: WHAT EXACTLY WAS THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON GUNS? The Supreme Court said...

Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

Jun. 23, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major expansion of gun rights after a series of mass shootings, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed. The decision came out as Congress and states...

Supreme Court rules out suing police for Miranda violations

Jun. 23, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that law enforcement officers can’t be sued when they violate the rights of criminal suspects by failing to provide the familiar Miranda warning before questioning them. The justices ruled 6-3 in favor of a sheriff's deputy...

Supreme Court limits reach of federal gun crime law

Jun. 21, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the reach of a federal statute that requires stiff penalties for crimes involving a gun. The 7-2 decision united both conservative and liberal justices, though one dissenting justice compared the result to "Alice in...

Justices seem poised to hear elections case pressed by GOP

Jun. 19, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems poised to take on a new elections case being pressed by Republicans that could increase the power of state lawmakers over races for Congress and the presidency, as well as redistricting, and cut state courts out of the equation. The issue...

Justices dismiss Trump-era immigration case, in a Biden win

Jun. 15, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Wednesday it was wrong to wade into a dispute involving a Trump-era immigration rule that the Biden administration has abandoned, so the justices dismissed the case. The court had said it would answer the question of whether Republican-led...