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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...

What GOP-named justices had said about Roe to Senate panel

Jun. 25, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nine justices of the Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling Friday, made clear their views on abortion, with the conservative majority overturning the Roe v. Wade decision from 1973 and stripping away women’s constitutional protections for abortion. The vote...

Supreme Court conservatives flex muscle in sweeping rulings

Jun. 25, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's sweeping rulings on guns and abortion sent an unmistakable message. Conservative justices hold the power and they are not afraid to use it to make transformative changes in the law, none more so than taking away a woman's right to abortion that had stood for...

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...

Legal battles likely as divided states grapple with abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

The Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn the constitutional right to abortion has only further fractured an already deep division between the states, where contentious legal battles are almost certain to erupt as legislatures and attorneys general grapple with the new landscape of abortion...

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: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid

Jun. 21, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money. The 6-3 outcome could fuel a renewed push for...

Justices rule against detained immigrants seeking release

Jun. 13, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled against immigrants who are seeking their release from long periods of detention while they fight deportation orders. In two cases decided Monday, the court said that the immigrants, who fear persecution if sent back to their native...