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Democratic senators request meeting with Chief Justice Roberts over flags flown at Alito's homes

May. 24, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators are requesting a meeting with Chief Justice John Roberts after reports that two separate flags carried by rioters at the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol had flown outside of houses owned by Justice Samuel Alito. Senate Judiciary...

Republican AGs ask Supreme Court to block climate change lawsuits brought by several states

May. 24, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

Republican attorneys general in 19 states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block several Democratic-led states from pursuing climate change lawsuits against the oil and gas industry in their own state courts. The unusual request comes as dozens of states and local governments...

Arizona doctors can come to California to perform abortions under new law signed by Gov. Newsom

May. 23, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Arizona doctors can temporarily come to California to perform abortions for their patients under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. California’s law is meant to give Arizonans an option to receive legal abortions from their doctor over the...

The 'Appeal to Heaven' flag evolves from Revolutionary War symbol to banner of the far right

May. 23, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is embroiled in a second flag controversy in as many weeks, this time over a banner that in recent years has come to symbolize sympathies with the Christian nationalist movement and the false claim that the 2020 presidential election was...

A comment from Trump and GOP actions in the states put contraceptive access in the 2024 spotlight

May. 23, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican lawmakers in states across the U.S. have been rejecting Democrats' efforts to protect or expand access to birth control, an issue Democrats are promoting as a major issue in this year's elections along with abortion and other reproductive rights concerns. ...

Second flag carried by Jan. 6 rioters displayed outside house owned by Justice Alito, report says

May. 22, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second flag of a type carried by rioters during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was displayed outside a house owned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, The New York Times reported Wednesday. An “Appeal to Heaven” flag was flown outside...

Can Medicare money protect doctors from abortion crimes? It worked before, desegregating hospitals

May. 22, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court's pending Idaho abortion ruling may hinge on how federal spending power might protect doctors against a state's criminal code. For guidance, the justices can look to the very beginning of Medicare in the 1960s, when the promise of federal funding finally persuaded...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 22, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 17 The Washington Post on Trump's promises of tax cuts and deregulation Even after all the alarming antics former president Donald Trump has engaged in over the past decade, it was...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

May. 21, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

Election officials in Nevada are reviewing signatures to see if there are enough to put an abortion rights constitutional amendment before voters in November, part of a national push to pose abortion rights questions to voters since the U.S. Supreme Court removed the nationwide right to abortion. ...

70 years ago, school integration was a dream many believed could actually happen. It hasn't

May. 20, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled separating children in schools by race was unconstitutional. On paper, that decision — the fabled Brown v. Board of Education, taught in most every American classroom — still stands. But for decades,...