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South Carolina group to ask Supreme Court to rename landmark school desegregation case

May. 28, 2023 15:55 PM EDT

SUMMERTON, S.C. (AP) — Civil rights leaders in South Carolina plan to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to rename the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that outlawed segregation of public schools across the country. Over the next three months, a group representing past...

Judge halts South Carolina’s new stricter abortion law until state Supreme Court review

May. 26, 2023 17:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge put South Carolina’s new law banning most abortions around six weeks of pregnancy on hold Friday until the state Supreme Court can review the measure, giving providers a temporary reprieve in a region that has enacted strict limits on the procedure. ...

Judge halts South Carolina’s new law banning abortions around 6 weeks of pregnancy so state Supreme Court can review

May. 26, 2023 11:36 AM EDT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Judge halts South Carolina’s new law banning abortions around 6 weeks of pregnancy so state Supreme Court can review.

As South Carolina governor signs new law, abortion restrictions strain providers in US South

May. 25, 2023 13:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A wave of newly approved abortion restrictions in the Southeastern United States has sent providers scrambling to reconfigure their services for a region with already severely limited access. Stiff limitations enacted in South Carolina and pending in North...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 25, 2023 07:18 AM EDT

Post and Courier. May 23, 2023. Editorial: Let’s search for new solutions for SC’s infant mortality crisis Only last year, it seemed as if South Carolina was moving in the right direction toward improving the number of infants who live to see their first birthday:...

South Carolina moves closer to abortion ban, a Southern trend that puts pressure on Virginia

May. 24, 2023 11:29 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — South Carolina became the latest state to move toward a near total abortion ban Wednesday with legislation that if enacted would leave Virginia an outlier in the South as a place that allows relatively permissive access to abortions amid a rapid rise in restrictions in the...

Here are all of the abortion debates happening this week in US courts and statehouses

May. 24, 2023 09:38 AM EDT

Lawmakers in South Carolina passed an abortion ban while a judge in Montana was weighing restrictions there in the latest developments in the shifting landscape of law since the U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned Roe v. Wade and the nationwide right to abortion. Here's what to...

South Carolina ready to renew abortion ban around 6 weeks of pregnancy after Senate vote

May. 24, 2023 06:10 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Abortion will soon be severely restricted in one of the last bastions for legal access in the U.S. South. The South Carolina Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would ban most abortions after around six weeks of pregnancy — before most people know they are...

Nevada Democrats scrap fentanyl bill, amend companion bill to adjust drug penalty proposal

May. 20, 2023 02:24 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill that would enhance fentanyl penalties in Nevada did not pass after a hearing in an Assembly committee, while a companion bill was significantly amended in a last-minute shift for Nevada Democratic leadership's plans to send fentanyl legislation to the governor's...

Supreme Court to review South Carolina congressional map for discrimination against Black voters

May. 15, 2023 09:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether South Carolina's congressional districts need to be redrawn because they discriminate against Black voters. The justices said Monday they would review a lower-court ruling that found a coastal district running from...