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Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on rapid-fire rifle bump stocks, reopening political fight

Jun. 14, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday struck down a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, the rapid-fire gun accessories used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, in a ruling that threw firearms back into the nation's political spotlight. The high court's...

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging federal rules to accommodate abortions for workers

Jun. 14, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit filed by 17 states challenging federal rules entitling workers to time off and other accommodations for abortions lacks standing, a federal judge in Arkansas ruled on Friday. Republican attorneys general from each state, led by Arkansas and Tennessee, sued...

The Supreme Court's ruling on mifepristone isn't the last word on the abortion pill

Jun. 14, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

The Supreme Court 's ruling on technical grounds Thursday keeps the abortion pill mifepristone available in the U.S. for now, but it won't be the last word on the issue, and the unanimous opinion offers some clues for how abortion opponents can keep trying to deny it to women nationwide. ...

Supreme Court has a lot of work to do and little time to do it with a sizable case backlog

Jun. 14, 2024 13:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is headed into its final few weeks with over a third of the cases heard this year still undecided, including ones that could reshape the law on everything from guns to abortion to social media. The justices are also still weighing whether former President...

Today in History: June 14, Continental Army, forerunner of the US Army, is created

Jun. 14, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 14, the 166th day of 2024. 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. ...

Takeaways from Supreme Court ruling: Abortion pill still available but opponents say fight not over

Jun. 13, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously upheld access to a drug used in the majority of U.S. abortions on Thursday, though abortion opponents say the ruling won't be the last word in the fight over mifepristone. The narrow decision came two years after the high court...

Justice Clarence Thomas took more trips paid for by donor Harlan Crow, Senate panel reveals

Jun. 13, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin says his committee has uncovered at least three additional trips given to Justice Clarence Thomas by GOP megadonor Harlan Crow as part of the panel’s ethics investigation into the Supreme Court. Durbin, D-Ill., said Thursday the...

Unanimous Supreme Court preserves access to widely used abortion medication

Jun. 13, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously preserved access to a medication that was used in nearly two-thirds of all abortions in the U.S. last year, in the court’s first abortion decision since conservative justices overturned Roe v. Wade two years ago. The...

The Latest | The US Supreme Court rules to preserve access to the abortion pill mifepristone

Jun. 13, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously to preserve access to the drug most commonly used in medication abortion. The nine justices found that abortion opponents lacked the legal right to sue over the Food and Drug Administration's approval of mifepristone and the...

Abortion pill access is unchanged after the Supreme Court's decision. Here's what you need to know

Jun. 13, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Access to the abortion pill mifepristone will not change after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected an effort Thursday by anti-abortion groups to roll back its availability, a win for abortion rights supporters and millions of women in states where abortion is legal. ...