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House passes same-sex marriage protections in response to Roe ruling, with murky Senate path ahead

The House on Tuesday passed legislation to codify same-sex marriage nationwide and strengthen other marriage-equality protections, in a direct reaction to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that overturned longstanding federal abortion rights. The bill, which passed 267-157, was expected to make it through the Democrat-majority House. But it faces an uncertain future in the Senate, […]

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Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice, replacing Stephen Breyer

Ketanji Brown Jackson made history Thursday as the first-ever black woman sworn in as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson, 51, replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, whose resignation from the Supreme Court becomes effective at noon after his nearly 28 years of service there. President Joe Biden nominated Jackson for the Supreme Court after […]

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Supreme Court to weigh whether state legislatures instead of state courts get final say in election rules

A crosswalk signal is seen outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider a case that could give state legislatures free rein in setting rules for federal elections, without state judicial oversight. If the Supreme Court rules for North […]

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Supreme Court abortion ruling is ‘catastrophic,’ liberal justices write in furious dissent

The Supreme Court’s monumental ruling overturning longstanding federal abortion protections is a “catastrophic” decision that takes away women’s freedoms, threatens other rights and erodes the court’s credibility, three dissenting justices wrote in a blistering rebuke. The court overruled the constitutional right to an abortion, which was established a half-century ago by Roe v. Wade and […]

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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. in 1973. The court’s controversial but expected ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws without concern of running afoul of Roe, which had permitted abortions during the first two […]

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Armed man who sought to kill Brett Kavanaugh arrested near Supreme Court justice’s home

Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh poses during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, April 23, 2021. Erin Schaff | Pool | Reuters A man armed with a handgun, knife, and pepper spray was arrested early Wednesday morning near the Maryland home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, law-enforcement authorities said. […]

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Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law that tech companies warned would allow hateful content to run rampant

A person walks down the sidewalk near the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., February 16, 2022. Jon Cherry | Reuters The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a controversial Texas social media law from taking effect, after the tech industry and other opponents warned it could allow for hateful content to run rampant online. […]

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Ted Cruz wins Supreme Court case challenging campaign reimbursement restriction

Texas Senator Ted Cruz campaigns with Pennylvania Senate hopeful Dave McCormick, here he pretends to hold a peanut while making a joke about wearing masks to protect against Covid-19. Aimee Dilger | Lightrocket | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in his challenge of a campaign […]

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AG Garland directs U.S. Marshals to help ‘ensure the Justices’ safety’ after leaked Supreme Court abortion draft

A pedestrian walks past non-scalable fencing after it was installed overnight around the U.S. Supreme Court Building amid ongoing abortion-rights demonstrations May 5, 2022 in Washington, DC. Win Mcnamee | Getty Images The head of the Department of Justice on Wednesday directed the U.S. Marshals Service to “help ensure” the safety of Supreme Court justices […]

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How the Supreme Court went from cementing abortion rights in Roe v. Wade to drafting their demise

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen through high fencing that was installed overnight following protests outside of the court following the leaked opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in Washington, May 5, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Federal protections for abortion rights have withstood legal challenges for nearly […]