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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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Republican attorneys general to host private retreat for corporate donors at swanky Palm Beach resort

Anti-abortion activists demonstrate outside the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, June 13, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters The Republican Attorneys General Association is hosting a private retreat for its corporate donors at a luxury resort in Florida this weekend — on the heels of the GOP’s long-sought win in getting Roe v. […]

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5 constitutional amendments for right now | CNN Politics

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  Readers of this newsletter are frequently reminded of the shortcomings of the US form of government: A generational conservative shift at the Supreme Court is upending precedent to erode abortion rights […]

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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 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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Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law restricting concealed carry in major Second Amendment case

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law requiring applicants for a license to carry a gun outside of their homes to have a “proper cause” to do so, saying it violated the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The 6-3 ruling in the case is a major victory for gun […]

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As decision on Roe v. Wade looms, states weigh the economic cost of abortion bans

Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators during a protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Beyond the moral debate over state abortion bans or restrictions, critics say there is an economic argument against them at a time when workers are in short […]

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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 […]