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A surprise nomination has dramatically changed the political landscape in one of North Carolina’s most important political races in 2022. It’s a contest to take a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. A top-tier Republican primary that will decide who will meet incumbent Democrat Jimmy Ervin in the fall has had a new entry …

WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday reinstated the death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his role in the 2013 bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, ruling in favor of the federal government. In a 6-3 decision, judges sided with the Justice Department’s …

WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical on Monday about the federal government’s authority to enact sweeping regulations to cut carbon emissions from power plants in a case that could undermine President Joe Biden’s plans to fight climate change. The court, whose 6-3 conservative majority expressed suspicion of the broad …

When Scalia died suddenly in February 2016, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace him, moderate liberal Merrick Garland, seemed likely to turn the conservative five-to-four court into a liberal five-to-four court. But a Republican Senate refused to even hold a hearing on Garland’s nomination, on the theory that court vacancies that occur during presidential election …

A Florida lawmaker who sponsored a bill banning abortion in the state after 15 weeks pregnant delivered a closing speech minutes before midnight on Wednesday, lambasting abortion advocates who rally behind a particular phrase , joking that lawmakers could have bet how many times they would hear it in the previous five hours of debate. …

Sarah Palin is now 0 for 2 in her ongoing legal battle with The New York Times, but so far the former Alaska governor has given no indication she intends to quit. swing for the fences. Shortly after a federal jury in New York on Tuesday rejected Palin’s second attempt to sue the newspaper for …

WASHINGTON – The list of Republicans willing to back President Joe Biden’s next Supreme Court nominee “is longer than you might initially imagine,” the second-placed Senate Democrat teased to reporters recently. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin declined to name names. But clearly Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., is near the top of the list. Graham, who has …

After previously ruling that mail-in ballot boxes could be used in Tuesday’s spring primary, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a split decision that ballot boxes would not be allowed in the U.S. general election. April. In a 4-3 decision, along with conservative justices Brian Hagedorn, who has sided with liberal justices in the …

The Voter Suppression Bill Senate Bill 1 prompted another lawsuit, this one over an ignored request by the Texas Secretary of State regarding voter purges. Last week, a group of civil rights organizations, including the ACLU and MALDEF (the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), filed a lawsuit in a US district court alleging …

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Clarence Thomas, the top justice of the United States Supreme Court, long celebrated by conservatives and reviled by liberals, faces renewed scrutiny for potential conflicts of interest as he leads the majority newly empowered conservative at court and public opinion of the court plummeting to an all-time low. Independent ethics …

Welcome to the February 7 edition of Dress and Hammerthe Ballotpedia newsletter on the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) and other court events in the United States Much of the country may be experiencing a cold winter, but the pages of our newsletter are warm this week with bustling court activity, including a big announcement …

Following President BidenJoe Biden Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa: Cash aid benefits young children living in poverty US officials say Russia has 70% of troop build-up needed for full invasion: reports The ruling class and the Supreme Court MOREannounces he would appoint a black woman “of extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity” to replace Justice Stephane BreyerStephen …

By Natalie [email protected] SALISBURY — U.S. Senate nominee Ted Budd and North Carolina Court of Appeals nominee Michael Stading joined Rowan County Republicans on Saturday morning to talk about the upcoming election. Republicans filled two Stringbeans barbecue rooms in Landis on Saturday during the monthly breakfast. Budd currently represents North Carolina’s 13th congressional district and …

WASHINGTON — For years, the Supreme Court has moved left or right only as far as Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy have allowed. They held decisive votes in a court narrowly divided between liberals and conservatives. Now, however, a more conservative court that includes two men who once worked for Kennedy in the …

(January 31, 2022 / Jewish newspaper) The Holocaust, by definition, never brings good news as a topic of conversation. The systematic murder of European Jewry was indescribable as it happened, and the decades that have passed have brought with them little understanding or insight. He never progressed beyond the unfathomable. Whether it was Auschwitz, the …

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that mail-in ballot boxes will continue to be permitted for the state’s spring primary elections. In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that drop boxes should be allowed for the Feb. 15 primary to avoid confusion, as mail-in ballots had already been mailed to voters, some with instructions that …

Democrats plan for quick confirmation of Breyer’s successor Breyer, 83, has been in the role since 1994, writing key decisions WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is considering retirement, lawmakers said on Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden a chance to deliver on his campaign promise to appoint the first …

By Mark Sherman, Associated Press The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda. The court said it would file lawsuits alleging that Harvard University, a private institution, and …

Woman identified as Pauline Bauer inside the Capitol rotunda (via FBI). The owner of a Pennsylvania pizzeria who was filmed ordering the police to “bring Nancy Pelosi outside” to the crowd of donald trump Supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6 lost her bid to overturn a judge’s ruling that she would be detained …

“This outrageous misrepresentation of my record following the inadvertent omission of a word the other day, which I just provided to you, is deeply offensive,” the Kentucky Republican said Friday in Louisville. At his weekly policy press briefing on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, McConnell was asked if voters of color would be hurt if …

The party faces a moment of stark symbolism just a day after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, which Democrats had set as a deadline to pass new laws to counter Republican restrictions on voting in several states. . The votes expected to be called by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will entrench ideological divisions in …

In his latest 3-Minute Civics column, Chris Pappavaselio highlighted the lasting impact certain presidents have had on the makeup of the United States Supreme Court. Both political parties accused the other of attempting to manipulate the court to counter this effect. Democrats cite Senate Republicans’ refusal to vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland …

Civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt expected to cross paths with Republicans when he moved to Dallas in 2015. In a way, that’s why he came to Texas in the first place. “Where are you going if you want to change the face of civil rights in this country? Merritt asked during an interview with …

And more here: X Justice Kagan: Everything You Can Control. you can’t do that with work. THANK YOU JUSTICE KAGAN, for recognizing it. – Léa Litman (@LeahLitman) January 7, 2022 Bill Goodykoontz / USA today: “A Dagger in the Throat of American Democracy”: Why Joe Biden’s Intense January 6 Speech Was Stunning on Television “He …

WASHINGTON – President Biden on Thursday called on the nation to re-commit to peaceful democracy, warning it remains in jeopardy a year after a host of supporters of President Donald J. Trump stormed the Capitol to prevent Congress from ratifying its electoral defeat. In a speech on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the bombing, …

Here are three things Joe Biden can do to save his train wreck from a presidency: 1. Obtain the retirement of 82-year-old US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. 2. Appoint Vice President Kamala Harris to replace him. 3. Next, name Hillary Clinton, 74, to take Harris’ place. If Joe has gone too far to get …

WASHINGTON (AP) – Days before the anniversary of the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that the Senate would soon vote on relaxing the filibuster rules with the goal to advance blocked vote legislation that Democrats believe is necessary to protect American democracy. In a letter to colleagues on Monday, Schumer, …

It may have come as a surprise when Donald Trump Jr. told a group of young conservatives last week that, from a political point of view, following the teachings of Jesus “has not brought us anything.” However, it was a definite disappointment that the son of the former president put his cards on the table …

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden makes two final federal judicial appointments this year as he crowns his first year in office with 40 senior judges, the highest number since Ronald Reagan was president. Nancy Gbana Abudu, her candidate for the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in the Deep South, would …

CHICAGO (AP) – The governor of Illinois on Friday signed legislation to repeal the requirement that parents or guardians be notified when a minor requests an abortion, calling it an effort to protect reproductive rights that are despoiled and threatened elsewhere. As of January 1, 2024, the measure repeals a 1995 law requiring that a …

Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham vehemently defended themselves for texting Jan.6, urging Mark Meadows, the last White House chief of staff under Donald J. Trump, to persuade the president to the time to take action to stop the Attack on the Capitol. The texts brought to life something that was already no …

WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by Donald J. Trump that sought to prevent Congress from obtaining his tax returns, ruling that the law gives the chairman of a House committee broad authority to ask for them despite Mr. Trump’s status as a former president. In a 45 page reviewDistrict …

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat from New Hampshire, was very vocal in her condemnation of then-President Donald Trump after the tragic events of January 6. Fully endorsing the US House vote to impeach Trump just days after the violent disruption of presidential certification, the Democratic senator said in part: “Trump’s actions culminated with the …

Senator Amy Klobuchar suggested that codifying abortion rights into law might be the solution to protect access to abortion. Klobuchar said some “pro-choice Republicans” have shown support for the idea. His comments come as the US Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a case that could bankrupt Roe v. Wade. Loading Something is loading. …

Analysis Political rage: America survived a decade of anger in the 18th century – but is it possible now? By MAURIZIO VALSANIA 04 December 2021Saturday morning (SitNews) – Americans have an anger problem. People get angry with each other. They are angry with officials for shutting down parts of the company. Or for the opposite …

WASHINGTON – Both sides tell the Supreme Court there is no common ground in Wednesday’s abortion confrontation. Judges can either reaffirm the constitutional right to abortion or erase it altogether. Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that declared a national abortion right, faces its most serious challenge in 30 years in a court with …

On Friday, November 5, a memorial service was held in honor of former US Secretary of State and Four-Star General Colin Powell at the Washington National Cathedral. Speakers spoke of Powell’s leadership, patriotism and family values, creating an image of an extraordinary human being, a man of the people and for his country. Powell’s son …

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is fighting to end the “black money” that he says plagues the Supreme Court. The Rhode Island Democrat refers to private groups using anonymous donations to defend their interests in the highest court. Whitehouse spoke with Insider in a recent interview to discuss his perspective. Loading Something is loading. We are really …

WASHINGTON – The most comprehensive review to date of the ongoing work of President Biden’s Supreme Court commission has shown its continued interest in imposing term limits on judges, while also noting “a deep disagreement among commissioners On whether expanding the court would make sense. Ahead of a public meeting on Friday, the bipartisan panel …

By Tierney Sneed, CNN More than a decade before he was handed the criminal contempt case against Steve bannon, Judge Carl Nichols was a leading Justice Department attorney deeply involved in defending sweeping arguments for protecting a former presidential adviser from congressional testimony. Nichols – who was appointed to the bench in 2019 by former …

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (Reuters) – The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether a Congressional decision five decades ago to exclude Puerto Rico from a federal program that provides benefits to the elderly, low-income blind and disabled people was illegal. Some of the nine justices posed tough questions during argument in the case before …

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is challenging a Texas law that virtually ended abortion in the nation’s second largest state after six weeks of pregnancy. Judges are hearing arguments Monday in two cases over whether abortion providers or the Justice Department can challenge the law in federal courts, which has an unusual enforcement regime …

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court prepares to hear a gun rights case that could lead to more guns on the streets of New York and Los Angeles and threaten to restrict guns on subways , airports, bars, churches, schools and other places where people congregate. The case the judges will hear on Wednesday comes …

A protester waves an abortion flag in front of the United States Supreme Court as judges hear a major abortion case over the legality of a Louisiana law supported by Republicans that places restrictions on physicians performing the abortion, at Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, March 4, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters Abortion and …

For many Americans, Donald Trump will be remembered as the first American president to have been indicted twice, to have supported, even incited, an insurgency against democracy and to have left thousands of dead because of its failure. lamentable to lead the nation in the fight against the pandemic of covid19. But for many other …

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Violence at the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville has shocked the nation, with people beaten to the ground, lit torches thrown at counter-protesters and a self-proclaimed Hitler admirer pushing down his car into a crowd, killing one woman and injuring dozens more. The …

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington on Monday, October 18, 2021. The Biden administration asks the High Court to block Texas law banning most abortions, while the fight over the constitutionality of the measure is played out in the courts . The law has been in force since September. (AP Photo / J. Scott …

The most recent, publicly announced investigation was launched in Texas, where five juvenile detention centers are being screened for systemic physical or sexual abuse of children. Kristen Clarke, civil rights chief for Biden, highlighted racial disparities in juvenile detention systems. “Nationally, black children are more than four times more likely to be incarcerated than white …

Court to enforce abortion restrictions he helped put into state law. The Republican was a state representative in 2018 when he co-sponsored a bill to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Now, a legal battle over this law could reshape abortion access across the United States. (AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis, File)” …

WASHINGTON – Abortion already dominates the Supreme Court’s new tenure, months before judges decide whether to overturn decisions dating back nearly 50 years. Not only is the Mississippi call to quash Roe v. Wade, but the court will also soon be asked again to rule on Texas law banning abortion at around six weeks. Judges …

Ordinarily poised and silent Supreme Court justices have lately become whirling dervishes, turning madly to refute the idea that Americans are beginning to view the Court as a dangerous cabal of partisan hackers. They don’t need to worry and wring their hands. Nobody starts to think so. Many of us have believed this for a …

WASHINGTON – Ordinarily poised and silent Supreme Court justices have become whirling dervishes in recent times, turning madly to refute the idea that Americans are beginning to view the court as a dangerous cabal of partisan hacks. They don’t need to worry and wring their hands. Nobody starts to think so. Many of us have …

The stakes in one of the largest Second Amendment cases in US history are high. The Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, expected by mid-2022, could declare a New York state restriction on the carrying of concealed handguns in public places unconstitutional. Such a move in favor of …

Biden administration rolled back ban on abortion by family planning clinics, lifting Trump-era restriction as political and legal battles over abortion escalate from Texas to State Supreme Court -United. The Department of Health and Human Services said Monday that its new regulations would restore the federal family planning program to the way it was under …

Posted on Monday, October 4, 2021 | 7:14 p.m. Updated 2 hours and 13 minutes ago TALLADEGA, Alabama (AP) – The hard part wasn’t avoiding an accident and then heading to the front of the pack at the Talladega Superspeedway. It was just an instinct for Bubba Wallace. The challenge was the 45 minutes after …

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration on Monday overturned the ban on abortion by family planning clinics, lifting a Trump-era restriction as political and legal battles over abortion intensify in Texas to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Department of Health and Human Services said its new regulations would restore the federal family …

WASHINGTON – A transformed Supreme Court returns to the bench on Monday to begin a momentous term in which it will consider eliminating the constitutional right to abortion, dramatically expanding gun rights and further undermining the wall between the church and state. The abortion case, a challenge to a Mississippi law that bans most abortions …

You may have noticed that an unusual number of Supreme Court justices have started to defend themselves publicly – my favorite is Amy Coney Barrett’s defense, we are not hackers – as credible and hard-line arbitrators of American law, unshakeable by politics or by the fact that Donald Trump had been exceptionally outspoken in saying …

WASHINGTON (AP) – The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that begins a new term on Monday that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion. The court’s credibility with the public could also be at stake, especially if a divided court overturn the landmark Roe v. …

Last fall, Hannah Dasgupta spent her days focusing on politics, channeling her fear and anger at President Donald J. Trump into activism. Concerned about the future of abortion rights, among other things, during the Trump administration, she joined a group of women in suburban Ohio who were working to elect Democrats. A year later, 37-year-old …

Supreme Court opens new nine-month term on Monday Historic precedent to legalize abortion nationwide is under threat Another case could extend gun rights outside the home WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (Reuters) – Just before midnight on Sept. 1, the debate over whether the conservative majority in the U.S. Supreme Court will dramatically change life in America …

Adam Serwer has a smart play in the Atlantic this week, criticizing Supreme Court justices for refusing to disclose their ideological and political agendas. They want to put pressure on a radical, minority conservative agenda while demanding, he writes, “that the public acquiesces in their self-delusion that they are wise men who stand above the …

A Wall Street Journal investigation found that federal judges across the country violated United States law and judicial ethics by overseeing nearly 700 court cases involving companies in which they or their families held shares . Following the Journal’s articles, judges in more than 300 cases informed the courts that they had presided over the …

In just nine days, the United States deported nearly 4,000 Haitian migrants, including hundreds of families with children, without allowing them to seek asylum in an ongoing deportation blitz to a country ravaged by natural and man-made disasters. The Biden administration carried out mass evictions as part of a pandemic-era emergency policy known as Title …

WASHINGTON – Three Supreme Court justices have delivered the same plea in quick succession in recent days: Don’t think of judges as politicians. The judges are right to be concerned. Recent polls show a sharp decline in approval for a court now dominated by the Conservatives. The call by Justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer and …

WASHINGTON – Three Supreme Court justices have delivered the same plea in quick succession in recent days: Don’t think of judges as politicians. The judges are right to be concerned. Recent polls show a sharp decline in approval for a court now dominated by the Conservatives. The call by Justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer and …

WASHINGTON (AP) – Three Supreme Court justices have delivered the same plea in quick succession in recent days: Don’t think of judges as politicians. The judges are right to be concerned. Recent polls show a sharp decline in approval for a court now dominated by the Conservatives. The Appeal of Judges Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer …

The Justice Department has reached a deal that will allow Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou to return to China in exchange for admitting wrongdoing in a sanctions violation case, a person familiar with Friday said. the agreement. Ms Meng, who has been detained in Canada since 2018, agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement, …

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley said on Friday he would run for another term in next year’s parliamentary election, increasing the party’s chances of retaining its seat amid a heavily divided chamber. Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and longest-serving senator from Iowa, has also helped conservatives enter the federal court system, including the …

(CNN) – The Supreme Court will hear a case over an abortion law in Mississippi on Dec. 1, the court said on Monday, registering one of the most important cases of the period in which judges are asked to overturn Roe v. Wade. Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, passed in 2018 but blocked by two federal …

Forty-eight years have passed since the Supreme Court ruling in Roe vs. Wade established a legal right to have an abortion in the United States. It created a passionate rift that was never (and never will be) resolved. Those who oppose abortion say that terminating a pregnancy is murder. It is an article of faith …

By Joan Biskupic, CNN Legal Analyst and Supreme Court Biographer A year after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, schools and hospitals were named for her, college prizes created in her name, and artwork designed with her face. Ginsburg’s pioneering women’s rights legacy lives on, as does the iconic lace collar design on t-shirts …

Law enforcement officials stepped up security measures in the days leading up to Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally on Capitol Hill, making progress to prevent cases of violence similar to those seen in the riot. January 6, 2021, when pro-Trump protesters stormed the building in an attempt to disrupt the certification of the 2020 election …

The legal architect of the Texas abortion ban argued in a Supreme Court brief that overturning Roe v Wade, the landmark ruling that guarantees abortion rights in the United States, could get women to abstain from sex. as a way to “control their reproductive life”. Former Texas solicitor general Jonathan Mitchell, who played a central …

Extremist groups and right-wing figures have warned their supporters not to attend a far-right rally in support of those arrested for participating in the January 6 attack on the Capitol, calling the event a “false flag” and “trap”. Capitol Police are bracing for potential violence at the “Justice for J6” protest rally, which takes place …

By Ellen Gilmer / Bloomberg News (TNS) Pressure from President Joe Biden to relax the Trump administration’s strict policies on locking up unauthorized immigrants gathered momentum with a court ruling on Wednesday. A federal appeals court said the Biden administration’s interim policy on relaxing protocols for the detention and arrest of migrants should not have …

Police in the United States Capitol have called for help from the Pentagon ahead of a planned rally in support of those charged in connection with the deadly January 6 riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump. Department of Defense press secretary John Kirby told reporters on Wednesday that “we have received a request …

Former President George W. Bush on Saturday warned against local violent extremism during a speech at the Flight 93 memorial on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Driving the news: “We have seen more and more evidence that dangers to our country can come not only from borders, but also from the violence that …

WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Tuesday passed legislation that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders are touting as a step forward in their quest to fight advanced voting restrictions in Republican-ruled states. The bill, which is part of a larger …

By Brian Slodysko | Associated Press WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Tuesday passed legislation that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders are touting as a step forward in their quest to fight advanced voting restrictions in Republican-ruled states. The bill, …

This transcript was prepared by a transcription service. This version may not be in its final form and may be updated. Speaker 1: From the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, this is Potomac Watch. Kyle Peterson: Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuses to seat two Republicans on the Capitol riot inquiry committee, as President Biden’s …

By Lawrence Hurley | Reuters WASHINGTON – The state of Mississippi on Thursday urged the United States Supreme Court in a major case that will be argued during its next term to overturn the landmark 1973 ruling that recognized women have a constitutional right to have an abortion . Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, a …

People in Washington, D.C. gather for a candlelight vigil at Black Lives Matter Plaza on the 1-year anniversary of John Lewis’ death. (Bryan Olin Dozier/NurPhoto via AP) Subscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Thank you for signing up for The Nation’s weekly newsletter. Thank you for signing up. For …

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Saturday marked a year since civil rights icon John Lewis died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. Communities across the country, including right here in Salt Lake City, have held candlelight vigils in his honor and rallied for congressional lawmakers to pass John Lewis’s Voting Rights Act. Lewis …

This month, by order of the Charlottesville, Va. City council, workers removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee of what had been Lee Park. Then there was a statue of General Stonewall Jackson from a nearby park that had been named for him. Also in line of sight was a statue of Meriweather …

Editor’s Note: This article, distributed by The Associated Press, originally appeared on The Conversation site. The Conversation is an independent, not-for-profit source of information, analysis, and commentary from academic experts. By Paul M. Collins Jr .. University of Massachusetts Amherstand Artemus Ward, University of Northern Illinois The pressure on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to …

The White House described Biden’s Roosevelt Room meeting as a private session with a range of civil rights groups to talk about their efforts to protect voting rights. Vice President Kamala Harris, who Biden has assigned to lead the administration’s efforts on voting rights, will also attend an event in Washington with the Democratic National …

WASHINGTON — When Amy Coney Barrett was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump, Democrats described her as a threat to the protection of health care and Republicans saw her as a conservative who would fulfill their desire to see the court turn sharply to the right. In her first tenure on the …

Fulton v. City of Philadelphia involved a religious adoption and fostering agency that refused to provide services to married same-sex couples. The agency’s denial of services was based on the religious beliefs of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which runs the agency. Due to the denial of services to same-sex married couples, Philadelphia canceled …

With the backing of Democrats and Republicans, Candace Jackson-Akiwumi was confirmed Thursday to sit on the United States Court of Appeals in the 7th Circuit. Before its confirmation, all judges of this federal court were white. The highly influential American courts of appeal, or circuit courts, sit directly below the Supreme Court and serve as …

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched a review into the best-selling Seresto flea and tick collar this spring after media reports about injuries and deaths linked to the product spurred a congressional inquiry, class-action lawsuits and a formal complaint. The collars, which release small amounts of pesticide onto the fur of cats and dogs for …

Today is Thursday, June 24, the 175th day of 2021. There are 190 days left in the year. The highlight of today’s story: On June 24, 1948, Communist forces cut off all land and sea routes between West Germany and West Berlin, prompting the Western allies to organize the Berlin Airlift. To this date : …

Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer slammed Republicans on Tuesday for blocking a voting rights bill. He compared their views to those of senators opposed to civil rights reforms in the 1960s. The bill was designed to protect voting rights amid a campaign to suppress voters by Republicans. See more stories on the Insider business page. …

Even with a conservative 6-3 majority, the US Supreme Court has its limits. With two rulings on Thursday, the court added a note of moderation to what has been a right turn since the arrival of three people named by Donald Trump. The court rejected the latest Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act and …

Illinois has joined the growing number of states that have limited high-cost payday loans, but it’s taken a different path to get there: state house. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D) signed a law on March 23 that caps interest rates on payday loans, auto title loans and installment loans at 36%. Similar efforts in other …