Supreme court strikes down New York gun law. Senate passes Bipartisan gun control Bill.
- The Root
Until yesterday, it was hard to imagine how Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas could have made the Court’s term any worse. Thomas is considered the ideological godfather of an emboldened, far-right majority on the Court that in the past week alone weakened Miranda rights for people detained by cops, removed the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to actually protect the environment and obliterated the national right to an abortion for women. In that last instance, Thomas didn’t write the
- ABC News
White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's dramatic testimony this week has provided not only a new account of the actions of then-President Donald Trump and chief of staff Mark Meadows before and on Jan. 6, 2021, but it's also raised questions about where the House select committee's investigation will go next, including concerning Trump's potential legal liability. In a nearly two-hour hearing Tuesday, Hutchinson painted a picture of Trump, who, after speaking at his "Save America" rally on the Ellipse, insisted on being taken to the Capitol as Congress met to certify electoral votes, demanding to join his supporters, she said, despite having been told some were armed with weapons.
In January, Justice Stephen Breyer announced he would be stepping down from his position on the U.S. Supreme Court when the current term ended June 30. That was Breyer's last day on the bench, as...
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin's Supreme Court decided conservationists haves no legal standing to challenge a land swap between the DNR and Kohler Co.
Mitch McConnell says he'll kill the bipartisan China bill if Democrats revive their agenda with Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema
Democrats have been trying to woo Sen. Joe Manchin back to the table for months while also seeking to pass a major bipartisan piece of Biden's agenda.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren, and other progressives are pushing a common, poll-tested refrain: the Supreme Court faces a 'legitimacy crisis'
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee and other left-leaning groups say the message polls well nationally and in battleground states.
- Rolling Stone
The Biden administration is playing pro-choice in the streets and spineless in the sheets when it comes to women's rights — and somehow, Mitch McConnell is somehow behind all of it
A new decision "continues to underscore the erosion of democratic institutions at the hands of Republicans in this state," Gov. Tony Evers said.
The rule was initially implemented to help travelers navigate delays in passport processing due to the pandemic.
Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, 81, will undergo emergency hip surgery after falling Wednesday night, depriving his fellow Democrats of any majority in the chamber until he returns. Leahy, who is third in line to the U.S. presidency given his role as Senate president pro tempore, broke his hip at his house in the northern Virginia suburbs outside Washington, his office said on Thursday, adding that he is expected to make a full recovery. While Leahy has said he will not seek re-election in the Nov. 8 midterm elections, his vote is critical in the 50-50 split Senate where Democratic U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris holds the tie-breaking vote.
- The Conversation
The Supreme Court has overturned precedent dozens of times, including striking down legal segregation and reversing Roe
A demonstrator outside the Supreme Court building expresses fear that other precedents will fall, too. AP Photo/Jose Luis MaganaIt is a central principle of law: Courts, including the Supreme Court, are supposed to follow earlier decisions – precedent – to resolve current disputes. But on rare occasions, Supreme Court justices conclude that one of the court’s past constitutional precedents has to go, so they overrule it. This is exactly what happened in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizati
Justice Elena Kagan says Supreme Court 'does not have a clue about how to address climate change' as it limits EPA's authority on greenhouse gases
The Supreme Court on Thursday handed down a major ruling that narrowed the EPA's power to combat climate change.
Democrats are frustrated with Biden's refusal to question the legitimacy of the Supreme Court and worry about his 2024 prospects
While Democrats are secretly searching in the background for a 2024 candidate that isn't Biden, the administration is still set on the president being the only one to defeat Trump.
- USA TODAY
Discussion about codifying Roe v. Wade's protections has dominated conversation among abortion rights advocates. Here's the definition of 'codify.'
- Kansas City Star
‘We wish the state attorney general well in his ongoing effort to become the most popular Eric in the campaign for U.S. Senate,’ Lucas said.
A new petition has more than 700,000 signatures.
“The Court appoints itself—instead of Congress or the expert agency—the decisionmaker on climate policy," Justice Elena Kagan wrote.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell submitted a notification in late June that she would take senior status. The move would allow for Chad Meredith, a conservative attorney from Western Kentucky, to be nominated to take her spot.
- IndyStar | The Indianapolis Star
Judges would be required to notify parents if their child seeks an abortion through the judicial system in most cases if the injunction is overturned.
- Democrat and Chronicle
New York's Legislature is back in session Thursday to hammer out new gun restrictions in response to a Supreme Court ruling last week. What to know