In the wake of recent mass shootings, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Americans have the a right to carry concealed firearms in most public places without a permit. What will this mean for Californians?
- VC Star | Ventura County Star
I assume that a word used in the Constitution in one section has the same meaning or definition when used elsewhere in the Constitution.
- Fox News
Ron DeSantis vows to appeal abortion ban ruling to state supreme court: will 'withstand all legal challenges'
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will appeal a court ruling blocking an abortion ban that is set to go into effect on Friday at midnight.
- Miami Herald
The decision by a Florida judge to block the state’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks is the latest salvo in a series of legal battles underway across the country over whether states have their own constitutional rights to privacy that protect women’s access to abortion care.
The law would prevent doctors from performing abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with limited exceptions.
- The Hill
Maura Healey never dreamed of working in government. In fact, she never imagined she’d go into politics at all. After graduating from Harvard University in 1992, where she co-captained the women’s basketball team, the Hampton Falls, N.H., native played professionally overseas for two years — no small feat for a 5’4″ point guard. Healey, a…
- Washington Post
Several national antiabortion groups and their allies in Republican-led state legislatures are advancing plans to stop people in states where abortion is banned from seeking the procedure elsewhere, according to people involved in the discussions. The idea has gained momentum in some corners of the antiabortion movement in the days since the Supreme Court struck down its 49-year-old precedent protecting abortion rights nationwide, triggering abortion bans across much of the Southeast and Midwest
- Associated Press
Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status of their marriages and keeping their children, flooded attorney Sydney Duncan’s office within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. The ruling last week didn’t directly affect the 2015 decision that paved the way for same-sex marriage. “That has a lot of people scared and, I think, rightfully so,” said Duncan, who specializes in representing members of the LGBTQ community at the Magic City Legal Center in Birmingham.
The abortion restriction was set to begin Friday.
- Associated Press
California will not consider amending its constitution to eliminate indentured servitude as a possible punishment for crime after Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration predicted that it could cost the state billions of dollars to pay minimum wage to prison inmates. Democratic Sen. Sydney Kamlager said Thursday that she ran out of time and supporters after the measure barring involuntary work without pay last week fell seven votes short of the two-thirds margin it needed in the Senate. “One of the challenges we’ve had is people are conflating policy with a moral argument about taking out words that are historical, that are loaded, that are remnants of a slave past and that were implemented in ways that made people less human,” Kamlager said in an interview.
Attorney General Jeff Landry says despite court order, abortion has been a crime since Friday’s decision giving states the power to outlaw abortions.
- The Advocate
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is adapting to a changing world; one not changing fast enough for LGBTQ+ workers.
MADRID/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed that U.S. senators remove a legislative roadblock to restoring abortion rights that were taken away by the Supreme Court last week, a suggestion that was shot down by aides to key Democratic lawmakers. Biden's proposal to temporarily lift the Senate "filibuster" was rejected by aides to Democratic senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin. Biden told a news conference at a NATO conference in Madrid that "we have to" pass laws making abortion a right in all 50 U.S. states.
- LA Times
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade is causing some anxiety for people in same-sex marriages, particularly those with children.
- Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO -- Within a week’s time the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade and ruled that law enforcement officers can’t be sued when they violate the rights of criminal suspects by failing to provide the familiar Miranda warning before questioning them. And on Wednesday came the ruling that Oklahoma has the authority to prosecute non-Native Americans who commit crimes against a Native ...
- The Columbus Dispatch
The falling of Roe: Columbus Dispatch readers on Dobbs decision to overturn 1973 case that made abortion legal.
(Bloomberg) -- A judge said he will temporarily block Florida’s new ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy because it violates the right to privacy in the state constitution, a significant win for pro-choice advocates less than a week after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.Most Read from BloombergUS Will Face High Gas Prices ‘as Long as It Takes,’ Biden SaysStock Doomsayers Vindicated in Historic First Half: Markets WrapThe Wheels Have Come Off Electric VehiclesDemocrats Weigh P
- NBC News
The House Democrat who introduced a bill to enshrine abortion rights was among more than 180 protesters arrested Thursday during a pro-abortion rights rally.
- NBC News
A seemingly small but vocal minority of LGBTQ folks say concerns about the infringement of LGBTQ rights in the wake of Roe’s reversal are unfounded.
- The Advocate
The Biden-Harris administration is highlighting its support for the LGBTQ+ community and raising concerns that Republicans are attacking Americans' rights this election cycle.
- National Review
Christiane Amanpour suggested that the Supreme Court's ruling in Dobbs might undermine U.S. efforts to moderate the Taliban's treatment of women.