New York Fights Back on Guns and Abortion After Supreme Court Rulings

Lawmakers passed measures that would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places. They are also poised to move forward on a bill to protect abortion rights.

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N.Y. State Senate Passes New Bill to Restrict Concealed Guns

The bill, which would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places, such as theaters, colleges, and health care facilities, is now being considered by the State Assembly.

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Legislatures’ Power Over Elections

The case, about a North Carolina voting map, has the potential to amplify the influence of state lawmakers over federal elections.

#politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

The Lightning Rod Issue That Looms Over the Governor’s Race

Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate, is anti-abortion, while Gov. Kathy Hochul is a strong backer of abortion rights.

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‘Let the people in’

Trump and his top aides knew that the Jan. 6 rally was likely to turn violent.

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America’s Death Penalty Sentences Are Slowly Grinding to a Halt

The numbers of executions and death sentences are falling.

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N.Y. Assembly Democrats Largely Repel Challenges From the Left

Long-tenured incumbents appeared likely to retain their seats, though an activist was ahead in a Hudson Valley race.

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With N.Y. Gun Law Struck Down, States Scramble to Respond

Lawmakers will consider creating many weapon-free zones, making handgun bans the default condition in businesses, and in New Jersey might require those who carry to be insured.

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Americans Face New Abortion Landscape in Wake of Roe Decision

Around the country, a patchwork of laws was taking hold amid protest and celebration.

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Century-Old State Laws Could Determine Where Abortion Is Legal

In Wisconsin, Michigan and other states, abortion bans that were long considered dormant could determine if access to the procedure survives the overturning of Roe.

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States Rush to Revamp Laws After Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling

After some restrictions on gun permits were deemed unconstitutional, legislators announced plans to craft new laws that honor the ruling while still creating limits.

#gun-control, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

Maine’s End Run Around the Supreme Court Is an Example for Other States

The move in a religion case offers hope to those worried about the dominance of the court’s conservative majority.

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South Dakota Attorney General Is Convicted in Impeachment Trial

Jason Ravnsborg, who killed a man with his car in 2020, was removed from office after the State Senate voted to convict him. He was impeached by the House in April.

#attorneys-general, #impeachment, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #ravnsborg-jason, #south-dakota, #state-legislatures

States Address Child Care Shortages After Federal Efforts Stalled

Federal legislation has stalled, so states are stepping in. In some places, that could mean looser regulations, like 16-year-olds caring for children, without supervision.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #colorado, #families-and-family-life, #iowa, #labor-and-jobs, #montana, #new-mexico, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #shortages, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #texas

Oklahoma’s Abortion Law Raises Questions About N.C.A.A.’s Softball World Series

The N.C.A.A. has restricted previous events in response to state lawmakers. It faces that test again in Oklahoma, where softball championships are a mainstay and a restrictive abortion ban recently became law.

#abortion, #college-athletics, #gasso-patty-1962, #oklahoma, #oklahoma-city-okla, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #softball, #state-legislatures, #stitt-kevin

G.O.P. Lawmakers Who Went to D.C. on Jan. 6: Where Are They Now?

Twenty-one state legislators joined the crowds in Washington as they sought to overturn the 2020 election. For some, it was a ticket to grass-roots stardom on the right. For others, it was a political dead end.

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The New Abortion Bans: Almost No Exceptions for Rape, Incest or Health

Most of the state abortion prohibitions that would go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned do not contain carve-outs that were once widely supported by abortion opponents.

#abortion, #incest, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-crimes, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Fight Looms Over New York’s Bid to Slow Crypto-Mining Boom

Crypto interests are lobbying Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto a groundbreaking bill that would temporarily halt new crypto-mining projects at fossil-fuel burning plants.

#environment, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hk-ftx-trading-ltd-futures-exchange, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #mines-and-mining, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #virtual-currency

New Jersey Centrists Seek to Legalize Their Dream: The Moderate Party

A bipartisan alliance is trying to topple the state’s ban on fusion voting, a system under which third-party groups like the Working Families Party in New York have gained influence.

#law-and-legislation, #malinowski-tom, #new-jersey, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Broken Redistricting Process Winds Down, With No Repairs in Sight

A brutal battle over drawing district boundaries in the House of Representatives has left the two political parties roughly at parity. But no one is celebrating.

#desantis-ron, #elections-house-of-representatives, #florida, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-courts-state, #texas, #voting-rights-act-1965

Outcry Over High School Clinic Exposes Deep Divisions on Mental Health

American teenagers are reporting severe levels of anxiety and depression. But when Connecticut moved to expand mental health services in schools, it ran into fierce opposition in one town.

#anxiety-and-stress, #connecticut, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #killingly-conn, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-boards, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

Adams, Hailed on the National Stage, Finds Frustration Closer to Home

Mayor Eric Adams faced a bumpy first round in pushing his agenda in Albany, particularly when it came to his education goals.

#adams-eric-l, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #mayors, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

Class Sizes Set to Shrink in New York City Schools, but at What Cost?

A bill approved by state lawmakers to shrink New York City class sizes would cost millions, and its passage reignited a longstanding debate about whether the move would help students as intended.

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New York Tightens Its Strict Gun Laws in Democratic Show of Force

State lawmakers passed a package of gun-safety bills, and were set to approve measures to broaden abortion protections as their 2022 session drew to a close.

#abortion, #bullet-proof-clothing, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Florida Supreme Court Turns Down DeSantis Voting Map Challenge

The court’s refusal means that the November elections will most likely be based on legislative maps a lower court said illegally diluted the power of Black voters.

#black-people, #desantis-ron, #elections-house-of-representatives, #florida, #lawson-alfred-1948, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #supreme-courts-state

I’m a Prosecutor. But I Won’t Enforce an Inhumane Law.

No matter what the law says, I’ll never prosecute a woman for getting an abortion. My fellow prosecutors need to step up and make the same promise.

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From Gun Laws to Abortion, 5 Issues for N.Y. Legislators as Session Ends

A move to raise the minimum age to buy AR-15-style weapons is among several hot-button issues still to be resolved in Albany before the session ends.

#abortion, #affordable-housing, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #gun-control, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #state-legislatures

Democratic States Push Gun Control Bills with Congress Gridlocked

Democratic state leaders from California to New Jersey are demanding immediate action after the Uvalde shooting.

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In the Culture Wars, Teachers Are Under Attack

Today’s culture wars treat teachers like political prisoners or, even worse, the enemy.

#books-and-literature, #discrimination, #state-legislatures, #teachers-and-school-employees

Republicans Can’t Handle Losing

When they do, they just want to change the rules.

#electoral-college, #internal-sub-only-nl, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ginni Thomas Urged Arizona Lawmakers to Overturn Election

The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote to legislators in a crucial swing state after the Trump campaign’s loss in 2020.

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Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Banning Almost All Abortions

The legislation would be the nation’s strictest, and relies on lawsuits from private citizens to enforce it. If the governor signs the bill, it would take effect immediately.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #oklahoma, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures

Why New York City Traffic Cameras Are Off When Drivers Speed the Most

As traffic deaths rise in the city, the State Legislature still has the final say on new safety measures, even decreeing when school speed cameras can operate.

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An Update of Rape Laws Would Be a Step Back on Consent

A proposed update of rape laws would be a step back on consent.

#metoo-movement, #american-law-institute, #cosby-bill, #justice-department, #sex-crimes, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #united-states

Overturning Roe Will Not Make America More Democratic

Far from it.

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What’s the Difference Between a Woman and a Sea Turtle? The Senate Wants to Know.

 Don’t be fooled. The debate over Roe is all about women and sex.

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Why a Covid Vaccine Mandate for N.Y.C. Schoolchildren Is Unlikely Soon

Officials and some pediatricians worry the backlash against a mandate could keep children out of school.

#adams-eric-l, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #food-and-drug-administration, #new-york-state, #state-legislatures, #vaccination-and-immunization

How Roe Warped the Republic

Why Roe v. Wade may be overturned by the very forces of polarization it unleashed.

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If Roe Is Struck Down, Where Does the Anti-Abortion Movement Go Next?

The Supreme Court draft opinion signals a new era for the 50-year effort to end the constitutional right to abortion. Next goals include a national ban and, in some cases, classifying abortion as homicide.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #constitution-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #law-and-legislation, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us

America Is Not Ready for the End of Roe v. Wade

Americans are about to lose a constitutional right. It’s worth fighting for.

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The Death of Roe Is Going to Tear America Apart

You think we hate each other now? Just wait.

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Bill Classifying Abortion as Homicide Is Advanced by Louisiana Lawmakers

The proposal threatens to prosecute women who end a pregnancy, a possible new frontier in the abortion debate as the Supreme Court appears inclined to overturn Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #law-and-legislation, #louisiana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us

Democrats Aim to Use Abortion Rights to Jolt Midterm Elections

A party group has circled a handful of states where Democrats hope to hold or flip control. The draft ruling on Roe v. Wade “has the potential to be a game-changing issue,” its leader said.

#abortion, #democratic-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Oklahoma Bans Abortions After About Six Weeks of Pregnancy

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the Oklahoma Heartbeat Act, modeled on the one that came into force in Texas last year.

#abortion, #oklahoma, #state-legislatures, #stitt-kevin, #texas

What Would the End of Roe Mean? Key Questions and Answers.

Abortion would remain legal in about half of states, but the rest would likely ban it. The number of abortions would probably fall, particularly among poor women in the South and Midwest.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #women-and-girls

How Two Democrats Fought and Won in Rural America

The only way for the party to regain traction in rural places is by running strong campaigns in districts that usually back Republicans.

#democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #elections-state-legislature, #maine, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #rural-areas, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

How N.Y. Democrats Lost a Critical Redistricting Battle

When an independent redistricting commission failed to reach consensus, Democratic leaders decided to make their own maps and risk a lawsuit.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures

After Elevation of Trump Allies, Revolt Brews in Michigan G.O.P.

The Republican old guard is protesting the direction of the party after it put forward two champions of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods for attorney general and secretary of state.

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Oklahoma Legislature Passes 6-Week Abortion Bill Modeled on Texas Law

The bill would take effect immediately if signed. It allows civilians to sue doctors who perform abortions or anybody who “aids or abets” one.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #oklahoma, #state-legislatures, #stitt-kevin

G.O.P. Lawmakers Subverted U. of North Carolina, Professors’ Group Says

In a new report, the group says that the Republicans created a hostile climate on campuses. The administration called the charges absurd.

#american-assn-of-university-professors, #appalachian-state-university, #black-people, #chapel-hill-nc, #colleges-and-universities, #cooper-roy-a, #folt-carol-l, #hannah-jones-nikole, #mccrory-pat, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #university-of-north-carolina