I’m a Texas Abortion Provider. My Work Serves the Community.

Navigating care for pregnancy and abortion in Texas is impossible.

#abortion, #children-and-childhood, #immigration-and-emigration, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #supreme-court-us, #texas

At the Supreme Court, a Plea to Reveal Secret Surveillance Rulings

The justices will soon consider whether to hear a case arguing that the First Amendment requires disclosure of a secret court’s major rulings.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #americans-for-prosperity, #brennan-center-for-justice, #foreign-intelligence-surveillance-act-fisa, #garland-merrick-b, #supreme-court-us, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #usa-freedom-act

Religious Beliefs and Abortion Laws

How religious belief affect abortion laws and vaccination.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-religion, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

When Politics Isn’t About Principle

From vaccine mandates to religious liberty, your allies often matter more than your ideology.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #becket-fund-for-religious-liberty, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-religion, #libertarianism-us-politics, #republican-party, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Supreme Court Urged to Reject Mississippi’s Attack on Roe v. Wade

In a new brief in a major abortion case, a clinic and a doctor asked the court to strike down a state law largely banning the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

#abortion, #fitch-lynn-1961, #jackson-womens-health-organization, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Conservative Lawyer Behind the Texas Abortion Law

Jonathan Mitchell has never had a high profile in the anti-abortion movement, but he developed and promoted the legal approach that has flummoxed the courts and enraged abortion rights supporters.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #abortion, #breyer-stephen-g, #hughes-bryan-1969, #law-and-legislation, #mitchell-jonathan-f, #politics-and-government, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #scalia-antonin, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j

The Texas Abortion Law: Here’s How it Works

There is little precedent for the provision that deputizes ordinary citizens to enforce an effective ban on abortions — and offers them a financial incentive to do so.

#law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas

Legislating in the Name of God

Republican officeholders are no longer coy about their religion-driven mission to stop abortion.

#abortion, #alabama, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuomo-mario-m, #houston-tex, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #law-and-legislation, #mexico, #mississippi, #religion-state-relations, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-court-of-mexico, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Supreme Court Stays John Ramirez’s Execution in Dispute Over Pastor’s Role

The ruling was the latest in a string of decisions on the role that spiritual advisers may play in death row inmates’ final moments.

#capital-punishment, #chaplains, #clergy, #decisions-and-verdicts, #freedom-of-religion, #ramirez-john-henry, #religion-and-belief, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Stays Execution in Dispute Over Pastor’s Role

The ruling was the latest in a string of decisions on the role that spiritual advisers may play in death row inmates’ final moments.

#capital-punishment, #chaplains, #clergy, #decisions-and-verdicts, #freedom-of-religion, #ramirez-john-henry, #religion-and-belief, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Will Return to Its Courtroom Next Month

The public will not be allowed in, but the court will continue to provide live audio of arguments.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #washington-dc

The Texas Abortion Law Didn’t Come Out of Thin Air

It’s a watershed moment in a long-running war on reproductive rights in the state.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #texas

As Migrants Surge Toward Border, Court Hands Biden a Lifeline

Desperate to control the unrelenting buildup on the border, Biden administration officials turn their focus to deterring migration, dashing hopes of asylum seekers.

#asylum-right-of, #bersin-alan-d, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #matamoros-mexico, #mexico, #supreme-court-us

SB 8 Is Only the Beginning

The Texas abortion law is just an opening salvo in a broader push by conservatives to restrict the rights of their neighbors, classmates and colleagues. 

#abortion, #gun-control, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #womens-rights

How Has the Texas Abortion Law Survived the Courts?

Legislation banning most terminations has gone into effect in Texas. How did it avoid being immediately struck down like so many previous anti-abortion laws?

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #law-and-legislation, #supreme-court-us, #texas

The Supreme Court Outdoes Itself by Doing Nothing

The conservative majority essentially nullified the constitutional rights of millions of American women without so much as an argument.

#abortion, #constitution-us, #law-and-legislation, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

Texas Abortion Case Reflects Success of Conservative Strategy to Remake Court

Forces on the right have spent decades maneuvering to install a reliable anti-abortion majority. Now they have one, and it is paying off for them.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #decisions-and-verdicts, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Texas Abortion Case Highlights Concern Over Supreme Court’s ‘Shadow Docket’

A process intended to help the court deal with emergency petitions and routine matters has grown into a backdoor way of making major policy decisions.

#abortion, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-courts-us, #law-and-legislation, #nadler-jerrold, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

Abortion Arrives at the Center of the American Political Maelstrom

The Supreme Court’s decision not to block a Texas law banning most abortions left Republicans eager to replicate it. Democrats reeled, but sensed a winning issue in coming elections.

#abortion, #california, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #democratic-party, #mcauliffe-terry, #midterm-elections-2022, #newsom-gavin, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #womens-rights

The ‘Horrendous’ Texas Law on Abortion

Readers express dismay that the Supreme Court didn’t block the law and urge Congress to take action. Also: The danger to democracy; food for Haiti’s children.

#abortion, #food, #haiti, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Texas Abortion Supreme Court Ruling Was Long in the Making

The groundwork was laid long ago for the Texas anti-abortion law that the Supreme Court allowed to go into effect.

#abortion, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states

Biden Vows to Protect Abortion Rights in Face of ‘Extreme’ Texas Law

President Biden directed a gender-focused policy council in the White House and other agencies to “launch of a whole-of-government-effort” to respond.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #harris-kamala-d, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law

The law was novel and its success surprised even some in the anti-abortion movement.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

Texas Abortion Law: Questions and Answers

The law prohibits abortions before many women even know they’re pregnant, and it will be hard to challenge in the courts.

#abortion, #black-people, #heart, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

How The Texas Abortion Law is Turning Activists Into Enforcers

The Texas abortion law is the latest example of a harrowing trend.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #womens-rights

The Texas Abortion Law That Dealt a Blow to Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court allowed the nation’s harshest abortion ban to go into effect, without lifting a finger.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #texas

Texas’ Near-Ban on Abortions Takes Effect After Supreme Court Fails to Act

The court is still expected to rule soon on an emergency application from abortion providers seeking to block the measure, which is now the most restrictive abortion law in the nation.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #abortion, #decisions-and-verdicts, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Asked to Block Texas Abortion Law

The law, set to go into effect on Wednesday, bans abortions after about six weeks and deputizes citizens to file suits to enforce it.

#abortion, #center-for-reproductive-rights, #law-and-legislation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas

Are Censures of Politicians a Form of Free Speech or a Threat to It?

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this fall on whether the censure of an elected official in Houston ran afoul of the First Amendment.

#city-councils, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #houston-community-college, #supreme-court-us

Justice Breyer on Retirement and the Role of Politics at the Supreme Court

In an interview prompted by his new book, the 83-year-old leader of the court’s liberal wing said he is working on a decision about when to step down.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #books-and-literature, #breyer-stephen-g, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #retirement, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Ends Biden’s Eviction Moratorium

The ruling followed political and legal maneuvering by the administration to retain protections for tenants. It puts hundreds of thousands at risk of being put out of their homes.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

How the Supreme Court Could Slowly Sabotage Roe v. Wade

Justices fearing a backlash might not be ready to overturn the ruling. But Texas offers a way to restrict abortion further.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #kennedy-anthony-m, #mississippi, #national-right-to-life-committee, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states

Supreme Court Allows Revival of Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy

The court’s unsigned order refused to stay a ruling from a federal judge in Texas forbidding the Biden administration from ending the policy.

#appeals-courts-us, #asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Supreme Court That Has Gone Wrong

Erwin Chemerinsky’s “Presumed Guilty” details the many ways the Supreme Court has favored the police over the accused.

#books-and-literature, #chemerinsky-erwin, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #presumed-guilty-book, #supreme-court-us, #warren-earl-jr

As Democrats Renew Voting Rights Push, Offsetting Roberts Court Is Top of Mind

The House’s voting rights legislation named for the civil rights leader John Lewis seeks to counter the Supreme Court’s longstanding bid to undermine the Voting Rights Act.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #democratic-party, #federal-courts-us, #house-of-representatives, #lewis-john-r, #roberts-john-g-jr, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Supreme Court Grants Temporary Reprieve to Biden Immigration Policy

Justice Samuel Alito briefly stayed a ruling from a federal judge that would have forced some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while U.S. officials considered their cases.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #decisions-and-verdicts, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

An Inspiring Act of Racial Healing in Chattanooga

Black and white communities are working together to mark the site of a lynching.

#black-people, #chattanooga-tenn, #harlan-john-marshall-1833-1911, #lynching, #supreme-court-us

When the Supreme Court Couldn’t Stop a Lynching

A long-ago Supreme Court case helps racial healing in Chatanooga. 

#black-people, #chattanooga-tenn, #harlan-john-marshall-1833-1911, #lynching, #supreme-court-us

Federal Judge Blocks Ban on Nearly All Abortions in Arkansas

The law would have banned the procedure except to save the life of a pregnant woman in a medical emergency.

#abortion, #arkansas, #baker-kristine-g, #decisions-and-verdicts, #hutchinson-asa, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #rutledge-leslie-1976, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us

Details on F.B.I. Inquiry Into Kavanaugh Draw Fire From Democrats

The F.B.I. said some of the 4,500 tips it received about Justice Brett Kavanaugh were given to the Trump White House, leading some Democrats to call the process a sham.

#coons-christopher-a, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #senate, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitehouse-sheldon, #wray-christopher-a

What Thurgood Marshall Taught Me

He became the first Black Supreme Court justice, and the stories he told his clerks — like me — revealed how he helped break down America’s color line.

#black-people, #legal-profession, #marshall-thurgood, #segregation-and-desegregation, #supreme-court-us

How Convenient Should Voting Be? Court Ruling Leaves No Clear Answer

The Supreme Court’s decision on voting rights suggests that limits to the convenience of voting methods may be relatively permissible, while new burdens on casting a ballot in-person might be more vulnerable.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

Trump Is Gone, Sort of. The Fireworks Are Still Going Off.

The Supreme Court, Congress, even the White House. — the reverberations are everywhere.

#barrett-amy-coney, #carlin-george, #democratic-party, #independence-day-us-july-4, #infrastructure-public-works, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-act-1965, #weisselberg-allen

Proving Racist Intent: Democrats Face High New Bar in Opposing Voting Laws

Democrats and voting rights groups say they can no longer count on the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to serve as a backstop for preventing racially discriminatory voting restrictions.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #arizona, #democratic-party, #evers-tony-1951, #law-and-legislation, #naacp-legal-defense-fund, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #priorities-usa, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-act-1965

Supreme Court Term Marked by Conservative Majority in Flux

The chief justice’s power waned, and the three Trump justices grew more influential. The term ended with an exclamation point, with the court imposing new limits on the Voting Rights Act.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #breyer-stephen-g, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #conservatism-us-politics, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #kennedy-anthony-m, #roberts-john-g-jr, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Was Not Indicted. But the Charges Still Threaten Him.

The criminal case against the former president’s business could deliver a blow to his finances, and he remains the focus of a broader investigation in New York.

#deutsche-bank-ag, #federal-taxes-us, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-state, #pomerantz-mark-f, #supreme-court-us, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #vance-cyrus-r-jr, #weisselberg-allen

Democrats Brace for a Narrower Path to Challenge New Voting Laws

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday involving Arizona voting laws appeared to limit the options for voting rights groups to mount legal challenges to restrictive new measures being passed in Republican-controlled states.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

Supreme Court Backs Donor Privacy for California Charities

Conservative groups challenged the state’s disclosure requirements, saying they could lead to harassment.

#americans-for-prosperity, #cato-institute, #decisions-and-verdicts, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #philanthropy, #supreme-court-us

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions

The decision, a test of what remains of the Voting Rights Act, suggested that challenges to many new measures making it harder to vote may not be successful.

#arizona, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

Supreme Court Rejects Request to Lift Federal Ban on Evictions

The C.D.C. had imposed an eviction moratorium, saying it was needed to address the coronavirus pandemic.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #law-and-legislation, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government