Our Gun Myths Have Held America Hostage for Too Long

Proponents of gun reform in this country are up against more than a powerful gun lobby. They are up against our most durable national myth.

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It’s July 4, 2022, and Somehow We Are Still Talking About Trump

Biden can’t possibly like the chatter about him, either.

#coal, #democratic-party, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hutchinson-cassidy, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Did the Supreme Court Open the Door to Reviving One of Its Worst Decisions?

Lochner v. New York, a 1905 decision on labor law, is imprinted on today’s law students as an example of bad jurisprudence. But those old days could be returning.

#constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us

Supreme Court’s E.P.A. Ruling Shifts More Power Away From Congress

What was once a dialogue between the branches has become almost entirely one-sided, with the justices accumulating clout at lawmakers’ expense.

#clean-air-act, #environmental-protection-agency, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965

The National Ambitions of States’ Rights Reactionaries

Will a red-state social order be imposed on the rest of the country?

#conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #federal-state-relations-us, #internal-sub-only-nl, #republican-party, #segregation-and-desegregation, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

The Anti-Abortion Movement Wants to Punish Women for Having Sex

In the America where I came of age, I was told my life was worth more than my ability to have babies. And my sexuality was nothing to be ashamed of.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #education-k-12, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-education, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The E.P.A. Ruling Goes Beyond Coal Regulation

The decision issued a warning shot across the bow of the administrative state.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clean-air-act, #coal, #consumer-protection, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us

With Climate Agenda Stalled at Home, Biden Still Hopes to Lead Abroad

The United States has demonstrated international leadership on climate change in the past, but recent setbacks are presenting new challenges for President Biden.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kerry-john, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #supreme-court-us, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations

What We Learned This Term About the Supreme Court’s Shift to the Right

The blockbuster decisions — on abortion, guns, religion and climate — told part of the story. But the court’s abrupt rightward shift ran through its entire docket.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #conservatism-us-politics, #gorsuch-neil-m, #gun-control, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #roberts-john-g-jr, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Court vs. the Climate

The Supreme Court seems unconcerned with climate change.

#air-pollution, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us

How Overturning Roe v Wade Will Impact Texas Families

Even some anti-abortion adherents say Texas is failing families left impoverished by its war against abortion.

#abortion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

On Guns, a Supreme Court Head-Scratcher: Is a Colonial Musket ‘Analogous’ to an AR-15?

And other questions about gun regulations then and now.

#barrett-amy-coney, #constitution-us, #firearms, #gun-control, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #roberts-john-g-jr, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #united-states

The Supreme Court’s E.P.A. Decision Is More Gloom Than Doom

The most profound effect of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency may ultimately be cultural.

#environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #law-and-legislation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Single Best Guide I’ve Heard to the Supreme Court’s Rightward Shift

The legal scholar Kate Shaw walks me through the Supreme Court’s decades-long conservative counterrevolution.

#audio-neutral-informative, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #environmental-protection-agency, #kate-shaw, #supreme-court-us

E.P.A. Ruling Is Milestone in Long Pushback to Regulation of Business

The decision created greater opportunities for business interests to challenge regulations, reflecting conservative legal theories developed to rein in administrative agencies.

#clean-air-act, #conservatism-us-politics, #decisions-and-verdicts, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Limits E.P.A.’s Ability to Restrict Power Plant Emissions

The case considered the Environmental Protection Agency’s powers under the Clean Air Act.

#air-pollution, #clean-air-act, #coal, #decisions-and-verdicts, #electric-light-and-power, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us

These Companies Will Cover Travel Expenses for Employee Abortions

Dozens of companies have committed to helping their employees get access to reproductive care.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #supreme-court-us, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-economy, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Protection of the Rights to Contraception and Same-Sex Marriage and Intimacy Is in the Constitution

Why the Supreme Court should not overturn the right to same-sex marriage.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #discrimination, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us

What Does the West Virginia vs. E.P.A. Ruling Mean?

The Supreme Court’s ruling in a case involving the E.P.A. could mean many other types of regulations might now be harder to defend.

#environmental-protection-agency, #supreme-court-us

The climate math just got harder

The Supreme Court has said the E.P.A. can’t broadly regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. We look at what it means.

#environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us

Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes First Black Woman Supreme Court Justice

Her confirmation comes as the newly expanded conservative majority moves to give states more control over things like abortion and energy policy.

#jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #supreme-court-us

Court Decision Leaves Biden With Few Tools to Combat Climate Change

A Supreme Court ruling, combined with an energy crunch and intraparty politics, makes it nearly impossible for President Biden to achieve his climate goals.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #solar-energy, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

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

Supreme Court Sides With Biden’s Efforts to End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program

The program, adopted during the Trump administration, requires some migrants to wait in Mexico while their cases are heard.

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

Biden Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Roe v. Wade ‘Outrageous Behavior’

The president also said for the first time that he supported ending the filibuster to codify the right to abortion.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hutchinson-cassidy, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #polls-and-public-opinion, #project-democracy, #secret-service, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

A Powerful Court

In other advanced democracies, the courts are more restrained.

#constitution-us, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #supreme-court-us

I’m a New York City Liberal, and I Want a Gun

The recent Supreme Court decision on carrying handguns helps people like me.

#domestic-violence, #gun-control, #supreme-court-us

Dobbs Is Not the Only Reason to Question the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court

America’s age of norms is over.

#abortion, #constitution-us, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #mcconnell-mitch, #supreme-court-us

Women Will Save Us

In the face of recent threats to the country, women have stepped up more than men.

#democratic-party, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #midterm-elections-2022, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

The Supreme Court Takes Us Back … Way Back

Think about what the world was really like before Roe.

#abortion, #anthony-susan-b, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #finkbine-sherri, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #stanton-elizabeth-cady, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #vaughn-hester, #women-and-girls

Is the Supreme Court Facing a Legitimacy Crisis?

Warnings of the court’s declining credibility are hardly new, but after Roe’s fall, they’ve intensified and moved well beyond the bench.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #bork-robert-h, #breyer-stephen-g, #debatable, #kagan-elena, #rehnquist-william-h, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

Revisiting Justice Stephen Breyer’s Curious (and Strangely Timed) Defense of the Court

In a book published last year, Breyer depicted the Supreme Court as an apolitical institution that sticks to its guiding principles.

#books-and-literature, #breyer-stephen-g, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #the-authority-of-the-court-and-the-peril-of-politics-book

Supreme Court Ruling Allows State to Prosecute Non-Indians on Reserveland in Oklahoma

The decision followed a landmark 2020 decision that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within an Indian reservation, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gorsuch-neil-m, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #supreme-court-us, #tulsa-okla

Supreme Court Narrows Ruling for Tribes in Oklahoma

The decision followed a landmark 2020 ruling that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within Indian reservation lands, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gorsuch-neil-m, #native-americans, #supreme-court-us, #tulsa-okla

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

The numbers of executions and death sentences are falling.

#capital-punishment, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #law-and-legislation, #minorities, #naacp-legal-defense-fund, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sentences-criminal, #state-legislatures, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Women Wonder What’s Next for Abortion Rights After Roe’s Reversal

After the reversal of Roe v. Wade, some women are reconsidering their plans, including where they live, and wondering how best to channel their anger.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #plan-b-contraceptive, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls

Supreme Court Revives Republican-Drawn Voting Map in Louisiana

A federal judge had ordered lawmakers to redraw the state’s six congressional districts to include two in which Black voters were in the majority.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #louisiana, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #voting-rights-act-1965

The U.S. Abortion Map

What access to the procedure now looks like across America.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

What the Reversal of Roe Means for Women’s Work

Women pay a greater price for freedom than do men.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-economy, #womens-rights

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.

#gun-control, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us

Mitch McConnell’s Court Delivers

While Democrats seethe, the Senate Republican leader sees the fruits of his efforts to install an aggressive conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

#conservatism-us-politics, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Lessons From the Terrible Triumph of the Anti-Abortion Movement

What pro-choice activists can learn from their enemies. 

#abortion, #battleground-movie, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

After Dobbs: What Can Be Done?

Readers suggest compromise legislation, offshore abortion clinics, expanding the Supreme Court and more. Also: Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh; Mike Pence; bathing suits.

#abortion, #bathing-suits-and-swimwear, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #collins-susan-m, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #pence-mike, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Women on Why They’re Stocking Up on the Morning-After Pill

Sales of the emergency contraceptive surged after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #amazon-com-inc, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #illinois, #mission-tex, #new-orleans-la, #oklahoma, #parenting, #plan-b-contraceptive, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #stockpiling, #supreme-court-us, #telemedicine, #texas, #women-and-girls

Supreme Court Sides With Coach Over Prayers on 50-Yard Line

Joseph Kennedy, a former high school football coach in Bremerton, Wash., had a constitutional right to pray on the field after his team’s games, the justices ruled.

#bremerton-wash, #coaches-and-managers, #education-k-12, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #religion-state-relations, #supreme-court-us

The Impatient, Ambitious Five

After abortion, how is the Supreme Court likely to change American society next?

#abortion, #affirmative-action, #internal-storyline-no, #supreme-court-us

Inside Four Abortion Clinics the Day Roe Ended

We hear from clinic doctors and staff members about what Friday was like for them.

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The Supreme Court’s Fighting Words

Dobbs and Bruen revealed the sweeping terribleness of the current court’s reasoning.

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The Politicization of the Supreme Court Is Eroding Its Legitimacy

That’s a scary situation for American democracy.

#dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #internal-sub-only-nl, #polls-and-public-opinion, #supreme-court-us

The Final Days of Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic

The Jackson Women’s Health Organization was at the center of the case that overturned Roe v. Wade. Already, supporters are planning new ways to help women in one of the poorest spots in the nation get access to abortions.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #derzis-diane, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #fitch-lynn-1961, #jackson-miss, #jackson-womens-health-organization, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls