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Fearing Supreme Court Loss, New York Tries to Make Gun Case Vanish

27.05.2019 9:23

The case, a challenge to a New York City gun regulation, is the first Second Amendment case at the Supreme Court in almost a decade.


[Ticker] Romania's ruling party chief facing jail

27.05.2019 8:36

Romania's supreme court on Monday upheld a conviction of abuse of office and a 3.5-year jail sentence against ruling Social Democrat Party's leader, Liviu Dragnea, Reuters reported. Dragnea's PSD party had clashed with the EU over judicial independence. Dragnea, who is also speaker of the lower house of parliament, appealed the initial verdict last year, but the conviction is now final. Dragnea was earlier also convicted of election fraud.


Support for abortion rights grows as some U.S. states curb access: Reuters/Ipsos poll

26.05.2019 12:52

The poll found that 58% of American adults said abortion should be legal in most or all cases, up from 50% who said that in a similar poll that ran in July 2018. While support broke down along partisan lines, passions were higher among registered Democrats, with 81% saying abortion should be legal in most or all cases, while 55% of registered Republicans said it should be illegal in most or all cases. This year, eight Republican-led states have passed new restrictions on abortion, measures that activists said are aimed at provoking the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.


Judge who mocked Donald Trump in court is suspended without pay

26.05.2019 8:47

Supreme court suspends Michael W. Kwan for jokes like: 'Think I'll go to the shelter to adopt a cat before the President-Elect grabs them all'


Colorado Court Complicates Life For Drug-Sniffing Dogs

26.05.2019 8:31

A Colorado State Supreme Court ruling is putting some police dogs out of work. NPR's Susan Davis finds out why from Brian Laas, president of the Colorado Police K-9 Association.


Israelis protest moves to grant Netanyahu immunity, limit Supreme Court

25.05.2019 17:53

Thousands of Israelis protested on Saturday against legislative steps that could grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution and limit the power of the country's Supreme Court.


Klobuchar promises "very thorough investigation" of Supreme Court nominee

25.05.2019 13:46

The Minnesota Democrat says the administration's executive order restricting new arrivals is likely to complicate nominations


Violence and disruption against abortion clinics at highest rates since 1999

25.05.2019 12:16

Violence and disruption against abortion clinics in the US increased to its highest levels since the 1990s last year, a report by the National Abortion Federation has found.The increase in violence was attributed, at least in part, to president Donald Trump and his administration’s rhetoric.The report noted a significant increase in obstruction, vandalism, and trespassing, with 1,135 incidents of trespassing recorded in 2018 - the most since the NAF began tracking the crime in 1999.There were also 3,038 instances of obstruction, a 78 per cent increase compared to the previous year, and nearly 100,000 instances of picketing.“Anti-choice individuals and groups have been emboldened by the rhetoric of president Trump, vice president Pence, and other elected officials and we are seeing this play out in stances of activities meant to intimidate abortion providers and disrupt patient services,” said Dr Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, who serves as interim president and CEO of NAF.She added: “Demonising health care providers and women who rely on them for abortion care has become one of the go-to tactics for anti-choice politicians. Those lies have consequences and it is not the anti-choice politicians who are facing those consequences; it is those who are denied abortion care and the providers targeted by threats, harassment, and violence who are. It is time for the demonizing of abortion providers and their patients to end.“Given the political climate and the increase in hate incidents throughout the country, it is more important than ever that law enforcement and prosecutors appropriately respond to anti-abortion criminal activity.”The study did note a decrease in stalking, burglary, assault, and battery against abortion providers.It comes during a fresh wave of anti-abortion legislation such as the Alabama abortion ban, which is currently being contested in a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood, and “heartbeat bills” which ban elective abortion after a foetal heartbeat is detectable.As a foetal heartbeat is first detectable at six weeks - a point where many pregnant people may not even know they are pregnant - these initiatives are seen as a back-door abortion ban and are also being contested in court. Politicians in support of banning abortion hope these cases will rise to the Supreme Court of the United States and lead to an overturning of Roe V Wade, which set the precedent for elective abortion until the end of the second trimester in the US.

Supreme Court Blocks Two Rulings Striking Down Voting Maps

24.05.2019 21:24

Federal courts in Ohio and Michigan had said maps there violated the Constitution by favoring the party in power.


1/10/19: Red and Blue

24.05.2019 21:13

Trump travels to the border; Redistricting in focus for Supreme Court


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