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Radical Supreme Court Guts State Gun Laws & Right to Remain Silent Under Arrest  

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a century-old New York state law that limited who can carry concealed weapons in public, with Justice Clarence Thomas writing for the 6-3 majority that the statute violated the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms. The ruling vastly expands gun rights in the U.S. just weeks after mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, and represents “a revolution in Second Amendment law,” says Slate senior writer Mark Joseph Stern. “It declares that any restriction on the right to self-defense is presumptively unconstitutional.” In light of the Supreme Court decision, a bipartisan gun violence bill passed by the Senate is “one step forward, two steps back.” Stern also discusses a separate ruling in which the court’s conservative majority said a person who is arrested and not told of their right to remain silent cannot subsequently sue police for violating their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination — even if statements they give are ultimately used against them at trial. The decision could be setting the stage for the court to overturn the 1966 Miranda v. Arizona precedent altogether, Stern warns.

California abortion clinics braced for out-of-state surge as bans kick in   26%

The state has pledged to be a ‘sanctuary’, with people seeking reproductive care potentially rising from 46,000 to 1.4m

How many people to expect?

It’s the question anguished reproductive care providers in California are grappling with after the US supreme court voted to overturn the federal right to abortion.

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California to vote on adding abortion rights protection to state constitution   42%

The amendment added to this year’s ballot is part of Democrats’ aggressive strategy to expand access to abortion

California voters will decide in November whether to guarantee the right to an abortion in their state constitution, a question sure to boost turnout on both sides of the debate during a pivotal midterm election year as Democrats try to keep control of Congress after the US supreme court overturned Roe v Wade.

The court’s ruling on Friday gives states the authority to decide whether to allow abortion. California is controlled by Democrats who support abortion rights, so access to the procedure won’t be threatened anytime soon.

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Op-Ed: 'To bear arms' didn't always mean what today's pro-gun crowd thinks   5%

As the Supreme Court nears another decision on guns, Americans should consider how restricted carrying arms in public was in the early days of the country.

California to vote on constitutional amendment protecting abortion rights   11%

The amendment is part of a flurry of legislative efforts in liberal states aimed at solidifying reproductive rights in the aftermath of last week’s Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade.

Women on Why Theyre Stocking Up on the Morning-After Pill  

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

Mexicans used to go to the US for legal abortions. Now theyre inviting Americans in   -10%

Mexico decriminalized abortion in September – nine months before the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. Now Mexican activists, who for years looked to the US as a beacon of abortion rights, are helping their northern neighbours in a stark turnaround of fortunes, writes Sheila Flynn

The latest on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade   19%

A fourth day of demonstrations is planned today in several locations across the US after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion. Follow the latest updates here.

Many US companies move to pay travel costs for employees seeking abortions   7%

Tech firms and banks, including Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase, add ‘critical healthcare’ package

Many large US corporations have moved swiftly to provide support and financial assistance to employees seeking abortions in states that outlawed the procedure after the US supreme court’s decision on Friday to overturn its landmark Roe v Wade ruling.

With potentially millions of women soon looking to cross state lines for the procedure, many employers have added “critical healthcare” packages to employees’ benefit packages.

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Republicans have hijacked the US supreme court. Its time to expand it | David Daley   25%

If Amy Coney Barrett serves to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s age, she will be a justice until 2059. We must reform the court now, or risk it losing its legitimacy forever

When the US supreme court this week radically expanded the second amendment and declared most any restrictions on guns to be presumptively unconstitutional, then overturned five decades of reproductive rights and created a likely desert for abortion access all the way from Idaho to Florida, America’s grim new reality became painfully clear.

An extreme conservative majority holds absolute control over the court. They will likely hold this power for multiple generations. They intend to use it to impose a far-right vision that most Americans oppose, twisting the rule of law into whatever they say it is, depending on the ideological outcome they hope to achieve.

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Unpopular Supreme Court made unpopular decision   21%

This week, the US Supreme Court delivered its most controversial decision in at least a decade. The ruling to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion may have major electoral consequences in this year's midterm elections.

UN condemns US abortion decision   17%

The United Nations has condemned the US Supreme Court’s decision striking down federal abortion rights
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What is medication abortion, and who has access to it?   14%

Now that the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that established the federal right to an abortion, the next battle may be over access to abortion pills.

Protests continue across US to voice anger over supreme court ruling   -70%

In New York, thousands gathered downtown to celebrate Pride and give voice to anger after decision that overturned abortion rights

Protests over a US supreme court decision that overturned abortion rights continued across the country this weekend. In New York, thousands marched to voice their anger at the ruling that came at the end of a dizzying week around not just reproductive rights but also gun carry laws and the US Capitol attack.

“Not your uterus, not your choice,” many shouted as the demonstrations progressed in Washington DC., New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta and Austin.

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The Supreme Courts gun ruling is bad, but not for the reasons you might think  

This is a Supreme Court majority untethered to text or precedent.

California leaders vow new gun restrictions after Supreme Court ruling threatens state law  

California leaders vow to craft new gun restrictions hours after a Supreme Court decision threatening limits on carrying handguns in public.

Roe v. Wade: Congress reacts to Supreme Court ruling on abortion  

Members of Congress and politicians react to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

A Missouri doctor moved up a patients abortion before the states trigger law took effect.   -16%

Hearing that the Supreme Court might overturn Roe v. Wade, the doctor performed the procedure on Friday morning, finishing less than an hour before the decision came down.

Headlines for June 27, 2022   5%

Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe v. Wade, Ending Constitutional Right to Abortion, Battle over Abortion Rights Will Shape 2022 Midterm Elections, Biden Signs Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill into Law, Russian Forces Complete Takeover of Ukraine’s Severodonetsk, G7 Discusses Ways to Counter Russia and China; Russia Defaults on Foreign Debt, At Least 23 Asylum Seekers Killed Attempting to Cross from Morocco to Spanish Enclave, Thousands Protest in Madrid Ahead of NATO Summit, U.S. Releases Asadullah Haroon Gul, Tortured and Jailed at Guantánamo for 15 Years Without Trial, Indian Human Rights Defender Teesta Setalvad Arrested, Funerals Held for Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira After Their Murder in Brazil, Pride Celebrations Overshadowed by SCOTUS Ruling Ending Abortion Rights, Oslo, Norway, Pride Events Canceled After Gunman Opens Fire on Gay Bar, Killing 2, Trump-Appointed Judge Blocks Biden Administration Deportation Guidance

Detroit area protests, celebrations planned after Roe v. Wade overturned   28%

Communities across metro Detroit are holding demonstrations after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed the right to an abortion.


New York Citys Noncitizen Voting Law Is Struck Down  

A State Supreme Court judge from Staten Island said the measure, which would have allowed more than 800,000 noncitizens to vote, violated the State Constitution.

GOP lawmaker asked whether child rape victim should carry out pregnancy. Hear his answer  

Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) speaks with CNN's Pamela Brown to discuss the Supreme Court ruling that limits abortion access as well as Ohio's heartbeat bill, which survived an injunction. The bill bans abortions after six weeks and has no exceptions for rape or incest.

Roe vs Wade: How betting on Trump paid off for US anti-abortion supporters   14%

The former president’s judiciary nominations have led the Christian right to its holy grail – the Supreme Court ending the nationwide right to abortion.

How the Supreme Court is dismantling the separation of church and state   -6%

Supreme Court justices on Monday readily put themselves in the shoes of a football coach who wanted to pray at midfield after a game, over those of students who might feel pressure to join him, in an expansive decision focused on the "suppression" of religious voices.

US Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court makes it easier for Americans to carry handguns   14%

The US Senate’s vote came as a boon for gun safety activists, hours after they were dismayed by a Supreme Court ruling that Americans have a fundamental right to carry a handgun in public.

Roe v. Wade: U.S. Supreme Court ends constitutional right to abortion   14%

The Supreme Court ruled that abortion is not protected by the U.S. Constitution, opening the door for states to ban the practice. The court’s vote to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which came in a 6-3 decision, ends 50 years of abortion as a constitutional right. Former President Donald Trump’s three appointees joined the majority.

Roe v. Wade and gun violence take center stage at BET Awards  

Taraji P. Henson opened the 2022 BET Awards addressing both the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and gun violence.

Roe v Wade has been overturned. Heres what this will mean | Moira Donegan   7%

Millions of women are now less free than men, in the functioning of their own bodies and in the paths of their own lives

The story is not about the supreme court. Today, the sword that has long been hanging over American women’s heads finally fell: the supreme court overturned Roe v Wade, ending the nationwide right to an abortion. This has long been expected, and long dreaded, by those in the reproductive rights movement, and it has long been denied by those who wished to downplay the court’s extremist lurch. The coming hours will be consumed with finger pointing and recriminations. But the story is not about who was right and who was wrong.

Nor is the story about the US judiciary’s crumbling legitimacy, or the supreme court’s fractious internal politics. In the coming days, our attention will be called to the justices themselves – to their feelings, to their careers, to their safety. We will be distracted by the stench of partisanship and scandal that emanates from the shadowy halls of One First Street; by the justices’ grievance-airing and petty backbiting in public; or by their vengeful paranoid investigation into the leak of a draft of Samuel Alito’s opinion some weeks ago. We will be scolded not to protest outside their houses, and we will be prevented, by high fences and heavy gates and the presence of armed cops, from protesting outside the court itself. But the story is not about the supreme court.

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What Ruth Bader Ginsburg really said about Roe v. Wade   32%

Some on the right have highlighted her criticisms of Roe to support what the Supreme Court did. The reality isn't nearly so neat and tidy.

Supreme Court school prayer ruling stirs debate over how far religion will seep into campus   8%

People are reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said it was OK for a high school football coach in Washington state to kneel and pray after games. The justices voted 6 to 3 that such prayer does not amount to an official "establishment'"of religion.

Abcarian: Banning abortion is the first step. Brace yourselves for the end of many hard-fought rights  

By overning Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court opens the door to reversing gay sex, gay marriage, contraception.

The womens lives in danger in a post-Roe America   18%

Jessica Glenza reports on the supreme court ruling and the profound consequences it will have for women facing unwanted pregnancies across the United States

On Friday the US supreme court overturned Roe vs Wade, the legal precedent that had protected the right to an abortion since 1973.

After the decision, 26 state legislatures moved to ban abortion immediately or as soon as practically possible. This will leave millions of women without access to a legal termination in their home state. Many will have to travel hundreds of miles to access a safe abortion in another state or try to terminate their pregnancy themselves.

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Biden signs bipartisan gun control bill into law, takes swipe at Supreme Court   15%

US President Joe Biden on Saturday signed a bipartisan gun safety bill into law, the first major federal gun reform in three decades, days after the Supreme Court expanded gun rights.

Im very afraid: same-sex couples on their fears in a post-Roe landscape   2%

Obergefell v Hodges affirmed the right to same-sex marriage and capped a string of court victories for LGBTQ+ people – seven years later the mood has darkened

“Euphoria.” That’s how Jim Obergefell describes his reaction on 26 June 2015, when, “after a lifetime of feeling less than, of feeling outside of society”, the supreme court affirmed the right to same-sex marriage in Obergefell v Hodges.

The landmark civil rights case for which Obergefell served as lead plaintiff capped a string of court victories for LGBTQ+ people in the US, including a ban on criminalizing gay sex and the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. It appeared to signal a new era of tolerance and civil rights in the US.

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The Guardian view on overturning Roe v Wade: anti-abortionists reign supreme | Editorial   -6%

The removal of women’s constitutional right to abortion will deepen hardship and division in the US

The decision, when it came on Friday, was not a surprise. Even before the dramatic leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion last month, it was widely predicted that the US supreme court would grab the opportunity presented by the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization case to rescind the decision made in 1973 in Roe v Wade. This, after all, was the purpose of President Trump’s three supreme court selections – and the culmination of a decades-long campaign by anti-abortionists to return to states the authority to ban the procedure. But the announcement still came as a shock. The US’s global influence means that the decision to remove a woman’s constitutional right to abortion there reverberates far beyond its shores.

The speed with which multiple US states reacted is disturbing; already, abortion has been outlawed in 10, with 11 more expected to follow shortly. While all women should be entitled to control their own lives and bodies, there are instances when denying this is particularly cruel. Americans who oppose forced pregnancy and birth now face the horror of rape and incest victims, including children, being compelled to become mothers. The US is exceptional in its lack of federal maternity provisions; children as well as parents will suffer the consequences of unwanted additions to their families, with poor and black people the worst affected.

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'I feel powerless as a physician': Inside a post-Roe v. Wade Alabama abortion clinic   -3%

CNN's Randi Kaye visits Alabama Women's Center, one of only three abortion clinics that were operating in the state prior to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, to see firsthand the impact the outlawing of abortion is having on patients.

Where abortion 'trigger laws' stand right now   35%

The Supreme Court's majority decision overturning Roe v. Wade has allowed states to begin setting their own abortion policies. Just days after the ruling, it has already resulted in a patchwork system in which access to the procedure is, for many people, determined largely by whether a state is controlled by Republicans or Democrats.

Roe vs Wade: Judge in US abortion ruling signals gay marriage, contraception next in firing line   -12%

Justice Clarence Thomas said the Supreme Court should ‘reconsider’ other landmark rulings, including same-sex marriage and contraception.

Opinion: Lawmaker's 'White life' slip-up spoke volumes. What followed was just as unsettling  

At Donald Trump's "Save America" rally this weekend, Republican US Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois hailed the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a "historic victory for White life."

Gun rights: Supreme Court brings Second Amendment to the streets  

The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday underscores just how dramatically Second Amendment jurisprudence has shifted in recent decades.