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Protests continue in southeast Ohio after the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Protesters gathered on the steps of the Athens County Courthouse last week after the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion. Ari Faber, the operations coordinator of United Campus Ministry at Ohio University, expressed her concern for what the decision could mean for other rights. “I think the (justices haven’t) been very clear… Read More

Ohio Supreme Court rejects request to suspend state’s six-week abortion ban

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Supreme Court has denied a request to suspend the state’s new six-week abortion ban just two days after the group of abortion providers filed the lawsuit. In an unsigned decision, the Republican-dominated court rejected the effort to stop the ban that went into effect last week following… Read More

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Supreme Court restricts the EPA’s authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions

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Updated June 30, 2022 at 10:30 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a major blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate carbon emissions that cause climate change. The decision by the conservative court majority sets the stage for further limitations on the regulatory power of other… Read More

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Is same-sex marriage or birth control in danger after U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down constitutional protections for abortion is raising questions about the future of other rights established with court precedent, especially for advocates for same-sex relationships and for use of contraceptives. Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the conservative members of the U.S. Supreme Court,… Read More

Here’s where abortions will likely be banned or strictly limited post Roe

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Twenty-two states have laws in place that will immediately ban abortions or pave the way to ban or severely restrict access to them, following the Supreme Court’s historic decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade. This is according to research from the Guttmacher Institute, a group that favors abortion rights. Several… Read More

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending right to abortion upheld for decades

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court officially reversed Roe v. Wade on Friday, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion upheld for nearly a half century, no longer exists. Writing for the court majority, Justice Samuel Alito said that the 1973 Roe ruling and repeated subsequent high court decisions reaffirming Roe “must be… Read More

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Supreme Court expands gun rights nationwide after striking down a N.Y. law that restricts concealed carrying of guns

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion along ideological lines, ruled that New York’s restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in public violates the Second Amendment. The opinion, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, invalidates the state’s requirement for people to show “proper cause” to get public carry licenses. Writing… Read More

Abortion rights advocates and abortion rights opponents demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

How states are preparing for a Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The U.S. Supreme Court is soon expected to issue what could be a momentous decision upending abortion rights. Last month, a leaked draft revealed the conservative justices were preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving abortion regulation to the states. NewsHour’s Adam Kemp in Oklahoma City, Gabrielle Hays in St. Louis and… Read More

Abortion opponents (front row) and abortion rights supporters (dressed as handmaids in back) listen to testimony on an abortion bill in a committee at the Ohio Legislature

What could happen in Ohio if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — It appears the U.S. Supreme Court might be on its way to overturning the landmark decision that allowed abortion as a constitutional right throughout the country. A decision on a Mississippi case is expected this summer. But Monday night brought stunning news, with Politico releasing a draft of the… Read More

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Ohio’s Republican US Senator says he’ll oppose Jackson’s nomination to Supreme Court

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Retiring Republican US Sen. Rob Portman will stick with most of his party and oppose Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee to the US Supreme Court. That means a split vote for Ohio’s two Senators in Jackson’s confirmation vote in the Senate later this week. Portman writes in a statement… Read More

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Supreme Court makes it easier to sue for malicious prosecution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday made it easier to sue police and prosecutors for malicious prosecution. But the decision still leaves in place other barriers to such lawsuits. At the center of the ruling is a case of diaper rash. Yes, diaper rash. Larry Thompson was living with his then… Read More

us Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, departs the US Capitol in Washington, DC

Manchin says he will support Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Friday he will vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, clearing the way to an all-but-certain confirmation. The West Virginia Democrat has become a pivotal vote in the evenly divided Senate, as he often sides with Republicans, and his opposition could have blocked Jackson from becoming the… Read More

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What Ketanji Brown Jackson can expect to hear from Republicans this week

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Thesaurus has no synonyms for the phrase, “confirmation hearing.” That’s because it’s a unique beast. Unique because it is like no other. And beast because when it comes to a Supreme Court nomination, it is treacherous for the nominee, while offering enormous opportunities for her questioners. Keep that in mind… Read More

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Justice Stephen Breyer, an influential liberal on the Supreme Court, to retire


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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring after serving more than two decades on the nation’s highest court, Supreme Court and Biden administration sources tell NPR. Breyer — professorial, practical, and moderately liberal — wrote many of the court’s legally important but less glamorous decisions and sought, behind the scenes, to… Read More

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Supreme Court blocks Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large private companies

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Updated January 13, 2022 at 4:45 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test rule Thursday, declaring that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had exceeded its authority. But at the same time, the court upheld a regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services… Read More

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High court to hold special session on vaccine requirements

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hold a special session in just over two weeks to hear arguments on the Biden administration’s vaccine or testing requirement for large employers and a separate vaccine requirement for health care workers. The announcement comes amid rising coronavirus cases. The high court announced late Wednesday that… Read More

Abortion rights advocates and abortion rights opponents demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

Roe v. Wade’s future is in doubt after historic arguments at Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The right to an abortion in the United States appeared to be on shaky ground as a divided Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on the fate of Roe v. Wade, the court’s 1973 decision that legalized abortion in the United States. At issue in Wednesday’s case — Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s… Read More

Housing activists erect a sign in Swampscott, Mass. A federal freeze on most evictions is set to expire soon. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.

What Renters, Landlords Should Expect As The Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Throughout most of the pandemic, Americans who are behind on their rent have been safe from evictions due to a federal moratorium imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over public health concerns. But the Supreme Court said the moratorium must expire July 31 unless Congress passes new legislation…. Read More