On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 that the ability to terminate a pregnancy was a constitutional right. Now, less than five decades later, with a number of lower-court abortion decisions advancing and the most conservative Supreme Court since the 1930s, abortion opponents could be close to getting what they have wanted ever since Roe v. Wade: the decision’s reversal. I am an abortion rights activist, and frankly, I couldn’t be happier. Story Continued Below Anti-abortion legal groups appear determined to use one of the several lower-court abortion cases currently pending to directly challenge Roe in the coming years. Right now, there are more than 20 cases in line at the Supreme Court that could fundamentally alter abortion rights as enshrined in Roe. And some are tired of waiting: Last week, Texas’ 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the most conservative in the country, appeared to try to force the Supreme Court to take up abortion rights … [Read more...] about I Am an Abortion Rights Activist. I Hope the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade.
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By JOEY BUNCHColoradoPolitics.comColorado’s most important political football is on the tee. The state Supreme Court soon could put the future of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights in play or out of reach.Liberals and conservatives are paying close attention, because TABOR controls how the state caps spending and government growth. Critics say it also hobbles Colorado’s ability to invest in schools, transportation and the other spoils of population growth.Some critics want voters to decide this year if TABOR can be undone with a ballot initiative. Opponents and the law say TABOR is so big and multilayered that a single vote would violate the state’s “single subject rule” that says ballot questions can only take up one thing at a time.“People put it in the Constitution as one measure; it seems like people ought to have the power to take it out as one measure,” said Carol Hedges, executive director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute, which filed … [Read more...] about TABOR a target unless state Supreme Court puts it out of reach
Which U.S. cities are the worst places to live in 2019? Surprisingly, sunny California and Hawaii actually boast some of the worst places to live. Allison Underhill, provided by Published 3:40 pm PST, Monday, February 11, 2019 Rigoberto Arroyofishes from a canal in Mendota, California. Many of the nation’s farmers and ranchers fear the loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia means the Obama administration’s broad definition of federally protected waters will prevail. less Rigoberto Arroyofishes from a canal in Mendota, California. Many of the nation’s farmers and ranchers fear the loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia means the Obama administration’s broad definition ... more Photo: Jae C. Hong /Associated Press Photo: Jae C. Hong /Associated Press Image 1 … [Read more...] about California city named 2019’s worst place to live in the United States
Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 5:32 PM EST Jan 25, 2019 Lansing — Michigan Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hit pause on a federal lawsuit alleging GOP gerrymandering, a move that could disrupt a settlement agreement announced Friday by Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Benson's deal with plaintiffs would require Michigan to redraw at least 11 state House districts. It would likely force a recalibration of an unknown number of surrounding districts as well. But attorneys for Republican lawmakers are asking the nation’s highest court to intervene and delay any action in the suit until justices consider arguments in similar gerrymandering cases out of North Carolina and Maryland they are expected to take up in March. “The Supreme Court will be ruling soon on the exact issues presented in this case, and this afternoon we asked the United States Supreme Court to stay this entire proceeding,” Attorney Charlie Spies … [Read more...] about GOP asks Supreme Court to block Dem settlement in gerrymandering suit
Robert Barnes, The Washington Post Published 10:01 am PST, Friday, January 11, 2019 Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses with other Justices of the United States Supreme Court during their official group photo at the Supreme Court on Nov. 30, 2018 in Washington. Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses with other Justices of the United States Supreme Court during their official group photo at the Supreme Court on Nov. 30, 2018 in Washington. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses with other Justices of the United States Supreme Court during their official group photo at the Supreme Court on Nov. 30, 2018 in Washington. Associate … [Read more...] about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no remaining cancer, Supreme Court announces