The Supreme Court gave reproductive justice advocates an unexpected win on Thursday night when it voted 5 to 4 to stay a court of appeals' decision that could have closed abortion clinics in Louisiana. The chief justice joined the four more liberal justices in voting to prevent the Louisiana law from going into effect. That small achievement underscores how much progressives stand to lose with the new court and how low our standards for victory have become At issue in June Medical Services…
What won’t happen if Roe v. Wade gets overturned
A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even wit…
This is what could happen if Roe v. Wade fell
If the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, which granted Americans a constitutional right to abortion in 1973, each state would again be able to decide whether their residents are legally allowed to have abortions.
Letter: What if Roe v. Wade decision was wrong?
I would like to respond to the upcoming controversy over Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's choice to replace Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. Since Kavanaugh is pro-life, there is likely to be a heated battle in the Senate. It is because the Democratic Party fears that another...
Oregon county must reconsider rails-to-trails project
A controversial rails-to-trails project in Oregon’s Yamhill County must be reconsidered due to potential farm impacts from pesticide restrictions, increased trespassing and food safety problems.
Question of the Week: Do you think Roe v. Wade should be overturned?
Alabama passed the country’s most restrictive abortion legislation recently, likely setting up legal challenges to the Roe v. Wade decision. Do you think Roe v. Wade should be overturned? Take part in our poll. Take Our Poll Last week’s question: Do you support the Trump administ
Supreme Court shift prompts questions over Roe v. Wade's fut...
With Brett Kavanaugh now solidifying the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, concerns are spreading that Roe v. Wade could be overturned.In North Dakota, a dormant piece of legislation banning most abortions would go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned. And many in the state fear, now...
How will next Supreme Court justice impact Roe v. Wade?
Middlesex County College Professor Emeritus Ronald Goldfarb looks at the impact a new conservative judge would have on Roe v. Wade
How often does the Supreme Court overturn precedents like Roe v. Wade?
From the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s, the Supreme Court reversed its own positions in ways that dramatically reshaped the country on civil rights, freedom of speech and protections for criminal defendants. The current court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has similarly reversed some decades-old decisions.
Olson: 'Home alone' law should be reconsidered in Illinois
Mattresses used to have tags on them that warned they were not to be removed “under penalty of law,” and it seemed ridiculous that it could be a crime to remove a tag from your own property.
Reconsidering How to Evaluate Presidents
Historians often judge presidents by how effectively they respond to crises. The George W. Bush presidency, for example, will always be seen through the prism of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Historians also will be debating the war in Iraq for many decades to come: Was it necessary, was it executed properly, did the president know what he was getting into--and have any idea how to get
What Would Happen To Abortion Access In Pennsylvania If Roe V. Wade Was Overturned
President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court begins his Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday. If confirmed, Judge Brett Kavanaugh will tip
How Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation could affect Roe v. Wade
Ten states would go back to pre-Roe laws that make abortions illegal in those states. This includes Massachusetts, although state lawmakers are moving to repeal the 19th-century law.
Connelly: When Washington legalized abortion, before Roe v. Wade
Washington State voted in 197o to legalize abortion, three years before the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark, now-endangered Roe vs. Wade decision. Here is what happened then, what has endured -- the privacy streak of state voters -- and what has changed.
Judge: US must reconsider climate impacts of Montana mine
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. officials have again been faulted by a federal judge for failing to adequately consider the potential climate change effects of expanding a massive coal mine in the sagebrush-covered hills of southeastern Montana U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Cavan recommended in a Monday ruling that the Interior Department be given 240 days to re-analyze the expansion But Cavan said mining shouldn't be stopped…
Safety board: Boeing should reconsider pilots' response time
Pilots flying the two Boeing 737 Max jets that crashed in the past year were bombarded by multiple warnings that the flights were going dangerously wrong Boeing has said the pilots should have been able to swiftly diagnose the problem and follow a longstanding procedure to fix it But a report Thursday from federal accident investigators questions whether Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration underestimated how…
State Supreme Court rules for private schools in reconsidered case
In reconsidering a prior decision, the New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled 3-2 that the state can lend state-approved instructional materials to private schools. (Submitted Photo) A recent decision by the New Mexico Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of a law that allows the state to lend textbooks and instructional materials to private school students still leaves some questions unsettled, according to the head of an…
The Lawyer Who Argued Roe v. Wade on What It Was Like When Abortion Was Illegal
Dr. Sarah Weddington chats with the Cut about reproductive rights.
Why Yale reconsidered Calhoun College’s white supremacist ties
The university announced on Saturday it will rename the residential college, reversing a controversial decision in April.
Police Commission reconsiders 13 spaces on Elm Street
Safety concerns were on the minds of the three police commissioners when they agreed to try to recoup some of the 13 parking spaces lost on Elm Street.