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Supreme Court Stops Parts Of Texas Abortion Law

AP | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abor...

Abortion Buffer-Zone Ruling in McCullen: The Supreme Court's Facade of Unity and the Future of Abortion Rights

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

Thursday's Supreme Court ruling in McCullen vs. Coakley, despite the unified outcome and facade, makes it clear that abortion is and will continue to be a wedge issue dividing the justices for years to come.

Laura Bassett

SCOTUS Says Anti-Abortion Group Can Sue Against Ban On Political Lying | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in an unanimous opinion Monday that the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List has standing to sue over an Ohio law th...

High Court Raises Doubts About Contentious Abortion Law

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday raised questions about the scope of a Massachusetts law that ensures access ...

High Court Declines To Review Brewer-Signed Harsh Abortion Ban

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected Arizona's bid to put in place its ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The justices ...

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Abortion Restrictions

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions that opponents say have led m...

Supreme Court Declines To Revive Contentious Ultrasound Law

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to revive Oklahoma's strict ultrasound law for women seeking abortions. The justices said Tuesday ...

High Court Deals Blow To State Trying To Limit Abortion

AP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will leave in place an Oklahoma court ruling that struck down a state law limiting ...

Supreme Court To Hear Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Case

AP | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will reconsider the constitutionality of a 2007 Massachusetts law that bars protests in 35-foot "buffer zones" around ...

Exploring The Legacies Of Roe And Lawrence

Douglas NeJaime | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Douglas NeJaime

This year marks the anniversary of two powerhouse decisions of the Supreme Court: Roe v. Wade, in which a woman's right to have an abortion was established 40 years ago, and Lawrence v. Texas, which held 10 years ago that laws prohibiting same-sex sexual conduct are unconstitutional.

High Court Says No To Anti-Abortion Group

AP | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from an anti-abortion group that wanted to be exempted from campaign finance disclosure regula...

High Court Denies Anti-Abortion Rights Group's Challenge

AP | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court won't reconsider a decision stopping a Nebraska anti-abortion group from fighting for an abortion law that requires he...

Laura Bassett

39 Years Later, Roe v. Wade Still Under Siege | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court voted to protect a woman's right to have an abortion in the early stages of her pregnancy. Before the landmark ...

Supreme Court Ruling Inspires Abortion Foes

The Washington Post | Robert Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Flood, the 35-year-old speaker of Nebraska's legislature, had a problem: He wanted to stop the state's well-known abortion provider from offering...

Nebraska Abortion Law: Pro-Life Advocates Prepare For Legal Challenge To New Restrictions

AP | NATE JENKINS and TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. — It's been called a groundbreaking law, but a measure approved in Nebraska last week that changes the rationale for abortion bans...

Elena Kagan Confirmation: Abortion Could Be Key Issue

The Washington Post | Michael D. Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the hours after President Obama introduced Elena Kagan as his choice for the Supreme Court, there was little talk about her position on abortion, a...

Will Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Experience Sexist Attacks?

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I would bet dollars to donuts that Kagan will be raked over the coals and accused of lacking experience -- simply because she's a woman.