Laurence Tribe, a Harvard professor of constitutional law, accused the conservative Supreme Court majority of "misleadingly" utilizing his quotes in its controversial Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade . Conservative Associate Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization . The ruling in that case brought an end to nearly five decades of Supreme Court precedent —overturning the landmark 1973 Roe decision and bringing an end to woman's constitutionally protected right to an abortion. "Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences," Alito argued in his opinion. Four of the top court's justices concurred with Alito's opinion , while Chief Justice John Roberts concurred with upholding the 15-week abortion ban of Dobbs , but took issue with fully overturning Roe . The Court's three liberal justices together issued a dissenting … [Read more...] about Supreme Court “misleadingly quotes me” in abortion ruling: Law professor
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The Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry guns in public, a major expansion of gun rights. The justices’ 6-3 decision follows a series of recent mass shootings and is expected to ultimately allow more people to legally carry guns on the streets of the nation’s largest cities — including New York, Los Angeles and Boston — and elsewhere. About a quarter of the U.S. population lives in states expected to be affected by the ruling, the high court’s first major gun decision in more than a decade. The ruling comes as Congress is actively working on gun legislation following recent mass shootings in Texas, New York and California. Also read: U.S. Senators release gun violence bill after bipartisan compromise Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority that the Constitution protects “an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.” In their decision, the justices struck down a New York law requiring people to demonstrate … [Read more...] about Supreme Court strikes New York gun law, expanding gun rights
Protests continued in cities across the country Saturday after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that had guaranteed the right to abortion in the United States. As states began to enact abortion bans and clinics stopped offering the procedure, large crowds gathered in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta, some jubilant, others dismayed at the decision that stripped away women’s constitutional right to abortion. Both sides predicted the fight over abortion would continue. Key highlights: President Joe Biden called it a “sad day” for the U.S. and said it would be up to voters in November to select candidates who would protect a host of rights — not just abortion but also marriage equality and the right to contraception. Centrist Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, suggested they were misled by Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, two key votes in the decision to overturn Roe. SEE NEW … [Read more...] about Protests and celebrations as Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: Live updates
WASHINGTON -- At the end of the first full Supreme Court term with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito in place, liberal Justice Stephen Breyer said he was amazed -- and not in a particularly good way -- what President George W. Bush's nominees to the bench had accomplished. "It is not often that so few have so quickly changed so much," Breyer said in June 2007 as he dissented from a decision striking school integration programs in two cities. But it was nothing like this week. With the three nominees of President Donald Trump in each majority, the Supreme Court put a conservative shine on a greater role for religion in public life, the Second Amendment's protection of gun rights against legislatures' concerns of violence and then the biggest of them all: the long-awaited overturning of Roe v. Wade's guarantee of a fundamental right to abortion. A Supreme Court conservative majority remaking the court's jurisprudence on a number of fronts showed that it is … [Read more...] about Emboldened Supreme Court majority shows it’s eager for change
close Video Protestors chant to burn "every city, every town" following SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade Protestors chant ‘Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground’ as they march in Washington, D.C., after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a landmark opinion. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday took aim at the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs Wade, despite France having its own abortion limits that are tighter than the Mississippi law at the heart of the case. "Abortion is a fundamental right for all women. It must be protected," Macron tweeted. I wish to express my solidarity with the women whose liberties are being undermined by the Supreme Court of the United States." The high court ruled 6-3 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to uphold a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The … [Read more...] about Macron criticizes Supreme Court ruling despite France’s strict abortion limits
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 Amy Martin was 14 years old when Roe v. Wade was decided, establishing a right to abortion that she took for granted for nearly five decades. Martin was 56 when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, a right she took advantage of when she married her partner of 30 years last year. And when the court overturned that first decision on Friday, with Justice Clarence Thomas writing in his opinion that the court should next reexamine cases granting LGBTQ rights, Martin found herself seized with new terror that the second one could also fall. "What if gay marriage is the next thing?" said Martin, 63, who recently retired from her job at a Cleveland law office, and whose health-care benefits come from her wife's policy. "The fabric of our country and what it's been based on, it's fraying." As the implications of the court's abortion decision continued to … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court prompts the question: Who gets rights in America?
WASHINGTON - There appeared to be no let-up Saturday as Americans angered by the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade hit the streets for a second day of mass protests. From Washington, D.C., where the conservatives on the court Friday swept aside a half-century of precedent to do away with the law, all the way to the West Coast, there were angry, raucous protests against a ruling that almost immediately made access to abortions all-but-impossible in half the country. Those protests were, at times, met with counter-protests by anti-abortion activists elated by the ruling and determined to stop abortions from happening everywhere in the country. Outside the Supreme Court building, a small-but-growing group of protesters chanting "Women's rights are human rights" confronted a preacher who had waded into the mix and appeared to be trying to drown them out. "Listen to me, our religious convictions inform everything we do," the Rev. Jonathan Tremaine Thomas said. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court abortion ruling touches off second day of raucous protests nationwide
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for June 25 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! American singer and actor Barbra Streisand said on Friday afternoon that the Supreme Court is "the American Taliban." Streisand, who has starred in many movies including the Little Fockers and Meet the Fockers, said on Friday following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that the court used "religious dogma to overturn the constitutional right to abortion." "The Court uses religious dogma to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. This Court is the American Taliban," Streisand said. Her comments come as multiple states enacted so-called "trigger laws" which ban abortion with some exceptions, such as rape, incest, or if an abortion is deemed medically necessary. AFGHANISTAN'S TALIBAN URGED BY UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO … [Read more...] about Barbra Streisand says the Supreme Court is ‘the American Taliban’
On the way into work early this morning I checked the headlines and felt like I’d been punched in the stomach. Millions of women will today be feeling the same. The ricochet of the overturning of Roe v Wade can be felt globally. For, on the surface of things, while this “only” appears to affect America, in truth it affects us all. The gradual dominance of conservative ideals in the US in recent years mirrors, in many ways, what can be already seen in so-called “modern” Britain: we are living through a time which is more focused on the crackdown on civil liberties than on protecting human rights ; where we can see, clear as day, the “othering” of disenfranchised communities through odious legislation such as the Nationality and Borders Bill . We have plans from our own government to send vulnerable refugees over to Rwanda , a failure to ban trans conversion therap y , the deliberate stoking of “culture wars” and straw man arguments used to perpetuate a … [Read more...] about What does the Roe v Wade Supreme Court ruling mean for British women?
The Department of Justice (DOJ) released a statement Thursday disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s ruling in a case involving a New York concealed carry law. “We respectfully disagree with the Court’s conclusion that the Second Amendment forbids New York’s reasonable requirement that individuals seeking to carry a concealed handgun must show that they need to do so for self-defense,” the statement read. (RELATED: ‘I’m Prepared To Go Back To Muskets’: New York Gov. Hochul Rages Over SCOTUS Overturning Concealed Carry Law) “The Department of Justice remains committed to saving innocent lives by enforcing and defending federal firearms laws, partnering with state, local and tribal authorities and using all legally available tools to tackle the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our communities,” the DOJ added. BREAKING: DOJ releases statement that they “respectfully disagree” with Supreme Court’s ruling on New York gun law: “The Department of Justice remains committed to … [Read more...] about Department Of Justice Denounces Supreme Court Ruling On Guns