Rep. Dan Lipinski Takes Heat For Signing Onto Amicus Brief Asking Supreme Court To Consider Overturning Roe v. WadeU.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Illinois) was under fire Thursday night for teaming up with Republicans who are trying to get <em>Roe v. Wade</em> overturned.
Planned Parenthood Opens Massive Illinois Clinic Near Missouri, Which Passed Ban On Most Abortions After 8 WeeksAs Missouri teeters on the brink of becoming the first state with no abortion clinics, a new Planned Parenthood center just across the Illinois border could help take patients who can't get abortions back home.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Talks About Law, Life Philosophy At University Of ChicagoU.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed a wide range of subjects – from advances for women to the development of the “Notorious RBG” moniker – at a conversation at the University of Chicago Monday.
US Judge Blocks Indiana 2nd Trimester Abortion Procedure BanA federal judge blocked an Indiana law that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure on Friday, just days before the law was set to come into force.
Supreme Court To Rule On Trump Bid To End 'Dreamers' ProgramThe program — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — protects about 700,000 people, known as dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visas.
Court Rejects Challenge To Regulation Of Gun SilencersThe justices did not comment in turning away appeals from two Kansas men who were convicted of violating federal law regulating silencers. The men argued that the constitutional right "to keep and bear arms" includes silencers.
Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Abortion Law On Fetal RemainsThe Indiana measure that would have prevented a woman from having an abortion for reasons related to race, gender or disability gets closer to the core abortion rights.
Missouri House Expected To Approve Ban On Abortions At 8 WeeksThe Republican-led Missouri House is expected to pass legislation to ban abortion at eight weeks of pregnancy, when most women don’t even know yet if they’re pregnant.
Supreme Court To Take Up LGBT Job Discrimination CasesThe Obama administration had supported treating LGBT discrimination claims as sex discrimination, but the Trump administration has changed course.
Gun-Maker To Ask Supreme Court To Hear Sandy Hook AppealThe gunman used a Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle to kill 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown in 2012. A survivor and relatives of nine victims sued the Madison, North Carolina, gun-maker.
Supreme Court: Google Class-Action Case Should Be RevisitedThe Google users who sued argued that the search engine sends website operators potentially identifying information when someone clicks on a link produced by a search.
Supreme Court: Judges Can't Rule From Beyond The GraveThe court said that because Reinhardt was no longer a judge when the decision in the case was filed, "the Ninth Circuit erred in counting him as a member of the majority."
Court: Constitutional Ban On High Fines Applies To StatesJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the court's opinion in favor of Tyson Timbs, of Marion, Indiana. Police seized Timbs' $40,000 Land Rover when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth of heroin.Timbs pleaded guilty, but faced no prison time. The biggest loss was the Land Rover he bought with some of the life insurance money he received after his father died.
Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Clinic LawChief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case.
Ginsburg Makes First Public Appearance Since Cancer SurgeryShe missed arguments at the court in January, her first illness-related absence in more than 25 years as a justice, and has been recuperating at her home in Washington.