US Executes Second Man In A Week After Supreme Court Clears Way; Lawyers Said Wesley Ira Purkey Had DementiaWesley Ira Purkey’s lawyers had argued his dementia had deteriorated so severely that he didn’t understand why he was being executed.
Supreme Court Denies Request From Illinois GOP Seeking To Block Rule Capping Number Of People At Political RalliesIllinois Republicans wanted relief from Gov. JB Pritzker’s coronavirus rule, which capped the number of people allowed at political rallies at 50.
U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Cases From Chicago, HarrisburgThe Supreme Court on Thursday turned away pleas from anti-abortion activists to make it easier for them to protest outside clinics, declining to wade back into the abortion debate just days after striking down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics.
Who They Are: Six DACA Recipients Rejoice Over Court Ruling“I would say that the biggest benefit DACA gave me was a sense of empowerment and control over my future."
'Overjoyed' Lightfoot Hails Supreme Court Ruling Rejecting Trump's Bid To End DACA Protections For 'Dreamers'; 'They Deserve And Have The Right To Be Here'“This is an important, important ruling. I think it will go down as one of the most historic rulings in the history of the Supreme Court, and I am overjoyed that this decision has been rendered,” Lightfoot said.
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.