Planned Parenthood and Democratic lawmakers called on the Republican-led Wisconsin Legislature Thursday to strike an abortion restriction from the state's legal code even though the U.S. Supreme Court struck it down last week, rendering it unenforceable.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court failed to resolve a knotty dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control on Monday, the latest indication of the shorthanded court's struggle to find a majority for important cases taken up before Justice Antonin Scalia's death.Read More »
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court says an Arizona commission did not violate the principle of one person, one vote when it redrew the state's legislative districts in a way that created some with more residents than others and improved the prospects for Democrats.
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The U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which allowed unlimited corporate and union election spending, is now being used six years later to fight state limits on how much money individuals and groups can contribute directly to candidates.Read More »
If Ketanji Brown Jackson were nominated and confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, she would make history several times over. She'd be the court's first black female justice. Her confirmation would mean that for the first time four women would sit on the nine-member court. And it would mean two black justices would be sitting together for the first time.Read More »
With ideological control of the U.S. Supreme Court at stake and senators trading insults, lawmakers who helped the Senate avert a meltdown over judges a decade ago say today's political climate is too toxic for a bipartisan pact to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.Read More »
Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Wednesday that he thinks it's "eminently reasonable" to have the next president and Senate decide who will serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, which puts him at odds with his Democratic opponent, Russ Feingold.Read More »