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Oct 14, 2022

Clinics offer free vasectomies, citing a surge in demand

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, a 31-year-old Independence, Missouri, man decided it was time to take action — and jumped at the chance to sign up for a free vasectomy.

Oct 3, 2022

US Supreme Court welcomes the public again, and a new justice

The U.S. Supreme Court is beginning its new term, welcoming the public back to the courtroom and hearing arguments for the first time since issuing a landmark ruling stripping away women's constitutional protections for abortion.

Sep 30, 2022

1/6 chairman: Ginni Thomas reiterates false election claims

Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, stood by the false claim that the 2020 election was fraudulent during an interview Thursday with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, the panel's chairman said.

Sep 27, 2022

Teen interest in long-lasting birth control soars after Roe

Experts say the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling appears to be accelerating a trend of increased birth control use among teens, including long-acting reversible forms like intrauterine devices and implants.

Sep 20, 2022

LGBTQ rights are back on US high court docket

A simmering, difficult, and timely question returns to the U.S. Supreme Court this fall: What happens when freedom of speech and civil rights collide?

Sep 1, 2022

Ginni Thomas emails urged new 2020 electors in Wisconsin

The wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reached out to at least two Wisconsin state lawmakers, including the chair of the Senate elections committee, urging them to overturn President Joe Biden's 2020 election win in the tightly contested state, emails obtained Thursday by The Associated Press show.

Aug 25, 2022

4 reasons why abortion laws often clash with the majority’s preferences in the US, from constitutional design to low voter turnout

Kansas voters opted against overturning a state constitutional right to an abortion on Aug. 2, 2022. A few days later, Indiana lawmakers banned nearly all abortions.

Aug 18, 2022

Post-Roe differences surface in GOP over new abortion rules

When the U.S. Supreme Court in June a woman's constitutional right to an abortion in June, Wisconsin's 1849 law that bans the procedure except when a mother's life is at risk became newly relevant.

Aug 4, 2022

After Supreme Court ruling, it’s open season on US gun laws

The Supreme Court ruling expanding gun rights threatens to upend firearms restrictions across the country as activists wage court battles over everything from bans on AR-15-style guns to age limits.

Jul 28, 2022

Editorial: Wisconsin should codify same-sex marriage, not wait for a Supreme Court decision

It should be no surprise to anyone who has livedin the U.S. for more than a few years that what are considered “rights” can be changed. Our Constitution was written that way: to be amended, time and again.

Jul 5, 2022

Abortion ruling puts spotlight on gerrymandered legislatures

In overturning a half-century of nationwide legal protection for abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Roe v. Wade had been wrongly decided and that it was time to "return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives" in the states.


Should Justice Protasiewicz recuse herself on gerrymandering cases that go before the Wisconsin Supreme Court?

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