Biden predicts states will try to arrest women who travel for abortions

WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some US states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedures nationwide. Thirteen Republican-led states banned or severely restricted the procedure under so-called “trigger laws” after the court … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court expands state power over Native American tribes

WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Wednesday dramatically increased the power of states over Native American tribes and undercut its own 2020 ruling that had expanded tribal authority in Oklahoma, handing a victory to Republican officials in that state. In a 5-4 decision authored by conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the court … Read more

Abortions can resume in Texas after judge blocks pre-Roe v. Wade ban

June 28 (Reuters) – Abortions can resume in Texas after a judge on Tuesday blocked officials from enforcing a nearly century-old ban the state’s Republican attorney general said was back in effect after the US Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide. The temporary restraining order by Judge Christine Weems in Harris … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court allows Louisiana electoral map faulted for racial bias

WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a Republican-drawn map of Louisiana’s six US House of Representatives districts that had been blocked by a judge who found that it likely discriminates against Black voters, a setback for Democrats as they try to retain control of Congress in November’s elections. The justices … Read more

Louisiana judge temporarily blocks abortion ban after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

June 27 (Reuters) – A Louisiana judge on Monday temporarily blocked the state from enforcing Republican-backed laws banning abortion that were set to take effect after the US Supreme Court’s blockbuster decision to end the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide. Louisiana is one of 13 states with “trigger laws” designed to ban or severely … Read more

Large U.S. law firms mostly quiet on abortion ruling, are walking a ‘tightrope’

June 26 (Reuters) – The largest US law firms did not take a public stance following the US Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade on Friday, diverging from the approach of some major companies that have made statements on the closely watched abortion case. The high court’s 6-3 Dobbs decision upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi … Read more

G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China’s Belt and Road

US President Joe Biden attends a working lunch with other G7 leaders to discuss shaping the global economy at the Yoga Pavilion, Schloss Elmau in Kuren, Germany, June 26, 2022. Kenny Holston/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Group of Seven leaders on … Read more

Biden signs gun safety bill into law, takes swipe at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Saturday signed into law the first major federal gun reform in three decades, days after a decision he condemned by the Supreme Court expanding firearm owners’ rights. “God willing, it’s going to save a lot of lives,” Biden said at the White House after signing … Read more

Reactions to U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade abortion landmark

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – Public figures across the political spectrum reacted to the US Supreme Court ruling on Friday overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and legalized it nationwide. read more PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IN A LIVE ANNOUNCEMENT: “Today the Supreme Court of … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ends constitutional right to abortion

Ruling enables US states to ban abortion Conservative justices power ruling; liberals dissent Biden condemns ruling as a ‘sad day’ for America Justice Alito calls Roe v. Wade ‘egregiously wrong’ WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized women’s constitutional right to … Read more