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Testimony From Ginni Thomas? She 'Can't Wait'

Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas seems willing to talk to panel about election, Jan. 6

(Newser) - It's not clear when the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will be issuing its invitation to Ginni Thomas for her testimony, but she seems open to talking with them. Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has been increaslngly linked to...

Focus Turns to Security for Supreme Court Justices
Arrest Near Kavanaugh Home
Highlights a New Threat
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Arrest Near Kavanaugh Home Highlights a New Threat

Concern grows for security of Supreme Court justices

(Newser) - The arrest of an armed man near the home of Brett Kavanaugh has put the focus on security for the Supreme Court and its justices—not to mention turmoil within the court at a particularly volatile moment . Coverage:
  • In Congress: Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats on Thursday delayed action on

Armed Man Arrested Near Brett Kavanaugh's Home

Authorities say he'd been making threats against the Supreme Court justice

(Newser) - Police in Maryland arrested an armed man near the home of Brett Kavanaugh, and they say he told officers he wanted to kill the Supreme Court justice, reports the Washington Post . The suspect hasn't been identified and has been described only as a man in his 20s from California....

SCOTUS Blocks Texas Social Media Law

HB20 bans social media censorship based on political views

(Newser) - The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to temporarily block a controversial Texas social media law Tuesday—but the court didn't split along its usual lines. The law, HB20, bans social media companies with more than 50 million users from banning users based on their political views, the Hill reports. It...

Supreme Court Makes 'Striking' Move Over Roe v. Wade Leak

SCOTUS law clerks have reportedly been asked for their phone records, sources tell CNN

(Newser) - What's being called the "gravest, most unforgivable sin" by some, in terms of Supreme Court happenings, has now spurred a next-level move to find out who committed it. Ever since Politico published a leaked draft opinion from the high court earlier this month indicating it will be overturning...

Post Has More Ginni Thomas Election Emails

They show she implored Arizona lawmakers to disregard 2020 vote, name 'clean' electors

(Newser) - The Washington Post has obtained more messages from Virginia "Ginni" Thomas in regard to her efforts to keep former President Trump in office. Thomas—wife of the Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas—emailed two Arizona lawmakers in November 2020 and implored them to disregard vote results showing a victory...

Study Explored What Happens When Abortions Are Denied

Among other things, women tended to end up in tougher financial straits, according to Turnaway Study

(Newser) - In a 2007 abortion case, then-Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote: “While we find no reliable data to measure the phenomenon, it seems unexceptionable to conclude some women come to regret their choice. … Severe depression and loss of esteem can follow.” Per NPR, those words caught demographer Diana Greene...

Ted Cruz Scores a Victory Before the Supreme Court

Case involves obscure part of campaign finance law

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Sen. Ted Cruz in his challenge to a provision of federal campaign finance law, per the AP . The justices, in a 6-3 decision that divided the court along ideological lines, declared that the somewhat obscure section of the law violates the Constitution. Chief...

Thomas: Justices Don't Trust Each Other Anymore

Breakdown of faith could threaten the court, he says, while suggesting he preferred past colleagues

(Newser) - In his first public comments after the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion rights, Justice Clarence Thomas used words like "unfortunate" and talked around the issue. Thomas addressed the issues more directly in a speech Friday night in Dallas, the New York Times reports. "What...

&#39;Bans Off our Bodies&#39; Events Draw Thousands
'Bans Off our Bodies'
Events Draw Thousands

'Bans Off our Bodies' Events Draw Thousands

Abortion rights activists stress the need for quick action

(Newser) - Abortion rights supporters demonstrating at hundreds of marches and rallies Saturday expressed their outrage that the US Supreme Court will soon scrap the constitutional right to abortion that has endured for nearly a half-century and their fear about what that could mean for women's reproductive choices. Incensed after a...

'If It's a Fight They Want, It's a Fight They'll Get'

Abortion rights advocates are set to demonstrate across the nation on Saturday

(Newser) - Demonstrators facing down a Supreme Court decision that could overturn the constitutional right to abortion planned rallies from coast to coast Saturday to express their outrage—and to mobilize for the fight ahead. More than 380 events were set from Maine to Hawaii, with the largest gatherings expected in Los...

Margaret Atwood: My 'Far-Fetched' Tale Is Coming True

Author weighs in against Supreme Court draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade

(Newser) - The author of The Handmaid's Tale says her dystopian story of a world in which women are forced to become pregnant and give birth is coming to life as evidenced by the Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. In a piece at the Atlantic , Margaret...

After Protests at Judges' Homes, Biden Speaks Out

They 'must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety'

(Newser) - President Biden on Monday expressed his support for judges after protesters converged on the private homes of two Supreme Court justices in the DC area over the weekend. "Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for...

Clarence Thomas Speaks On This Week's 'Unfortunate Events'

After leaked draft opinion tied to overturning Roe, justice says Supreme Court won't be 'bullied'

(Newser) - Chief Justice John Roberts has spoken out on the leak of the Supreme Court's draft opinion on its plans to dismantle Roe v. Wade. Now, another justice on the nation's high court is weighing in, if a bit more indirectly. On Thursday, a "relaxed and upbeat" Clarence...

John Roberts Speaks Out on Supreme Court Leak

Chief justice calls it 'absolutely appalling'

(Newser) - Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts went forward with an event Thursday as planned, despite the controversy swirling around the leaked draft opinion showing the high court plans to dismantle Roe v. Wade. Speaking at a meeting of lawyers and judges at the 11th Circuit Judicial Conference, in what was...

Texas Might Fight Ruling That States Must Educate All Children

1982 Supreme Court case applied to undocumented students, as well

(Newser) - Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas may fight a Supreme Court ruling mandating that public education for all children, including undocumented immigrants, be provided free by the states. Texas already sued the federal government over the cost of complying with the ruling, the Hill reports. That was a loss for the...

Alito Appears to Be Shifting Away From Roberts

Also, Supreme Court justice cancels appearance in wake of big leak

(Newser) - In what may be a sign of how heated things have gotten in the wake of this week's bombshell Supreme Court leak , justice Samuel Alito has canceled an appearance. Reuters reports that Alito—author of the leaked draft opinion that would dismantle Roe v. Wade —was to appear...

SCOTUS Leak: Violation of 'Sacred Trust' or 'Public Service'?

6 wildly different takes

(Newser) - There's no shortage of opinion pieces on the shocking leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Some say it's "a journalistic coup of the highest order." Others say it's "a fundamental assault upon the institution." Six wide-ranging...

Murkowski: Leak 'Rocks My Confidence in the Court'

Collins, Murkowski speak out on leaked SCOTUS abortion opinion

(Newser) - The stunning leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade has shocked and dismayed abortion rights supporters nationwide—including at least two Republican senators. Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski both supported the nominations of Supreme Court justices who voted to strike down the 1973 decision in...

Roberts Launches Investigation Into SCOTUS Leaker

Chief justice confirms draft opinion is authentic but says it is not a final ruling

(Newser) - Who's the leaker? The Supreme Court is launching an investigation to figure that out after Monday's bombshell disclosure regarding a monumental abortion decision. "This was a singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court," said Chief Justice John Roberts in...

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