The Mississippi Abortion Case and the Fragile Legitimacy of the Supreme Court

The legal landscape of the past weeks and months has prompted questions of which people and entities are legitimate interpreters and enforcers of the law and what happens when you take the law into your own hands. Mississippi and other states took the recent changes in personnel on the Supreme Court as an invitation to … Read more

The Supreme Court Looks Ready to Overturn Roe v. Wade

During the Supreme Court oral arguments on Tuesday in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, involving a Mississippi ban on most abortions after fifteen weeks, Justice Brett Kavanaugh began to rhapsodize about the history-making power the Court has. He began listing major cases—“there’s a string of them”—that, he said, had overturned earlier … Read more

Rutgers-Newark residence hall to be renamed in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) — A residence hall at the Rutgers University-Newark campus will be renamed in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Thursday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony will also include remarks from Justice Ginsburg’s daughter, Jane Ginsburg. The 17-story building on Washington Street was formerly the university’s law school. Ruth Bader Ginsburg … Read more

Supreme Court Justices signal they may toss Roe v. Wade, allow new abortion limits

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s six conservative justices, hearing the biggest challenge to abortion rights in decades, have indicated they will uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The conservative majority on the nine-member court on Wednesday signaled it would allow states to ban abortion much earlier in pregnancy and … Read more

Democrats look to ‘go on offense’ on abortion as Supreme Court weighs Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON As Democrats seek to turn the political tide less than one year out from the midterm elections, they are increasingly leaning into the volatile issue of abortion, with the Roe v. Wade decision hanging in the balance at the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court heard oral arguments Wednesday to a challenge of a … Read more

The Countdown: Omicron variant detected in US; Roe v. Wade in jeopardy?

NEW YORK (WABC) — “The Countdown” is here to get you caught up with all of the day’s political news. You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more. Today’s political headlines: 1st case of omicron … Read more

16 Philadelphia-Area Breweries Roll Out Our Choice Beer In Support Of Abortion Fund

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could decide the future of abortion rights. Also on Wednesday, 16 Philadelphia-area breweries rolled out a new beer to mark this pivotal day in the abortion debate. It’s called Our Choice. READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Latif Williams Turns Self In For Alleged … Read more

Supreme Court Justices signal they’ll OK new abortion limits, may toss Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday signaled it would uphold Mississippi’s 15-week ban on abortion and may go much further to overturn the nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years. The fate of the court’s historic 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion throughout the United States and … Read more

Abortion Rights at Stake in Historic Supreme Court Arguments

Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end a pregnancy. The justices on Wednesday will weigh whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade … Read more