Democrats introduce bill to enact term limits for Supreme Court justices

(The Hill) — A group of House Democrats introduced a bill on Tuesday to enact term limits for Supreme Court justices, arguing that the move will “restore legitimacy and independence to the nation’s highest court.” The legislation, titled the Supreme Court Tenure Establishment and Retirement Modernization Act, would authorize the president to nominate Supreme Court … Read more

Gloversville teen organizes Human Rights rally

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A 13-year-old girl from Gloversville held a rally in protest the recent SCOTUS decision. “Use you voice because it will help. It doesn’t matter how small or how big you are just use your voice and it will help” said Abbey Rhodes Eighth grader Abbey Rhodes organized the rally at Veterans … Read more

YouTube says it will start removing misinformation about abortion

(The Hill) – YouTube on Thursday said it will begin removing content that spreads misinformation about abortion safety or gives instructions for unsafe abortion procedures. The social media and video sharing platform will also launch an information panel it will attach to videos to provide context about abortions from local and global health authorities on … Read more

How the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling could impact LGBTQ rights

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Host Tamala Edwards looks at how the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade could impact the LGBTQ community, with growing concerns that same-sex marriage could be in jeopardy. Edwards is joined by Mark Segal, publisher of Philadelphia Gay News, Ashley Coleman, executive director of Galaei — a social justice organization … Read more

Fort Bend County residents concerned about power plant in light of SCOTUS ruling

RICHMOND, Texas (KTRK) — Ted Tankard has lived a few miles from the W.A. Parish power plant in Richmond for over 20 years. Its property is pretty hard to ignore. So is everything that comes billowing out of it. “I’m not happy about it. I think it was a mistake. I understand why they did … Read more

NY overhauls handgun rules in effort to preserve some limits

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers approved a sweeping overhaul Friday of the state’s handgun licensing rules, seeking to preserve some limits on firearms after the Supreme Court ruled that most people have a right to carry a handgun for personal protection. The measure, signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul after passing both chambers by … Read more

Supreme Court ruling allows Biden admin to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – The Biden administration can now move forward with ending the controversial “Remain in Mexico” policy after a Supreme Court ruling in the administration’s favor. On Thursday, the Supreme Court unexpectedly ruled in favor of allowing the Biden administration to end the policy that forces asylum seekers to wait for their hearings in … Read more

This week in U.S. politics: One of the most eventful periods in U.S. Supreme Court history and how it’s trajectory affects Canada

WASHINGTON—When, just after noon on Thursday, Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, it was a historic occasion: after all this time, a Black woman is finally taking a seat on that court—the first former public defender to do so, too. Yet after the term the court has had, culminating … Read more

Reflecting on a historic and controversial Supreme Court term (July 1, 2022) | Houston Public Media

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Biden administration can end the so-called “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy. The decision is a setback for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who sued the Biden administration when the White House tried to rescind the policy. A local immigration activist responds to the news. Also this hour: The … Read more

Supreme Court ruling limits EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

DENVER — On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling that significantly limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Justices ruled 6-3 that the Clean Air Act does not give the agency broad regulatory powers for reducing emissions. Instead, the majority opinion said Congress must specifically authorize agencies … Read more