Democrats introduce bill to term limit Supreme Court justices

Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that would limit Supreme Court justices to 18-year terms and allow presidents to appoint new justices every two years. The Supreme Court Tenure Establishment and Retirement Modernization Act was introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Hank Johnson. Their proposal comes as conservatives hold a 6-3 advantage on … Read more

Amy Coney Barrett Throws Justice Jackson’s Welcome Party

Welcome to your party, Justice Jackson! It’s me, the hostess with the habeas corpus, Justice Coney Barrett, and I was thrilled and required to throw you this fête. Motion to proceed? Great. So, here’s my opening argument for this fun party: I don’t see color. Actually, ever since my Kappa Delta sisters and I drank … Read more

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecies of Clarence Thomas

On Friday, June 24th, Justice Clarence Thomas got something he’s sought his entire adult life: recognition. Writing in support of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Thomas recommended that the Court, as a next move, strike down a half century’s worth of “demonstrably erroneous” precedents establishing the right to contraception, the right … Read more

Illinois Primary results 2022: Rep Mary Miller projected to win 15th District GOP race

Despite her recent controversial comment at an Illinois rally over the weekend, U.S. Rep. Mary Miller is the projected winner as the GOP candidate in the 15th District House seat, outweighing Rodney Davis. The video featured is from a previous report. Davis has conceded in the race, releasing a statement that said: “I’d like to … Read more

Our Chicago: Importance of Illinois allies as LGBTQ+ people face continued challenges

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago’s Pride Parade is back after being canceled for two years because of the pandemic. But as we celebrate, we’re also looking at the work that still needs to be done to ensure equity and access for LGBTQ+ people here in the city and across the country. Brian C. Johnson is the … Read more

Roe’s Final Hours in One of America’s Largest Abortion Clinics

At seven o’clock on Friday morning, Ivy turned on the lights of the Houston Women’s Clinic, the largest abortion provider in the state, where she has worked as a supervisor for nearly two decades. Since May, when the draft of a Supreme Court decision leaked, revealing its conservative majority’s intention to overturn Roe v. Wade, … Read more

The Supreme Court Decision That Defined Abortion Rights for Thirty Years

The joint dissent in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which a majority of the Supreme Court decided to abolish the constitutional right to abortion, is an impassioned, meticulous, and at times usefully nonplussed document. Written by Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, it itemizes all the familiar, but no less horrifying, … Read more

Sen. Susan Collins is being criticized for the Supreme Court abortion ruling

PORTLAND, Maine — Sen. Susan Collins was blasted Friday for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as opponents targeted her votes to confirm two justices to the Supreme Court who were in the majority opinion allowing states to ban abortion. Critics of the Maine senator haven’t forgotten the key role she played in confirming Justices … Read more

States brace for fight over gun laws after high court ruling on NY concealed carry

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — The Supreme Court’s decision overturning a gun-permitting law in New York has states with robust firearms restrictions scrambling to respond on two fronts – to figure out what concealed-carry measures they might be allowed to impose while also preparing to defend a wide range of other gun control policies. The language … Read more

Supreme Court strikes down New York conceal carry gun law

WASHINGTON (WABC) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a restrictive New York gun law in a major ruling for gun rights. The justices’ 6-3 decision is expected to ultimately allow more people to legally carry guns on the streets of the nation’s largest cities – including New York, Los Angeles and Boston – … Read more