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More U.S. states push ahead with near-bans on abortion for Supreme Court challenge

North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday making it a crime for doctors to perform a second-trimester abortion using instruments like forceps and clamps to remove the fetus from the womb. The move came the same day that Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature passed one of the nation's most restrictive abortion bans - outlawing the procedure if a doctor can detect a heartbeat. Georgia's Republican-controlled legislature in March also passed a ban on abortion...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Georgia, North Dakota, Ohio, Doug Burgum


This Is How Chinese Citizens Are Watched and Rated

In fact, the so-called social credit system is merely an extension of the myriad ways the government already rates its citizens. Here’s a breakdown of the systems China has in place. The Supreme Court maintains a public database with full names and identification numbers of those on the list.
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, China


Study: Trump's 'Repeal and Replace' debate already impacting women's health

Trump recently renewed the repeal and replace battle cry promising to make the 2020 election a referendum on Obamacare. While many speculate about the impacts of a repeal, a new study by John W. Ayers, found the debate is already impacting women's health, namely their contraceptive choices. For instance, public interest in IUDs increased 15% during the week of March 25, 2019, when Trump urged congress to repeal and the Supreme Court to nullify Obamacare.
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Trump, John W Ayers


Supreme Court rebuffs anti-abortion activists in Planned Parenthood suit

The justices declined to hear an appeal by the activists of a lower court's refusal to toss out fraud, invasion of privacy and other claims under California law made in the civil lawsuit by Planned Parenthood, a women's healthcare and abortion provider. Activist David Daleiden and his group, the Center for Medical Progress, had argued they were exercising their right to free speech under the U.S. Constitution in surreptitiously making the recordings. Using footage recorded at conferences and o...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, California, Center For Medical Progress, David Daleiden


The Supreme Court takes on gerrymandering. A cottage industry wants to prove it's gone too far

A cottage industry of academics and entrepreneurs wants to convince Supreme Court justices that partisan gerrymandering has gone too far.
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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg back at court after cancer bout

Ginsburg, who will turn 86 in March, had been working from home and participating and voting in cases since her December surgery by reading argument transcripts and case briefs. While Ginsburg was expected to attend the next session of oral arguments beginning on Feb. 19, court officials could not confirm she would be on the bench next week. Last month, the court announced that Ginsburg's recovery was on track and that there was "no evidence" of remaining disease.
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Chief Justice Roberts emerges as key figure on U.S. Supreme Court

The role of Supreme Court swing vote had been filled by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who sided with its liberal bloc on divisive issues including abortion and gay rights before retiring last July. Following Republican President Donald Trump's appointment in the past two years of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who replaced Kennedy, and Justice Neil Gorsuch, Roberts now appears to be the most centrist of the five conservative justices who make up the court's majority.
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Donald Trump, Kennedy, U S Supreme Court, Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch Roberts


Travel ban on Venezuela's Guaido breaches legal standards: U.N. expert

A travel ban and asset freeze imposed on Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido by the country's Supreme Court do not respect legal standards, a U.N. adviser on judicial independence said in on Friday. "The evidence suggests that the measures against Mr. Guaido have not been adopted in accordance with constitutional requirements, normal legal procedures and international human rights standards,” Diego Garcia-Sayan said in a statement.
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Venezuela, Diego Garcia Sayan, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Supreme Court blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law

A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday stopped a Louisiana law imposing strict regulations on abortion clinics from going into effect in its first major test on abortion since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy last summer. The court on a 5-4 vote granted an emergency application by Shreveport-based abortion provider Hope Medical Group for Women to block the Republican-backed law from going into effect while litigation continues. The four liberal justices were joined by conservative C...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Louisiana, Kennedy, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Roberts, Shreveport, Anthony Kennedy, Hope Medical Group


On abortion, Trump agenda likely leads to Supreme Court, not Congress

Bolstered by Trump's appointment of two conservative justices, the nine-member court could soon begin to pare back abortion rights, starting with a major case from Louisiana that is one of several similar pending appeals. The addition of Trump appointees Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch could alter the conservative-majority court's approach to abortion. Kavanaugh replaced Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who backed abortion rights in key rulings in 1992 and 2016.
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Louisiana, Trump, Anthony Kennedy, Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch


Trump asks U.S. Congress to prohibit late-term abortion

Using emotive language, Trump waded into what has long been a divisive issue in American politics, even though the procedure was legalized in a Supreme Court ruling more than 40 years ago. "To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother's womb," Trump said. The issue of whether a fetus feels pain has been raised frequently in recent years by abortion opponents pushing for more re...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Trump, U S Congress


‘Real Time': Bill Maher Warns Republicans That Climate Change Could Destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s Beer

On Friday’s episode of “Real Time,” Bill Maher tore into Republicans who he says ignore climate change, and warned of all the things global warming might render extinct — including Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s beer. In the “New Rules” segment of the show, Maher started by saying America does need a wall: “A sea wall, because the ice is melting, and rising oceans are going to swallow Miami.” Maher asked, “What is it with Republicans and the environment? They never waver in their comm...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Mexico, America, Miami, Napa Valley, Bill Maher, Ann Coulter, Maher, Kavanaugh, France Italy, Rob Liefeld, Brett Kavanaugh


‘Real Time': Bill Maher Warns Republicans Climate Change Could Destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s Beer

On Friday’s episode of “Real Time,” Bill Maher tore into Republicans for ignoring climate change, and warned of all the things global warming might render extinct — including Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s beer. In the “New Rules” segment of the show, Maher started by saying America does need a wall. “A sea wall, because the ice is melting, and rising oceans are going to swallow Miami.” Maher asked “what is it with republicans and the environment? They never waver in their commitment ...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Mexico, America, Miami, Napa Valley, Bill Maher, Ann Coulter, Maher, France Italy, Rob Liefeld, Brett Kavanaugh


Net Neutrality Advocates Seeking Rule Revival Get Day in Court

After the election of President Donald Trump, the FCC gained a Republican majority and in 2017 tossed out regulations the agency had put in place two years earlier when overseen by a Democratic chairman. The switch eliminated rules that barred internet service providers from blocking or slowing traffic. “The commission has the authority to do precisely what it did” and followed Supreme Court precedent, Thomas Johnson Jr., the agency’s general counsel, told the judges.
Tags: Science, Fcc, Supreme Court, Donald Trump, Democratic, Thomas Johnson Jr


U.S. warns of 'serious consequences' after Venezuela moves against Guaido

The sweeping sanctions on PDVSA, announced on Monday and aimed at curbing crude exports to the United States and driving President Nicolas Maduro from power, were the strongest measures yet against the 56-year-old former union leader who has overseen economic collapse and an exodus of millions of Venezuelans in recent years. The measures triggered higher global oil prices, angry responses from China and Russia and the first serious moves against Guaido since he challenged Maduro's claim on the ...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, China, Russia, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, PDVSA, Tarek Saab, Guaido


Venezuela to freeze self-declared president's accounts as sanctions bite

The Trump administration's sanctions, aimed at driving President Nicolas Maduro from power, were the strongest measures yet against the 56-year-old former union leader who has overseen economic collapse and an exodus of millions of Venezuelans in recent years. Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek Saab said he had asked the Supreme Court to open a preliminary investigation into Guaido, accusing him of helping foreign countries to interfere in internal matters. The United States and several other c...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, Tarek Saab, Guaido


Supreme Court Won't Hear Case by Trump Lawyer That Would Threaten the Free Web

A case against Yelp that could have had sweeping influence on the way U.S. citizens use the internet will not be heard by the Supreme Court, despite a petition from one of President Trumps’ oft-used lawyers for the court to reconsider the case. Read more...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Yelp, Trump, Trumps, Charles Harder


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has No Remaining Cancer & Will Return To The Supreme Court

After undergoing surgery for early stage lung cancer last month, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be returning to the Supreme Court with a clean bill of health. "Her recovery from surgery is on track," court spokesperson Kathleen L. Arberg said in a statement, NPR reports. It seems nothing can stand in the way of Ginsburg and justice.
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Npr, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, Kathleen L Arberg


Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Recovery Is "On Track," SCOTUS Says

A Supreme Court spokesperson told media outlets RBG won't need further treatment after last month's cancer removal surgery.
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG


SCOTUS: Ginsburg Is Cancer-Free but Will Miss Oral Arguments Next Week

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss oral arguments again next week but is now cancer-free, the Supreme Court announced Friday. “Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required,” said Supreme Court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg in a statement, which noted that Ginsburg is “on track” in her recovery from surgery to remove two cancerous spots in her left lung. This week, Ginsburg missed oral arguments at the Court for the first time in her...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, Kathleen Arberg


SCOTUS: Ginsberg Is Cancer-Free but Will Miss Oral Arguments Next Week

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will miss oral arguments again next week but is now cancer-free, the Supreme Court announced Friday. “Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required,” said Supreme Court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg in a statement, which noted that Ginsburg is “on track” in her recovery from surgery to remove two cancerous spots in her left lung. This week, Ginsberg missed oral arguments at the Court for the first time in her...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Ginsberg, Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Kathleen Arberg


Ginsburg has no signs of cancer after surgery: US Supreme Court

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose ill health in recent months has sparked speculation about her retirement, is cancer-free after surgery to remove two nodules from her lung, a court spokeswoman said Friday. The recovery of the 85-year-old Ginsburg, the eldest of the nine justices and a stalwart of the court's liberal wing, is "on track" after her surgery in December, said the spokeswoman, Kathleen Arberg. Ginsburg -- fondly known as "The Notorious RBG," a riff on slain rapper...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Ginsburg, US Supreme Court Justice, Kathleen Arberg Ginsburg


Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg's recovery is 'on track'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery from cancer surgery is "on track" and no further treatment is required. But the 85-year-old justice will miss court arguments next week.
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Washington, Ap, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Supreme Court, Ginsburg


Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Recovery Is 'On Track,' Supreme Court Says

The Supreme Court said Ginsburg would also not be on the bench next week when the justices hear arguments Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, Recovery Is On Track Supreme Court Says


Venezuela's Maduro starts new term as U.S. decries him as 'usurper'

The country's pro-government Supreme Court, which has largely supplanted the opposition-run Congress, swore him in following a welcome with a symphony orchestra and cheering supporters waving miniature yellow, blue and red Venezuelan flags. The ceremony contrasted with the harsh realities that face the former bus driver turned socialist leader, including hyperinflation, severe food and medicine shortages and an exodus of millions of citizens. Before he had even completed his inaugural speech,...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Congress, United States, Paraguay, Venezuela, Maduro


Venezuela's President Maduro starts new term, shrugs off criticism

The country's pro-government Supreme Court, which has largely supplanted the opposition-run Congress, swore him in following a welcome with a symphony orchestra and cheering supporters waving miniature Venezuelan flags. Before he had even completed his inaugural speech, the United States accused him of "usurping power," and Paraguay announced it was cutting diplomatic ties - a symbol of the growing diplomatic isolation that he will face in the new term. "That's the rallying cry of our revoluti...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Congress, United States, Paraguay, Venezuela, Maduro, Socialist Party, Maikel Moreno


Venezuela's President Maduro starts new term amid isolation, economic crisis

The country's pro-government Supreme Court, which has largely supplanted the opposition-run Congress, swore him in following a triumphant welcome with a symphony orchestra and cheering supporters waving miniature Venezuelan flags. "I swear on the legacy of Hugo Chavez ... that I will meet all of my duties under the constitution," Maduro said. Supreme Court Chief Maikel Moreno dedicated nearly 20 minutes to explaining why Maduro was not being sworn in by congress, which the ruling Socialist Par...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Venezuela, Maduro, Hugo Chavez, Socialist Party, Maikel Moreno


Merck loses bid to revive $200 million Gilead verdict at U.S. high court

A jury awarded Merck $200 million in 2016 after finding Gilead's Hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed two of its patents, but a judge later ruled the patents unenforceable because of a pattern of misconduct by Merck including lying under oath by one of its in-house lawyers. Merck had urged the Supreme Court to place limits on the doctrine of "unclean hands" that can prevent plaintiffs from winning lawsuits if they acted in bad faith. Direct-acting anti-viral medications like Gilead'...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Merck, Harvoni, Sovaldi, Gilead


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg misses Supreme Court session due to cancer recovery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recovering from surgery to remove two cancerous lesions from her left lung, will not attend oral arguments Monday -- the first time she has missed a scheduled public session due to illness in her 25-year career on the high court bench, a court spokeswoman said. Monday's oral arguments come 17 days after surgeons at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City performed a pulmonary lobectomy on Ginsburg, cutting out cancerous tissue in her lu...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, New York City, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Kathy Arberg


Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers must face $1 billion syphilis infections suit

In a decision on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang rejected the defendants' argument that a recent Supreme Court decision shielding foreign corporations from lawsuits in U.S. courts over human rights abuses abroad also applied to domestic corporations absent Congressional authorization. Chuang's decision is a victory for 444 victims and relatives of victims suing over the experiment, which was aimed at testing the then-new drug penicillin and stopping the spread of sexually-transmit...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Congressional, U S District Judge, Chuang, Theodore Chuang, Johns Hopkins Bristol Myers



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