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Hundreds rally at U.S. Supreme Court, calling state abortion bans as step backward

Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states. Many of the restrictions are intended to draw legal challenges, which religious conservatives hope will lead the nation's top court to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy. "We are not goin...
Tags: Science, Amy Klobuchar, U S Supreme Court


U.S. Supreme Court takes no action in Indiana abortion cases

Neither Indiana case was on the list of appeals on which the court acted on Monday morning. If the nine-justice court takes up either case, it would give the conservative majority an opportunity to chip away at the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and recognized a right under the U.S. Constitution for women to terminate pregnancies. One of the Indiana laws requires fetal remains to be buried or cremated and bans abortions performed because of fetal disability...
Tags: Science, Indiana, Wade, U S Supreme Court, Roe


Missouri poised to pass restrictive abortion law, days after Alabama

Missouri senators overwhelmingly approved the legislation early on Thursday and Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it into law. On Wednesday, Alabama banned abortions at any time barring the same exception. Renewed efforts to roll back Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973 have been emboldened by two judicial appointments by President Donald Trump that have given conservatives a solid majority on the Supreme Court.
Tags: Science, Alabama, Donald Trump, U S Supreme Court, Mike Parson


Bayer bets on 'silver bullet' defense in Roundup litigation; experts see hurdles

Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be tossed because a U.S. regulatory agency said the herbicide is not a public health risk. Some legal experts believe Bayer will have a tough time convincing appellate courts to throw out verdicts and lawsuits on those grounds. Bayer has a better shot if a business-friendly U.S. Supreme Court takes up the case, experts said.
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Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions after eight weeks

The vote came a day after Alabama's governor signed into law a ban on abortions at any time absent a medical emergency. The bills, along with similar measures proposed in more than a dozen other states, are the latest effort by conservatives to challenge Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1973 establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy. "This comprehensive, life-affirming legislation prohibits abortions once a heartbeat has been detected, prohibits abortion...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Missouri, U S Supreme Court, Missouri Senate, Roe


Republican Alabama governor mulling nation's strictest abortion law

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday was mulling whether to sign the United States' strictest abortion law, part of a multistate effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider women's constitutional right to abortion. The Republican governor is a strong opponent of abortion but has so far withheld comment on whether she would sign the bill. Legislation to restrict abortion rights has been introduced this year in 16 states, four of whose governors have signed bills banning abortion if an ...
Tags: Science, Alabama, United States, U S Supreme Court, Kay Ivey


U.S. anti-abortion groups plot course from state capitals to Supreme Court

Anti-abortion campaigners have been seeking to overturn a woman's constitutional right to an abortion ever since the U.S. Supreme Court found they had that right in the 1973 decision Roe v. Wade. The momentum has picked up since Republican President Donald Trump appointed two justices to the nine-member Supreme Court in the past two years. State legislatures with Republican majorities are passing laws they know will face legal challenge, hoping the Supreme Court will eventually decide to hear ...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Donald Trump, U S Supreme Court


Alabama Senate debates bill banning nearly all abortions

If so, Alabama would become the latest in a procession of U.S. states to advance anti-abortion bills, part of a strategy by anti-abortion activists to get the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill was previously approved by the Alabama House of Representatives. Republican Governor Kay Ivey has withheld comment on whether she would sign it but generally is a strong opponent of abortion.
Tags: Science, Alabama, U S Supreme Court, Alabama Senate, Kay Ivey, Alabama House of Representatives Republican


Bayer nears seven-year low after $2 billion award in Roundup trial

Bayer shares fell by as much as 5 percent on Tuesday after a California couple were awarded more than $2 billion in the largest U.S. jury penalty over allegations its Roundup weed killer causes cancer. The stock closed at its lowest level in almost seven years, even though the punitive damages award is likely to be reduced due to U.S. Supreme Court rulings that limit the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages to 9:1. The jury set the total punitive damages at $2 billion and added $55 millio...
Tags: Science, California, Bayer, U S Supreme Court


Alabama Senate to vote on bill banning abortion

Debate on the strictest anti-abortion bill in the United States was set to begin in the Republican-controlled chamber at 4 p.m. CDT (2100 GMT). It would be the latest in a procession of anti-abortion bills across the country that activists are hoping will result in the issue going before the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill previously passed the Republican-dominated Alabama House of Representatives.
Tags: Science, United States, U S Supreme Court, Alabama Senate


Georgia governor signs heartbeat abortion ban, joining a U.S. movement

Governor Brian Kemp received the applause of supporters in a signing ceremony, becoming the fourth governor to sign such a law since mid-March. "Our job is to do what is right, not what is easy," Kemp said, recognizing the strong opposition to the bill and the likelihood the law will be challenged in court. Anti-abortion campaigners have intensified their efforts since Donald Trump was elected president and appointed two conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, hopeful they can convinc...
Tags: Science, Georgia, Donald Trump, U S Supreme Court, Kemp, Brian Kemp


Georgia governor to sign heartbeat abortion ban, joining a U.S. movement

Governor Brian Kemp praised the bill when it passed the state legislature in March and has scheduled a signing ceremony at 10 a.m. ET (1400 GMT), which would make him the fourth governor to sign such a law since mid-March. Anti-abortion campaigners have intensified their efforts since Donald Trump was elected president and appointed two conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, hopeful they can convince the right-leaning court to re-examine the landmark case Roe v. Wade that established ...
Tags: Science, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Donald Trump, U S Supreme Court, Brian Kemp


Top Kansas court rules state constitution protects abortion rights

The ruling would protect the right to abortion in Kansas even if the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade, the 1973 ruling that recognized a right to abortion in the U.S. Constitution. Rulings by state appeals courts on state constitutional issues are not normally subject to U.S. Supreme Court review.
Tags: Science, Kansas, U S Supreme Court, Roe


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


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


U.S. Supreme Court blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law

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 Chief Justice John Roberts in the majority, suggesting that Roberts, as Kennedy used to be, is now the key vote on the issue. Kennedy backed abortion rights in two key cases.
Tags: Science, Louisiana, Kennedy, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Roberts, Shreveport, Hope Medical Group


Ginsburg's recovery 'on track' but will miss more U.S. high court arguments

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who missed three days of oral arguments this week, will miss another three days next week but her recovery from lung cancer surgery is "on track," a court spokeswoman said on Friday. Ginsburg, 85, will continue to work from home and participate in all the cases she has missed, spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement. "Her recovery from surgery is on track.
Tags: Science, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U S Supreme Court, Ginsburg, Kathy Arberg


U.S. top court's Ginsburg misses oral arguments again

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's first absence from the bench extended into a second day on Tuesday as the 85-year-old jurist continued her recovery from lung cancer surgery at home. Although Ginsburg did not attend the oral arguments, she will participate in the cases and rulings by using the briefs and oral argument transcripts, Chief Justice John Roberts announced from the bench. Ginsburg, who joined the court in 1993, underwent a surgical procedure called a pulmonary lobect...
Tags: New York, Science, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Ginsburg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


U.S. high court's Ginsburg misses arguments after cancer surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday missed oral arguments for the first time since joining the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993 as the 85-year-old liberal jurist continues to recuperate from lung cancer surgery last month. Chief Justice John Roberts addressed Ginsburg's absence before the first of the day's two arguments in cases before the court, saying she was "unable to be present today." Ginsburg instead will work from home and use the case briefs and argument transcripts to participate in the ...
Tags: Science, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Ginsburg, Kathy Arberg


U.S. Supreme Court's Ginsburg to miss Monday's oral arguments

Ginsburg, 85, will instead use the case briefs and transcripts to participate in the cases, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. The liberal justice underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to remove two cancerous nodules in her left lung and was released from the hospital on Dec. 25. Monday's arguments in two cases were the first on the court's schedule since Ginsburg underwent the procedure called a called a pulmonary lobectomy on Dec. 21.
Tags: New York, Science, U S Supreme Court, Ginsburg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Kathy Arberg


U.S. Supreme Court rejects Amgen over cholesterol medication patent fight

The justices turned away Amgen's appeal of a 2017 decision by a lower court to set aside a jury's verdict that two Amgen patents were valid and nullify a ban on sales of Regeneron and Sanofi SA's cholesterol-lowering drug Praluent. Amgen had argued that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit misunderstood the statutory requirements for patenting an invention. Praluent is an injectable biopharmaceutical drug approved by the FDA in 2015 to treat high cholesterol in patients whose chol...
Tags: Science, Fda, U S Supreme Court, Amgen, U S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Sanofi SA, Regeneron, Praluent Amgen


U.S. top court rejects Amgen over cholesterol medication patent fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up Amgen Inc's bid to reinstate a jury verdict it won against rivals Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Incand Sanofi SAin a patent dispute over cholesterol medication. The justices turned away Amgen's appeal of a 2017 decision by a lower court to set aside a jury's verdict that two Amgen patents were valid and nullify a ban on sales of Regeneron and Sanofi SA's cholesterol-lowering drug Praluent.
Tags: Science, U S Supreme Court, Amgen, Amgen Inc, Sanofi SA, Regeneron, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Incand Sanofi


U.S. Supreme Court Justices Pose For 2018 Class Photo

U.S. Supreme Court justices pose for 2018 class photo
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Supreme Court says these young climate activists can sue the federal government

The young people have prevailed.  After a back-and-forth battle with the Trump administration, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday that a group of 21 11- to 22-year-old climate change activists can sue the government for harming their futures with a national energy system that produces dangerous amounts of greenhouse gases. SEE ALSO: Why the Trump administration is terrified of these children The highest court in the U.S. had previously halted the trial after the Donald Trump administration&ap...
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How to Watch the SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings on YouTube, Facebook, and More

The first day of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court start today at 9:30am ET/6:30am PT. And as one of the most important political showdowns in years, you might wonder how you can watch the proceedings on platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and more. Well, Gizmodo has got you covered.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Supreme Court, Youtube, Apple TV, Fox News, Fire TV, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Cordcutters, U S Supreme Court, YouTube Facebook, Roku TV, Brett Kavanaugh


Professor makes legal case for schools to challenge cyberbullies

Student bullying on the internet could be headed for a showdown with a 50-year-old U.S. Supreme Court case that granted expansive First Amendment rights to kids in public school. When it does, University of Illinois journalism professor Benjamin Holden, through a two-part legal study - part of which was published this week - is ready to make the case for challenging the offenders, arguing for new standards under which school officials can punish cyberbullying.
Tags: Science, University Of Illinois, U S Supreme Court, Benjamin Holden


10 things to look forward to (or not) in 2018

What comes after the nuttiest year in American public life that most of us can ever remember? We’ll find out on Jan. 1. 2018 shapes up as another year of pivotal, game-changing, never-before-seen kinds of news — and those are only the events we can anticipate. Maybe nutty is becoming the new normal. Here are ten things to look forward to (or not) in the new year. Legal pot Rows of marijuana plants in its final flower stage stand tall at the THC Design facility in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug 25...
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Colorado internet-tax case could change online shopping

Buying things online could get pricier after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case Monday that could ultimately lead to states collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes lost to increasingly popular internet retailers.
Tags: Science, Internet, Colorado, U S Supreme Court


Flashy language doesn't fly with Supreme Court

Memo to all attorneys submitting legal briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court: Be subtle and your chances of winning go up significantly.
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Do juvenile murderers deserve life without parole?

The U.S. Supreme Court answered this question in two recent decisions (Miller v. Alabama, 2012; Montgomery v. Louisiana, 2016). "Rarely," the Court said, and only when developmental evidence shows that the juvenile is "irreparably corrupt." Moreover, in juvenile homicide cases, developmental evidence must now guide courts' assignment of lesser sentences than life with parole as well. In their article recently published in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, Grisso and Kavanaugh (2016) examine se...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Montgomery, Miller, Social Sciences, U S Supreme Court, Kavanaugh



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