UPDATE: Election back on, extended absentee voting overruled by Supreme Court

Monday 4/6/2020 7:40 p.m. MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an order postponing the election for two months, […]

Wisconsin GOP vows Supreme Court appeal on extended voting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans say they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday’s primary, despite public health fears about in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wisconsin stands apart from other states in trying to hold to its April election date even though Gov. Tony Evers has issued […]

Supreme Court postpones arguments because of virus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Monday that it is postponing arguments for late March and early April because of the coronavirus, including fights over subpoenas for President Donald Trump’s financial records. Other business will go on as planned, including the justices’ private conference on Friday and the release of orders in a week’s […]

Supreme Court petitioned on police officers’ legal immunity

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — James King had no idea that the men who grabbed him and took his wallet were plainclothes officers looking for a fugitive. So he ran off. And when they caught him, he took a monstrous beating. Bystanders also were confused. One called 911 to report the beating, telling a dispatcher: “They’re […]

Split Supreme Court hears Louisiana abortion case

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday on the fate of a Louisiana abortion law as abortion rights advocates voiced their concerns outside the court on one side and anti-abortion activists on the other.

A clinic prepares for Supreme Court abortion fight

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Hope Medical Group for Women in northern Louisiana fields phone calls every day from anxious pregnant women who ask if abortion is still legal and if the clinic, one of only three that provides abortions in the state, is still open. Despite the protesters who sometimes gather outside, the threats […]

Supreme Court divided in 1st big abortion case of Trump era

WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with its first major abortion case of the Trump era, leaving Chief Justice John Roberts as the likely deciding vote. Roberts did not say enough to tip his hand in an hour of spirited arguments at the high court. The court’s election-year look at a […]

Supreme Court will decide the fate of Obama health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, a case that will keep health care squarely in front of voters even though a decision won’t come until after the 2020 election. The court said it would hear an appeal by 20 mainly Democratic states […]

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