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Biden administration to ask supreme court to halt Texas abortion ban

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The Biden administration said on Friday it will turn next to the US supreme court its attempt to halt a Texas law that has banned most abortions since September. The move by the justice department comes after an appea...

Supreme court, Facebook, Fed: three horsemen of democracy’s apocalypse

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The week’s news has been dominated by the supreme court, whose term began on Monday; the Federal Reserve, and whether it will start responding to inflation by raising interest rates; and Facebook, which a whistleblowe...

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme Live in Seattle review

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Whether you’re listening to the innermost revelations of a soulmate or a stranger, the nuances of sound can convey as much as words, sometimes a lot more. The instantly identifiable, voice-like timbre of John Coltrane...

US supreme court convenes for pivotal term – with its credibility on the line

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Eight justices of the US supreme court donned their black robes and returned to their austere, column-lined courtroom on Monday at the start of a new judicial term that has the potential to radically transform fundame...

New Zealand supreme court blocks seabed mining consent

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A New Zealand offshore mining company has lost its supreme court bid to overturn a decision preventing it from mining millions of tonnes of iron-sand off the coast of South Taranaki, on New Zealand’s North Island. Thu...

McConnell won’t rule out blocking Biden supreme court pick

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At the end of a week in which Mitch McConnell refused to rule out blocking a Joe Biden supreme court pick if Republicans take the Senate next year, an expert said the court may have reached a “turning point” regarding...

US supreme court to hear arguments in Mississippi case that threatens Roe v Wade

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The US supreme court has set a date to hear arguments in a Mississippi case that could overturn Roe v Wade, the near-50-year-old ruling that guarantees a woman’s right to abortion. Oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson W...

Clarence Thomas insists supreme court justices do not rule based on politics

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Supreme court justices do not rule according to personal views and are not politicians, the hardline conservative justice Clarence Thomas said on Thursday evening. “I think the media makes it sound as though you are ...

Amy Coney Barrett says the supreme court aren’t ‘partisan hacks’. Oh really?

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War is peace, freedom is slavery, and the supreme court is a dispassionate nonpartisan branch of government free of bias – this is the Orwellian fable that Justice Amy Coney Barrett is now asking Americans to believe....

Amy Coney Barrett claims supreme court ‘not comprised of partisan hacks’

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Claiming the supreme court “is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks”, Amy Coney Barrett told an audience at a Kentucky center named for the Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell that “judicial philosophies ar...

Samantha Bee brands supreme court ‘gutless monsters’ for Texas abortion decision

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Samantha Bee tore into the new abortion law in Texas, the most restrictive in the nation, on Wednesday evening – a week after the supreme court, in a midnight 5-4 decision, refused to block the measure which bars abor...

Mexico’s supreme court strikes down state abortion law and declares criminal penalties unconstitutional

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Mexico’s supreme court has struck down a state abortion law, ruling that criminal penalties for terminating pregnancies are unconstitutional, in a decision which advocates say provides a path to decriminalisation acro...

The post-Trump supreme court: where hard-won rights die in darkness

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It began with a whimper, and ended in a bang. Last Tuesday night, as the clock struck midnight, a booming silence engulfed the US supreme court in Washington – and with it an extreme new anti-abortion law was allowed ...

The US supreme court is now cruel, partisan – and squandering its moral authority

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The US supreme court won’t block a Texas law that allows private individuals to sue to enforce a ban on abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy – before many women are even aware they’re pregnant. The law went int...

US supreme court refuses to block radical Texas abortion law

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A deeply divided supreme court has allowed a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation’s second-largest state. The court voted 5-4 early on T...

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