DeSantis responds to judge who ruled abortion ban unconstitutional

Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference Thursday afternoon in Sanford where he briefly addressed a judge’s decision that found Florida’s 15-week abortion ban to be unconstitutional. The governor made it clear that his office expected a battle. was decided in this case. We knew we were going to have to move on and continue … Read more

The force of the Supreme Court’s right turn has shaken the country

CNN — The Supreme Court has intervened in every corner of American life, rearranging intimate family choices, violating the separation of church and state, and narrowing the actions the government can take to prevent gun violence or protect the environment. The upheaval of recent weeks, especially as the court squarely ended half a century of … Read more

The Ottawa convoy protests may have inadvertently paved the way for a renewed working-class neighborhood that will welcome future generations

The protest convoys that occupied downtown Ottawa last winter may have inadvertently pushed forward a plan to turn Parliament Hill into Parliament Square. Discussions are underway to make the temporary closure of Wellington Street in front of the Hill permanent. With the Center Block restoration work underway and the winning design now chosen for Wellington’s … Read more

Cassidy Hutchinson was one of the witnesses Trump’s world sought to influence, sources say

The committee’s vice chair, GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, said at Tuesday’s hearing that two witnesses — whom she did not name — told the committee they heard from people related world of former President Donald Trump who might have tried to intimidate them. Sources tell CNN that Hutchinson is one of those witnesses. … Read more

Chad Meredith: Biden intends to appoint conservative, anti-abortion lawyer to federal bench, Kentucky Democrats say

CNN — President Joe Biden intends to nominate a Republican anti-abortion lawyer for a federal judgeship, two Kentucky Democrats briefed on the decision have said. The potential nominee, conservative attorney Chad Meredith, would be appointed for life to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, although there are no judicial positions currently … Read more

Push to remove sexually explicit books divides Texas school district

By Scott Calvert | Photographs by Andy Jacobsohn Updated June 30, 2022 4:08 PM ET PROSPER, Texas—When an activist group earlier this year demanded that the local school district remove more than 80 books from library shelves, claiming evidence of obscenity on numerous pages, that decision sparked months of discord in this North Texas community. … Read more

Supreme Court limits EPA’s ability to fight climate change

President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference in Madrid on Thursday. (Susan Walsh/AP) President Biden indicated Thursday that he supports an exception to the 60-vote threshold needed to advance legislation in the Senate to codify abortion and privacy rights following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade. “I believe we … Read more

Supreme Court rules Biden can end Trump-era ‘stay in Mexico’ policy

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the Biden administration can reverse the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program, which required authorities to either jail Central American asylum seekers or denied entry to the United States until their cases are resolved. The court found that the Biden administration acted at its discretion in ending … Read more

Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as Supreme Court justice as court delivers final opinions

President Joe Biden listens to Ketanji Brown Jackson speak at the White House in April. (Andrew Harnik/AP) Six days after President Biden’s inauguration, White House attorney Dana Remus called Ketanji Brown Jackson to see if the judge might be interested in a new job: replacing Merrick Garland on a powerful federal appeals court . The … Read more

Defense engineers head to the Pacific to fix faulty Australian-built Guardian-class patrol boats

Numerous problems have been identified with Australian-built patrol boats being offered to Pacific island nations, prompting the Department of Defense to issue advice on how to “minimize risk” to nations operating them. Key points: Defense Industry Minister Pat Conroy said his department was working closely with regional neighbors on how to resolve issues He also … Read more