Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 07:16:47
54 results - (0.003 seconds)

the opinion draft:

Contact Newsletter-online.com: [NewsMag]

latest news at page 1:
123
    The U.S. Marshals Service is providing "around-the-clock security" at the homes of all nine Supreme Court justices, according to the Justice Department. Attorney General Merrick Garland called on the USMS to guard and protect the homes of high court justices in the wake of recent protests after the leak of a draft opinion signaling the reversal of Roe v. Wade, which would allow individual states to determine laws regarding fetal viability. "At the Attorney General’s direction, the U.S. Marshals Service accelerated the provision of around-the-clock security at the homes of all Justices, among other actions, last week," a Justice Department press readout says. DHS PREPARING FOR 'INCREASE' IN VIOLENCE OVER ABORTION RULING: REPORT Garland decried a recent "rise of violence and unlawful threats of violence" directed at public servants, saying they are "unacceptable and dangerous to our democracy." “I want to be clear: While people vote, argue, and debate in a democracy, we must not — we cannot — allow violence or unlawful threats of violence to permeate our national life. The Justice Department will not tolerate violence or...
    A Congressional hearing on abortion access grew heated on Wednesday when  Republican Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana demanded a gynecologist give her stance on performing the procedure when an infant is 'halfway out of the birth canal.' The House Judiciary Committee is hearing from a panel of experts including Dr. Yashica Robinson, a board-certified OB-GYN and a board member with Physicians for Reproductive Health, as tensions mount over the Supreme Court potentially overturning the landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade. It was suggested the high court's conservative supermajority is poised to overturn federal abortion protections granted in the case, according to a leaked draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. During the hearing Johnson prefaced his question to Robinson, the only medical doctor on the panel, by saying she would 'clearly support the right to abort a 20 week old unborn child.' 'So I would love for you to explain to us, in your medical opinion, at what point in pregnancy should having an abortion no longer be an option?' the conservative asked. Robinson explained that 'every pregnancy is unique and...
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas took a cheeky swipe at the media during a recent conference appearance, suggesting he would step down from the bench if he did the job as badly as journalists did theirs. But he also made a more serious point, saying the leak of a draft opinion on the Roe v Wade case had diminished trust in the country's highest court. He made his comments during a question and answer session on Friday at the Old Parkland conference - a meeting of black conservatives - in Dallas, Texas. 'One of the things I'd say in response to the media is when they talk about or ... especially early on, about the way I did my job, I said, I will absolutely leave the court when I do my job as poorly as you do yours,' he said in response to a question about tit-for-tat battles between left and right. 'And that was meant as a compliment, really.' The line got a big laugh from the audience. 'It really is getting to be mean,' he added. But...
    Jackson broke her silence on the explosive Supreme Court leak during a largely easygoing interview about her role as a mentor to students and her personal interests such as the show 'Survivor' Incoming Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on Monday broke her silence over a leaked draft opinion indicating the high court is poised to strike down the landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade. She's the latest figure to weigh in on the fallout after an anonymous leaker handed the memo to Politico earlier this month.  The opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, makes clear that the conservative jurist believes the issue of abortion should be left up to each individual state.  Jackson, who will be the first black woman on the Supreme Court after Justice Stephen Breyer retires in the summer, was asked by the Washington Post about her reaction to seeing the leaked draft. 'Everybody who is familiar with the court and the way in which it works was shocked by that. Such a departure from normal order,' the judge said. She refused to say whether she...
    Frazer Harrison/Getty Images John Legend has spoken out against the Supreme Court’s draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, comparing it to dystopian novel and series The Handmaid’s Tale.  “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the opinion, referring to both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.” Legend sat down with The Guardian’s Ammar Kalia the night after JusticeAlito’s draft opinion, which would overturn the constitutional right to “I can’t watch this shit happen and not say something,” Legend said. “We’re teetering on the brink of not being a full democracy. We’re about to implement The Handmaid’s Tale into law.” For those unfamiliar, Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale is a futuristic dystopian novel in which “handmaids” are forced to bear children for their assigned “commanders.” Legend, who has been a vocal supporter of the Democratic Party, went on to say it was an “immense tragedy that we allowed Donald Trump to be president for four years.” “I felt a strong sense of relief at a...
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas believes the controversial draft opinion leak may have forever changed the relationship dynamic between the high court and the American public. On Friday, May 13, Thomas appeared at the Old Parkland Conference in Dallas, Texas. During the conference, which, according to the Associated Press, has been described as an outlet “to discuss alternative proven approaches to tackling the challenges facing Black Americans today,” Thomas expressed concern about Americans' loss of trust in the court. “When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally," Thomas said of the draft opinion that suggests the Supreme Court is slated to overturn Roe v. Wade. "You begin to look over your shoulder. It’s like kind of an infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it." In fact, one man in the audience even asked Thomas about the relationship dynamics between past justices. Although there have always been liberal and conservative justices on the bench, it's no secret the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the late Justice...
    (CNN)Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday expressed dismay at the recent leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade, comparing it to "an infidelity" and saying it has changed the culture of the nation's highest court."The institution that I'm a part of, if someone said that one line of one opinion would be leaked by anyone, you'd say, 'Oh, that's impossible. No one would ever do that.' There is such a belief in the rule of law, a belief in the court, a belief in what we were doing that that was verboten," Thomas said. "It was beyond anyone's understanding, or at least anyone's imagination, that someone would do that."The comments from the 73-year-old justice were delivered at an "Old Parkland Conference" event sponsored by the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute in Dallas. The remarks echoed those he had made earlier this month in Atlanta, when he said government institutions shouldn't be "bullied" into delivering what some see as the preferred outcome.Thomas was interviewed by former law clerk John Yoo, a law professor at the University...
    The Lancet medical journal criticized the Supreme Court's leaked draft suggesting the overturn of Roe V. Wade, claiming the justices would have 'women's blood on their hands' if they strike down the landmark abortion case.  The world-renowned, peer-reviewed publication warned in its latest issue on Thursday that an end to Roe V. Wade would cause women to risk their health and seek unsafe abortions.  'The fact is that if the US Supreme Court confirms its draft decision, women will die,' the publication wrote in its editorial. 'The justices who vote to strike down Roe will not succeed in ending abortion, they will only succeed in ending safe abortion.' 'Alito and his supporters will have women's blood on their hands,' it concluded, referring to Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the draft majority opinion of the court that was leaked last week, spurring pro-choice protests at the Capitol and in front of the six GOP-appointed judges' homes.  The Lancet medical journal warned in its latest issue on Thursday (pictured) that an end to Roe V. Wade would cause women to seek unsafe abortions...
    (CNN)Renowned Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. compared the peaceful ambiance of the nation's highest court to "the quiet of the storm center." As anyone who has experienced a hurricane knows, howling winds and pelting rain prevail until an eerie calm signals that the eye has arrived. Then the storm recommences when the center moves on. A bullseye might now be the more apt metaphor for the US Supreme Court, which is at the center of incoming fire after the unprecedented leak of a draft opinion by Politico on May 2. The preliminary opinion, authored by Justice Samuel Alito and joined by four other conservative justices, would overturn Roe v. Wade, the court's 1973 precedent that guaranteed a national right to abortion. Since that ruling, conservatives have been calling for a ban on the premature ending of pregnancies and they have excoriated justices for not voiding Roe. Now, progressives have taken to the streets, including at the court's doorstep, to express their vehement opposition to what will surely be the end of abortion access in half the...
    Washington (CNN)A version of this story appeared in CNN's Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here.One takeaway from Justice Samuel Alito's leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade: The US Supreme Court's conservative majority is eager to prevent people from governing their own bodies, and willing to use the most bizarre logic to achieve that goal.Another: The assaults on abortion rights and voting rights go hand in hand."Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences," Alito claims in the draft. "And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division."Then Alito twists the knife.Read More"It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives," he writes.The people's elected representatives. Alito seems to disregard the profound inconsistency between the will of the people and the direction of many legislatures.Most Americans believe that abortion should be legal in all or most...
    (CNN)The Supreme Court is set to meet behind closed doors on Thursday for the first time since the astonishing leak of a draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. The justices plan to discuss pending petitions and outstanding cases -- but they're also likely to grapple with the aftermath of that remarkable breach of the court's confidential operations. While the draft opinion calling for the reversal of a near-50-year-old landmark precedent stunned the country, the leak itself stunned the court. Chief Justice John Roberts quickly ordered the marshal of the court -- Col. Gail A. Curley -- to begin an internal investigation, but sources familiar with how the court operates say the inquiry could lead to uncomfortable privacy issues, trigger further tension and erode trust as the justices work furiously to resolve cases concerning some of the most important social issues of the day regarding abortion, gun rights, religious liberty and the environment. Curley serves as the court's chief security officer and manages the Supreme Court Police Force. "Everything depends," one source familiar with the court's inner workings said,...
    The mobs of protesters targeting judges' homes after their draft Roe v Wade decision was leaked have largely worked as a cohesive unit with it hard to spot those responsible for the chaos. But one pro-choice group has emerged as a spearhead leading the charge against the six SCOTUS lawmakers over the last week. Ruth Sent Us is planning further demonstrations outside the houses on Wednesday as pro-choice activists continue to try to force through change. The Left-Wingers released a map revealing the alleged addresses of the judges' homes as they urge activists to show up and protest for 'Walk-by Wednesday.' It comes after a draft opinion leaked to Politico last Monday revealed five out of the six - Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch - were planning to vote to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision. Chief Justice John Roberts remaining undecided. The justices are scheduled to meet on Thursday - the first time they will gather in person since a draft opinion. But Ruth Sent US are plotting to overshadow it, writing: 'Our 6-3...
    We begin today’s roundup with Mike DeBonis and Josh Dawsey’s take at The Washington Post on the Republican midterm gameplan: One week after the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would eliminate the constitutional right to abortion, Republican candidates and strategists are increasingly confident that such a decision would not seriously harm the GOP’s chances of regaining House and Senate majorities come November, as Democrats have suggested it might. That belief is rooted in reams of polling, nearly all of it conducted before the leak, showing that economic challenges, particularly runaway inflation, are by far the most powerful force motivating voters this year, followed by crime and immigration — issues where Republicans believe they will have an enduring advantage. And, so far, they see scant evidence that reproductive rights are set to dislodge those priorities, given the often-muted reaction in states that have already moved to restrict abortion rights. Republican candidates are likely to stick to a playbook that many debuted last week, after Politico first published Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.’s draft opinion striking down Roe: downplay, divert and dodge — refocusing public...
    The New York Times has removed the word "fetus" from its Wordle answers in a bid to keep the popular online game "distinct from the news."In a statement on its website, the Times warned that some users playing the game Monday "may see an outdated answer that seems closely connected to a major recent news event."While the statement didn't specify which word it was referring to, the publisher confirmed to CNN that it was "fetus."The Times said the word was loaded into the game last year -- before the publisher acquired it -- adding: "When we discovered last week that this particular word would be featured today, we switched it for as many solvers as possible."However, some users who have not refreshed their browser window could still get the word from the "outdated puzzle", the statement added.The move comes after last week's leaked draft of a majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that would strike down the US Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision.According to the draft, the court would overturn Roe v. Wade's holding of a federal...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning colleagues in a new letter that Republicans will push to 'criminalize' abortion – with contraception and in vitro fertilization under threat following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion.    'Republicans have made clear that their goal will be to seek to criminalize abortion nationwide,' Pelosi wrote in a 'Dear Colleague' letter – as Democrats are facing pressure from their own base of supporters to push back with abortion rights under threat. 'Republican state legislators across the country are already advancing extreme new laws, seeking to arrest doctors for offering reproductive care, ban abortion entirely with no exceptions, and even charge women with murder who exercise their right to choose,' Pelosi wrote. 'These draconian measures could even criminalize contraceptive care, in vitro fertilization and post-miscarriage care, dragging our nation back to a dark time decades into the past.' 'Make no mistake: once Republicans have dispensed with precedent and privacy in overturning Roe, they will take aim at additional basic human rights. At this pivotal moment, the stakes for women – and every American –...
    CNN’s Laura Jarrett defended protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices in the aftermath of a leaked draft opinion that would overturn the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade. Politico obtained a draft decision that would overturn Roe and reported on it last week. Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday confirmed the authenticity of the draft, condemned the leak, and announced an investigation into who leaked it. “This is a question about civility, the frustration people feel is personal. Where’s the line? Obviously, we see the apparent arson at an anti-abortion nonprofit. Violence is always over the line,” asked CNN’s John Avlon during Monday’s New Day. “But the real questions and conversations today about protests outside Supreme Court justices’ houses, particularly Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh. Where do you think that line is?” Jarrett said: I think for a lot of people a conversation about civility feels like it misses the mark when constitutional rights that you believed that you had for over 50 years are about to be overturned. The justices have security. So far all of the protests have seem overwhelmingly...
    Chief Justice John Roberts also spoke out about the leak. After he confirmed the draft is authentic, Roberts described the leak as "absolutely appalling." "If the person behind it thinks that it will affect our work, that’s just foolish," Roberts said Thursday at a judicial conference.Anything else?The source of the leak is being investigated by Col. Gail Curley, marshal of the Supreme Court. The identity of the leaker, presumed to be a law clerk, remains unknown. However, few people have access to opinion drafts, thus narrowing the scope of potential suspects. The criminality of such a leak is debatable. Still, theories about the source of the leak have fallen on partisan lines. Conservatives have suggested a left-leaning law clerk leaked the opinion draft to trigger societal upheaval and to pressure the court's conservative-leaning justices to change their votes. Others, however, charge that a conservative clerk leaked the opinion draft to pin down the court's conservative-leaning justices from changing their vote. NPR reporter Nina Totenberg claimed Sunday the "leading theory" is that a conservative clerk was behind the leak. However, she...
    The new Tennessee legislation mirrors pro-life initiatives that have gained traction across the U.S. in recent months following the FDA’s approval of chemical abortive distribution and in the days since a draft majority opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court leaked indicating that the nation’s highest court was preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade. The leaked draft decision comes from a case pertaining to a challenge to a pro-life law in Mississippi. Chief Justice John Roberts issued a statement confirming the authenticity of the leaked draft opinion. Roberts said that the draft opinion was not final and that the court’s consensus could change. In 2019, the state of Tennessee passed a law that would automatically ban abortion in the state if the Supreme Court overturns or alters Roe v. Wade. The law would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion, while the women seeking abortions would be exempt from prosecution. According to the Guttmacher Institute, a leftist nonprofit organization that is, according to its website, “committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide,”...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline ” that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito‘s legal reasoning in a leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was a “severe danger to the Constitution of the United States.” Pelosi said, “We have to have clarity in what this draft decision means so that the final decision doesn’t go that far. The chief justice has said this is authentic, but it is not final. I don’t want to use the word authentic. It’s real but not final. Again, Lincoln said public sentiment is everything, and with it, you can accomplish almost anything, and without it, nothing. Women just have to weigh in. I don’t think there’s a good outcome here, but I think there’s a better outcome than what we have seen in the first draft, which is radical. It dispenses with precedent even though some of these candidates for when they were candidates for confirmation said they support it as what you’ve seen over and over and they support the precedent and what it means especially the...
    (CNN)Americans remain broadly opposed to overturning the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would strike down the landmark ruling.Sixty-six percent say Roe v. Wade should not be completely struck down, and 59% would support Congress passing legislation to establish a nationwide right to abortion, including 81% of Democrats, 65% of independents and 30% of Republicans, the survey finds.But comparing the results of the new poll to one conducted immediately before the revelation of the draft opinion, the impact on the political landscape heading into the 2022 midterms appears fairly muted. As Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance, Democratic candidates prioritize abortion rights in 2022The share of registered voters who say they are extremely or very enthusiastic about voting this fall rose 6 points between the first survey and the second, but that increase is about even across party lines. Among Democrats, 43% now say they are extremely or very enthusiastic, up 7 points. Among Republicans, it's 56%, up...
123