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Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion law

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/08/19, 09:42 am

A divided U.S. Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion centers. The justices voted 5-4 Thursday to block a measure requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberal justices in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case.

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High court to give gun rights a hearing

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/22/19, 12:38 pm

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would take up a case against New York City’s ban on transporting a licensed, locked, and unloaded handgun to a home or shooting range outside the city limits. It is the first gun rights case the court has reviewed in nine years. The case, filed by three New York residents and the state’s National Rifle Association affiliate, won’t be argued until October.

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Ginsburg not present for Supreme Court hearings

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/07/19, 12:12 pm

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing oral arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from last month’s cancer surgery. Court spokeswomen Kathy Arberg said the 85-year-old justice is recuperating and working from home after having two cancerous growths removed from her left lung Dec. 21. Doctors found no other signs of disease and said no further treatment was planned.

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