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Mailer spreads misinformation on Kansas justices and right to abortion

Updated: A misleading mailer in Kansas urges a no vote in the retention election for six of the seven Kansas Supreme Court justices.

6th Circuit blocks ethics probe of judicial candidates who touted GOP links, anti-abortion endorsements

A federal appeals court has blocked the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission from investigating two judicial candidates accused by citizens of touting their Republican background and their endorsements from anti-abortion groups.

SCOTUS justices became ‘targets for assassination’ after leak of abortion opinion, Alito says

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said Tuesday the leak of the high court’s opinion striking down the right to abortion made justices “targets for assassination.”

Ex-EEOC lawyer is making ‘highly questionable’ assertion about abortion travel benefits, Littler Mendelson says

The former general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is “misleading and intimidating” employers who provide travel benefits for women traveling to obtain abortions, according to a letter by Littler Mendelson’s Workplace Policy Institute, the law firm’s government affairs arm.

Letters: Real effect of overruling Roe

Dealing with Dobbs: ABA responds to the overruling of Roe with 6 resolutions

“We are setting policy on which the ABA can build to assure that ordinary acts of daily life are not criminalized,” former ABA president Laurel Bellows said. “This is criminalizing talking to your friend about her options. This is criminalizing and delaying very important medical response when a woman has suffered a miscarriage or is in a threat of harm or life because the people who would need to touch her at that moment don’t need to be worried about whether they, in fact, will be subjected to criminal charges.”

Texas attorney general avoids subpoenas with court ruling, alleged dodge of process server

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled a process server Monday and then avoided subpoenas Tuesday, when a Texas judge ruled that he didn’t have to testify in an abortion-related lawsuit.

SCOTUS justices discuss Supreme Court’s legitimacy, lengthy path to law license

Chief Justice John Roberts acknowledged Friday that it was “gut-wrenching” to see barricades surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court without speaking directly about the abortion-rights issue that led to the placement.

Michigan Supreme Court decision puts abortion rights on November ballot

The Michigan Supreme Court said Thursday voters can decide whether to enshrine the right to abortion in the state constitution, rejecting a challenge that a ballot proposal was defective because of typographical errors.

Chemerinsky: Originalism has taken over the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended on June 30 was the most originalist in American history. In case after case, the court professed that the meaning of a constitutional provision is to be determined by the original understanding at the time when it was adopted. Some of the justices—Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett—are self-avowed originalists. All of the conservatives often write their opinions in originalist language and sign on to expressly originalist decisions.

As Justice Alito steps out from the shadows, some see a more aggressive persona emerge

When Justice Samuel Alito was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005, he was portrayed as cautious, respectful of precedent, quiet, methodical and reasonable. That has changed, now that the high court has a six-justice conservative bloc.

FTC suit seeks to stop broker’s sales of cellphone data that could be used to track visits to abortion clinics

The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against data broker Kochava Inc. on Monday that seeks to block the company’s sales of geolocation data from mobile devices that could be used to track visits to abortion clinics and other sensitive locations.

Federal judges issue conflicting rulings on emergency abortions when health of mothers is at risk

Federal judges in Idaho and Texas have issued conflicting decisions on whether a federal law requiring stabilizing emergency care conflicts with abortion bans.

Texas Supreme Court’s advisory committee supports rule allowing judicial approval of abortions for minors

An advisory committee for the Texas Supreme Court voted unanimously Friday to support a state rule that allows judges to authorize abortions for minors without their parents’ consent.

Florida prosecutor sues governor over suspension, claiming free speech violations

A Florida prosecutor who was suspended for his positions on abortion and transgender medical care has filed a federal lawsuit against Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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