Not necessarily for women, according to Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt. Photo: Sue Ogrocki/AP/Shutterstock While the end of Roe v. Wade last year imposed terrible hardships on women across the country, there have been some glimmers of hope for supporters of reproductive rights — like voters in six states backing pro-choice ballot measures . But some states are so firmly in the grip of anti-abortion activists and their religious and political partners that good news on the issue is hard to come by. One such state is Oklahoma. But this week, the State Supreme Court overturned a small part of the state’s near-total abortion ban, ruling in a 5-4 decision that abortions must be allowed in situations where there is a reasonable chance that the mother’s life is in danger. To be clear, the court didn’t go hog wild with the idea of protecting a woman’s right to life. As the Washington Post noted : Oklahoma’s constitution protects the right to an abortion if “the woman’s … [Read more...] about Oklahoma Court Narrowly Preserves Right to Lifesaving Abortion
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Appeals Court Denies Review Of 315-Unit Terraces Of Lafayette
0 Politics & Government "The litigation is over, and we should now focus on welcoming new residents to our community," Lafayette Mayor Carl Anudri said. Bay City News , News Partner Posted Reply LAMORINDA, CA — The controversial Terraces of Lafayette development project can finally move forward, after the California Supreme Court last week denied a request for review from project opponents Save Lafayette. The decision likely ends more than two years of litigation against the City of Lafayette and developer O'Brien Land Company over the city's approval of the 315-unit project, slated for Deer Hill and Pleasant Hill roads "The courts have once again affirmed that the city complied with the Housing Accountability Act and the California Environmental Quality Act in its environmental review and approval of this 20 percent affordable housing project," Lafayette Mayor Carl Anduri said in a statement, posted on the city's website. "The … [Read more...] about Appeals Court Denies Review Of 315-Unit Terraces Of Lafayette
Biden Judicial Nominee Clueless on Due Process Rights
WASHINGTON, DC – Joe Biden judicial nominee Kato Crews stumbled during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, not knowing one of the most basic constitutional protections for citizens accused of crimes by their government, confusing it with Second Amendment rights, about which he likewise seemed confused. Biden nominated Crews for a lifetime appointment as a trial judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, where he currently serves as a federal magistrate. Previously he was a labor lawyer, making his nomination consistent with Biden’s understanding that big union bosses are the cornerstone of his political coalition and absolutely essential to his running for a second term. Crews’ confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee went off the rails when Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) asked him, “Do you know what a Brady motion is?” “It’s not coming to mind at the moment,” Crews responded. “I believe that the Brady case involved something regarding … [Read more...] about Biden Judicial Nominee Clueless on Due Process Rights
EXCLUSIVE: Republican Group Wades Into Major Judicial Race With Six-Figure Ad Buy
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) will spend $200,000 in support of Wisconsin state Supreme Court candidate Dan Kelly through its Judicial Fairness Initiative. Kelly, who served on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 2016-2020, is running against Democratic Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz in a race that will decide control of the body. Outside groups are expected to spend more than $30 million on the election, WisPolitics reported , as the Court may weigh in on an abortion ban and a gerrymandered legislature. The RSLC ad highlights outside spending from left-wing organizations supporting Protasiewicz. The pro-gun control organization Everytown for Gun Safety is spending $500,000 in support of Protasiewicz, who is also endorsed by the pro-abortion group EMILY’s List. (RELATED: Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Settles On Gov Evers’ New Congressional Map) “What makes Wisconsin great? We’re independent thinkers, we don’t let the DC outsiders tell us how … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Republican Group Wades Into Major Judicial Race With Six-Figure Ad Buy
In Israel, Another Divisive Law on Another Day of Mass Protest
Israel’s Parliament passed legislation early Thursday that would make it more difficult to declare prime ministers incapacitated and remove them from office, a move that critics said was aimed at protecting the country’s leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on trial for corruption . Under the legislation, the latest in a series of divisive bills pursued by the government, a sitting prime minister could only be declared incapacitated on physical or mental health grounds. The bill, passed by a bare majority of 61 in the 120-seat Parliament, came just before tens of thousands of Israelis took to the streets for another stormy day of protest against the government plan for a broad overhaul of the judiciary . Opponents of the plan, which would give the government more control over judicial appointments and weaken the Supreme Court by severely restricting judicial review of legislation, say that it would subvert the country’s democratic system. The bill passed on Thursday … [Read more...] about In Israel, Another Divisive Law on Another Day of Mass Protest
LAW INTELLIGENCE.; Decision in the Lemmon Slave Case.
See the article in its original context from April 16, 1860 Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. The People, ex rel., Louis Napoleon vs. Jonathan Lemmon. This celebrated case was decided, on Friday, in the Court of Appeals, at Albany. The judgment of the Supreme Court was affirmed, Judges CLERKE and COMSTOCK dissenting. Opinions for affirmance were delivered by Judges DENIO and WRIGHT. Judge CLERKE rendered a dissenting opinion. Judge SELDEN expressed no opinion. In 1852, Jonathan Lemmon was a … [Read more...] about LAW INTELLIGENCE.; Decision in the Lemmon Slave Case.