Stories tagged: "US Supreme Court"


A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
With Roe v. Wade Overturned, What Does That Mean For Abortion Rights in Pennsylvania?

The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means abortion rights will be determined at the state level. While abortion remains legal in Pennsylvania, the future of reproductive rights in the commonwealth is uncertain.

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Mehmet Oz, left, accompanied by former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Greensburg, Pa., Friday, May 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Trump’s Candidate Dr. Oz Pulls Trump-like Move And Declares Himself Presumptive Nominee in US Senate Race

With a recount underway, the celebrity surgeon is positioning himself as the victor over David McCormick in the GOP primary. A new ruling by the Supreme Court could make Oz’s claim a reality.

FILE - In this April 23, 2021, file photo, members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington. Seated from left are Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, while standing from left are Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
Where Supreme Court Justices Stand on Abortion, in Their Own Words and Votes

Even before a draft of the opinion in a major abortion case written by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked late Monday, Supreme Court justices have had a lot to say about abortion over the years — in opinions, votes, Senate confirmation testimony, and elsewhere.

Nation wide anti-abortion groups announced to protest outside Planned Parenthood facilities but scenes remain calm outside the Center City Philadelphia location, on February 11th, 2017, as only volunteers posted to grant clients free access to the facility. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Wolf: ‘Abortion is and will remain legal in Pennsylvania’

Politico’s leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade prompted Gov. Tom Wolf to once again remind Pennsylvanians that abortion will remain legal in the state under his watch.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a US Circuit Judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, poses for a portrait, Friday, Feb., 18, 2022, in her office at the court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Biden Nominates Kentanji Brown Jackson to US Supreme Court

Jackson could be the first Black woman appointed to the nation’s highest court.

FILE - The Supreme Court shown Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job. The court's order Thursday during a spike in coronavirus cases deals a blow to the administration's efforts to boost the vaccination rate among Americans.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for US Businesses

The court's conservative majority concluded the Biden administration overstepped its authority by seeking to impose a vaccine-or-test rule on businesses with at least 100 employees.

In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington.  The Supreme Court will take up challenges to controversial Trump administration policies affecting family-planning clinics and immigrants, even though the Biden administration has announced it is reviewing them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Supreme Court Rejects Trump Election Challenge Cases

The handful of cases included two cases from Pennsylvania.