Trump Picks Kavanaugh to Replace Kennedy on High Court

President Donald Trump announced D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh Monday night as his pick to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat on the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a contentious confirmation battle with Democrats concerned that a more conservative court will walk back abortion rights.

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States Dispute Immigrants’ Constitutional Right to Abortion

An 11-state coalition asked a federal appeals court on Friday to reverse a decision allowing a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in government custody to have an abortion, arguing the order “incentivizes even more unlawful immigration” and undocumented immigrants are not entitled to the same constitutional rights as others in the United States. 

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Fifth Circuit Rules for Bishops in Dispute With Abortion Clinics

The Fifth Circuit on Monday stayed a lower court’s order requiring a group of Roman Catholic bishops in Texas to hand over their emails and other private documents to abortion providers, in a dispute over a state rule that forces women to bury the remains of their miscarried or aborted fetuses.

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