Abortion providers get Supreme Court backing to fight Texas ban
The Supreme Court authorized Texas abortion providers on Friday to proceed in their challenge of the state’s near-total ban on abortions, a rule that will remain in place while the case proceeds.
The Thomas court
After 30 years of waiting, Justice Clarence Thomas has seniority and a court shaped in his likeness.
Investors latch onto promising omicron studies, largely ignoring inflation data
Markets tanked last week but took little time to right themselves, making back much of what has been lost since Thanksgiving.
Vermont to give timely public access to new complaints
In the slip stream of a federal injunction, Vermont’s state court administrator announced that on Friday she will begin making new complaints public when they are submitted.
Full appeals court hears challenge to school dress code mandating skirts for girls
The en banc Fourth Circuit was asked Friday to decide if a charter school’s policy requiring female students to wear skirts is constitutional, after a three-judge panel held that it is.
Masks return for New Yorkers during winter surge
In an effort to slow a winter surge of Covid-19, New Yorkers will be temporarily required to wear a mask in all indoor public places, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Friday.
Biden rallies democracies with virtual summit, but draws criticism
At a two-day virtual summit ending on Friday, U.S. President Joe Biden and other world leaders acknowledged the poor health of democracy around the globe and pledged to take steps to fight creeping authoritarianism over the next year.
Assange faces extradition to US after British court ruling
Putting stock in a promise that the cyber activist will not endure harsh U.S. prison conditions, a British appellate court ruled on Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to the United States to face espionage charges.
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