Stories tagged: "US Supreme Court"


Cheri Beasley sits at a table in a restaurant with potential supporters in Durham, NC.
With Abortion, Voting Rights At Stake, Here’s What You Need to Know About NC’s US Senate Primary

The race is shaping up to be a battle between Trump and everyone else in North Carolina’s Republican Party. 

Most voters are unaware of it, but abortion rights in NC and across the country could be one election away from falling if the US Supreme Court undermines Roe v. Wade this summer.
Why Abortion Rights Could Be One Election Away from a Ban in NC

Most voters have heard little or nothing about a case before the Supreme Court in which the conservative court could overturn Roe v. Wade. 

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in March. The US Senate confirmed her for the high court Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
History Made: Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be the First Black Woman on the US Supreme Court

Jackson's confirmation fulfills a significant campaign promise from President Joe Biden to make the high court more diverse.

'I am not importing my personal views or policy preferences,' Ketanji Brown Jackson repeated over the course of Tuesday's pointed questioning, as one after another, GOP senators questioned her personal politics and her record. If confirmed, Jackson would be the only Supreme Court justice with experience as a public defender, representing poor clients in criminal cases. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Biden Chooses a ‘Proven Consensus Builder’ to Be the First Black Woman on US Supreme Court 

Ketanji Brown Jackson would be the first Black woman and public defender ever nominated to the court.

In this 2014 file photo, women protest anti-abortion rights laws passed by North Carolina Republicans. With the US Supreme Court expected to undo Roe V. Wade, elections for the state legislature and the governor's office could be enormous in NC. (Shutterstock)
As Biden Preps State of the Union, Women’s Health Leaders Decry State of Abortion Rights

More than 120 groups, including organizations in North Carolina, urged Biden and Democrats to aggressively pursue federal protections with US Supreme Court considering Texas anti-abortion law.  

Former NC Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (center), now a U.S. Senate candidate, wound up on some shortlists as a potential justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo from Beasley campaign).
A Black Woman on the Supreme Court Would Fulfill Biden’s Historic Promise

'For our courts to work for all of us, they must look like all of us,' advocates say. Biden can usher that in with a historical Supreme Court nomination.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer in 2017. His pending retirement means President Biden will be able to name his replacement. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
The GOP Will Say Wait on Breyer’s Replacement. Here’s Why That’s Nonsense.

Breaking down the meaning of Justice Stephen Breyer’s departure as the nation’s high court bears right.