Stories tagged: "US Supreme Court"

Nadine Seiler of Waldorf, Md., holds a sign that reads "SCOTUS is Illegitimate" in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, as the Court hears arguments on a new elections case that could dramatically alter voting in 2024 and beyond. The case is from highly competitive North Carolina, where Republican efforts to draw congressional districts heavily in their favor were blocked by a Democratic majority on the state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
US Supreme Court Justices Appear Skeptical of Giving State Legislatures Unchecked Elections Power

The Moore v. Harper case, which originated in North Carolina, has the potential to dramatically alter American elections.

NC's Moore v. Harper case could "upend democracy" if the conservative-dominated Supreme Court gives states legislatures unchecked power over federal elections, some advocates say. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
What You Should Know About Moore v. Harper, the NC Court Case That Could ‘Upend Democracy’

The Moore v. Harper ruling will have serious electoral and political implications on both the state and federal levels, as well as decide whether state lawmakers should have total control over election rules–without any checks or balances.

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Cheri Beasley, left, and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C. answer questions during a televised debate on Oct. 7. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
Beasley and Other Democrats Face Misleading and Outright False Ads

Over these last weeks of the election season in North Carolina, the state Republican Party has lumbered past that often faint line that separates politics from disinformation.

Photo by AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
How the Future of Free and Fair Elections May Be at Risk After Supreme Court Picks Up NC Gerrymandering Case

Everything you need to know about a NC case at the Supreme Court that could potentially have far-reaching implications for American democracy.

People protest about abortion, Friday, June 24, 2022, outside the Supreme Court 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)
North Carolina Reacts to Supreme Court Decision to Strip Away the Constitutional Right to Abortion

While Friday’s ruling sparked anger across North Carolina among reproductive rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers, it also prompted the resolve to continue fighting.

Allison Riggs, co-executive director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, speaks in Raleigh in 2021 after a state court struck down the North Carolina's voter identification law. (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson, File)
Supreme Court Allows NC Republicans to Intervene in Voter ID Law Case

The 8-1 ruling does not address the legality of the law, but makes it easier for NC legislators to hire their own attorneys—even though the state attorney general’s office is already involved.

There is a presumption that most people of faith oppose abortion rights. But polling shows that's not true.
A Pro-Choice NC Pastor on Why Fighting for Abortion Rights Is Central to Her Faith

Despite what you might think, a majority of Americans who follow a religious tradition support abortion being legal. We spoke to pro-choice NC pastor Katey Zeh.