Stories tagged: "US Supreme Court"

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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.

This May 8, 1964 file photo shows Linda Brown Smith standing in front of the Sumner School in Topeka, Kansas. The refusal of the public school to admit Brown in 1951, then nine years old, because she is black, led to the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the "separate but equal" clause and mandated that schools nationwide must be desegregated. Tuesday marks the 68th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. (AP Photo, File)
68 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, the Work to Desegregate Our Schools Isn’t Finished 

Today marks a watershed moment in American history. But history is still being written. 

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.
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.