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What Americans Really Think About Abortion

What Americans Really Think About Abortion

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY SCHERER / GETTY IMAGES Abortion is back at the Supreme Court yet again. For the third time in six years, the justices will consider the constitutionality of a state law designed to restrict abortion — this time, a Mississippi ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. And because the court is more conservative than it’s been in decades, many experts believe there’s a real possibility that the justices will use this case to overturn…

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News Roundup: Supreme Court looks primed to overturn Roe; Trump exposed Biden to COVID during debate

News Roundup: Supreme Court looks primed to overturn Roe; Trump exposed Biden to COVID during debate

In the news today: In oral arguments before the Supreme Court, the Trump-appointed conservative justices strongly signaled that Mississippi’s new abortion ban will be used as the vehicle for overturning Roe v. Wade. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams announced she will challenge Republican Gov. Brian Kemp for the governor’s office in next year’s election. Ex-House Republican and former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows may be battling with Congress over House demands that he tell what he knows about the…

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Michigan anti-vaxxer, election canvasser, and Big Lie proponent is dead from COVID-19

Michigan anti-vaxxer, election canvasser, and Big Lie proponent is dead from COVID-19

Here come the Oompa Loompas to roll another purpling anti-vaxxer carcass down to the boneyard. By now, the Oompa Loompas are tired of singing their cautionary tunes—they obviously aren’t helping. So they’re just sallow-faced, hollow-eyed funeral home gofers now. Sad! Okay, so this isn’t your run-of-the-mill, daisy-pushing anti-vaxxer. This guy was a real piece of work. (More on that in a bit.) William Hartmann, a Republican on the Wayne County, Michigan, Board of Canvassers, has succumbed to his own stupidity….

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Over a year after the 2020 uprisings, federal charges continue to loom over protesters

Over a year after the 2020 uprisings, federal charges continue to loom over protesters

by Tamar Sarai Davis This story was originally published at Prism. In the wake of the historic demonstrations against police brutality after George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, advocates are sounding the alarm that an escalation in federal law enforcement means some protesters are facing the possibility of life imprisonment solely for property damage. That’s what happened to Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, who participated in a protest in New York City in May…

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Lawmakers urge release of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, who took on Chevron in Ecuador

Lawmakers urge release of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, who took on Chevron in Ecuador

Several lawmakers, including the progressive representatives known as The Squad, have signed a letter urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to intervene in the case of attorney Steven Donziger, who was sentenced to six months in prison for criminal contempt. The charge stems from Donziger refusing to turn over devices with client communications in 2014 after Chevron filed a complaint alleging that the lawyer had engaged in conspiracy and criminal conduct over the course of the 25-year legal battle against the oil…

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