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The New Legal Fault Lines For Abortion

The New Legal Fault Lines For Abortion

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, senior legal reporter Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux speaks with Galen Druke about the Supreme Court justices’ arguments for overturning Roe v. Wade, where the legal debate goes next and how this decision contrasts with and complements U.S. public opinion on abortion. Powered by WPeMatico

Here’s What Overturning Roe Means For Abortion Access Across The U.S.

Here’s What Overturning Roe Means For Abortion Access Across The U.S.

The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade. Before today, the right to an abortion was protected under the U.S. Constitution, which meant that state lawmakers couldn’t just ban the procedure if they wanted to. Now states have free rein to ban abortion, to restrict abortion and to regulate abortion. So what happens next? Here’s where abortion laws stand in each state. Transcript The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade. Before today, abortion was protected under the U.S. Constitution,…

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Emergency Politics Podcast: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Emergency Politics Podcast: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its past rulings that granted a constitutional right to an abortion. While five conservatives on the Court supported overturning Roe, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a concurring opinion that he favored upholding the Mississippi law without fully overturning the 49-year precedent. The three liberals on the Supreme Court issued a rare three-justice-authored dissent. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, legal…

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Roe v. Wade Defined An Era. The Supreme Court Just Started A New One.

Roe v. Wade Defined An Era. The Supreme Court Just Started A New One.

Abortion Roe v. Wade Defined An Era. The Supreme Court Just Started A New One. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY FIVETHIRTYEIGHT / AP PHOTO By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux Jun. 24, 2022, at 2:45 PM There are only a handful of Supreme Court rulings that most Americans can name. The decisions that become a shorthand in our collective vocabulary mark the beginning and end of political eras, the moments when something fundamental changes. Brown v. Board of Education. Roe v. Wade.  And now, Dobbs…

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Republicans Are Defining The Jan. 6 Hearings

Republicans Are Defining The Jan. 6 Hearings

Jan. 6 Investigation Republicans Are Defining The Jan. 6 Hearings By Kaleigh Rogers Jun. 23, 2022, at 8:06 AM Republicans like (from left) Arizona state House Speaker Rusty Bowers, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his deputy Gabriel Sterling testified at the Jan. 6 hearings. Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol started its hearings, it was easy to wonder who the…

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What the Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling Means For Gun Control

What the Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling Means For Gun Control

Supreme Court What the Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling Means For Gun Control By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux Jun. 23, 2022, at 1:20 PM STEFANI REYNOLDS / AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court just dramatically expanded Americans’ right to bear arms. In a 6-3 opinion, with the court’s Republican-appointed justices in the majority, the court ruled that a New York law that heavily restricts the ability to carry a concealed handgun in public violates the Constitution.  This decision is a big deal….

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What We Lose When We Lose Competitive Congressional Districts

What We Lose When We Lose Competitive Congressional Districts

Polarization What We Lose When We Lose Competitive Congressional Districts By Lee Drutman Jun. 23, 2022, at 6:00 AM Michael M. Santiago / Getty Images Competitive congressional districts have been steadily disappearing for decades. In the current redistricting cycle, six highly competitive districts in the House of Representatives were drawn out of existence. The Cook Political Report estimates that less than 8 percent of congressional districts will be competitive come November. This is a problem. It’s not because competitive districts…

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Why It’s Possible For Some Americans To Support Abortion Yet Oppose Roe

Why It’s Possible For Some Americans To Support Abortion Yet Oppose Roe

Abortion Why It’s Possible For Some Americans To Support Abortion Yet Oppose Roe By Natalie Jackson Jun. 22, 2022, at 6:00 AM Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A common assumption of the debate around overturning Roe v. Wade, which established the constitutional right to abortion in 1973, is that there are just two sides to it. On one side, the thinking goes, are those who think abortion should be legal and that Roe should be upheld,…

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Americans Agree That They Disagree Too Much

Americans Agree That They Disagree Too Much

In Part 3 of this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast the team looks at the newest polling from FiveThirtyEight’s collaboration with Ipsos, in which Americans were asked about the most important political issues leading up to the midterms. This edition focused on political polarization, crime and gun violence. Powered by WPeMatico