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How Have Corporations Responded to Supreme Court's Overturning of Roe v. Wade?

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Expect this issue to be important in the November mid-term elections.

Portland, Oregon, To Vote on Banning City Business With Texas Over Abortion Law

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The Portland, Oregon, city council is expected to vote next week on a proposal to halt trade and travel with the state of Texas in response to the Lone Star State’s controversial new law that effectively bans abortion.

In a statement Friday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said the governing body will consider an emergency resolution on whether or not to ban trading goods and services with Texas, as well as barring city employee business travel to the state.

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Abortion Ban by 5-4 Vote

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The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to block a Texas ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, dealing a major blow to abortion rights by leaving in place a state law that prohibits the vast majority of abortions.

The decision is a major milestone in the fight over abortion, as opponents have sought for decades to roll back access to the procedure.

Supreme Court Blocks Eviction Moratorium, Ending Protections for 3.5 Million Tenants

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The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The court’s action late Thursday ends protections for roughly 3.5 million people in the United States who said they faced eviction in the next two months, according to Census Bureau data from early August.

US Supreme Court Rules 'Remain in Mexico' Program Should Be Reinstated for Asylum Seekers

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The Supreme Court says the Biden administration likely violated federal law in trying to end a Trump-era program that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S.

With three liberal justices in dissent, the high court on Tuesday refused to block a lower court ruling ordering the administration to reinstate the program informally known as Remain in Mexico.

US Supreme Court Lifts Part of New York's Eviction Moratorium

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday lifted New York state's ban on residential evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, handing a victory to a group of small landlords that challenged a moratorium that had been slated to expire on Aug. 31.

The justices granted an emergency request by the landlords to lift the ban on eviction proceedings while litigation over the dispute continues. The nine-member court's three liberal justices dissented from the decision.

Senate Democrats Say FBI Ignored Thousands of Tips on Brett Kavanaugh

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Seven Democratic senators on Thursday said that newly released materials show the FBI failed to fully investigate sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was nominated to the court in 2018.

The senators, including Sheldon Whitehouse and Chris Coons, said a letter they received from the FBI last month shows the agency gathered over 4,500 tips relating to Kavanaugh without any apparent further action by investigators.

Mississippi Urges US Supreme Court To Overturn Roe v. Wade

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The state of Mississippi on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court in a major case set to be argued in its next term to overturn the landmark 1973 ruling that recognized that women have a constitutional right to obtain an abortion.

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, a Republican, said in papers filed with the court that the Roe v. Wade ruling and a subsequent 1992 decision that affirmed it were both "egregiously wrong" and that state legislatures should have more leeway to restrict abortion. The court has a 6-3 conservative majority.

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act for Third Time, Rejecting Latest Republican Effort

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The Supreme Court’s latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” signals anew that the GOP must look beyond repealing the law if it wants to hone the nation’s health care problems into a winning political issue.

Thursday’s 7-2 ruling was the third time the court has rebuffed major GOP challenges to former President Barack Obama’s prized health care overhaul. Stingingly for Republicans, the decision emerged from a bench dominated 6-3 by conservative-leaning justices, including three appointed by President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Key Abortion Rights Case That Could Undercut Roe v. Wade

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The Supreme Court has placed itself back on the front lines of the U.S. culture wars by taking up major cases on abortion and guns, with rights cherished by millions of Americans - and potentially the future of the nation’s top judicial body itself - on the line.

And to add to the drama, rulings in the two cases are expected to come next year in the run-up to mid-term elections in a politically polarized United States that will decide if President Joe Biden's fellow Democrats maintain control over both chambers of Congress.

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