Florida Judge Will Temporarily Block 15-Week Abortion Ban

MIAMI — A Florida law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy violates privacy protections in the State Constitution, a state judge ruled on Thursday, a day before the new restrictions were to take effect. Judge John C. Cooper of the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Tallahassee ruled from the bench that the law, signed … Read more

Supreme Court limits EPA’s authority to regulate power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions

Washington— The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, delivering a significant blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to fight climate change. The court divided 6-3 along ideological lines in finding that Congress, through the Clean Air Act, did not grant the … Read more

Judge rules Florida’s 15-week abortion ban is unconstitutional

Florida judge rules 15-week abortion ban is unconstitutional Updated: 1:46 PM EDT Jun 30, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript I’m gonna just give you the bottom line ruling now and then. I’m gonna tell you how I got there. MS for purposes of the order. Mhm. I’m finding that uh the statute in section I … Read more

Kaitlin Armstrong, accused of killing an elite cyclist, is captured in Costa Rica after 43 days

Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, was found Wednesday at a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas, the Marshals Office said in a news release. She will be deported and returned to the US, the agency said. On May 17, police issued a homicide warrant for Armstrong. The affidavit mentions details such as video … Read more

FBI adds ‘Cryptoqueen’ to ‘Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List’ for fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation seal is seen at FBI headquarters. Yuri Gripas | Reuters WASHINGTON — The FBI on Thursday added Dr. Ruja Ignatova, the self-proclaimed ‘Cryptoqueen,’ to its list of Ten Most Wanted fugitives, and is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to her arrest. Ignatova, the founder of a cryptocurrency called … Read more

Supreme Court to review state legislatures’ power in federal elections

Placeholder while article actions load The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider what would be a radical change in the way federal elections are conducted, giving state legislatures sole authority to set the rules for contests even if their actions violated state constitutions and resulted in extreme partisan gerrymandering for congressional seats . … Read more

Supreme Court says Biden can end Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration policy

Since the beginning of his administration, Biden has tried to wind down the policy, which sends certain non-Mexican citizens who entered the US back to Mexico — instead of detaining them or releasing them into the United States — while their immigration proceedings played out. The ruling was 5-4, and states that immigration law gives … Read more

Supreme Court handcuffs Biden’s climate efforts

Thursday’s decision by the conservative majority said EPA cannot take the kind of broad approach that the Obama administration had adopted in regulating greenhouse gases from the nation’s power plants. And it put the onus on Congress — which has been unable to pass major climate legislation since Democrats’ cap-and-trade bill died 12 years ago … Read more