Author: John Kruzel

DeSantis is ‘scarier’ opponent than Trump, say Democrats

President Biden has repeatedly talked about taking on former President Trump. He still tells anyone who will listen that he’s the only Democrat who can defeat the former president, and he said last month that he wouldn’t be disappointed if Trump ran against him in 2024. But some Democrats say that if Biden does run…

Former military officers urge Supreme Court to uphold affirmative action in colleges

A group of retired military heavyweights have urged the Supreme Court to uphold affirmative action in higher education when the justices review a legal challenge to race-conscious admissions policies at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Harvard. The former officers argued in court papers that allowing colleges and service academies to consider race as…

Kentucky judge revives state’s near-total abortion ban

A judge in Kentucky on Monday night revived the state’s near-total ban on abortion, the latest legal development following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. The ruling by a state appeals court judge temporarily lifted a lower court order that had blocked Kentucky’s law, which bans abortion with exceptions only to protect…

Atlanta-area DA disqualified from investigating fake Trump elector

The Atlanta-area prosecutor who is probing the effort by former President Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election result in Georgia was disqualified by a judge Monday from criminally investigating one of the 16 Republicans who served on a phony slate of pro-Trump electors. The ruling, a stunning rebuke to Fulton County District…

Atlanta-area DA represents significant legal threat to Trump

The Atlanta-area prosecutor’s investigation into Donald Trump’s effort to overturn his 2020 electoral defeat in Georgia poses the most significant legal threat to the former president, legal experts said, with the probe intensifying as Trump eyes a 2024 bid for the White House. The former president’s team is keeping close watch of Fulton County District…

A new era of court fights over abortion access

The Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade has ushered in a new era of court fights over abortion access. Gone is the constitutional right to abortion that existed for nearly 50 years under Roe. Instead, abortion access in America has become a confusing patchwork of state laws. Conservative states have moved to ban or…

Supreme Court denies Biden bid to revive DHS immigration policy

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Biden administration request to reinstate a Department of Homeland Security immigration enforcement policy that was blocked by a lower court, with the justices scheduling the case for arguments in December. The court’s vote was 5-4, with four justices — including all three liberals as well as conservative Justice…

Supreme Court clears way for Indiana parental notice abortion law

The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for Indiana to enforce a law that stiffens parental notice requirements in cases where a minor seeks an abortion. The law at issue had been blocked since 2017 by lower courts based on Roe v. Wade and related precedents. Following Roe’s overruling, Indiana asked the justices last…