Supreme Court

Trump praises Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Donald Trump praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overruling a right to an abortion in an interview with Fox News. Three of the justices voting in favor were Trump appointees Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. He said the decision announced Friday would “work out for everybody.” He added that the decision is…

Fargo abortion clinic owner says Supreme Court ruling is ‘extreme step’

FARGO (KVRR) – The owner and director of North Dakota’s only abortion clinic says Friday’s Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade “has not only ignored 50 years of legal precedent, but took an extreme step to strip fundamental constitutional rights from the American people. Tammi Kromenaker says due to a trigger ban passed in 2007, North Dakota will outlaw…

Update: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years – a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court’s landmark abortion cases. Friday’s outcome overturning Roe v. Wade is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The decision was the culmination of decades of efforts…

Abortion rights activists to rally in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot

FARGO (KVRR) – Abortion rights activists are planning demonstrations across North Dakota on Saturday. The “Bans Off Our Bodies” rallies will be held in Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and Minot. Similar events are scheduled across the country. Organizers say the rallies are part of what they call a “national day of action to demonstrate deep support for access to safe,…

Watch: National Guard helicopters deployed to Cavalier County

BISMARCK (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum has authorized the use of two National Guard helicopters to reinforce Bourbanis Dam, in Cavalier County. National Guard spokesman Bill Prokopyk says two Black Hawk helicopters departed Bismarck at around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.  The helicopters will be used to place one-ton sandbags to help fortify the dam against rising water levels. Local emergency management…

Supreme Court draft suggests Roe could be overturned

WASHINGTON (AP) – A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report. A decision to overrule Roe would lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states and could have huge ramifications for this year’s elections. But it’s unclear if…

Jackson approved as first Black female Supreme Court justice

Ketanji Brown JacksonWASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, shattering a historic barrier by securing her place as the first Black female justice and giving President Joe Biden a bipartisan endorsement for his effort to diversify the court. Jackson was confirmed 53-47 with three Republican votes. Democratic Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina…

Supreme Court won’t review decision to free Bill Cosby from prison

Bill CosbyWASHINGTON – The Supreme Court says it will not take up the sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby, leaving in place a decision by Pennsylvania’s highest court to throw out his conviction and set him free from prison. The high court Monday declined prosecutors’ request to hear the case and reinstate Cosby’s conviction. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last…

Sen. Klobuchar Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Jackson

By: Jeannie Kopstein WASHINGTON (KVRR) — President Biden’s recent Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, met with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar ahead of her confirmation hearings set to begin on March 21. Klobuchar is a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I just think that her experience is extraordinary,” said Klobuchar. “She has more experience as a judge than…