Supreme Court

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…

Supreme Court won’t take Dakota Access Pipeline case

BISMARCK, N.D. – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider an appeal of a lawsuit over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision means that an ongoing environmental review of the pipeline will continue. Dakota Access appealed a lower court ruling which affirmed the need for a more thorough environmental study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps…

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Justice Stephen Breyer (CNN)WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court. The 83-year-old Breyer’s departure won’t change the 6-3 conservative advantage on the court, since his replacement would be confirmed by a Senate where Democrats hold a slim majority….

Starbucks drops vaccine mandate after Supreme Court ruling

SEATTLE – Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a policy it announced earlier this month. In a memo sent Tuesday to employees, the Seattle coffee giant said it was responding to last week’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 vote, the court rejected the Biden administration’s plan to require…

Supreme Court won’t stop Texas abortion ban, but OKs clinics’ suit

WASHINGTON  – The Supreme Court has ruled that Texas abortion providers can sue over the state’s ban on most abortions, but the justices are allowing the law to remain in effect. The court acted Friday, more than a month after hearing arguments over the law that makes abortion illegal after cardiac activity is detected in an embryo. That’s around six…

North Dakota abortion opponents, supporters say effects of Supreme Court ruling could be profound

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard nearly two hours of arguments that focused on whether sweeping changes could be made to limit abortion rights. Justices are being asked to overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and the 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed Roe. North Dakota Catholic Conference Executive Director Christopher Dodson was…

Conservative justices signal changes during historic abortion arguments

(Fox News)WASHINGTON – Members of the Supreme Court’s conservative majority are suggesting they may make sweeping changes to limit abortion rights in the United States. The high court heard arguments Wednesday in which the justices are being asked to overrule the court’s historic 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion and its 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which…

Clinic director: Supreme Court case ‘grave threat’ to abortion rights

FARGO (AP) – The head of North Dakota’s only abortion clinic says the stakes have never been higher in the debate over a woman’s right to an abortion. Red River Valley Women’s Clinic Director Tammi Kromenaker will join a group of abortion supporters outside the Supreme Court Wednesday, when justices will hear testimony on a case that many believe could…

Cosby prosecutors urge U.S. Supreme Court to restore conviction

Bill CosbyPHILADELPHIA (AP) – Prosecutors urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, arguing in a petition that the verdict was thrown out over a questionable agreement that the comic claimed gave him lifetime immunity. They said the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in June to overturn Cosby’s conviction created a dangerous precedent by giving a press…