U.S. SUPREME COURT

North Dakota Leaders Praise U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Against EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — North Dakota’s Republican leaders are praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against the EPA. The court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the EPA broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. North Dakota was one of 20 states that petitioned with West Virginia. “North Dakota…

Demonstrators at Red River Women’s Clinic as abortions continue after Dobbs v Jackson decision

Abortions resume at North Dakota's only abortion clinic following last Friday's Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Abortions resume at North Dakota’s only abortion clinic following last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley says the Red River Women’s Clinic must shut down on July 28. “I am against abortion because I think it’s a human life at conception. I’m all for women’s rights until it…

North Dakota’s abortion ban goes into effect July 28

Drew WrigleyBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Under most circumstances, abortion will be prohibited in North Dakota, effective July 28. Attorney General Drew Wrigley says he has certified the “preconditions for enforcement” of the state’s abortion ban. The law was designed to go into effect automatically after the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, but cannot be enforced until 30 days…

MN’s Ellison and 21 Other Attorneys General Reaffirm Abortion Access

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — A coalition of 22 attorneys general, including Keith Ellison of Minnesota, issue a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to supporting and expanding access to abortion care. It comes after the U.S. Supreme Court handed the matter back to the states on Friday. In Minnesota, the right to abortion is protected under a 1995 Minnesota Supreme Court…

Gov. Walz signs executive order further protecting those who seek abortions from neighboring states

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed an executive order meant to protect the state’s abortion services from laws in neighboring states. This follows the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for the procedure. Walz says this should help shield people seeking or providing abortions in Minnesota from facing legal consequences in other states. He…

Senator Smith revisits abortion pill access and expanding Supreme Court

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — In 2021, Minnesota Senator Tina Smith proposed a bill to expand the number of justices on the US Supreme Court from nine to thirteen. She says the goal is to restore balance and she also feels the court has lost some trust with the public in recent years. On Thursday, Senator Smith proposed another bill to grant…

Minnesota Abortion Providers Already Preparing for a Surge

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota could become a destination for abortion services for women from other states if the U.S. Supreme Court throws out the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The state’s abortion providers say they’re already preparing for a surge. Abortion would remain legal, at least for now, under a 1995 Minnesota Supreme Court ruling. Minnesota has some…

Republican Sen. Cramer to Vote No On Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota joins a long list of Republican senators announcing their intention to vote “no” on confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. After meeting the judge this week, Cramer said she’s intellectually and academically qualified for the court. But he worries her judicial philosophy is far to the left…

U.S. Supreme Court backs Minnesota Amish in septic tank fight

MINNEAPOLIS – The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with an Amish group in Minnesota that’s fighting efforts to compel them to install septic systems. The case pits families with the traditionalist Swartzentruber Amish in southeastern Minnesota against Fillmore County. Minnesota courts have sided with the county, but the Supreme Court sent the case back to the Minnesota Court of Appeals…

North Dakota Senators Meet Latest Supreme Court Nominee

CRAMER AND BARRETT WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee continues to make the rounds on Capitol Hill. Judge Amy Coney Barrett stopped by the offices of North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer. “And I do want to say at the offset that I think you’re an excellent candidate for the Supreme Court and I appreciate your…