Some states ban abortion after Supreme Court voids Roe v. Wade

Pro-life demonstrators hold signs in front of the US Supreme Court as they await its decision on the legality of a Republican-backed Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors in Washington, US, June 22, 2020. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters Several US states immediately banned abortion on Friday in the wake of the Supreme Court’s … Read more

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ends federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the US in 1973. The court’s controversial but expected ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws without concern of running afoul of Roe, which had permitted … Read more

Norwegian man convicted of killing 5 in bow-and-arrow attack

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A man was found guilty Friday of murder and attempted murder for fatally stabbing five people and wounding four others in southern Norway when he attacked strangers with a bow and arrows and knives. The Buskerud District Court sentenced Espen Andersen Bråthen to compulsory mental health care. Three forensic psychiatric experts who … Read more

Republicans in Congress sought Trump pardons after Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Up to a half-dozen Republicans lawmakers who strongly supported then-President Donald Trump’s false claims of ballot fraud in the 2020 election sought pardons from him in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, according to testimony and evidence presented Thursday at the House select committee investigating the attack. Trump also talked about issuing … Read more

Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law on Second Amendment grounds

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Thursday struck down a New York state law that requires applicants for a license to carry a gun outside of their homes to have a “proper cause” to do so, saying it violated the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. The ruling in the case known as New … Read more

UK approves WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to US

WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain. Henry Nicholls | Reuters The UK has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US, where he is wanted over the publication of hundreds of thousands of classified military documents and diplomatic cables. The deportation was approved Friday by UK Home … Read more

Cambodian court convicts lawyer, dozens of others of treason

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A Cambodian-American lawyer and dozens of members of a now-dissolved opposition party were convicted of treason Tuesday in a trial that is part of efforts to tame opposition to the long-running rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Lawyer Theary Seng and most of the other defendants were charged over a failed … Read more

Federal court: NC school can’t require girls to wear skirts

RICHMOND, Va. — A North Carolina charter school violated female students’ constitutional rights by requiring them to wear skirts, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. A majority of the full US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the dress code at Charter Day School in Leland violated female students’ equal protection rights, siding with … Read more

UK Rwanda deportation ruling appealed as prince sparks row

LONDON — Opponents of the British government’s plan to deport migrants to Rwanda are preparing for an appeals court hearing Monday amid the political backlash following reports that Prince Charles had privately described the policy as “appalling.” A coalition of groups including immigration rights advocates and public employee unions will ask the Court of Appeal … Read more

Captured Britons sentenced to death by Russia after ‘show trial’

Two British volunteers have been sentenced to death by firing squad for fighting in Ukraine after a “sham” trial that found them guilty of “monstrous” crimes. Two British volunteer fighters have been sentenced to death for defending Ukraine after a “sham” trial by a pro-Russian court found them guilty of “monstrous” crimes. Aiden Aslin and … Read more