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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments. Trump’s lawyers began by saying that presidents have total immunity for their official acts.

Trump lawyers admit some actions alleged in indictment are private, not official

Do former presidents have immunity from criminal prosecution? If so, to what extent? The Supreme Court will answer those questions in a case that will decide whether multiple criminal trials can move forward against Donald Trump. The decision will also further define Article II of the United States Constitution. “We’re writing a rule for the…

New federal data reveals that U.S. birth rates were the lowest since the 1930s. The numbers suggest a possible cultural shift in society.

Fertility rate for US women in 2023 hits lowest level in a century: CDC

Women in the United States are giving birth at record-low rates, according to federal data released on Thursday, April 25. The report, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics, found that the total fertility rate fell to 1.62 births per woman in 2023, marking the lowest…

Arizona House votes to repeal 1864 abortion ban; bill moves to Senate, Gov. Katie Hobbs pledges to sign it.

Arizona House votes to repeal Civil War-era abortion ban revived by state Supreme Court

Arizona state lawmakers voted Wednesday, April 24, to repeal a law from 1864 that almost completely bans abortion, with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. This comes after the Arizona Supreme Court recently supported the Civil War-era statute over a more recent 15-week abortion limit. “I’ve known for a while that the votes were there, it just…

The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on Donald Trump's immunity claims while the former president's criminal trial resumes in New York The Morning Rundown™

Trump to attend NY trial as US Supreme Court hears immunity case

The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on former President Donald Trump’s immunity claims while the former president’s criminal trial resumes in New York. And dozens of protesters are arrested as pro-Palestinian demonstrations continue on college campuses. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Thursday, April 25, 2024. Trump to attend NY…

Supreme Court justices split over Idaho’s abortion law

Pro-choice and pro-life protestors gathered outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 24, as the justices heard another contentious abortion case in the wake of the Dobbs decision. The justices are going to decide whether the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) preempts state laws that “protect human life and prohibit abortions,” like Idaho’s…

Unhoused individuals have a constitutional right to sleep and camp on public grounds when alternatives are lacking.

Supreme Court must end criminalization of homelessness

On April 22, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed the nation’s homelessness crisis, considering whether an Oregon city had the right to ban homeless people from camping in public spaces. A majority of justices appeared inclined to support the city’s efforts to regulate homeless encampments on public grounds. This decision carries significant implications for the growing…

Congress passes a $95 billion foreign aid package which included a measure that could ban TikTok in the United States. The Morning Rundown™

Senate passes $95B aid package for Ukraine, Israel; TikTok bill included

With Congress passing the $95 billion foreign aid package, including a bill on TikTok, it now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk. A year after a deadly school shooting, Tennessee lawmakers approve a bill allowing teachers to carry guns in school. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Wednesday, April 24, 2024.  Senate…

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's comments on her state's abortion law received a range of coverage from liberal and center outlets.

Noem’s abortion comments ignored by right-leaning media, twisted by left media

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, R, a possible Donald Trump-running mate, said it should be up to the states to decide their own abortion laws. According to some outlets, she also indicated she doesn’t support exceptions for rape and incest.  The Straight Arrow News Media Miss™ tool shows conservative media isn’t covering Noem’s comments, and…

Dozens arrested in pro-Palestinian protests at top colleges across the states; day two of Trump's trial testimony unfolds. The Morning Rundown™

Protests lead to arrests across college campuses

Pro-Palestinian protests lead to dozens of students arrested across some of the country’s most elite college campuses and day two of testimony in former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Tuesday, April 23, 2024.  Protests lead to arrests across college campuses Some of the country’s most prestigious…

The Supreme Court declined to hear Kari Lake's challenge to the use of electronic voting machines in Arizona.

Conservative media isn’t covering Kari Lake Supreme Court dismissal

The Supreme Court declined to hear Kari Lake’s challenge to the use of electronic voting machines in Arizona. Lake, R, sued ahead of the 2022 midterms when she was running for governor. Now, Lake is running for the Senate and her lawyers argued that’s why the case is still relevant and should be heard.  According…

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