House Committee Now Has Six Years of Trump’s Tax Returns

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has obtained Donald Trump’s tax returns, following a years-long court fight with the Republican former president who accused the Democratic-led panel of being politically motivated, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Abortion rate falls by 6% following SCOTUS decision in Dobbs

A new report shows there was a decrease of 6% in the number of abortions carried out nationwide since the US Supreme Court this year revoked a federal right to abortion up to viability it had granted in the 1973 case of Roe v Wade. Reversing its ruling in Roe on June 24, the Supreme Court returned the issue of abortion to individual states through its majority decision in Dobbs v Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, 2022.

Abortion rights activists disrupt US Supreme Court hearing

The US Supreme Court was disrupted during a hearing Wednesday when three abortion rights activists stood up and spoke against the court’s withdrawal in June of the federal right to abortion it had granted through the landmark 1973 case of Roe v Wade, the Associated Press reports.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules incorrectly dated mail-in ballots cannot be counted

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that state election officials should not count mail-in and absentee ballots that arrive in undated or incorrectly dated envelopes, the Washington Times reports. Just days before the November 8 midterm elections, the Pennsylvania court’s decision is an important win for Republicans who filed suit in October to ensure incorrectly dated mail-in ballots are not counted, the Times noted.

California to vote on constitutional right to abortion

Californians are voting now through Election Day on whether to approve a state constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to abortion and contraception, one of several measures on ballots nationwide this November to address reproductive health care following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.

SCOTUS invalidates lower court ruling that undated election ballots must be counted

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a lower-court ruling in a Pennsylvania judicial election dispute which said mail-in ballots with no date on them still had to be counted as valid. The high court’s decision does not affect the outcome of the Pennsylvania judgeship race but may impact future races in the state.

US: Sixty-six clinics in 14 states have stopped providing abortions

Sixty-six clinics in 14 states have stopped providing abortions since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June, Politico reports. Twenty-six of these clinics have closed down altogether, including the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which was at the center of the case through which Roe was reversed.

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