Former Wisconsin GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel Is Running for the State Supreme Court

[ad_1] MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Thursday that he is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court against incumbent Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a 2025, casting the race as a chance for conservatives to win back a majority and serve as a check on liberals. Bradley is part of … Read more

Ohio Voters Just Passed Abortion Protections. Whether They Take Effect Is Now up to the Courts

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s new constitutional projections for abortion access and other reproductive rights are supposed to take effect Dec. 7, a month after voters resoundingly passed them. That prospect seems increasingly uncertain. Existing abortion-related lawsuits are moving again through the courts now that voters have decided the issue, raising questions about how … Read more

Nevada Judge Rejects Attempt to Get Abortion Protections on 2024 Ballot

[ad_1] RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has struck down an effort to enshrine reproductive rights, including abortion, in Nevada’s constitution, as abortion rights advocates in the western swing state attempt to follow other states in putting the question before voters in 2024. Judge James T. Russell in Carson City District Court concluded on Tuesday … Read more

Meet the Influential Women Behind Argentina’s President-Elect Javier Milei

[ad_1] BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When right-wing populist Javier Milei became Argentina’s president-elect, he dedicated his victory to “The boss,” the nickname he uses for his enigmatic sister, Karina Milei. She is the most important of a trio of influential women surrounding the fiery outsider who shot to the presidency of South America’s second-largest … Read more

Physicians, Clinic Ask Judge to Block Enforcement of Part of a North Dakota Abortion Law

[ad_1] BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Physicians and the former, sole abortion provider in North Dakota on Tuesday asked a judge to block enforcement of part of a revised law that bans most abortions, saying a provision that allows the procedure to protect a woman’s health is too vague. North Dakota outlaws all abortions, except in … Read more

Influential Iowa Evangelical Leader Endorses Bob Vander Plaats Endorses Ron DeSantis

[ad_1] Bob Vander Plaats, an influential Iowa evangelical leader, endorsed Ron DeSantis for president Tuesday, boosting the Florida governor as he goes all in on the leadoff caucus state in an effort to trip up Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Vander Plaats is the second major backer DeSantis has picked up in Iowa this month, joining … Read more

Man Pleads Guilty to Firebombing Wisconsin Anti-Abortion Group Office in 2022

[ad_1] Online court records show Hridindu Roychowdhury, of Madison, entered the plea Monday in the Western District of Wisconsin. He will face up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced on Dec. 1, but prosecutors have agreed to recommend the judge reduce his sentence because he has accepted responsibility for the crime. According to … Read more

Abortion Access Protection, Assault Weapons Ban to Be Heard in Virginia’s 2024 Legislative Session

[ad_1] RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Proposals to ensure access to abortion and to ban assault weapons are among the first bills and resolutions filed by Democratic leaders in Virginia for the 2024 legislative session. The bills filed Monday also include a proposal to speed up an increase in the state’s minimum wage and a measure … Read more

Christian Conservatives Flock to Former Telenovela Star in Mexico’s Presidential Race

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY (AP) — The morning after Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalized abortion, right-wing activist and film producer Eduardo Verástegui dressed up in a black suit to register as an independent candidate for the 2024 presidential campaign. “Mourning is a reminder for me to recall why I’m doing this,” the former telenovela actor recently told … Read more

Voters Back Abortion Rights, but Some Foes Won’t Relent. Is the Commitment to Democracy in Question?

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The statewide battles over abortion rights since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a constitutional right to abortion have exposed another fault line: the commitment to democracy. As voters in state after state affirm their support for abortion rights, opponents are acting with escalating defiance toward the democratic processes and institutions … Read more