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Why the Supreme Court may reverse Roe in Mississippi abortion ban case

Dec 1 • 11:09
The future of abortion rights took center stage at the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday as justices heard arguments over a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Recognizing one of the most consequential cases about the issue in decades, dozens of protesters on both sides gathered en masse outside the court building. Judy Woodruff reports. PBS NewsHou...

How pregnant Americans may be affected by Supreme Court ruling on Mississippi abortion law

Nov 30 • 09:29
In one of the most aggressive challenges to Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in America, justices on Wednesday will decide the constitutionality of Mississippi's 2018 law banning most abortions after 15 weeks. If the court overturns Roe, abortion bans passed in a dozen states since the 1973 ruling would immediately go into effect. Am...

Supreme Court considers 'chilling effect,' enforcement of Texas abortion law

Nov 1 • 07:42
It has been two months since the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion took effect in Texas, effectively ending access to abortion in the state. A case against the law has once again reached the highest court in the land. John Yang reports on how the case got to the Supreme Court again and what could lie ahead. PBS NewsHour is supported by -…wshou...

Brooks and Tumulty on debt, social spending, Jan. 6 investigation, Supreme Court

Oct 8 • 12:15
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including debt ceiling negotiations in Congress, debate over President Joe Biden's social spending bills, new revelations about former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election, and what's expected from the Supreme Court...

Supreme Court resumes in-person arguments with abortion, guns, religious freedom on agenda

Oct 4 • 07:01
The Supreme Court returned to the courtroom Monday morning to hear its first oral arguments of the new term in-person. The cases set for argument this term could make it one of the most contentious in many years. Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent for The National Law Journal, was one of the two dozen reporters in the courtroom and joins John Yang with more. PBS ...

New state abortion laws, the future of Roe v. Wade and the Supreme Court's upcoming term

Oct 2 • 03:41
Abortion rights activists are marching today, voicing opposition to a Texas law that heavily restricts abortion access. The Supreme Court's new term begins Monday, in which it is scheduled to hear a case stemming from a Mississippi law that banned most abortions at 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mary Ziegler, a professor at Florida State University College of Law and author of the...

Justice Breyer on 'procedural decision' behind Texas abortion law, politics on the bench

Sep 23 • 13:31

Is the Supreme Court looking to overturn Roe v. Wade? Here's what one expert thinks

May 17 • 04:06
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear arguments in a major abortion case that could roll back limits on abortion laws cemented by the landmark reproductive rights case Roe v. Wade. In its term beginning October, the court will consider a Mississippi state law banning abortions after 15 weeks. John Yang discusses the matter with Mary Zieglar from Florida State Universi...

Looking back at a year of Supreme Court cases tried over the phone

May 4 • 06:41
Few institutions are as tradition-laden as the U.S. Supreme Court, but the pandemic brought changes. Justices dialed in to hear their final oral argument of the term Tuesday- a case about sentencing reductions for low-level crack-cocaine offenses. Their final call also falls on the one-year anniversary of the court's very first remote oral argument. John Yang reports on th...

Student free speech makes it to the Supreme Court in former high school cheerleader's case

Apr 28 • 05:33
The social media platform Snapchat, the "F-word," and cheerleading made its way to the Supreme Court Wednesday, in a battle over student free speech. The Supreme Court ruled in 1969 that public schools could punish disruptive student speech in school, 18-year-old Brandi Levy's case asks whether that right extends to off-campus speech. John Yang has the report. PBS NewsHour...

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