U.S. Supreme Court session starts today with cases on abortion, Second Amendment

U.S. Supreme Court session starts today with cases on abortion, Second Amendment

On today’s program: The U.S. Supreme Court begins their session today with a docket full of divisive issues in our society, such as abortion, the Second Amendment, and affirmative action; Ken Gormley will stay on as Duquesne University’s president after his contract was extended, and he says under his tenure the university has grown and reconnected with the community; and we’ll hear one perspective on why the city doesn’t need businesses to build as many parking spaces as the municipal code calls for. Supreme Court to consider abortion rights, firearms, and other controversial topics this session (0:00 – 8:52) The United States Supreme Court session begins today with a docket full of cases that touch on pressure points in our society: abortion, firearms, affirmative action. Leading up to the session, Texas enacted one of the most restrictive abortion access laws in the country. Before the law went into effect, there was a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to block it, but the judicial body chose not to. While the Texas law isn’t on the docket, the Court will hear a case from Mississippi challenging Roe v. Wade. “It’s a direct challenge to the Roe v. Wade viability rule, [dictating the time frame within which someone can seek an abortion] … and it is also calling on the courts to overturn Roe versus Wade completely,” says David Harris , WESA’s legal analyst and a University of Pittsburgh law professor. He says with three Trump-appointed justices now on the bench, […]

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