Category Archive for: courts

Supreme Court upholds Indiana law on fetal remains

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision invalidating part of Indiana’s abortion law on the disposal of fetal remains, allowing it to go into effect. But the court declined to take up a challenge to a provision blocking abortions on the basis of sex, race or disability, avoiding a major ruling on abortion for the time being.…Read More

OK Senate Passes Bill to Make SQ780 Retroactive

Bail reform failed in the Oklahoma legislature this week, but another major criminal justice reform initiative is on its way to the governor. The Senate passed House Bill 1269 on a 34–11 vote. It will extend the reclassification of several drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors to people convicted before voters passed State…Read More

Federal judge in Oregon blocks Title X abortion rule

A federal judge in Oregon has issued a temporary nationwide injunction against the Trump administration’s requirement that recipients of Title X family planning funds be separate from abortion facilities. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane of Eugene, Oregon, blocked the changes from taking effect. In his Monday ruling, he called the new regulation “a solution in…Read More