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7:30 AM ET, June 25, 2022


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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Kavanaugh Gave Private Assurances.  Collins Says He ‘Misled’ Her.  —  “Roe is 45 years old, it has been reaffirmed many times, lots of people care about it a great deal,” the justice told the senator, according to notes from a private meeting before his confirmation.
Discussion: The Full Belmonte and TheBlaze
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
June 24, 2022: The Day Chief Justice Roberts Lost His Court  —  Outflanked by five impatient and ambitious justices to his right, the chief justice has become powerless to pursue his incremental approach.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  WASHINGTON — In the most important case …
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Requiem for the Supreme Court  —  They did it because they could.  —  It was as simple as that.  —  With the stroke of a pen, Justice Samuel Alito and four other justices, all chosen by Republican presidents running on successive party platforms committed to overturning Roe v. Wade …
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
Daniel Desrochers / Kansas City Star:
Josh Hawley says abortion ruling will push people to move states, strengthening the GOP  —  What does overturning Roe v. Wade mean for KS, MO?  —  The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 court ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right, that revokes the right from women and
Chabeli Carrazana / The 19th:
Patients sat in abortion clinic waiting rooms as Roe fell.  They all had to be turned away.  —  Patients were in the lobby, waiting, the moment it became a post-Roe America.  —  The staff at Alamo Women's Reproductive Services Clinic in San Antonio had just received a call from their attorney …
Truck Driver Rams Into Abortion Rights Demonstrators At Roe Rally In Iowa  —  A victim told HuffPost that the agitated driver careened into protesters on purpose in downtown Cedar Rapids.  At least one person was hospitalized.  —  A truck driver careened into a group of demonstrators in Cedar Rapids …
Discussion: BizPac Review and TheBlaze
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Actions In Light of Today's Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization  —  Today, President Biden announced actions that his Administration is taking to protect women who will face the grave consequences of today's Supreme Court decision.
Discussion: CBS News and NBC News
Jeannie Suk Gersen / New Yorker:
When the Supreme Court Takes Away a Long-Held Constitutional Right  —  The crude reality of the political machinations involved in overruling Roe v. Wade makes it galling to read the Court's self-portrayal as a picture of proper judicial restraint.  —  We have known for some time that this …
Grid News:
It's not just period trackers: The post-Roe digital data dragnet is bigger than you think  —  As states move to ban abortion, digital footprints could prove a new risk to people seeking to terminate pregnancies.  —  The fall of Roe v. Wade will let states limit or ban abortion …
Discussion: STAT
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
America 1.0 had jumped the shark before Roe decision, but we can start anew  —  There were perhaps a couple of dozen abortion-rights protesters outside the venerable U.S. Supreme Court steps at 10 a.m. on the gray summer Friday when Roe v. Wade's nearly 49-year run as law of the land finally and predictably ended.
Washington Post:
5 big truths about the Supreme Court's gutting of Roe  —  Like it or not, here's the reality: The Supreme Court has become the site of a new political Forever War.  —  That court has now done what liberals insisted it would and what conservatives alternately prayed for and denied …
Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post:
'We're done': Chaos and tears as an abortion clinic abruptly shuts down
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
They Really Did It  —  The Supreme Court's conservatives finally felt safe to do what they wanted to do.
Discussion: NBC News
Washington Post:   The Dobbs decision looks to history to rescind Roe
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Trump publicly praises Roe's repeal — but privately frets about impact
Isabella Simonetti / New York Times:
The decision to overturn Roe could have economic ramifications.
Discussion: Original Jurisdiction
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump praises Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, says ruling ‘will work out for everybody’
Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
Getting Real About the Post-'Roe' World
The Texas Tribune:
Whole Woman's Health clinics cease abortions in Texas after Roe ruling
Shawna Chen / Axios:
California, Washington and Oregon launch “West Coast offense” to protect abortion rights  —  California, Washington and Oregon are launching a “West Coast offense” to protect reproductive rights following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the states' Democratic governors announced Friday.
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
AG Garland says states can't ban FDA-approved abortion pills  —  Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement Friday, in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, that states cannot ban mifepristone, a medication that is used to bring about an abortion.
Orlando Sentinel:
Abortion ruling emphasizes Latinas' need for access to reproductive health care  —  Politics should not interfere in any Latina's ability to exercise the deeply personal decisions related to reproductive health, dignity, and autonomy.  This has been our long-held position …
U.S. Department of Justice:
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
Suspected Russian spy was well-liked by classmates, but something just seemed a little off  —  Washington (CNN)Victor Muller's accent just didn't sound right.  —  The man now alleged to be a Russian spy was studying at the prestigious Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies …
Oslo shooting near gay bar investigated as terrorism, as Pride parade is canceled  —  (CNN)Oslo's annual Pride parade was canceled on Saturday following a deadly shooting at a gay bar that Norwegian police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack.  —  Two people were killed …
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Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Group aims to strip Fox News of ad revenue over ‘fueling next insurrection’
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
America Is Growing Apart, Possibly for Good
Discussion: Political Wire
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
QAnon Creator ‘Q’ Returns After Nearly Two-Year Hiatus
Discussion: Raw Story
Bryan Schott / Salt Lake Tribune:
GOP lawmaker says she trusts Utah women to control their ‘intake of semen’ as abortion trigger law goes into effect
Discussion: Raw Story
The Guardian:
A Florida power company didn't like a journalist's commentary. Its consultants had him followed
New York Times:
How the Senators Negotiating a Gun Bill Found Consensus
Discussion: Washington Post
J. Joel Alicea / City Journal:
An Originalist Victory  —  The Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling is a tremendous success …
UK's Boris Johnson says U.S. abortion decision is a “big step backwards”
Discussion: The Dossier
 Earlier Items: 
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Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
Trump greenlights Russia-related records access for conservative-favored journalist
Discussion: Raw Story
Natasha Korecki / NBC News:
Tensions escalate in Nashville over possible 2024 Republican National Convention
Discussion: The Tennessean and Raw Story
Rebecca Traister / The Cut:
The Necessity of Hope  —  Things are bad.  They will get worse.  But despair has never been an option.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Ruy Teixeira / The Liberal Patriot:
The Democrats' Progressive Organization Problem