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The exam room of a women’s health clinic, which provides abortions, in Jacksonville, Fla., is seen in April 2024. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Confusion over how pregnancy dates are measured is widespread – and makes for uninformed debate over abortion limits

Most Americans surveyed did not know how pregnancies are dated or how long a trimester is – but this is especially true among some groups, like people who say they support six-week abortion bans.
Overturning decades of tradition, the Supreme Court in 2022 let Alabama use voting districts that violated the law and diluted the voting power of Black citizens. Al Drago/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Voting in unconstitutional districts: US Supreme Court upended decades of precedent in 2022 by allowing voters to vote with gerrymandered maps instead of fixing the congressional districts first

Historically, federal courts prioritized voting rights and legal congressional districts for upcoming elections above all other concerns. But the Supreme Court changed that in 2022.
There was a lot of press attention paid to the Trump immunity hearing at the Supreme Court building on April 25, 2024. Mandel NGAN / AFP/Getty Images

What the Supreme Court is doing right in considering Trump’s immunity case

Pundits decried the Supreme Court justices for not focusing on Donald Trump’s conduct when they heard oral arguments in Trump’s immunity case. But a legal scholar says they were just doing their job.
Demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court building shortly before the court heard arguments about mifepristone on March 26, 2024. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Can states prevent doctors from giving emergency abortions, even if federal law requires them to do so? The Supreme Court will decide

EMTALA requires hospitals to provide stabilizing treatment to all patients – but Idaho is arguing that its abortion ban means it doesn’t have to allow the procedure, even if it is medically needed.
Pro-abortion rights demonstrators rally in Scottsdale, Ariz., on April 15, 2024. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Other states, like Arizona, could resurrect laws on abortion, LGBTQ+ issues and more that have been lying dormant for more than 100 years

There are many outdated laws that states keep on the books, even if they aren’t used. If the Supreme Court overturns legal precedents on rights like same-sex and interracial marriage, that can change.
Juries render decisions on complex legal questions and could do the same as part of the regulatory process. image Source, via Getty Images

Would you sit on a jury to review government regulations? Citizen oversight panels could make this process more open and democratic

People love to hate bureaucracy, but regulatory agencies play key roles in modern society. Conservatives want to cut back their power, but a political scientist proposes a different option.
Donald Trump’s Supreme Court brief characterizes historic cases and documents as saying one thing when they say the complete opposite. erhui1979/Digital Vision Vectors/Getty Images

How Trump’s lawyers would fail my constitutional law class with their Supreme Court brief on criminal immunity

Donald Trump claims support in crucial court cases and historical documents for his assertion that presidents are immune from criminal prosecution. A law scholar says those documents say the opposite.
Pro-abortion rights activists rally in front of the Supreme Court on March 26, 2024, the day justices heard oral arguments about the use of mifepristone. Drew Angerer/AFP via Getty Images

Abortion drug access could be limited by Supreme Court − if the court decides anti-abortion doctors can, in fact, challenge the FDA

Two legal scholars who study abortion-related laws explain what happened at the Supreme Court in a case that could make it harder to get an abortion.

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