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Legal Beat

Key Supreme Court Cases and Issues for the New Term

The most important and high-profile case the U.S. Supreme Court will hear in the upcoming 2021-2022 term that begins in October revisits Roe v. Wade. There’s no way to overstate how important Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is, as this case has the potential to fundamentally rewrite the law of the land regarding abortion. Aside

COVID-19

A pandemic atlas: USA by the numbers, telling and horrifying

Month after dismal month, Americans have been inundated by an ever-rising tide of devastating numbers. Hundreds of thousands of deaths. Tens of million unemployed. By mid-December, five in every 100 Americans — more than 16 million — had been infected by COVID-19. Those numbers testify to a historic tragedy. But they don’t fully capture the

State

Arizona governor gets good, bad marks for virus response

In early August, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey beamed in the White House as he basked in praise from President Donald Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Arizona’s response to the virus, Trump said, was a model for other states. Just a few weeks earlier, Ducey was being vilified as Arizona hospital beds filled

International

India surpasses 2 million cases as health volunteers strike

As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million confirmed cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on strike complaining they were ill-equipped to respond to the wave of infection in rural areas. Even as India has maintained comparatively low mortality rates, the disease has spread

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