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BREAKING: the Supreme Court Has Struck Down Roe V. Wade

The nation's highest court destroyed reproductive rights by overturning Roe v. Wade in a ruling issued today. Arizona Attorney General Democratic Candidate Kris Mayes Kris Mayes, the Democratic candidate for Arizona Attorney General, spoke at an evening Salon sponsored by Democrats of Greater Tucson on June 23, 2022. The program was "Women’s Rights are Under Threat" and the speakers included attorney Dianne Post, Mayes and medical professor Dr. Holly Bullock. "Today the Supreme court overturned Roe and

By |June 24th, 2022|Courts & Law|9 Comments

The GOP Senate Debate: Three Stooges (But Actually Five)

I watched the FreedomWorks Arizona Senate Forum (over two hours!) so that you don't have to. If you want to subject yourself to an alternative reality, I suggest skipping to about 25 minutes in when the candidates begin speaking. The takeaway from the event is that there is not a single candidate who is an actual conservative in this field - every candidate competed to be the most radical MAGAhead on the stage. Of course, the ultimate winner of

By |June 25th, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Politics, Immigration|0 Comments

Arizona Democratic Reaction to Passage of The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

On a day when women lost their constitutional right to choice and privacy in this country, there was actually one small bit of good news for the American People. The bipartisan passage of a Gun Safety Law (The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act) in Congress that is the first move towards some semblance of gun control since the 1990's and making people safer. While not as robust or significant as Democrats wanted, this legislation is a step forward because it:

Arizona Legislative Democrats Condemn Overturn of Roe v Wade

Arizona Legislative Democrats, including Part Chairperson/State Senator Raquel Teran held a press conference today at the Capitol Rose Garden condemning the United States Supreme Court overturning of Roe v Wade. Some of the other attendees included State Legislators Kelli Butler, Mitzi Epstein, Jennifer Jermaine, Jennifer Longdon, Christine Marsh, Pamela Powers Hanley, Judy Schwiebert, and Reginald Bolding In her opening remarks, Chairperson Teran called today "a sad day for the state and the nation"  and pointed out that "people

Thoughts on Dobbs: A Court That No Longer Protects Our Rights

The nation is reeling today in the wake of the Supreme Court's audacious and illegitimate attack on the rights of all Americans in the Dobbs case [Full PDF of the Court Syllabus and Opinions]. I think it will take some time to fully absorb the true proportions and ultimate effects of this travesty. I can say with certainty that there is uncertainty and fear across America today becuase of this radical attack on our Constitutional order. The basis of Dobbs

By |June 24th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|0 Comments

Roe v. Wade Overturned, Christian Nationalism Activated

            Today, June 24th, 2022, the United States Supreme Court has overruled nearly five decades of precedent, striking down the landmark Roe v. Wade which established the constitutional right to abortion. The horrifying decision comes in the wake of a Trump-installed court that is decidedly right-wing, underpinned by conservative political ideologies unrepresentative of the politics of the American majority. The consequences of this case are immense, including the future of the court and its legitimacy in

By |June 24th, 2022|AZ Politics, Courts & Law|0 Comments

Anti-Abortion ‘Trigger’ Laws Are Going Into Effect Today Across The Country

The Hill reports, First state abortion bans kick in following Supreme Court ruling: The first state abortion bans have taken effect after the Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, driving home the immediate consequences of the monumental decision. Abortion bans are now in effect in Louisiana, South Dakota, Kentucky, and Missouri, and more states are expected to soon follow. Thirteen states have “trigger” laws that ban abortion in the event of Roe v. Wade being struck down. Not all

By |June 24th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|0 Comments

Arizona Democratic Reaction to the Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe v Wade

Arizona Democrats and Democratic Leaning Groups reacted quickly and en masse to the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade. Raquel Teran, the Chairperson of the Arizona Democratic Party, issued a statement which relayed: “This horrific news will not slow or lessen our fight for families. Right now Arizonans are going through periods of anger, sadness, and frustration, in response to this brutal attack on our freedoms. Ultimately, those emotions are fueling our continued fight for our most basic

Bipartisan (Bare Minimum) Gun Bill Enacted By Congress For First Time In A Generation

On Thursday, the Senate passed a bipartisan gun violence bill, marking breakthrough: The Senate on Thursday passed legislation aimed at stanching acts of mass gun violence, with 15 Republicans joining Democrats to advance a bill combining modest new firearms restrictions with $15 billion in mental health and school security funding. The 65-to-33 vote represented an unlikely breakthrough on the emotional and polarizing question of U.S. gun laws, which have gone largely unchanged for more than 25 years, even as

By |June 24th, 2022|National Politics|0 Comments

President Biden Condemns Overturning of Roe v Wade by Supreme Court; Calls for Voters to Elect Representatives and Senators who will Codify It

As Larry Bodine and Az Blue Meanie have already written, the United States Supreme Court, in a majority opinion of justices appointed by Presidents who did not win the popular vote in their first elections to the Presidency, have overturned Roe v Wade, which gave women the right to decide on their reproductive choices. That these justices chose to release this opinion in between the dates of the Ratification of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

SCOTUS Watch: As Anticipated, The Activist Radical Republican Court Overturns Roe And Casey

It is almost anticlimactic after a month of speculation following a leaked draft opinion, but the activist radical Republican U.S. Supreme Court today reversed Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. As the dissenters write, "one result of today's decision is certain: the curtailment of women's rights, and of their status as free and equal citizens." Women of child-bearing age are now relegated to second-class citizens, your uterus is the property

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