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Video: Abortion and the Constitution

June 27, 2016 By NCC Staff

On the same day as a major Supreme Court decision, three experts convened at the National Constitution Center to discuss current and future constitutional debates about abortion.

Supreme Court rules against Texas abortion restrictions

June 27, 2016 By NCC Staff

A divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a Texas law that placed restrictions on how women can gain access to abortions at clinics.

How far can a journalist go to get a big story?

February 11, 2016 By Jonathan Stahl

Secretly obtained videos of Planned Parenthood officials challenge what is permissible under the First Amendment.

Constitution Check: Where does Justice Kennedy now stand on abortion rights?

November 17, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how Justice Anthony Kennedy will again play a key role in at least one major Supreme Court decision about abortion.

Supreme Court to hear major abortion case from Texas

November 13, 2015 By NCC Staff

On Friday afternoon, the United States Supreme Court said it would accept its first abortion case in eight years, which centers on a Texas law that restricts the availability of abortion clinics.

Supreme Court set to hear cases on affirmative action and public unions

July 1, 2015 By Will Field

This week, the Supreme Court laid the groundwork to hear three controversial cases next term. Each case has the potential to upend constitutional law.

Constitution Check: Will changes in fetal medicine diminish abortion rights?

June 4, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit’s decision to overturn an Arkansas abortion-restricting law.

Supreme Court rules against abortion clinic buffer zones

June 27, 2014 By Nicandro Iannacci

In yet another unanimous decision in a controversial case, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law requiring 35-foot buffer zones around the entrances to abortion clinics, saying that the law goes too far in restricting the free-speech rights of anti-abortion activists.

Free speech and public safety clash at the Supreme Court

May 28, 2014 By Nicandro Iannacci

This June promises to be a busy month for the Supreme Court, with at least 10 major cases undecided by May's end. Here's a look at a closely watched case about the First Amendment rights of pro-life protesters and "buffer zones" in public areas.

Texas abortion law case seems headed toward Supreme Court test

March 28, 2014 By NCC Staff

A federal appeals court ruling on Thursday upheld abortion laws in Texas and seemingly sets up a very important Supreme Court test at some point.

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