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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled last week in a 4-3 decision that an August election scheduled by Republican lawmakers, which could make it harder for abortion rights supporters to amend the state constitution, can proceed. The ballot measure in the upcoming election allows voters to decide whether to raise the threshold of support required for future state constitutional amendments to 60%, currently only a majority is needed. The ruling is a significant blow to reproductive rights advocates, who had filed a suit to prevent

The Supreme Court has struck down Republican-drawn Alabama congressional districts in a surprising affirmation of the Voting Rights Act. The court, in a 5-4 vote, ruled against Alabama, which means the seven congressional districts which heavily favored Republicans will now be redrawn. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, both strong conservatives, joined the three liberal justices in the majority.  Visit NBC News to learn moreImage Credit:Joe Ravi (CC BY-SA 3.0)

A former Republican political candidate, Solomon Peña, has been indicted on federal charges of election interference with additional conspiracy and weapons related charges. Peña and two accomplices allegedly committed a series of drive-by shootings at the homes of four Democratic officials, including the current state House speaker, in December of 2022. Thankfully no one was injured in the shootings, but in one case bullets did sail through the bedroom of a state senator’s 10-year-old daughter.  Visit NBC News to learn moreImage Credit:Jimmy Emerson, DMV (CC

Despite his recent criminal arrest and other legal investigations into his past conduct, a new national NBC poll finds that over two-thirds of Republican primary voters still stand behind former President Donald Trump. Of respondents in the NBC poll, 68% believe that investigations into the former President are politically motivated, that there is no other candidate like Trump, and that they must support him. These results stand in stark contrast to a poll of the country as a whole, where 60% of respondents said

Janet Protasiewicz, a judge on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, has defeated conservative justice Dan Kelly in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election. Protasiewicz’s victory carries a significant political impact, giving liberals their first majority on the state's highest court in 15 years. Protasiewicz emphasized her pro choice position on abortion rights throughout her campaign, a strategy used by many Democratic candidates in the recent midterm elections. Protasiewicz’s electoral success suggests that this Democratic strategy will continue to pay off and will likely be a