States Probe Limits of Abortion Policy
The U.S. Supreme Court may loom largest in the legal history of abortion in the United States, but state capitols from the 1800s to today have been the crucibles of America’s evolving abortion policies. Stateline.org highlights the pivotal role that states continue to play in setting abortion policy.
Congress Faces Record Public Discontent
Belief that this Congress has accomplished less than its predecessors is higher than at any point in the past nine years; Republican leaders take the blame.
Independents Sour on Incumbents
Allegations of corruption are fueling political discontent among independents, who are unhappy with Congress in general and their own representatives in particular.
Supreme Court’s Decision in Gonzales v. Oregon
The Pew Forum analyzes the Supreme Court’s January 17 decision that the 1970 Controlled Substances Act (CSA) does not give the U.S. attorney general the authority to prohibit Oregon doctors from prescribing lethal doses of drugs to certain terminally ill patients who want to end their own lives.