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    The Supreme Court Revisits Abortion: The Issues and Impact of the Upcoming Ayotte Case

    Pew Research Center Washington, D.C. The day before the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the Pew Forum, together with the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society, held an event to discuss the case and its significance. The Ayotte case involves a challenge by a number […]

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    Abortion, the Court and the Public

    The confirmation hearings for Harriet Miers to become a justice of the Supreme Court will once again highlight a complex web of issues related to abortion, on which she may become the swing vote. While activists on both sides describe abortion as an issue on which there is no middle ground, decades of polling have […]

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    Abortion and Rights of Terror Suspects Top Court Issues

    Summary of Findings Abortion has dominated the early skirmishing over President Bush’s nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court. But the public takes a more expansive view of the court’s agenda. Indeed, about as many Americans rate the rights of detained terrorist suspects as a very important issue for the Supreme Court as say […]

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    About the Survey

    Results for this report are based on two separate telephone surveys conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International. The first survey is among a nationwide sample of 1,502 adults, 18 years of age or older, from July 13-17, 2005. For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence […]

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    Abortion and Rights of Terror Suspects Top Court Issues

    Abortion has dominated the early skirmishing over President Bush’s nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court. But the public takes a more expansive view of the court’s agenda. Indeed, about as many Americans rate the rights of detained terrorist suspects as a very important issue for the Supreme Court as say that about abortion. […]

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    Abortion Wild Card In Battle Over O’Connor’s Successor

    Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s decision to step down from the Supreme Court sets up a possible next chapter in the nation’s culture wars. If the debate over O’Connor’s replacement turns into a referendum on Roe vs. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing a woman’s right to abortion, the argument is likely to galvanize a significant […]

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    One Electorate Under God? A Dialogue on Religion and American Politics

    10:30am-Noon Washington, D.C. Speakers: Congressman David Price (D-NC) Congressman Mark Souder (R-IN) David Brooks, columnist, The New York Times; Contributing Editor, Newsweek E.J. Dionne, Jr., Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; columnist, Washington Post Writers Group Moderator: Luis Lugo, Director, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life LUIS LUGO: Good morning, and thank you all […]

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    One Electorate Under God? A Dialogue on Religion and American Politics

    Pew Forum Dialogues on Religion & Public Life E.J. Dionne Jr., Jean Bethke Elshtain, Kayla Drogosz, Series Editors Executive Summary (.pdf) Read about the Pew Forum Dialogues Series The United States has been described as a nation with the soul of a church. Religion is discussed more explicitly and more urgently in American politics than […]

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