Charlotte Plantive
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US Supreme Court bans race-based university admission
by Charlotte Plantive - June 30, 2023 - 7:47am
The US Supreme Court on Thursday banned the use of race and ethnicity in university admissions, dealing a major blow to a decades-old practice that boosted educational opportunities for African-Americans and other...
Conflicting US rulings leave fate of abortion pill in doubt
by Charlotte Plantive - April 9, 2023 - 8:59am
Conflicting rulings by two federal judges have left the future of abortion pills in the United States deeply uncertain, likely placing the divisive issue squarely in the lap of the Supreme Court.
US Supreme Court hears case pitting free speech against LGBTQ rights
by Charlotte Plantive - December 6, 2022 - 7:46am
The conservative-majority US Supreme Court appeared poised Monday to rule in favor of a Christian graphic designer who refuses to make wedding websites for same-sex couples.
Far-right Trump supporters go on trial for Jan. 6 'sedition'
by Charlotte Plantive - September 27, 2022 - 12:47pm
"We aren't getting through this without civil war," Rhodes told the Oath Keepers in a group chat weeks before the uprising, according to the indictment.
Zelensky rebukes West as Russia closes in on key Ukraine city
by Charlotte Plantive - May 26, 2022 - 8:25am
Lugansk regional governor Sergiy Gaiday described fighting outside of the industrial city of Severodonetsk, a key military goal for Russia, as "very difficult," saying Russian troops were shelling the city from the...
Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: Supporting cast steals the limelight
by Charlotte Plantive - April 30, 2022 - 10:09am
Veering between drama and farce, the courtroom showdown pitting Johnny Depp against ex-wife Amber Heard focused this week on the host of professionals and hangers-on who surround the stars, painting a portrait of...
After the US Capitol riot, a sprawling inquiry continues to grow
by Charlotte Plantive - January 3, 2022 - 12:48pm
The hunt began even as the smoke was still clearing on January 6: dozens of federal agents went to work sifting through social media posts, analyzing scores of videos and analyzing anonymous tips as they scrambled...
US Supreme Court refuses to block restrictive Texas abortion law
by Charlotte Plantive - December 11, 2021 - 9:24am
The conservative-leaning US Supreme Court refused on Friday to block a Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks, but left the door open for abortion providers to challenge the law in lower courts.
US Supreme Court refuses to block Texas law banning most abortions
by Charlotte Plantive - September 2, 2021 - 3:43pm
The United States' top court formally refused Wednesday to block a Texas law banning almost all abortions, less than a day after the nation's most restrictive reproductive rights legislation took effect...
Will US justice system be tougher on police after George Floyd case?
by Charlotte Plantive - June 25, 2021 - 11:20am
When the police officer who killed George Floyd was found guilty of murder in April, the slain Black man's lawyer hailed the verdict as a "turning point in history," so rare is it for a cop to be found guilty in...
Trump administration carries out another execution despite appeals, pandemic
by Charlotte Plantive - December 11, 2020 - 11:32am
More than 500,000 people had signed petitions urging Trump to commute Bernard's sentence to life in prison, citing his age at the time of the crime and his good behavior as an inmate.
US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87
by Charlotte Plantive - September 19, 2020 - 12:11pm
US Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, opening a crucial vacancy on the high court expected to set off a pitched political battle at the peak of the presidential ca...
Autopsy finds cop suffocated black man as US braces for more fury
by Charlotte Plantive - June 2, 2020 - 7:37am
One week after George Floyd died in Minneapolis, an autopsy blamed his videotaped death squarely on a white police officer who pinned him down with his knee for nearly nine minutes as Floyd pleaded, "I can't br...
Double shootings heighten fears of 'white terrorism' in US
by Charlotte Plantive - August 5, 2019 - 8:15am
Armed with assault rifles and clad in combat gear, two white men methodically gunned down nearly 30 people over the weekend, underscoring fears that "white terrorism" is now the main threat in the United States...
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