The case would have given the Court a chance to decide if state bans on direct corporate-to-candidate contributions violate the Constitution.
The Court announced it would not hear the appeal of the owners of a photography business who claim they have a constitutional right to refuse to photograph same-sex couples. The decision lets stand a state supreme court ruling that states business owners must provide services to LGBTQ couples the same way they do to heterosexual couples.
Reproductive rights advocates in Texas have filed another challenge to abortion restrictions in the state, while federal courts in Arizona and Alabama consider similar challenges.
Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a ban on private insurance coverage of most abortion care in the state, as well as a watered-down version of a bill that pro-choice advocates earlier feared could lead to harassment of doctors.
Minors seeking abortion in Alabama will now face extra red tape regardless of whether they have parental consent.
Rennie Gibbs’ “depraved heart murder” charge related to a 2006 stillbirth was dismissed, but prosecutors said they plan to try and re-indict the young woman this summer.
The Alabama state legislature gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill that would extend the waiting period for having an abortion from 24 to 48 hours, and three other anti-choice bills could see a senate floor vote before close of session Thursday.
In May, a federal court will hear evidence on the impact of Alabama’s admitting privileges law in considering whether to let it take effect.
The temporary, emergency order will stay in place through Monday while the federal appeals court considers advocates’ request to block regulations they claim threatens access to medication abortions statewide.
A group of Texas doctors filed suit against the State of Texas Wednesday, challenging part of a new omnibus anti-abortion law that requires abortion providers to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers.