Supreme Court

In his opening remarks, Biden said he would use the federal government's full power to oppose state-level efforts to restrict autonomy and invade personal medical decisions.

Civil rights and community leaders rejoiced as Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the 116th Supreme Court justice. 

Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman and only the third Black person to ever sit on the highest court in America.

According to the CDC, Black women are nearly three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women.

While the entire Netflix series is an eye-opening discussion, Episode Four, entitled "Control," is about the fight for women's rights in the 1970s. Part of that battle gave the nation the decision in Roe establishing that there was a constitutionally protected right to privacy that covered abortion.  

The fight for abortion access is also deeply tied to abolition.

The glee and excitement at the Supreme Court removing constitutional protection from a fundamental right should alarm us all.  

The U.S. Supreme Court recently barred federal courts from requiring states to fix their newly adopted but unlawful congressional maps before the 2022 midterm congressional elections.

Despite comprising over 40 percent of the U.S. population, people of color are only 18 percent of all state high court judges.

Groups challenged the potential dismantling of the decades-old law protecting the right to decide whether to have an abortion.

"This runaway Supreme Court majority and Clarence Thomas are trying to abuse and bully the American people," Jeffries said.

The Supreme Court may act like some disinterested body making academic decisions on legal theory, but the justices are very clear on the partisan implications of their actions.