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SUPREME COURT ENDS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ABORTION

 at 10:13 a.m. (updated at 3:11 p.m.)

The court overturned Roe v. Wade, upending reproductive rights and opening the door for states to ban abortion. 

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Demonstrators converge outside Supreme Court after Dobbs decision

 at 6:33 p.m.

With the court surrounded by security fencing and armed police, the scene at the court was fraught with emotion, as anti-abortion activists shouted in celebration and supporters of abortion rights voiced outrage and despair.

protesters with signs and loudspeakers protest in front of the supreme court

Supporters and opponents of abortion rights protested in front of the Supreme Court on Friday. (Katie Barlow)

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In 6-3 ruling, court strikes down New York’s concealed-carry law

 at 10:36 a.m. (updated at 4:06 p.m.)

The opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas made clear that the Second Amendment includes a broad right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense.

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North Carolina GOP lawmakers can intervene to defend state’s voter-ID law

 at 12:50 p.m. (updated at 4:33 p.m.)

In an 8-1 decision, the justices held that Republican leaders in North Carolina can enter a lawsuit in which the state’s voter-ID law is under challenge.

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A small, procedural win for prisoners challenging a state’s method of execution

 at 7:21 p.m.

The justices ruled 5-4 that prisoners bringing method-of-execution claims can proceed under a federal civil rights law, rather than the more onerous channel of habeas litigation.