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Saturday, July 30, 2022

“Kansas early voting turnout so far is 246% higher than the last midterm primary in 2018”: Natalie Wallington of The Kansas City Star has this report.

Jack Jenkins of The Washington Post reports that “Kansas nuns oppose state abortion amendment, challenging archbishop.”

Dana Branham of The Oklahoman has an article headlined “What’s at stake for neighboring states like Oklahoma in Kansas’ abortion election?

Online at The New Yorker, Peter Slevin has a post titled “The First Post-Roe Vote on Abortion; In Kansas, where the right to abortion is enshrined in the state constitution, an upcoming ballot measure could pave the way for a total ban.”

Stephanie K. Baer of BuzzFeed News reports that “Americans Generally Support Abortion Access, But A Vote In Kansas Has Exposed How Protecting Reproductive Rights Won’t Be That Simple.”

Alanna Vagianos of HuffPost reports that “Kansas Will Soon Be The First State To Vote On Abortion Rights Post-Roe; The Midwestern state has become an ‘unlikely sanctuary’ for millions in a region where abortion is largely illegal; A constitutional amendment could change that.”

David Condos of High Plains Public Radio reports that “Western Kansas offers a glimpse of what an abortion ban might look like for Kansas City and Wichita.”

In commentary, The Los Angeles Times has published an editorial titled “In Kansas and other states, voters have the power to defend the right to an abortion.”

And online at The Boston Globe, columnist Renée Loth has an essay titled “The matter with Kansas; An abortion ballot question reveals the broken state of our politics.”

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“Subpoena Ginni Thomas; It’s unlikely that Thomas, a prominent right-wing activist, will appear before the nine-member panel voluntarily; If she won’t speak to the panel by choice, she should be subpoenaed”: This editorial appears in today’s edition of The Boston Globe.

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“Indiana Senate narrowly votes to ban most abortions. Bill heads to House.” Arika Herron of The Indianapolis Star has this report.

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“Michigan State asks Supreme Court to take Title IX case caused by cut of swimming teams”: Steve Berkowitz of USA Today has this report.

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“Federal appeals court sides with Archdiocese on gay-Roncalli counselor firing”: Caroline Beck of The Indianapolis Star has this report.

And Valerie Richardson and Mark A. Kellner of The Washington Times report that “Catholic school guidance counselor’s firing over same-sex marriage is legal, federal court rules; ‘Ministerial exception’ allows archdiocese to terminate contract, judge says.”

You can access Thursday’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.

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“Steve Bannon to Seek Delay in Serving Any Sentence for Contempt Conviction; Former Trump adviser to ask permission to exhaust his appeals before serving any prison sentence, his lawyer says”: Jan Wolfe of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

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“Judicial Elections Draw Attention Amid Battles Over Abortion, Voting Rules; Top courts in battleground states are in play on November ballots”: Deanna Paul of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

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“Legal experts say Supreme Court abortion decision has raised myriad ethical, legal dilemmas”: Gretchen Cuda Kroen of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report.

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“How local journalists proved a 10-year-old’s abortion wasn’t a hoax; Many doubted the story of a young rape victim who had to cross state lines for an abortion; But journalists on the ground kept reporting”: Elahe Izadi of The Washington Post has this report.

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