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U.S. SUPREME COURT

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In Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, the U.S. Supreme Court gave states new power to prosecute alleged crimes by non-Natives against Natives committed on reservations. Though the immediate changes stemming from the case remain unclear, some Native sources say the implementation of this decision could mean further infringement on tribal sovereignty.
Experts warn that simply claiming the benefits may create paper trails for law enforcement officials in states criminalizing abortion. That will complicate life for the dozens of corporations promising to protect, or even expand, the abortion benefits for employees and their dependents.
Last week's ruling by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade could just be the start.
South Dakota is one of 13 states with what's known as a trigger law, meaning the state enacts an abortion ban under its own authority when the Supreme Court overturns its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
Minnesota could become an island for abortion access in the Midwest in the wake of Supreme Court decision on abortion.
The court, in a 6-3 ruling powered by its conservative majority, upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks.

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The nine justices are weighing whether to revive Mississippi's ban on abortion starting at 15 weeks of pregnancy, a law blocked by lower courts as clearly in violation of the Roe v. Wade precedent.
The scene at the court has become more tense following protests and threats against some justices prompted by the May leak of a draft opinion indicating they are set to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
The U.S. Justice Department began providing increased security at the justices' homes in May after the draft opinion leak, with the U.S. Marshals Service providing around-the-clock security.

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