Posts Tagged: roe v wade
Assemblymember Buffy Wicks. Photo by Scott Duncan
Advocates for greater gender parity in California politics believe that women could reach 50 percent – or beyond – before the end of the decade. On Election Day 2022, women took 11 seats previously held by men, three in the Senate and eight in the Assembly, bringing the total number of women in the Legislature to 50, or 42 percent of the membership.
Following the June 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson decision, California lawmakers passed a large number of bills to protect the right to safe and legal abortion. But expanding abortion access also required amending the state’s complex scope of practice laws.
A 2019 political rally in San Diego for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. (Photo: John Hancock, via Shutterstock)
Watching analyses of this coming election can be a bit like watching a tennis match. The lead in many races – from US Senate contests to local competitive house and legislative districts, has seemingly volleyed back and forth for months. If it all seems less stable than past elections, that’s not just your perception – it really is.
Lobbyists crowd around video screen to watch the floor votes on the last night of the Legislature's session. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP)
The final curtain fell early Thursday on a legislative session that coursed through a pandemic, bolstered reproductive rights, saw a speaker nearly dispatched by his own caucus and drew the national spotlight to a governor who had survived an effort to recall him from office.
A journalist on the job taking video of a street protest. (Photo: wellphoto, via Shutterstock)
In late June, as protesters in Los Angeles took to the streets in opposition to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, journalists covering the demonstrations found themselves at the center of another issue of concern: the treatment of the press by police officers during protests.
CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: Last week’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade and allowing states to set their own abortion rules is nothing short of an earthquake in American life. Constitutional Law Professor Courtney Joslin joins us to talk about the Dobbs decision itself, the implications of the decision and Justice Thomas’ comments that other decisions, including Obergefell, legalizing Gay Marriage, may also need to be reconsidered.