On Monday the Supreme Court found the regulations put in place thwart abortion clinics were medically unnecessary. The high court ruled these regulations restrict a woman’s right to an abortion.
The 2013 Texas Law required clinics where abortions are performed to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers. Plus, doctors performing the procedures were required to have admitting privileges.
Since the law passed Half the abortion clinics in Texas have closed. 19 remain open, but abortion providers say that number would have dropped to just 9 clinics had the law gone into full effect.
Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the four liberals in the majority vote, but it was Justice Stephen Breyer that spoke out after the ruling saying in part the law “Poses a substantial obstacle to women seeking abortions, and constitutes an ‘undue burden’ on their constitutional right to do so.”
Antwun Shumpert Killed By Tupelo Police During ‘Routine Traffic Stop’
Atraffic stop in Tupelo, Mississippi, turned deadly for an unarmed Black man – and now his family is demanding answers.
Antwun Shumpert was pulled over by Tupelo Police on June 18th. Officers say that before they approached the vehicle, Shumpert allegedly got out and ran.
Carlos Moore, attorney for the Shumpert family, reports that eyewitnesses say the unarmed 37-year-old attempted to surrender. Shortly after, they heard four gunshots.
The Mayor of Tupelo, Jason Shelton, claimed the traffic stop and use of deadly force was justified.
Carlos Moore spoke with Roland Martin during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now about the police shooting death of Shumpert.
Roland Martin & NewsOne Now Examine SCOTUS’ Decision To Reject Kwame Kilpatrick’s Appeal
The Supreme Court has rejected former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick‘s appeal and will not review his corruption conviction. The High Court’s decision was announced on its order list without further comment.
Attorneys representing Kilpatrick’s case wanted the Supreme Court to take the appeal after a three-judge panel upheld the disgraced ex-Detroit mayor’s conviction on 24 counts, which included bribery, extortion, and fraud.
Kilpatrick’s attorneys argued he was wrongly forced to retain lawyers he no longer wanted. According to the former mayor’s legal team, these lawyers worked for a firm that was suing him on another matter.
Despite the Supreme Court rejecting the appeal, Kilpatrick could still challenge his conviction on constitutional grounds.
The 46-year-old remains in prison in El Reno, Oklahoma, and is serving a 28-year prison sentence. He is scheduled to be released in August of 2037.
Civil Rights Icon Walter Fauntroy Arrested
On Tuesday, former congressman and civil rights legendWalter Fauntroy was expected to go before a judge.
Officers arrested Fauntroy on Monday at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia as he was returning to the United States after living in the Persian Gulf for approximately four years.
In January of 2012, a warrant was issued for Fauntroy after he was charged for allegedly writing a bad check for $55,000. The check was supposed to help pay for President Barack Obama‘s first inauguration ball in 2009. Fauntroy, now 83, claims the bad check issue had been previously resolved.
According to The Washington Post, Fauntroy returned to the United States“because he missed his family and he had finally obtained financing for his green-energy humanitarian projects around the world.”
During Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the fall from grace experienced by Fauntroy, who was once a congressional delegate.
All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast