The Morning Dispatch: SCOTUS to Consider Major Abortion Case

Happy Tuesday! It’s possible we spoke too soon yesterday about the cicadas.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case concerning a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks, the most direct challenge to Roe v. Wade the conservative-majority court has tackled yet. 

  • In a Monday call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Joe Biden “expressed his support for a ceasefire” but “reiterated his firm support for Israel’s right to defend itself against indiscriminate rocket attacks,” according to a White House readout.

  • Top Republicans on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors blasted fellow Republicans pushing additional audits of the 2020 election results as conspiracy theorists and grifters. “We ran a bipartisan, fair election. That’s every piece of evidence that I’ve ever seen put in front of us,” said Clint Hickman, a Republican supervisor. “We are operating on facts and evidence presented to this board.”  The county’s top election official, Stephen Richer, also a Republican, called new claims of irregularities from former President Donald Trump “unhinged.”

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