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LWV Of Lee County

Community Leaders

Sarah McDonald, President
Carolyn Moore, Vice President
Sandra Frank, Vice President
Amy Wulf, Membership Chair

League ID

FL011

Stories from Around the State

On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court released its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning the constitutional right to abortion. In so doing, they turned back the clock, looking almost exclusively at reproductive rights from the lens of the mid-1800s and earlier to determine whether the Constitution confers a right to abortion.

WASHINGTON — Today, the US Supreme Court ruled 6 – 3 in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen that New York’s 100-year-old law restricting certain individuals from carrying concealed weapons in public places is unconstitutional, effectively weakening gun safety laws around the country.  

The League of Women Voters and Planned Parenthood rallied in response to an unprecedented leak indicating the supreme court is prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade.

 

 

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the Legislature to create an office within the executive branch that would have the power to investigate and enforce election related crimes.

In an exceedingly rare federal ruling striking down restrictions on voting that the GOP-dominated Florida Legislature approved last year, the state has effectively been placed on probation.