Supreme Court sidesteps Indiana abortion case, plus a look at Assange charges

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A women's health clinic in Austin, TX. Credit: New Voices/Public Domain.

The Supreme Court today opted not to hear an appeal from Indiana about its strict abortion law, meaning that law won’t go into effect. It would have banned all abortions that were sought because of fetal characteristics, like sex or any kind of disability.

Last week, the Department of Justices charged Wikileaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act. It has a lot of implications for how journalists are protected under the First Amendment.