Supreme court strikes down abortion restriction in major victory for campaigners – live

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Supreme court strikes down abortion restriction in major victory for campaigners – live

The Supreme Court today also announced that it decided not to take on a case regarding federal executions.

The case puts an end to a lengthy battle that began when US attorney general William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule federal executions for four inmates convicted of killing children, resuming federal executions for the first time since 2003.

The supreme court’s third and last decision released today dealt a win to conservatives fighting against the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), a consumer-finance watchdog agency within the government created to protect consumers from abuse from banks and other financial institutions in the wake of the 2008 recession.

In its decision, the supreme court gave power to the president to fire whoever heads the bureau. The law that created the CFPB said that the Senate would confirm a director who would serve a five-year appointment and could only be fired for “inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office”.

Here is the bottom line from Chief Justice Roberts' opinion in CFPB case: pic.twitter.com/GmE3TGd5hc

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