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Thomas urges Supreme Court to revisit abortion precedents

Justice Clarence Thomas said that while he agreed with the Supreme Court's decision Friday not to hear a case on surgical abortions in Alabama, he wants the high court to consider rolling back historical precedent on abortion -- an encouraging message to the slew of conservative state legislatures who have rolled out abortion bans this year.

Missouri Supreme Court prohibits jail time for jail debts

The Missouri Supreme Court says local courts can't throw people back in jail for not paying previous jail debts.Prior to the ruling, indigent inmates who couldn't pay the cost -- commonly called board bills -- could be returned to prison, adding to their debts.   Critics, including Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt and the ACLU of Missouri, had argued the policy led to modern-day debtors' prisons.