Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states cannot prevent Donald Trump from running for another term, rejecting a challenge from Colorado that threatened to remove the former president from ballots nationwide.

The decision, while not a surprise, is the most significant ruling involving a presidential election since George W. Bush prevailed in Bush v. Gore in 2000.

The case was based on a constitutional provision, Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which prohibits insurrectionists from holding public office. All of the justices’ opinions focused on legal issues without taking a position on whether Trump had committed insurrection.

The nine justices said states could not exclude presidential candidates based on the provision, while five conservative justices ruled that Congress must act to give force to Section 3. Below are highlights of the ruling.

“I was very honored by a 9-0 vote,” Trump said in an interview on a conservative radio show.

Whats Next: The decision comes during a crucial week for the presidential race: Today is Super Tuesday, when many states hold their presidential primaries, and President Biden is scheduled to deliver the State of the Union address on Thursday. In the coming months, the Supreme Court may rule on a host of other Trump-related legal issues.

“We are sending the message to all women: your body belongs to you and no one has the right to control it for you,” Prime Minister Gabriel Attal said before lawmakers voted, 780 to 72, in favor of the amendment.

The amendment declares that abortion is a “guaranteed freedom,” meaning future governments will not be able to drastically change current laws that fund abortion for women seeking it up to 14 weeks of pregnancy, according to the French justice minister. .

The decision to amend the Constitution was prompted in part by the United States Supreme Court’s 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortion in the United States. But the move also reflects widespread support for abortion in France and a successful campaign by a multi-party coalition of feminist activists and lawmakers.

It was compiled by a team of experts sent by the UN to Israel and the West Bank. In the report, they said they had also heard accounts of sexual violence against Palestinians involving Israeli security forces and settlers.

In the White House, Vice President Kamala Harris pushed for a pause in the fighting in Gaza in a meeting with a member of Israel’s war cabinet.

The Denisovans, a group of early humans who survived for hundreds of thousands of years before becoming extinct, are not as well known as their Neanderthal cousins.

But DNA evidence, found in teeth, bone fragments and soil from cave floors, shows that Denisovans may have covered much more ground than Neanderthals. The Denisovans were able to thrive across thousands of miles and in diverse environments, displaying versatility that rivaled our own.

A wild ending in Valencia: Red card to Jude Bellingham and the goal that never was.

“Poetry in motion”: Former junior coach of Manchester City star Phil Foden watches Your student.

Tensions increase: Red Bull divisions remain with the Christian Horner controversy.

About two dozen writers will contribute to Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscar script this Sunday, a little-heralded work that faces additional scrutiny this year after Jo Koy criticized its writers during an awkward Golden Globes monologue in January.

Joke writers sometimes have to weather a challenge from publicists, managers and even family members before a performer sees their material and attempts to make a self-conscious audience laugh that grows more bitter as the losses mount. One writer compared writing for awards shows to giving the best man’s speech at the world’s biggest wedding: “You want it to be a little edgy, but not so much that it puts off the grandparents.”

Cook: this shot ricotta toast roast grapes with fresh thyme and salt until the skin wrinkles and the flesh loosens.

Game: Playing the Infinite Craft browser game is like looking inside the brain of an AI.

Read: In “Parasol Against the Ax,” a woman’s trip to Prague becomes a meta-narrative about connection.