Today in One Paragraph
Ben Carson said he sees no “path forward” for his campaign and will opt out of Thursday’s GOP debate, while Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton emerged victorious from the Super Tuesday nominating contests. The eight-justice Supreme Court heard the first oral arguments over the biggest abortion case in decades. And the UN Security Council has unanimously imposed strict sanctions against North Korea.
Carson Sees No Path to Presidency. A day after Super Tuesday, the neurosurgeon-turned-presidential-candidate said in a statement that he sees no “path forward” and will be skipping Thursday’s GOP debate in Detroit. Carson said he won’t formally comment on the state of his campaign until Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. (Robert Costa and Ben Terris, The Washington Post)
The Morning After. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the victors of the Super Tuesday nominating contests, each winning seven states. Bernie Sanders came away with four, including his home state of Vermont; Ted Cruz captured three states, including his native Texas, and Marco Rubio finished with only one victory in Minnesota. (David Graham, The Atlantic)
Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The Supreme Court began hearing arguments for its most significant abortion case since 1992, concerning a Texas law that requires all abortion clinics to be equipped as “ambulatory surgical centers.” It’s quite possible that the Court’s decision will end in a 4-4 tie vote, which would signal the closure of 34 of Texas’s remaining 40 abortion clinics. (Garrett Epps, The Atlantic)