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Six Supreme Court Cases Equality Advocates Should Watch This Term

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The Roberts Court begins its latest term with a docket full of cases that should make many of us nervous.

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Fifth Circuit Rules No Burden Too Great to Deny Texans Safe Abortion Care

Thursday's ruling letting the ambulatory surgical center provisions of HB 2 take effect demonstrates the meaninglessness of the "undue burden" standard in the Fifth Circuit.

Thursday’s ruling letting the ambulatory surgical center provisions of HB 2 take effect demonstrates the meaninglessness of the “undue burden” standard in the Fifth Circuit.

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Oklahoma’s Abortion Restrictions Get Yet Another Legal Challenge

A new lawsuit filed in state court argues a law signed by Gov. Fallin in May that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital violates the Oklahoma Constitution.

A new lawsuit filed in state court argues a law signed by Gov. Fallin in May that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital violates the Oklahoma Constitution.

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Another Conservative Judge Tries to Defund Obamacare

A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Tuesday that Affordable Care Act subsidies cannot go to residents of 36 states not running their own insurance exchanges.

A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Tuesday that Affordable Care Act subsidies cannot go to residents of 36 states not running their own insurance exchanges.

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Lawsuit: Oklahoma’s Medication Abortion Restriction Is Unconstitutional

HB 2684, which is set to take effect November 1, requires physicians to ignore decades of medical research, the opinion of leading medical organizations, and their own clinical experience, and instead administer medication abortion drugs according to an outdated and inferior regimen, the complaint charges.

HB 2684, which is set to take effect November 1, requires physicians to ignore decades of medical research, the opinion of leading medical organizations, and their own clinical experience, and instead administer medication abortion drugs according to an outdated and inferior regimen, the complaint charges.

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Law Professor Calls Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Restrictions ‘Purely Partisan’

The justices issued a 5-4 ruling on Monday allowing new early voting restrictions in Ohio to take effect before voting in November's midterm election begins.

The justices issued a 5-4 ruling on Monday allowing new early voting restrictions in Ohio to take effect before voting in November’s midterm election begins.

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Lawsuit: Mississippi Officials Indefinitely Detain Poor Defendants

The American Civil Liberties Union accuses Scott County, Mississippi, officials of maintaining policies that allow poor defendants to sit in jail without either an attorney or a formal indictment.

The American Civil Liberties Union accuses Scott County, Mississippi, officials of maintaining policies that allow poor defendants to sit in jail without either an attorney or a formal indictment.

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First-Ever Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Transgender Workers

The lawsuits are the first to enforce transgender workers' rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

The lawsuits are the first to enforce transgender workers’ rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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Even Ruth Bader Ginsburg Falls Into the Trap of Abortion Stigma

In a recent interview with Elle magazine, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is, in many ways, as awesome as we’ve come to expect. But then, it happens: But then, it happens: she shows she’s imperfect after all.

In a recent interview with Elle magazine, the Supreme Court justice shows she’s imperfect after all.

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Holder Is Stepping Down at a Critical Moment for Civil Rights

Eric Holder's resignation comes as the Justice Department ramps up efforts to combat widespread racial and gender discrimination.

Eric Holder’s resignation comes as the Justice Department ramps up efforts to combat widespread racial and gender discrimination.

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