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Papa John’s Ordered to Pay Almost $800,000 in Wage Theft Case

The judgment is the latest victory against a fast food company for wage theft and another step in holding corporate owners legally liable for illegal acts of their franchise owners.

The judgment is the latest victory against a fast food company for wage theft and another step in holding corporate owners legally liable for illegal acts of their franchise owners.

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20-Week Abortion Ban Defeated in Virginia

A Virginia house subcommittee on Friday defeated HB 2321, which would have banned abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization.

A Virginia house subcommittee on Friday defeated HB 2321, which would have banned abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization.

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A New Textbook Could Revolutionize the Way Law Students Learn About Reproductive Rights

The lack of reproductive rights instruction in law school doesn’t just fail budding advocates eager to learn; it also minimizes the importance  of the subject area in the minds of law students who will go on to wield significant power and authority in various areas of practice—particularly in elected office.

The lack of reproductive rights instruction in law school doesn’t just fail budding advocates eager to learn; it also minimizes the importance of the subject area in the minds of law students who will go on to wield significant power and authority in various areas of practice—particularly in elected office.

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GOP Obamacare Alternative Doesn’t Cover Contraception, Maternity Care

The day after House Republicans voted for the 56th time to repeal Obamacare, three congressional Republicans offered an alternative plan that would leave the decision on which “essential health benefits” to cover up to the states.

The day after House Republicans voted for the 56th time to repeal Obamacare, three congressional Republicans offered an alternative plan that would leave the decision on which “essential health benefits” to cover up to the states.

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Another Court Rules Religious Nonprofit Can Avoid Complying With Birth Control Benefit

The decision from a federal court in Florida comes just before the Roberts Court considers stepping back into the legal fight over the birth control benefit.

The decision from a federal court in Florida comes just before the Roberts Court considers stepping back into the legal fight over the birth control benefit.

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Ban on Paying for Abortion Ahead of Time Moves Forward in South Dakota

HB 1130, introduced at the end of January by state Rep. Nancy Rasmussen (R-Hurley), would prohibit patients from making a payment for their abortion any time prior to the day of the procedure.

HB 1130, introduced at the end of January by state Rep. Nancy Rasmussen (R-Hurley), would prohibit patients from making a payment for their abortion any time prior to the day of the procedure.

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GOP Congress Holds Quixotic Votes on Obamacare, Immigration

Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot by voting to repeal Obamacare and defund deportation relief.

Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot by voting to repeal Obamacare and defund deportation relief.

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New York City Mayor Pushes for $15 Minimum Wage

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) at Tuesday's State of the City address pledged to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) at Tuesday’s State of the City address pledged to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.

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Montana Supreme Court Says State Can Defend Parental Involvement Statutes

A decision Tuesday overturns a lower court ruling that said attorneys for the state were precluded by earlier court rulings from defending two recent parental involvement statutes.

A decision Tuesday overturns a lower court ruling that said attorneys for the state were precluded by earlier court rulings from defending two recent parental involvement statutes.

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Utah Lawmaker Unsure About Closing ‘Loophole’ in Rape Definition (Updated)

A bill to clarify the definition of rape—and close what some saw as a loophole—passed a Utah House Committee yesterday, but not before sparking some disturbing conversations about what does and does not constitute rape.

A bill to clarify the definition of rape—and close what some saw as a loophole—passed a Utah House Committee yesterday, but not before sparking some disturbing conversations about what constitutes rape.

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