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RJ Court Watch: Little Sisters of the Poor and the Politics of the Birth Control Lawsuits

In this episode of RJ Court Watch, we talk to Brigitte Amiri, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project, about the politics of the Little Sisters of the Poor crusade against the birth control benefit.

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Virginia Officials Move to Amend ‘Disastrous’ Abortion Clinic Restrictions

The restrictive and medically dubious abortion regulations passed a year ago in Virginia are being challenged by state officials, and could be effectively overturned.

The restrictive and medically dubious abortion regulations passed a year ago in Virginia are being challenged by state officials, and could be effectively overturned.

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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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Montana Judge Drops Child Endangerment Charges Against Pregnant Woman

A judge has dropped charges brought against a pregnant Montana woman who was arrested after failing a drug test in late August.

A judge has dropped charges brought against a pregnant Montana woman who was arrested after failing a drug test in late August.

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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organizations, and their own clinical experience, and instead administer medication abortion drugs according to an outdated and inferior regimen, the complaint charges.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organizations, and their own clinical experience, and instead administer medication abortion drugs according to an outdated and inferior regimen, the complaint charges.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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California Adopts ‘Yes Means Yes’ Standard of Consent for College Students

California has become the first state to enact a law requiring students at many schools to receive affirmative sexual consent.

California has become the first state to enact a law requiring students at many schools to receive affirmative sexual consent.

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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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Fifth Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Closes Due to Targeted Budget Cuts

A Planned Parenthood clinic closed in Wisconsin on Thursday due to state budget cuts that prevent government money from going to the women’s health clinics.

A Planned Parenthood clinic closed in Wisconsin on Thursday due to state budget cuts that prevent government money from going to the women’s health clinics.

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