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Legal Wrap: Values Voter Summit Highlights GOP Obsession With Contraception

Republicans remind voters at last weekend's Values Voter Summit the only thing that matters is getting rid of contraception access at all costs.

Republicans remind voters at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit the only thing that matters is getting rid of contraception access at all costs.

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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Arizona’s Race and Sex Selection Abortion Ban

A bill that would require physicians who provide abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital passed an Oklahoma senate committee Tuesday. The bill appears to be based on model legislation drafted by the anti-choice group Americans United for Life.

A federal court ruled civil rights groups did not have standing to challenge the 2011 law that makes it a felony for a doctor to knowingly perform an abortion based on the sex or race of the fetus.

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Legal Wrap: Just How Many Big Cases Will the Roberts Court Take?

Even with a packed docket, the Roberts Court could find room to take up important cases on pregnant workers' rights as well as a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

Even with a packed docket, the Roberts Court could find room to take up important cases on pregnant workers’ rights as well as a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

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Roberts Court Asked to Review Arizona’s Pre-Viability Abortion Ban

If the Supreme Court takes up the challenge Arizona's 20 week abortion ban it could mean a direct shot to Roe v. Wade.

If the Supreme Court takes up the challenge to Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban, it could mean a direct shot to Roe v. Wade.

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Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Judge for Federal Circuit

The Senate casts votes for Todd M. Hughes at the session convening on Tuesday, September 24.

Unlike many of President Obama’s other federal court nominees, Todd Hughes’ nomination has proceeded smoothly.

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Native American Woman Nominated to Arizona Federal Bench

If confirmed, Diane J. Humetewa (above) will be the only active member of a Native American tribe to serve as a federal judge, and the first Native American woman to do so.

If confirmed, Diane J. Humetewa will be the only active member of a Native American tribe to serve as a federal judge, and the first Native American woman to do so.

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Report: Taxpayers Responsible for Helping Keep For-Profit Prison Operators Financially Afloat

Correctional corporations make money whether cells are empty or occupied, according to the new report.

A new report on for-profit private prisons shows how correctional corporations make money whether cells are empty or occupied, depending on citizens to pay “low-crime taxes” when occupancy is down in order to cushion corporations’ bottom lines.

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Legal Wrap: Abortion Fights Heat Up in Red States

Young woman shouting into megaphone with red background

Indiana and Kansas show the battle over abortion rights and access is growing in intensity in some parts of the country.

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Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Arizona Law Defunding Planned Parenthood

Among the bills recently introduced are HB 1132 and SB 638, which would raise the cap on total tax credits for contributions to all CPCs in the state from $2 million to $2.5 million.

A federal appeals court ruled the state’s attempts to cut Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid funding were unlawful.

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Exclusive: Results of Congressional ‘Fishing Expedition’ Show Abortion Is Already Highly Regulated, Overwhelmingly Safe

An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.

An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.

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