· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

Legal Wrap: Unequal Protection for Transgender Students, and U.S. Army’s First Woman Judge Advocate General

The U.S. Army now has a woman as its top lawyer: General Flora D. Darpino (pictured above).

Transgender students continue to face an uneven legal landscape. Meanwhile, a federal lawsuit filed after the close of an Article 32 hearing in a Naval Academy rape case seeks to remove the academy’s superintendent from overseeing the investigation, and the U.S. Army now has a woman as its top lawyer.

· · · · · 

Colorado District Court Blocks Contraception Mandate for Secular, For-Profit Nursing Home Business

The fight over the contraception mandate picks up steam as another for-profit business succeeds in temporarily evading the law.

The fight over the contraception mandate picks up steam as another for-profit business succeeds in temporarily evading the law.

· · · · · 

Being a Transgender Student in the United States: An Uneven Landscape

The decision marks the first time a state court has ruled that students must be allowed to use restrooms of the gender with which they identify. Federal courts have not yet ruled on the issue.

While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.

· · · · · 

Colorado ‘Brady Amendment’ Is Really a ‘Personhood’ Initiative

Speak more humanely about abortion, don’t opine on the female body’s abilities if you’re not a doctor, and mislead voters on your intentions to criminalize abortion.

Anti-choice activists in Colorado are promoting a 2014 ballot initiative on their website as a way to protect “pregnant mothers and their unborn children from criminal offenses and negligent and wrongful acts.” But an email to supporters tells a different story, calling it a “personhood” measure.

· · · · · 

What a Colorado Senate Candidate’s Conscience Would Do to Women

Ken Buck

A U.S. Senate candidate in Colorado says abortion issues don’t matter to voters, even though it’s widely agreed that he lost his last Senate bid precisely due to his extreme anti-choice position.

· · · · · 

Colorado Republican Recall Candidates Hit With Abortion Politics Mailers

The Colorado Independent obtained a copy of the mailers sent to District 11 (one shown above).

Campaign mailers underlining the anti-choice views of Republican state senate candidates Bernie Herpin and George Rivera reportedly landed in some Colorado voter mailboxes last week, stoking flames in the already hot recall elections organized in response to gun-control legislation passed in the spring.

· · · · · 

Nonprofit College Once Again Challenges Contraception Benefit

Colorado Christian University campus.

Now that the administration has finalized the rules related to contraception coverage, nonprofit religiously-affiliated entities are restarting their legal challenges.

· · · · · 

Anti-Choice Agenda Thrives in Hallway of Conservative Conference in Denver

So the excitement in the halls of the Western Conservative Summit over the "personhood" measure did not match the silence on the conference agenda.

A large conservative conference in Denver showed how conservatives are at once unable to drop their extreme abortion views and, at the same time, at a loss regarding what to say about it.

· · · · · 

Why Is Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman Suddenly Disappointing His Personhood Supporters?

You'd expect Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) (pictured above) to join fellow House Republicans in supporting an abortion ban, but his decision to back exceptions for rape and incest, when he ardently opposed such exceptions previously, raises questions for the Congressman.

You’d expect Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) to join fellow House Republicans in supporting an abortion ban, but his decision to back exceptions for rape and incest, when he ardently opposed such exceptions previously, raises questions for the Congressman.

· · · · ·