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.
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.
The fight over the contraception mandate picks up steam as another for-profit business succeeds in temporarily evading the law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now that the administration has finalized the rules related to contraception coverage, nonprofit religiously-affiliated entities are restarting their legal challenges.
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.
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.