Unlike criminal trials, which require the prosecution to prove the defendant’s guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt,” civil trials have a much lower bar, requiring only that a plaintiff persuade a judge or jury that it is more likely than not that the events occurred.
While protesters on the courthouse steps were united in their resolve to speak out against sexual assault and affirm tribal nations’ inherent ability to protect Native women and children, the feeling inside the building, observers said, was much more uncertain.
Several legal and advocacy groups are planning to rally on the steps of the Supreme Court Monday to express their dismay that the high court has agreed to hear the case at all, after four separate lower courts affirmed the tribal court’s right to hear the sexual assault case involving Dollar General.
The sole abortion clinic in Mississippi is about to become an official health provider for insurance companies, including Medicaid, meaning the clinic can soon provide covered contraception to its patients.
This week, research shows that sex once a week helps with happiness, the Cleveland Clinic searches for women who want uterine transplants, and a Mississippi teacher is suspended when a student does a condom demonstration in class.
There’s been a flurry of activity at the Supreme Court around reproductive rights issues, but despite granting cases looking at the contraception benefit and Texas’ HB 2, the Court turned away a Planned Parenthood funding case and is sitting on another major abortion rights case.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may be the last thing standing between religious conservatives and constitutionally protected abortion rights.
A new timeline from RH Reality Check illustrates the history of HB 2, the omnibus anti-abortion bill passed by Texas conservatives in 2013, and the court fight leading to today’s Supreme Court order.
Employers and companies are increasingly relying on the Bible over the Constitution when major disputes arise, a recent New York Times investigation finds.
A study found that doctors don’t strongly recommend the vaccine, don’t discuss it in a timely manner, and tend to suggest it for young people they perceive to be at risk rather than for all girls and boys.