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Boom! Lawyered: Consent Decree Edition

Maybe you've heard what's going on in Ferguson and, amid all the failures of those in power there, you're confused. You've heard the term "consent decree" bandied about, but you don't know what it means.

Maybe you’ve heard what’s going on in Ferguson and, amid all the failures of those in power there, you’re confused. You’ve heard the term “consent decree” bandied about, but you don’t know what it means.

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Justice Department Sues City of Ferguson Over Unconstitutional Policing

Wednesday’s civil rights lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Eastern Missouri, comes a year and a half after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed an 18-year-old unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown.

Wednesday’s civil rights lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Eastern Missouri, comes a year and a half after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed an 18-year-old unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown.

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White Republicans Have Pushed 90 Percent of 2016’s Anti-Choice Bills

Anti-choice legislation proliferates most in states with GOP-held legislatures, and the vast majority of bills are sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

Anti-choice legislation proliferates most in states with GOP-held legislatures, and the vast majority of bills are sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

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Gavel Drop: So Much Bad News for Daleiden. So Much.

Welcome to Gavel Drop, our roundup of legal news, headlines, and head-shaking moments in the courts.

Gavel Drop is a roundup of the good, bad, and absurd in the courts.

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Why Evangelicals Should Lean Into Their Struggle With ‘Black Lives Matter’

Evangelical support for Black Lives Matter activism in Missouri has been virtually nonexistent, so it was exciting to find out that a full-throated challenge to that lack of support was thrown down at the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s recent student mission conference in St. Louis last month.

Evangelical support for Black Lives Matter activism in Missouri has been virtually nonexistent, so it was exciting to find out that a full-throated challenge to that lack of support was thrown down at the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s recent student mission conference in St. Louis last month.

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For Black Women’s Lives to Matter, Legislators Must Halt Attacks on Our Bodily Autonomy

All lives do not matter to politicians like Rep. Mike Moon (R-MO) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) because the very real issues that we deal with every day are only spoken of when they want to vilify Black mothers and families or try to use us to push their agenda.

All lives do not matter to politicians like Rep. Mike Moon (R-MO) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) because the very real issues that we deal with every day are only spoken of when they want to vilify Black mothers and families or try to use us to push their agenda.

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Missouri Legislator Does About-Face, Pushes Birth Control Access

Increasing access to birth control has gained momentum in several states, and making contraceptives available without a prescription is a policy proposal popular among many state lawmakers.

Increasing access to birth control has gained momentum in several states, and making contraceptives available without a prescription is a policy proposal popular among many state lawmakers.

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GOP Representative Prays for Fetuses, Mocks Obama’s Tears

U.S. Rep. Steve King gave his seat to the "lives of more than 55 million aborted babies" at the president's final State of the Union Address in defiance of Obama's push for stricter gun laws.

U.S. Rep. Steve King gave his seat to the “lives of more than 55 million aborted babies” at the president’s final State of the Union Address in defiance of Obama’s push for stricter gun laws.

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Missouri Republicans to Push Anti-Choice ‘All Lives Matter’ Bill

The GOP proposal would define a fertilized egg as “a person" and life as beginning at conception.

The GOP proposal would define a fertilized egg as “a person” and life as beginning at conception.

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Onslaught of Anti-Choice Bills to Come in 2016

Missouri lawmakers, for example, pre-filed at least seven bills to restrict reproductive rights.

Missouri lawmakers, for example, have pre-filed at least seven bills to restrict reproductive rights.

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