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Here’s Why 2016 Could Be the Biggest Year for Reproductive Rights and the Courts in Decades

The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.

The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.

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Terrorism Is a Problem, But Immigration Isn’t the Reason Why

It should concern us all that conservative candidates are conflating terrorism with immigration. This sort of rhetoric breeds hysteria that targets already vulnerable populations—not to mention it’s simply irresponsible and intellectually lazy.

It should concern us all that conservative candidates are conflating terrorism with immigration. This sort of rhetoric breeds hysteria that targets already vulnerable populations—not to mention it’s simply irresponsible and intellectually lazy.

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Hearing Reignites Calls of ‘Justice for Sandra Bland’

Judge David Hittner announced at the hearing that the trial would start on January 23, 2017, for a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old woman who died in police custody under controversial circumstances this past summer.

Judge David Hittner announced at the hearing that the trial would start on January 23, 2017, for a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old woman who died in police custody under controversial circumstances this past summer.

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Advocates: Don’t License Texas Detention Centers as Child-Care Facilities

Dozens of advocates gathered at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Wednesday for a public hearing regarding a proposed rule to license two family detention centers as child-care facilities.

Dozens of advocates gathered at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Wednesday for a public hearing regarding a proposed rule to license two family detention centers as child-care facilities.

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Can ‘One Person, One Vote’ Survive the Roberts Court?

On Tuesday, conservatives on the Court appeared willing to toss aside a foundation of our representative democracy as another form of "reverse racism."

On Tuesday, conservatives on the Court appeared willing to toss aside a foundation of our representative democracy as another form of “reverse racism.”

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Will Campus Protests Play Role in Supreme Court Decision on Race-Conscious Admissions Case?

At a time when students have taken to the streets to raise awareness of racial discrimination and tensions on college campuses nationwide, the Supreme Court is set to hear a case on whether or not the University of Texas’ race-conscious admissions policy is constitutional. A Melissa Harris-Perry panel discusses the case in light of the protests and the role of race in admissions policies.

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Colorado Shooting Underscores Existing Laws Not Sufficient to Protect Abortion Providers

Even with federal protections and the state-level policies that mirror them, we don't have the law enforcement tools to end a culture of anti-choice violence.

Even with federal protections and the state-level policies that mirror them, we don’t have the law enforcement tools to end a culture of anti-choice violence.

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Campaign Fact-Check: Ted Cruz Claims GOP Threats Against Birth Control Are ‘Completely Made Up’

Cruz’s accusation that Republicans have never attempted to roll back access to reproductive health care and contraception is undermined by the candidate's own efforts to do just that.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday dismissed criticism of Republican efforts to deny people reproductive health care as being “completely made up” by the “condom police” in an effort to scare voters—glossing over his own attempts to block access to contraception.

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Abortion Clinic Closures Leave Opening for Crisis Pregnancy Centers to ‘Prey’ on Women

Crisis pregnancy centers moving into facilities formerly occupied by abortion care providers potentially leaves a pregnant person without the medically accurate information they need to have a healthy baby, advocates say.

Crisis pregnancy centers moving into facilities formerly occupied by abortion care providers potentially leaves a pregnant person without the medically accurate information they need to have a healthy baby, advocates say.

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As SCOTUS Steps Into Fight Over Clinic Closure Laws, Another Appeals Court Rules They Should Be Blocked

Monday's decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals made a forceful case to the Roberts Court to block a similar Texas measure under consideration. Let's hope the justices read the opinion.

Monday’s decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals made a forceful case to the Roberts Court to block a similar Texas measure under consideration. Let’s hope the justices read the opinion.

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