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Why We May See Different Outcomes in the Wisconsin and Alabama TRAP Trials

An unusual suggestion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could have significant implications for trials over admitting privileges requirements in Alabama and Wisconsin.

An unusual suggestion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could have significant implications for trials over admitting privileges requirements in Alabama and Wisconsin—it could be the difference between one court upholding the requirement and the other striking it.

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Legal Wrap: Targeting Abortion Providers, and the Legacy of Dr. Tiller’s Murder

Five years after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the threats to providers continue.

Five years after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the threats to providers continue.

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Trial Concludes in Challenge to Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law

It will be months before the court makes a ruling on the constitutionality of the requirement that doctors in the state must obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in order to perform abortions.

It will be months before the court makes a ruling on the constitutionality of the requirement that doctors in the state must obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in order to perform abortions.

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Trial Begins in Challenge to Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law

A federal court will hear evidence and arguments on the constitutionality of an anti-choice restriction that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

A federal court will hear evidence and arguments on the constitutionality of an anti-choice restriction that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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Legal Battle Over Medication Abortion in Wisconsin Drags On

On Thursday, a state judge heard arguments in a case challenging a 2012 law that severely restricts medication abortion and exposes doctors to felony prosecution for failure to comply.

On Thursday, a state judge heard arguments in a case challenging a 2012 law that severely restricts medication abortion and exposes doctors to felony prosecution for failure to comply.

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Cecily McMillan’s ‘Occupy’ Trial, and the Fight Against Sexual Assault at Protests

Cecily McMillan

Cecily McMillan is now on trial for defending herself at an Occupy Wall Street protest after she felt someone grab her breast. McMillan’s decision to fight back—both immediately after she was groped and now, in court—is brave, and sends a powerful message that women should not be blamed for defending themselves.

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Wisconsin Asks Roberts Court to Review Admitting Privileges Law

If the petition is granted, the Supreme Court could dramatically limit how abortion restrictions are challenged.

If the petition is granted, the Supreme Court could dramatically limit how abortion restrictions are challenged.

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Madison City Council Updates Buffer Zone Ordinance

The changes included making the ordinance more consistent with a buffer zone law upheld by the Supreme Court in Hill v. Colorado.

The changes included making the ordinance more consistent with a buffer zone law upheld by the Supreme Court in Hill v. Colorado by changing the reach of the protective zone from 160 feet to 100 feet. Also, a 30-foot zone was added around driveway entrances to health-care facilities to protect those arriving by vehicle.

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Wisconsin Senate Committee Passes Anti-Choice License Plate Bill

Example of a "Choose Life" license plate, from Mississippi.

A bill that would allow Wisconsin residents to order anti-choice “Choose Life” license plates for their vehicles, with part of the fee from each plate going to an anti-choice organization in the state, was passed by a senate committee on Thursday.

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Legal Wrap: Too Soon to Celebrate the Fall of ‘Religious Liberty’ Bills in the States

A veto in Arizona may have meant the demise of one attempt to further enshrine discrimination in the name of religious liberty, but the larger threat from the Supreme Court remains.

A veto in Arizona may have meant the demise of one attempt to further enshrine discrimination in the name of religious liberty, but the larger threat from the Supreme Court remains.

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