Attorneys for the State of Mississippi have asked the full panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to consider whether closing the only abortion clinic in the state unduly burdens abortion rights.
So far two states, Utah and Oklahoma, have filed petitions asking the Roberts Court to uphold their respective state bans on marriage equality. Elsewhere, attorneys for the State of Virginia filed their petition for review with the Roberts Court on Friday.
Democratic Sen. Mark Udall claimed Monday that his opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner (R), supports federal personhood legislation, even though Gardner recently unendorsed a state “personhood” amendment.
The case would have given the Court a chance to decide if state bans on direct corporate-to-candidate contributions violate the Constitution.
Women detained by ICE, roughly 10 percent of the detention population, have special medical concerns and face unique challenges in detention.
Policies ostensibly put in place to combat illegal immigration have proven particularly detrimental to immigrant women’s access to reproductive justice.
As immigration debates have increasingly cast immigrant women as “unfit” and “undesirable”, the reproductive rights and ability for immigrant women to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families has been increasingly undermined.
Attacks on immigrants are an issue not only for the immigrant rights community; these attacks take aim at the core principles of the groups working to advance human and civil rights, equal opportunity, human rights and dignity, healthcare for all, and more.
Does the U.S. Constitution protect women against discrimination? Justice Scalia thinks not. Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment is exactly what we need right now.