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Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault, Failed by Criminal Justice System, Increasingly Seek Civil Remedies

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.

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.

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Court Rejects Challenge to Arizona GOP’s Race- and Sex-Selective Abortion Ban

The suit charged that Arizona’s law used stereotypes to increase the stigma surrounding abortion for Black and Asian-American women.

The suit charged that Arizona’s law used stereotypes to increase the stigma surrounding abortion for Black and Asian-American women.

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Attorneys Challenge Transgender Exclusion in Americans With Disabilities Act

The first-of-its-kind lawsuit challenges an exception to the Americans with Disabilities Act that prohibits the law from protecting transgender people.

The first-of-its-kind lawsuit challenges an exception to the Americans with Disabilities Act that prohibits the law from protecting transgender people.

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Court Challenge Continues Against Arizona GOP’s Race-Based Abortion Ban

Advocates say Arizona's race- and sex-selective abortion ban targets Black and Asian-American women and penalizes health-care providers who serve communities of color.

Advocates say Arizona’s race- and sex-selective abortion ban targets Black and Asian-American women and penalizes health-care providers who serve communities of color.

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Illinois School District Claims ‘Privacy’ in Transgender Discrimination Case

An Illinois school district is standing its ground against the Office of Civil Rights in a case about a transgender student's use of the locker room.

An Illinois school district is standing its ground against the Office of Civil Rights in a case about a transgender student’s use of the locker room.

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For Gloria Steinem, Adventure Lies ‘Just Beyond an Open Door’

My Life on the Road is part autobiography, part political treatise, and part impressionist account of the amazing people and places Gloria Steinem has encountered during the four-plus decades she’s been an itinerant feminist agitator.

My Life on the Road is part autobiography, part political treatise, and part impressionist account of the amazing people and places Gloria Steinem has encountered during the four-plus decades she’s been an itinerant feminist agitator.

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Family of Sandra Bland Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

The federal civil rights lawsuit filed by accuses Texas officials of deliberately disregarding Bland's constitutional rights and causing her injury and death. Here, Sandra Bland's mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, speaks with Rev. Al Sharpton about her daughter.

The federal civil rights lawsuit accuses Texas officials of deliberately disregarding Bland’s constitutional rights and causing her injury and death.

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Federal Report: St. Louis County Family Court Routinely Discriminates Against Black Youth

The Department of Justice released a report Friday concluding Missouri's St. Louis County Family Court system discriminates against Black juveniles, routinely violating their constitutional rights as they navigate the court system.

The Department of Justice released a report Friday concluding Missouri’s St. Louis County Family Court system discriminates against Black juveniles, routinely violating their constitutional rights as they navigate the court system.

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Six Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Term

Attorneys for reproductive health-care providers in Texas filed an emergency petition with the Roberts Court Monday morning as a health-care crisis grips the state.

Although the entire docket has not yet been set, the next Supreme Court term is already shaping up to be historic, with decisions on abortion protests, legislative prayer, and state affirmative action, just to name a few.

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The Hyde Amendment: A Legacy of Discrimination

The Hyde Amendment has been wreaking havoc on reproductive rights for low-income women for decades, but where’s the outrage? 

 

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