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Legal Wrap: Personhood, Statutory Rape, and the Second-Class Legal Status of Women

(Legal Advantage HR Solutions, LLC)

A handful of cases at the state level show how far women still have to go to be considered equal citizens under the law.

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Legal Roundup: On Roe Anniversary Legal Attacks on Reproductive Rights Increase

(Jezebel)

The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.

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Weekly Legal Roundup: Federal Courts Continue To Split On Birth Control Benefit

Birth control mandate protest in Tennessee. (USA Today)

Another ruling in the more than forty legal challenges to the contraception mandate in Obamacare shows the fight is far from over.

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Notre Dame Lawsuit Challenging Contraception Mandate Dismissed

(Jezebel)

The University can’t challenge the contraception mandate because it faces no risk of injury from it, ruled a federal court.

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Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Missouri Law Excluding Insurance Coverage for Birth Control

(WiseGEEK)

As states pass their own laws allowing employers to discriminate in insurance benefits, federal courts must wrestle with how those laws interact with the federal contraception mandate.

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Missouri Cheesemaker Wins Temporary Injunction Against ACA Birth Control Benefit

photo courtesy of steakpinball via flickr

Yet another federal court seems sympathetic to the argument that corporations have religious exercise rights.

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Dominos Pizza Founder Wont Have To Comply With Contraception Mandate, Judge Rules

Thomas Monaghan, in the University of Ava Maria (which he also founded). Photo: Joseph Raedle/Getty Images.

Billionaire Thomas Monaghan doesn’t need to provide employees insurance that covers contraception, a federal court ruled Sunday.

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