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North Carolina GOP’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Challenged as Unconstitutional

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit argue the law violates both the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the 14th Amendment, and affects any union a magistrate may claim a religious objection to, such as LGBTQ, interracial, or interfaith pairings.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit argue the law violates both the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the 14th Amendment, and affects any union a magistrate may claim a religious objection to, such as LGBTQ, interracial, or interfaith pairings.

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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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When ‘Race-Neutral’ Reasons for Striking Jurors Aren’t Neutral in the Slightest

Nearly 30 years ago, an all-white jury sentenced an 18-year-old Black kid named Timothy Tyrone Foster to death for the murder of an elderly white woman. Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case regarding whether Foster lives or dies.

Nearly 30 years ago, an all-white jury sentenced an 18-year-old Black kid named Timothy Tyrone Foster to death for the murder of an elderly white woman. Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case regarding whether Foster lives or dies.

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Supreme Court Turns Away Iowa Right to Life Campaign Finance Case

The case would have given the Court a chance to decide if state bans on direct corporate-to-candidate contributions violate the Constitution.

The case would have given the Court a chance to decide if state bans on direct corporate-to-candidate contributions violate the Constitution.

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The Originalist Argument for Abortion Rights: Compulsory Childbearing During Antebellum Slavery and Its Relevance Today

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There is no mention of abortion in the Constitution so it can’t be protected. However, in a recent essay, Andrew Koppelman challenges this assertion on originalist grounds: forced reproduction was intrinsic to slavery, which the framers of the Thirteenth Amendment sought to prohibit.  

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Judge Rules Alaska Parental Notification Law Constitutional

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An Alaska state court judge ruled a 2010 parental notification did not violate teenagers privacy rights or equal protection guarantees.

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Beyond Privacy, Toward Equality

As Election Day draws near, let’s vote for a government that goes beyond keeping laws off our bodies. Instead, let’s vote for a government that can create laws to keep our bodies and communities safe and healthy.

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A Stealth Attack on Privacy

Anti-choicers who petulantly claim that there’s no right to privacy in the Constitution are attacking many more decisions than Roe.

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