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Can ‘Roe’ Survive the Roberts Court?

Forty-one years since Roe v. Wade, the question is: Will the Roberts Court do to Roe and abortion rights what it did to health-care reform and keep just enough of it intact to call it legal, while rendering it nearly impossible to obtain?

Forty-one years since Roe v. Wade, the question is: Will the Roberts Court do to Roe and abortion rights what it did to health-care reform and keep just enough of it intact to call it legal, while rendering it nearly impossible to obtain?

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Senate Votes to Confirm Patricia Millett to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

The vote is the fist since Senate Democrats reformed filibuster rules and marks the beginning of a push back against Republican obstructionism.

The vote is the first since Senate Democrats reformed filibuster rules and marks the beginning of a pushback against Republican obstructionism.

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Republicans Filibuster Nina Pillard Nomination, Leaving Senate Democrats With a Host of Bad Options

Cornelia "Nina" Pillard stands next to President Obama, as he announces her court nomination at the White House this past June.

Republicans have now blocked three well-qualified women from serving on the nation’s second highest court.

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Republicans Filibuster Patricia Millett Nomination to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

The vote is the fist since Senate Democrats reformed filibuster rules and marks the beginning of a push back against Republican obstructionism.

Senate Republicans filibuster a centrist judicial candidate, successfully blocking the second woman nominated by President Obama to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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What Happens to the Federal Courts in a Government Shutdown?

To the House Republicans, who are hostage to their party’s Tea Party faction, there’s probably no dirtier word than “bipartisan”—except, perhaps, for the words “birth control.”

It may be just a game for Republicans in the House, but the effect of their politicizing the judiciary has very real consequences.

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Legal Wrap: Are Admitting Privileges the Next Front in Fight Over Religious Liberties?

A legal battle in Wisconsin may be setting up a test case on whether Catholic hospitals can ever deny admitting privileges to abortion providers.

A legal battle in Wisconsin may be setting up a test case on whether Catholic hospitals can ever deny admitting privileges to abortion providers.

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Obama Nominates Three New Federal Court Judges, Including First Openly Gay Latina

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President Obama made another move to address critical judicial vacancies with three new nominees in Pennsylvania.

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Administration’s Renewed Focus on Filling Federal Court Vacancies Reveals Mixed Bag of Nominees

Photo courtesy of Donkey Hotey via Flickr

Just after the election President Obama moved to fill seven federal court vacancies. Almost all the nominees are good news for civil rights advocates.

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A Mitt Romney Presidency Could Mean a Hostile Takeover Of The Federal Courts

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With a federal judicary already in crisis, a Mitt Romney presidency could spell the end of the federal judiciary as we know it.

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NYT: The Courts Stand Up for Access to Reproductive Health Care

In an editorial today, the New York Times discusses the vital role the courts have played in recent weeks in blocking viciously regressive laws seeking to deny women access to both self-determination and to basic reproductive health care.

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