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Legal Wrap: States Turn to Prosecuting Pregnant People

Tennessee lawmakers proposed a dangerous new law that allows for prosecuting pregnant people while a South Carolina woman will serve time after prosecutors claim she killed her infant via breastfeeding.

Tennessee lawmakers proposed a dangerous new law that allows for prosecuting pregnant people, as a South Carolina woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for allegedly killing her infant while breastfeeding.

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For Too Many, Accessing Abortion Is Already an ‘Undue Burden’

The latest wave of clinic closures in Texas illustrates how absurd judging abortion restrictions under the "undue burden" test has become.

The latest wave of clinic closures in Texas illustrates how absurd judging abortion restrictions under the “undue burden” test has become.

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2014 Starts With a Flurry of Judicial Nominations and Threats of More Delays

Despite a change to Senate rules designed to speed along judicial nominations, Republicans appear ready to pick up 2014 where they left off 2013: obstructing nominees.

Despite a change to Senate rules designed to speed along judicial nominations, Republicans appear ready to pick up 2014 where they left off 2013: obstructing nominees.

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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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Legal Wrap: Just How Many Big Cases Will the Roberts Court Take?

Even with a packed docket, the Roberts Court could find room to take up important cases on pregnant workers' rights as well as a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

Even with a packed docket, the Roberts Court could find room to take up important cases on pregnant workers’ rights as well as a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

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Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Judge for Federal Circuit

The Senate casts votes for Todd M. Hughes at the session convening on Tuesday, September 24.

Unlike many of President Obama’s other federal court nominees, Todd Hughes’ nomination has proceeded smoothly.

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Native American Woman Nominated to Arizona Federal Bench

If confirmed, Diane J. Humetewa (above) will be the only active member of a Native American tribe to serve as a federal judge, and the first Native American woman to do so.

If confirmed, Diane J. Humetewa will be the only active member of a Native American tribe to serve as a federal judge, and the first Native American woman to do so.

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