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The Texas HB 2 SCOTUS Petition: What It Means, and What Happens Next

Texas is shutting down abortion clinics, driving privileged women to travel far for abortion, and forcing lower-income women to endure forced pregnancy. This is where the entire country is headed, if the anti-choice movement prevails in the courts.

What does Monday’s Supreme Court filing mean for the legal battle over Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law?

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Decision Reinstating Texas Anti-Choice Law Heavy on Judgment, Light on Reasoning

Under current state law, only a small subset of rape survivors qualify for such orders.

On Thursday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals showed it won’t let law and procedure get in the way when it comes to restricting abortion access.

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One-Third of Texas Abortion Providers Expected to Close After Fifth Circuit Ruling

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked a lower federal court's injunction against part of a Texas anti-choice law, which experts say will now have the result of shuttering about a third of the state's abortion clinics.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked a lower federal court’s injunction against part of a Texas anti-choice law, which experts say will now have the result of shuttering about a third of the state’s abortion clinics.

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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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Constitutional Storm Clouds Form Over Texas Clinic Closures

The long-term effects of a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit doesn't look good.

The long-term effects of a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, especially as it relates to the current clinic closure crisis in Texas, doesn’t look good.

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Fifth Circuit Rejects Challenge to Law Excluding Abortion Providers From Malpractice Protections

A ruling from the Fifth Circuit upholds a Louisiana law designed to drive providers from the state.

The decision sets a dangerous precedent for states seeking to evade judicial review of laws that violate federal constitutional rights and a new front in the right’s drive to bankrupt reproductive health-care providers.

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Mississippi Appeals Order Keeping Jackson Women’s Clinic Open

Attorneys for the state of Mississippi hope the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will rule that the state can move forward with closing the clinic (above) for failing to meet the state's admitting privileges requirement.

Attorneys for the State of Mississippi hope the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will rule that the state can move forward with closing the clinic for failing to meet its admitting privileges requirement.

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Appeals Court Refusal Will Leave 50,000 Women in Texas Without Care

A federal appeals court, on which sits a judge that Rush Limbaugh counts on his “team,” has refused to re-hear arguments against Texas’ barring of Planned Parenthood from participation in its Women’s Health Program.

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5th Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses To Reconsider Planned Parenthood Funding Ban

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Texas can move forward with excluding Planned Parenthood clinics from its health program for low income women while a lawsuit challenging the law moves forward.

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In Fisher v. Texas, Will The Roberts Court Buy The Reverse-Racism Myth?

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A decision striking the affirmative action policy at the University of Texas could be the first of many assaults on equal rights this term.

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