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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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Abortion Rights and Judicial Bias in Texas Planned Parenthood Decision

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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals appears willing to stop at nothing to enshrine its hostility to abortion access into law.

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On “Limbaugh’s Team,” Deeply Partisan Fifth Circuit Judge Blocks Federal Ruling In Favor Of Planned Parenthood

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In an overnight decision, the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an injunction issued yesterday allowing Planned Parenthood to continue providing Medicaid-funded care in Texas. The judge behind the ruling? Conservative Jerry Smith, a member of Rush Limbaugh’s anti-Obama “team.”

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