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State Courts in Crisis Thanks to Big Money Donors

Among the bills recently introduced are HB 1132 and SB 638, which would raise the cap on total tax credits for contributions to all CPCs in the state from $2 million to $2.5 million.

Two new reports on state court elections show the damaging role outside money plays in local judicial elections.

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Legal Wrap: Corporate Religious Rights Find a Path to SCOTUS

It looks like the Roberts Court may take up the Hobby Lobby contraception challenge, while other federal appellate courts refuse to buy the argument that corporations can exercise religious beliefs.

It looks like the Roberts Court may take up the Hobby Lobby contraception challenge, while other federal appellate courts refuse to buy the argument that corporations can exercise religious beliefs.

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Legal Wrap: Former Kansas AG Loses Law License, Conservatives Won’t Quit With Contraception Challenges

One former attorney general loses his law license for ethics violations when he was in office, while the former mayor of San Diego pleads guilty to charges of sexual harassment.

One former attorney general loses his law license for ethics violations when he was in office, while the former mayor of San Diego pleads guilty to charges of sexual harassment.

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Marriage Equality Moves Forward in New Jersey as Gov. Christie Drops Appeal

After a long fight against marriage equality, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally allowed the state to move forward with granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

After a long fight against marriage equality, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally allowed the state to move forward with granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Michigan Marriage Equality Trial Set for February

A string of federal court decisions from red states have made marriage equality all but a given for the entire country.

Equality advocates had hoped for an immediate ruling striking the state’s marriage equality ban, but a federal judge ruled the challenge should go to trial.

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New Mexico Poised to Enact Marriage Equality

A string of federal court decisions from red states have made marriage equality all but a given for the entire country.

The New Mexico Supreme Court ordered a hearing to resolve whether or not county clerks can move forward with issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Legal Wrap: How Can We Hold Our Institutions Accountable?

Complaints against college administrators and private companies show the law is failing to hold our institutions accountable for illegal sex discrimination.

Complaints against college administrators and private companies show the law is failing to hold our institutions accountable for illegal sex discrimination.

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Texas Supreme Court Takes a Look at Marriage Equality

TX state capitol building

The legal battle over marriage equality in the state is getting mixed up in the 2014 midterm elections as conservatives urge the court to let Texas discriminate against same-sex couples.

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What’s Next in the Marriage Equality Fight? The States, Then SCOTUS Once More

A month since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, the limits of the decision are already being tested in federal courts across the country.

A month since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, the limits of the decision are already being tested in federal courts across the country.

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Griswold v. Connecticut and the Evolution of Personal Privacy Rights. What’s Next?

Outside the Supreme Court as Griswold was being decided.

A landmark decision about contraception likely paved the way for the legal acceptance of same-sex marriage.

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