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Gavel Drop: So Much Bad News for Daleiden. So Much.

Welcome to Gavel Drop, our roundup of legal news, headlines, and head-shaking moments in the courts.

Gavel Drop is a roundup of the good, bad, and absurd in the courts.

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Ninth Circuit Denies Appeal of Group That Attacked Planned Parenthood (Updated)

David Daleiden and his anti-choice front group, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), will now have to comply with the National Abortion Federation's request for information about some of CMP's supporters.

David Daleiden and his anti-choice front group, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), will now have to comply with the National Abortion Federation’s request for information about some of CMP’s supporters.

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North Dakota Tells Roberts Court: The Time Is Now to End Legal Abortion

A petition filed by attorneys for the State of North Dakota tells the U.S. Supreme Court that after more than 40 years, it is time to give back to the states the power to criminalize abortion.

A petition filed by attorneys for the State of North Dakota tells the U.S. Supreme Court that after more than 40 years, it is time to give back to the states the power to criminalize abortion.

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More Bad Legal News for Group Attacking Planned Parenthood

A federal judge last week handed the National Abortion Federation a victory in the ongoing discovery battle between NAF and the Center for Medical Progress, the group behind the Planned Parenthood attack videos.

A federal judge handed down a ruling largely in favor of the National Abortion Federation after a discovery hearing last week.

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State Court Permanently Blocks Arizona Restriction on Medication Abortion

The ruling is the latest in a series of legal challenges to a 2012 law that prohibits the updated use of certain abortion-inducing medications.

The ruling is the latest in a series of legal challenges to a 2012 law that prohibits the updated use of certain abortion-inducing medications.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike

Businesses in New York City would be required to provide freelance employees with contracts or face severe penalties, including jail time, if they did not pay freelance employees, according to a bill introduced this week in the New York City Council.

Conservative business interests will likely appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Key Court Ruling Coming in Smear Campaign Against Planned Parenthood

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is poised to decide whether the National Abortion Federation or the Center for Medical Progress will emerge victorious in the discovery battle that has raged between the parties for weeks.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is poised to decide whether the National Abortion Federation or the Center for Medical Progress will emerge victorious in the discovery battle that has raged between the parties for weeks.

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Advocates Sue to Block Arizona Law Based on Anti-Choice ‘Junk Science’

The federal lawsuit claims an Arizona requirement that mandates doctors tell patients both orally and in writing that medication abortions can be reversed is unconstitutional.

The federal lawsuit claims an Arizona requirement that mandates doctors tell patients both orally and in writing that medication abortions can be reversed is unconstitutional.

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Ninth Circuit Court Strikes Another 20-Week Abortion Ban

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled unconstitutional an Idaho law banning abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization, marking the latest legal defeat for radical state-level abortion bans.

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled unconstitutional an Idaho law banning abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization, marking the latest legal defeat for radical state-level abortion bans.

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Same-Sex Marriage Bans in Idaho, Nevada Ruled Unconstitutional (Updated)

Tuesday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck two more state-level same-sex marriage bans, setting the stage for marriage equality in at least 35 states.

Tuesday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck two more state-level same-sex marriage bans, setting the stage for marriage equality in at least 35 states.

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