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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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Here’s Why 2016 Could Be the Biggest Year for Reproductive Rights and the Courts in Decades

The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.

The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.

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Supreme Court Sends Mixed Messages on Reproductive Rights

There's been a flurry of activity at the Supreme Court around reproductive rights issues, but despite granting cases looking at the contraception benefit and Texas' HB 2, the Court turned away a Planned Parenthood funding case and is sitting on another major abortion rights case.

There’s been a flurry of activity at the Supreme Court around reproductive rights issues, but despite granting cases looking at the contraception benefit and Texas’ HB 2, the Court turned away a Planned Parenthood funding case and is sitting on another major abortion rights case.

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Roberts Court Clears Way for Home Care Workers’ Wage Protections

An order last week turned away an emergency appeal by industry groups to delay implementation of a Department of Labor rule that grants minimum wage and overtime protections to some home care workers.

An order last week turned away an emergency appeal by industry groups to delay implementation of a Department of Labor rule that grants minimum wage and overtime protections to some home-care workers.

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Texas Attorney General’s Office Shrugs at Impact of HB 2 on Abortion Care

In a brief submitted to the Roberts Court, the State of Texas could barely be bothered to muster up a defense of some of the most devastating abortion restrictions in the country.

In a brief submitted to the Roberts Court, the State of Texas could barely be bothered to muster up a defense of some of the most devastating abortion restrictions in the country.

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Court Blocks Another Republican Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood

Arkansas is the latest conservative-run state to have efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health-care centers blocked by a federal court.

Arkansas is the latest conservative-run state to have efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health-care centers blocked by a federal court.

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Why We Should All Be Afraid of the Coming Supreme Court Term

The Roberts Court hasn't decided all the cases it will take yet, but the ones on its docket show this term shaping up to be one of the most contentious during Chief Justice John Roberts' tenure.

The Roberts Court hasn’t decided all the cases it will take yet, but the ones on its docket show this term shaping up to be one of the most contentious during Chief Justice John Roberts’ tenure.

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Will Roberts Court Take Up Case Against Nation’s Most Radical Anti-Choice Law?

Almost three years after the passage and implementation of HB 2 the Roberts Court could finally weigh in on its constitutionality.

Almost three years after the passage and implementation of HB 2 the Roberts Court could finally weigh in on its constitutionality.

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Fifth Circuit Upholds More HB 2 Provisions, Dares the Supreme Court to Step In

The decision to uphold the ambulatory surgical center provisions of HB 2 seems designed to bait the Roberts Court to take on another major abortion case.

The decision to uphold the ambulatory surgical center provisions of HB 2 seems designed to bait the Roberts Court to take on another major abortion case.

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Advocates Sue to Block Radical Abortion Ban in Kansas

Reproductive rights advocates filed a lawsuit Monday in Kansas state court challenging a law that bans the most commonly used method of ending pregnancy in the second trimester.

Reproductive rights advocates filed a lawsuit Monday in Kansas state court challenging a law that bans the most commonly used method of ending pregnancy in the second trimester.

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