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Native American Woman Nominated to Arizona Federal Bench

If confirmed, Diane J. Humetewa (above) will be the only active member of a Native American tribe to serve as a federal judge, and the first Native American woman to do so.

If confirmed, Diane J. Humetewa will be the only active member of a Native American tribe to serve as a federal judge, and the first Native American woman to do so.

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Legal Wrap: The Contraception Mandate, the Roberts Court, and the Fight Over Obamacare

Will the Roberts Court weigh in on the contraception mandate this summer? And how is the fight over the contraception mandate connected to GOP efforts to defund Obamacare?

Will the Roberts Court weigh in on the contraception mandate this summer? And how is the fight over the contraception mandate connected to GOP efforts to defund Obamacare?

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Pillard Nomination Clears Judiciary Committee

Cornelia "Nina" Pillard stands next to President Obama, as he announces her court nomination at the White House this past June.

In a party-line vote Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Nina Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. But prior to the vote, Republicans made it clear they are not done fighting President Obama’s judicial nominees.

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Will Democrats Sacrifice the Nina Pillard Nomination to ‘Save’ the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals?

Nina Pillard, in an interview with the American Constitution Society.

Republicans double-down on threats to filibuster President Obama’s judicial nominees. Will Senate Democrats fight back?

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Legal Wrap: Unequal Protection for Transgender Students, and U.S. Army’s First Woman Judge Advocate General

The U.S. Army now has a woman as its top lawyer: General Flora D. Darpino (pictured above).

Transgender students continue to face an uneven legal landscape. Meanwhile, a federal lawsuit filed after the close of an Article 32 hearing in a Naval Academy rape case seeks to remove the academy’s superintendent from overseeing the investigation, and the U.S. Army now has a woman as its top lawyer.

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Legal Wrap: Baby Veronica Case Pits States Against Each Other

The fallout from the Supreme Court's decision in Baby Veronica (above) continues.

The fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision in Baby Veronica continues. Meanwhile, in Montana, justice seems a long way off.

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Legal Wrap: Abortion Fights Heat Up in Red States

Young woman shouting into megaphone with red background

Indiana and Kansas show the battle over abortion rights and access is growing in intensity in some parts of the country.

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At What Point Is It Unethical for States to Defend Blatantly Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions?

A lawsuit challenging two tenets of Texas' new omnibus anti-abortion law will go before a judge for the first time today.

The Idaho attorney general’s office warned lawmakers their pre-viability ban was unconstitutional, but lawmakers passed it anyway. So how then can the law be defended ethically in court?

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Legal Wrap: Are Admitting Privileges the Next Front in Fight Over Religious Liberties?

A legal battle in Wisconsin may be setting up a test case on whether Catholic hospitals can ever deny admitting privileges to abortion providers.

A legal battle in Wisconsin may be setting up a test case on whether Catholic hospitals can ever deny admitting privileges to abortion providers.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Rules Minor Not ‘Accomplice’ in Her Statutory Rape

scales of justice, gavel, and book

In a unanimous decision Monday, the state’s highest court brought Tennessee law in line with the vast majority of the country.

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