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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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Attorneys for Wisconsin Ask for Delay in Start of Admitting Privileges Trial

A pair of bills that would require abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinics where they perform abortions are working their way through the Oklahoma legislature.

If their request is granted, a November trial on the constitutionality of the law would be delayed for months.

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Legal Wrap: Finally Some Justice for Bei Bei Shuai

Bei Bei Shuai's prosecution finally comes to an end.

Bei Bei Shuai’s prosecution finally comes to an end, and more good news from federal courts reviewing state-level abortion restrictions.

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Federal Judge Blocks Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law

In a harshly worded opinion, a federal judge ruled Friday that the state’s admitting privileges law is likely unconstitutional.

In a harshly worded opinion, a federal judge ruled Friday that the state’s admitting privileges law is likely unconstitutional.

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Congressional Democrats Push for Supreme Court Ethics Act

In their response to a request for emergency Supreme Court intervention, attorneys for the State of Texas told the Roberts Court there was no need to block a law designed to cut off abortion access for tens of thousands of people in the state.

Supreme Court justices are the only justices in the country not subject to a code of ethics. Congressional Democrats want to change that.

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Patricia Millett’s Nomination Clears Judiciary Committee, But Will the Senate Filibuster?

One of President Obama's judicial nominees, Patricia Millett (above) cleared an important hurdle today but the question of whether Senate Republicans will filibuster a final vote remains.

One of President Obama’s judicial nominees cleared an important hurdle Thursday, but the question remains whether Senate Republicans will filibuster a final vote.

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Alabama Legislature Prepared to Spend Up to $80,000 in Expert Fees Defending TRAP Law

If a budget is not adopted by July 1, the government will shut down.

While the fee structure and amount is not unheard of, in a state where over a quarter of children live below the poverty line, spending $80,000 to pay experts to help defend a law designed to take health-care services away from poor people has been interpreted as particularly mean-spirited.

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Legal Wrap: The Fallacy of Admitting Privileges Restrictions, and GOP Targets Another Female Judicial Nominee

This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans' obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.

This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans’ obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.

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Federal Appeals Court Rules No For-Profit Religious Rights, Creating Split Ripe for SCOTUS Review

On Friday, in the latest case to address the provision in the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage in employee health insurance plans, the Third Circuit ruled that the Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation must comply.

On Friday, in the latest case to address the provision in the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage in employee health insurance plans, the Third Circuit ruled that the Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation must comply.

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Republicans Aren’t Just Playing Games on Judicial Nominations—They’re Coming for the Whole Court

Republicans see an opportunity to capture the second most powerful court in the country—the D.C. Circuit—and they are going for it.

Republicans see an opportunity to capture the second most powerful court in the country—the D.C. Circuit—and they are going for it.

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