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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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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Decision Striking Oklahoma Medication Abortion Ban

Reproductive rights advocates scored a win as the Supreme Court let stand an Oklahoma ruling striking that state's medication abortion ban.

Reproductive rights advocates scored a win as the Supreme Court let stand an Oklahoma ruling striking that state’s medication abortion ban.

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Texas Abortion Providers File Emergency Petition With Supreme Court Over HB 2

Attorneys for reproductive health-care providers in Texas filed an emergency petition with the Roberts Court Monday morning as a health-care crisis grips the state.

Attorneys for reproductive health-care providers in Texas filed an emergency petition with the Roberts Court Monday morning as a health-care crisis grips the state.

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In Fight Over Abortion Access in Texas, a New Focus Emerges

The future of the fight over abortion rights will not be determined by viability or fetal rights. It will be determined by brick-and-mortar clinic access.

The future of the fight over abortion rights will not be determined by viability or fetal rights. It will be determined by brick-and-mortar clinic access.

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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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Arizona Attorneys Outline Why Roberts Court Should Revisit ‘Roe’

A bill that would require physicians who provide abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital passed an Oklahoma senate committee Tuesday. The bill appears to be based on model legislation drafted by the anti-choice group Americans United for Life.

It’s time to do away with the viability test for restricting state power to ban abortion, attorneys defending Arizona’s “fetal pain” ban argue.

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Supreme Court Receives Requests to Take Up Hobby Lobby Contraception Mandate Case

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In briefs filed Monday, both the Obama administration and the retail craft giant Hobby Lobby urged the Roberts Court to take up the challenges to the contraception mandate.

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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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Another Petition for Supreme Court Review Filed in Contraception Mandate Litigation

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.

Conservatives asked the Roberts Court to review and reverse a federal appeals court decision that for-profit companies are not “people” with religious exercise rights.

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Michigan Amendment Feeds Roberts Court’s ‘Post-Racial’ America Mythology

The Supreme Court has another chance to strike a fatal blow to affirmative action policies.

The Supreme Court has another chance to strike a fatal blow to affirmative action policies.

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