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Wal-Mart Gets a Free Pass For Bias From the Supreme Court

Betty Dukes, March 2011. Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Supreme Court issued its decision in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart sex discrimination case yesterday, a frustrating ruling that doesn’t challenge the existence of bias, but that exempts the company from accountability.

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Supreme Court Blocks Class-Action Lawsuit Against Walmart

The Supreme Court ruled for Wal-Mart on Monday in its fight to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of women who work there, according to the Associated Press.

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Is Justice Kennedy “Ready to Overturn Roe”?

According to one “Right to Life” group, a former clerk of Justice Kennedy said he’s ready to overturn Roe V. Wade.

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Roundup: Montana Governor Vetoes Abortion Insurance Prohibition Bill

Governor Brian Schweitzer vetoed a bill that would have prohibited coverage of abortion in state insurance exchanges; the wife of Kermit Gosnell is released on house arrest; Justice Sotomayor will visit a birthing center/Head Start provider in DC next week; and could HPV contribute to lung cancer?

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Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimating private abortion coverage and crippling public funding for abortion.

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Women and the U.S. Constitution: A Call to Action

Does the U.S. Constitution protect women against discrimination? Justice Scalia thinks not. Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment is exactly what we need right now.

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Taking Stock: Some Choice Reflections at the Year End

Is the pro-choice movement doing enough to ensure access for poor women?  Ask yourself what more you can do, and act on at least some of the recommendations included here.

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Supreme Court to Rule on Whether Wal-Mart Discrimination Suit is Class-Action

In what could be a great boon for the retailer, the Supreme Court has announced it will hear Wal-Mart’s appeal that the gender discrimination suit not be allowed as class-action.

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Senate Confirms Kagan for U.S. Supreme Court

Elena Kagan has been confirmed by the Senate as our next Supreme Court Justice.

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Roundup: Kagan Debate, and New Jersey Republicans Flip-Flop On Family Planning

The debate over Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination begins, and New Jersey Republicans who voted for family planning funding are now refusing to override the governor’s veto.

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