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Gavel Drop: Judge Rules David Daleiden Is No Journalist

A federal judge ruled Friday that nope, David Daleiden was not engaging in "journalism" when he concocted the video smear campaign against Planned Parenthood; plus more legal news.

A federal judge ruled Friday that nope, David Daleiden was not engaging in “journalism” when he concocted the video smear campaign against Planned Parenthood; plus more legal news.

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‘Trapped’ Documentary Rejects Moral Divide Between Religion and Abortion

Viewers might expect Trapped to be a grim, national montage—but it's not. Instead, it's something much more powerful: an intimate portrait of a handful of providers in Texas and Alabama who are fighting not only to keep their doors open, but to reduce the stigma against abortion propagated by the religious right.

Viewers might expect Trapped to be a grim, national montage—but it’s not. Instead, it’s something much more powerful: an intimate portrait of a handful of providers in Texas and Alabama who are fighting not only to keep their doors open, but to reduce the stigma against abortion propagated by the religious right.

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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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Arizona Governor Shops for Friendlier Court for Anti-Choice Laws

Arizona’s Republican governor wants to get the state out of the Ninth Circuit, as the state's GOP-held legislature pushes for new abortion restrictions.

Arizona’s Republican governor wants to get the state out of the Ninth Circuit, as the state’s GOP-held legislature pushes for new abortion restrictions.

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Arkansas Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Planned Parenthood Medicaid Cuts

A federal judge on Monday certified a legal challenge to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's decision to terminate Planned Parenthood's Medicaid contracts as a class action on behalf of all Medicaid patients in the state.

A federal judge on Monday certified a legal challenge to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s decision to terminate Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contracts as a class action on behalf of all Medicaid patients in the state.

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Louisiana Can’t Enforce GOP’s Clinic Closure Law, Court Rules

The decision keeps in place an early ruling preventing the former Jindal administration from enforcing a Texas-style clinic shutdown law.

The decision keeps in place an early ruling preventing the former Jindal administration from enforcing a Texas-style clinic shutdown law.

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Supreme Court Won’t Revive Radical Six-Week Abortion Ban

A federal district court judge in April 2014 permanently blocked the law, considered to be among the most extreme in the United States.

A federal district court judge in April 2014 permanently blocked the law, considered to be among the most extreme in the United States.

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Appeals Court: Kansas Constitution Protects Right to Abortion

The landmark decision recognizing a state constitutional right to abortion in Kansas was issued on the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court recognizing the same federal right.

The landmark decision recognizing a state constitutional right to abortion in Kansas was issued on the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court recognizing the same federal right.

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43 Years Later, Anti-Choice Advocates Continue to Ignore ‘Roe’

What good is having the right to an abortion as settled law if anti-choice advocates refuse to recognize it as such?

What good is having the right to an abortion as settled law if anti-choice advocates refuse to recognize it as such?

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Arkansas Case Challenging ‘Roe’

The Supreme Court refused to hear a case arguing whether an Arkansas law banning abortion at 12 weeks, with narrow exception, should be considered constitutional.

The Supreme Court refused to hear a case arguing whether an Arkansas law banning abortion at 12 weeks, with narrow exception, should be considered constitutional.

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