On Friday, a panel of judges from the Fifth Circuit will consider whether the State of Texas should be allowed to immediately enforce the provision of HB 2 requiring abortion facilities in the state to meet the building requirements of ambulatory surgical centers.
The hundreds of lawsuits challenging the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act fit into a larger picture of health-care reform opponents using the courts to undermine the success of the law.
Challengers claim the administration’s latest attempts to accommodate religious objections to covering birth control “change nothing.”
Accepting the very existence of trans* people is an act that threatens conservative Christians’ image of God.
It’s wildly inappropriate to ask anyone but Wendy Davis herself how she feels about making two private medical decisions with the counsel of her doctors and family.
Jennifer Ann Whalen pleaded guilty to violating a state law that makes it illegal for anyone other than a physician to perform an abortion.
The decision is the third from a federal appeals court to find state level marriage bans unconstitutional, as Judge Richard Posner calls out marriage equality opponents for using “unsupported conjecture” in legal arguments.
Thursday’s decision makes it much less likely the Supreme Court will intervene quickly in the dispute over whether the federal government can administer subsidies for health insurance purchased on its exchanges.
On Wednesday, a federal court in Louisiana became the first to rule against marriage equality since Windsor. Is the decision an outlier or a sign of trouble ahead at the Supreme Court?
“The national same-sex marriage struggle animates a clash between convictions regarding the value of state decisions reached by way of the democratic process,” U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman wrote, “as contrasted with personal, genuine, and sincere lifestyle choices recognition.”