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Supreme Court Denies Review of Marriage Equality, Campaign Finance Cases

The Roberts Court on Monday denied review of a Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage, noting the federal appeals court has yet to rule, as well as two campaign finance related challenges.

The Roberts Court on Monday denied review of a Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage, noting the federal appeals court has yet to rule, as well as two campaign finance related challenges.

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Fifth Circuit Judges Take Skeptical View of Same-Sex Marriage Bans

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Supporters of same-sex marriage across the South told reporters that they left the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals feeling optimistic Friday, as counsel for gay and lesbian plaintiffs from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas spent the morning in the New Orleans court arguing against same-sex marriage bans in the three states.

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Lawsuit Questions Communication Between Ohio Anti-Choice Group and State Health Agency

Reproductive rights advocates filed a lawsuit with the Ohio Supreme Court to force disclosure of records of communications between state health officials and members of Ohio Right to Life under the states public records law.

Reproductive rights advocates filed a lawsuit with the Ohio Supreme Court to force disclosure of records of communications between state health officials and members of Ohio Right to Life under the states public records law.

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North Dakota Supreme Court Won’t Re-Hear Medication Abortion Arguments

The decision leaves in place an earlier ruling allowing a 2011 law restricting medication abortions to go into effect.

The decision leaves in place an earlier ruling allowing a 2011 law restricting medication abortions to go into effect.

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Fifth Circuit Hears Marriage Equality Arguments as Supreme Court Considers Stepping In

The conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers marriage equality bans in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi the same day the Roberts Court considers stepping into the fray.

The conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers marriage equality bans in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi the same day the Roberts Court considers stepping into the fray.

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Legal Scholar Calls for ‘Fetal Rescue Programs’ to End Abortion Debate

In a recently published paper a Quinnipiac University School of Law professor argues that technology should empower the state to end abortion via widespread use of artificial wombs.

In a recently published paper, a Quinnipiac University School of Law professor argues that technology should empower the state to end abortion via widespread use of artificial wombs.

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New Jersey Supreme Court: Methadone Treatment While Pregnant Not Child Abuse

The unanimous decision overturns a lower court finding that a mother may be charged with civil child abuse and neglect because her newborn exhibited transitory and treatable side effects of methadone treatment that the woman received during pregnancy.

The unanimous decision overturns a lower court finding that a mother may be charged with civil child abuse and neglect because her newborn exhibited transitory and treatable side effects of methadone treatment that the woman received during pregnancy.

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Justice Department: Transgender Rights Are Protected Under Federal Law

Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, representing a reversal of the department’s prior position.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, representing a reversal of the department’s prior position.

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North Carolina Ultrasound Law Blocked, Deemed Unconstitutional

The unanimous opinion held that the 2011 law infringes on providers' free speech rights.

The unanimous opinion held that the 2011 law infringes on providers’ free speech rights.

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Lawsuit: Ferguson Area School Board Elections Violate Voting Rights Act

A federal lawsuit claims the Ferguson-Florissant School Board election process blocks Black voters out of the political process.

A federal lawsuit claims the Ferguson-Florissant School Board election process blocks Black voters out of the political process.

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