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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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Kentucky’s GOP-Held Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

The move is part of Republican lawmakers' conservative agenda designed to "send a message to voters."

The move is part of Republican lawmakers’ conservative agenda designed to “send a message to voters.”

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Study: Contraceptive Use Dropped When Texas GOP Booted Planned Parenthood From Medicaid

A new report from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project links an increase in Medicaid-paid births to diminished access to injectable contraception as a result of excluding Planned Parenthood affiliates from Texas' Medicaid program.

A report links an increase in Medicaid-paid births to diminished access to injectable contraception as a result of excluding Planned Parenthood affiliates from Texas’ Medicaid program.

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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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Media Coalition Demands Access to Accused Planned Parenthood Shooter Court Documents

A coalition of media organizations wants the Colorado Supreme Court to unseal the court documents related to the November siege of a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.

A coalition of media organizations wants the Colorado Supreme Court to unseal the court documents related to the November siege of a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.

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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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Lawsuit: Group Attacking Planned Parenthood a ‘Criminal Enterprise’

A lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday by Planned Parenthood accuses anti-choice activists of operating a criminal enterprise in hopes of ending legal abortion.

A lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday by Planned Parenthood accuses anti-choice activists of operating a criminal enterprise in hopes of ending legal abortion.

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Advocates Push for Dignity in Supreme Court Anti-Abortion Law Case

More than 40 "friend of the court" briefs filed with the Roberts Court Monday push Justice Kennedy to extend the same concept of dignity to women that his opinions have shown to LGBTQ people.

More than 40 “friend of the court” briefs filed with the Roberts Court Monday push Justice Kennedy to extend the same concept of dignity to women that his opinions have shown to LGBTQ people.

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Attacks on Abortion Rights Continued in 2015, Ensnaring Family Planning Funding and Fetal Tissue Research

The year will be remembered not only because 17 states enacted a total of 57 new abortion restrictions, but also because the politics of abortion ensnared family planning programs, providers, and life-saving fetal tissue research.

The year will be remembered not only because 17 states enacted a total of 57 new abortion restrictions, but also because the politics of abortion ensnared family planning programs, providers, and life-saving fetal tissue research.

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