As ludicrous as Alabama’s law is, having lawyers for fetuses is not new—and they are not just appointed to try to stop girls from having abortions. In fact, they have been used for decades in state and judicial efforts to strip pregnant women of their civil and human rights.
Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s public statements and actions have prompted an ethics complaint against him.
In their first weeks of leadership, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee show not much has changed in the GOP’s approach to civil rights.
The federal civil rights lawsuit could be an important step in holding corporate owners liable for actions of their franchise owners.
The story of Purvi Patel’s prosecution, and the others lining up behind her, paint a bleak picture of life under the state’s ultra-conservative Republican reign and give a frightening look of what’s to come as increasingly draconian abortion restrictions force pregnant people to turn to other, sometimes illegal and often dangerous, means.
Forty-two years after the Supreme Court’s historic decision affirming a woman’s right to choose an abortion, access to reproductive health care remains out of reach for a majority of Americans.
The unanimous opinion ruled that an Arkansas prison policy banning facial hair violates prisoners’ religious rights.
A petition filed by voting rights advocates urges the Roberts Court to settle whether restrictive voter ID laws violate the Voting Rights Act prior to the 2016 presidential election.
The order, released Friday, agrees to hear challenges from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
January started off with conservatives across the country focusing legislative efforts on—what else—curbing abortion rights.