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Obama Administration Warns States Defunding Planned Parenthood Likely Is Illegal

Recent attempts by Louisiana and Alabama to defund the reproductive health-care provider likely violate federal law.

Recent attempts by Louisiana and Alabama to defund the reproductive health-care provider likely violate federal law.

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Alabama, Jane Doe, and the Dangers of Fetus-First Laws

The story of an incarcerated woman in Alabama trying to get an abortion is a glimpse into the logical outcome of fetus-first legislation.

The story of an incarcerated woman in Alabama trying to get an abortion is a glimpse into the logical outcome of fetus-first legislation.

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Judge Blocks Oklahoma Medication Abortion Restriction—Again

A state court judge ruled the measure violates the Oklahoma Constitution.

A state court judge ruled the measure violates the Oklahoma Constitution.

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Detroit School Board Asks Justice Department to Investigate Discrimination by Governor-Appointed Officials

A federal civil rights complaint alleges a pattern of racial discrimination by emergency managers of Detroit Public Schools.

A federal civil rights complaint alleges a pattern of racial discrimination by emergency managers of Detroit Public Schools.

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Obama Administration Remains Undefeated in Nonprofit Contraception Challenges

Friday's ruling from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is the seventh consecutive federal appeals court to rule in favor of the Obama administration.

Friday’s ruling from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is the seventh consecutive federal appeals court to rule in favor of the Obama administration.

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One Year Later: Reflections on the Ferguson Uprising

This weekend I won’t be enjoying a lazy summer day at home. I’ll be participating in United We Fight with thousands of people to uphold my commitment to this movement for Black lives. It’s been a year since the Ferguson Uprising, and I’m woke.

This weekend I won’t be enjoying a lazy summer day at home. I’ll be participating in United We Fight with thousands of people to uphold my commitment to this movement for Black lives. It’s been a year since the Ferguson Uprising, and I’m woke.

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Federal Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law a Violation of Voting Rights Act

A three-judge panel on the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that part of the state's restrictive voter identification law violates a remaining provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, saying Texas' SB 14 has the effect of "disparately impacting minority voters."

A three-judge panel on the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that part of the state’s restrictive voter identification law violates a remaining provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, saying Texas’ SB 14 has the effect of “disparately impacting minority voters.”

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Sandra Bland in Her Own Words

In the media, Sandra Bland’s views and political beliefs have been overshadowed by the one police encounter that ended in her death, and by her alleged suicide. We have not been given a rounded view of who she really was, which can be found, among other places, in the 29 #SandySpeaks videos she left behind.

In the media, Sandra Bland’s views and political beliefs have been overshadowed by the one police encounter that ended in her death, and by her alleged suicide. We have not been given a rounded view of who she really was, which can be found, among other places, in the 29 #SandySpeaks videos she left behind.

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Family of Sandra Bland Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

The federal civil rights lawsuit filed by accuses Texas officials of deliberately disregarding Bland's constitutional rights and causing her injury and death. Here, Sandra Bland's mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, speaks with Rev. Al Sharpton about her daughter.

The federal civil rights lawsuit accuses Texas officials of deliberately disregarding Bland’s constitutional rights and causing her injury and death.

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Lawsuit: Kentucky Sheriff Shackled Students With Disabilities

A federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of two children accuses a Kentucky sheriff of shackling students with disabilities for misbehaving.

A federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of two children accuses a Kentucky sheriff of shackling students with disabilities for misbehaving.

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