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Appeals Court Rejects Notre Dame’s Challenge to Contraception Mandate

The 2-1 decision held the university had not shown that complying with the exemption process for religiously affiliated nonprofits substantially burdened its religious rights.

The 2-1 decision held the university had not shown that complying with the exemption process for religiously affiliated nonprofits substantially burdened its religious rights.

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Legal Wrap: Two Very Different Reminders of Why Courts Matter

From Michael Dunn's acquittal in the murder of Jordan Davis to a pending nominee to the federal bench, now more than ever our courts matter.

From Michael Dunn’s acquittal in the murder of Jordan Davis to a pending nominee to the federal bench, now more than ever our courts matter.

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We May See Marriage Equality Nationwide, Ushered in by Red-State Courts

A string of federal court decisions from red states have made marriage equality all but a given for the entire country.

A string of federal court decisions from red states have made marriage equality all but a given for the entire country.

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Hospital Grants Credentials to North Dakota Abortion Providers

Sanford Health has announced it's credentialed physicians from the Red River Women's Clinic, drawing a lawsuit over the constitutionality of North Dakota's hospital admitting privileges requirement closer to an end.

Sanford Health has announced it’s credentialed physicians from the Red River Women’s Clinic, drawing a lawsuit over the constitutionality of North Dakota’s hospital admitting privileges requirement closer to an end.

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Why the Campaign Against Conservative Judicial Nominees Like Michael Boggs Matters

NARAL Pro-Choice America is challenging the Obama administration's nomination of Michael Boggs, who has a long history of civil rights opposition, to the federal district court in Georgia.

NARAL Pro-Choice America is challenging the Obama administration’s nomination of Michael Boggs, who has a long history of opposition to civil rights, to the federal district court in Georgia. But the organization’s campaign is about more than just one nominee.

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Trial Over North Dakota Admitting Privileges Law Postponed as Settlement Talks Continue

A lawsuit challenging North Dakota's admitting privileges law may soon be resolved.

A lawsuit challenging North Dakota’s admitting privileges law may soon be resolved.

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Legal Wrap: A Big Win in Louisiana Comes as More States Advance Abortion Restrictions

Reproductive rights activists help defeat a proposed abortion restriction in Louisiana, while a bunch of new restrictions pop up in states across the country.

Reproductive rights activists help defeat a proposed abortion restriction in Louisiana, while a bunch of new restrictions pop up in states across the country.

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Federal Court Hears Arguments in Alabama Admitting Privileges Challenge

A federal judge has declared part of Texas' abortion law to be unconstitutional, blocking a provision that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform abortion procedures.

A federal court is considering whether to permanently block the state’s requirement that doctors who perform abortions must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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Alaska Medicaid Abortion Restrictions Blocked Until Trial

A new rule designed to restrict access to abortion care for Medicaid recipients won't go into effect before a trial challenging the constitutionality of the rule takes place.

A new rule designed to restrict access to abortion care for Medicaid recipients won’t go into effect before a trial challenging the constitutionality of the rule takes place.

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‘Forward Together, Not One Step Back’: Moral March Brings Out Tens of Thousands of Progressives

North Carolina NAACP President William Barber delivering the keynote speech at Saturday's Moral March.

The crowd, and the speakers, reflected a commitment to environmental and economic justice, to labor rights and immigrants’ rights, to public education. One hand-made sign summed up the spirit of the march: “I stand with so many groups here, I couldn’t pick just one.”

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