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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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Florida GOP’s Proposed Abortion Ban Inspires Racist Testimony

Republicans in Florida are moving forward with multiple bills aimed at restricting abortion access. One of the bills' advocates gave a racially charged testimony in support of the anti-choice measures.

Republicans in Florida are moving forward with multiple bills aimed at restricting abortion access. One of the bills’ advocates gave a racially charged testimony in support of the anti-choice measures.

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Why Evangelicals Should Lean Into Their Struggle With ‘Black Lives Matter’

Evangelical support for Black Lives Matter activism in Missouri has been virtually nonexistent, so it was exciting to find out that a full-throated challenge to that lack of support was thrown down at the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s recent student mission conference in St. Louis last month.

Evangelical support for Black Lives Matter activism in Missouri has been virtually nonexistent, so it was exciting to find out that a full-throated challenge to that lack of support was thrown down at the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s recent student mission conference in St. Louis last month.

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South Dakota GOP Proposes Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban

South Dakota Republicans last week introduced legislation that would ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization with very few exceptions.

South Dakota Republicans last week introduced legislation that would ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization with very few exceptions.

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How Gaming Is Helping to #ReclaimRoe

As of this writing, the 2016 #Spawn4Good gaming fundraiser has raised $2,155 for abortions.

As of this writing, the 2016 #Spawn4Good gaming fundraiser has raised $2,155 for abortions.

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Fiorina, Ernst Among Those Rallying Against Choice Amid Blizzard Warnings

A brewing snowstorm did not deter thousands of abortion rights opponents from marching in the nation’s capital, while pro-choice groups used the weather as an opportunity to fundraise.

A brewing snowstorm did not deter thousands of abortion rights opponents from marching in the nation’s capital, while pro-choice groups used the weather as an opportunity to fundraise.

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Supreme Court Won’t Revive Radical Six-Week Abortion Ban

A federal district court judge in April 2014 permanently blocked the law, considered to be among the most extreme in the United States.

A federal district court judge in April 2014 permanently blocked the law, considered to be among the most extreme in the United States.

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How Abortion Storytelling Was Born

The women sharing their abortion stories in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole briefs owe much to the women lawyers who filed a 1970 landmark case challenging New York’s abortion ban.

The women sharing their abortion stories in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole briefs owe much to the women lawyers who filed a 1970 landmark case challenging New York’s abortion ban.

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Abortion Is a Social Good—So Let’s Start Treating It Like One

Beyond a claim to the moral upper hand, framing safe and legal access to abortion as a social good can help us win. One example of this was the Respect ABQ Women campaign in November 2013, in which Albuquerque, New Mexico, voters defeated an attempt to ban abortion access after 20 weeks.

Beyond a claim to the moral upper hand, framing safe and legal access to abortion as a social good can help us win. One example of this was the Respect ABQ Women campaign in November 2013, in which Albuquerque, New Mexico, voters defeated an attempt to ban abortion access after 20 weeks.

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Appeals Court: Kansas Constitution Protects Right to Abortion

The landmark decision recognizing a state constitutional right to abortion in Kansas was issued on the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court recognizing the same federal right.

The landmark decision recognizing a state constitutional right to abortion in Kansas was issued on the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court recognizing the same federal right.

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