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Electoral Losses for Democrats Spell Bad News for the Courts

One of the most significant, long-term effects of the Republican electoral wave of 2014 will not just be who serves as justices in the courts, but who the courts decide are entitled to justice.

One of the most significant, long-term effects of the Republican electoral wave of 2014 will not just be who serves as justices in the courts, but who the courts decide are entitled to justice.

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Colorado ‘Personhood’ Backer Denies Saying Measure ‘Could Criminalize Women’

A leading supporter of Colorado’s personhood amendment disputes a FOX News story reporting that she believes the amendment could make criminals of women.

A leading supporter of Colorado’s “personhood” amendment disputes a Fox News story reporting that she believes the amendment could make criminals of women.

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Tennessee’s Amendment 1 Is A ‘Personhood’ Referendum—for Pregnant Women

Amendment 1's proponents claim that it "neutralizes" the law on abortion; in reality, the measure would rob pregnant women of the full protections of Tennessee's constitution.

Amendment 1’s proponents claim that it “neutralizes” the law on abortion; in reality, the measure would rob pregnant women of the full protections of Tennessee’s constitution.

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Law Professor Calls Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Restrictions ‘Purely Partisan’

The justices issued a 5-4 ruling on Monday allowing new early voting restrictions in Ohio to take effect before voting in November's midterm election begins.

The justices issued a 5-4 ruling on Monday allowing new early voting restrictions in Ohio to take effect before voting in November’s midterm election begins.

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The Roberts Court Could Open Judicial Elections to Even More Cash

There is no perfect way to staff our judiciary, but the evidence is inescapable that the more money that goes into electing judges, the worse our state courts perform.

There is no perfect way to staff our judiciary, but the evidence is inescapable that the more money that goes into electing judges, the worse our state courts perform.

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How New York’s Governor Is Playing Politics With Women’s Equality

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

In the wake of the recent announcement that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is creating an entirely new party devoted to “women’s equality,” some women’s rights supporters have wondered if the move is truly evidence of his dedication to their cause.

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Pennsylvania’s First Openly Gay Republican Politician Says Party Bias Led to Primary Defeat

Rep. Mike Fleck, Pennsylvania's first openly gay GOP lawmaker, was defeated in the Republican primary, but he won the Democratic primary with a write-in campaign by just 15 votes.

Rep. Mike Fleck is navigating uncharted political waters in Pennsylvania. The state’s first openly gay GOP lawmaker was defeated in the Republican primary—his first primary challenge since coming out of the closet in 2012—but he won the Democratic primary with a write-in campaign by just 15 votes.

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A Look at the Affordable Care Act Enrollment Numbers

In states that didn't expand Medicaid, like Pennsylvania, the number of people left in the coverage gap exceeds the number of newly insured.

In states that didn’t expand Medicaid, like Pennsylvania, the number of people left in the coverage gap exceeds the number of newly insured.

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New York Reproductive Health Act Blocked in Senate Committee

The New York State Assembly Chamber

A key piece of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda failed to pass a senate committee vote Tuesday. The Women’s Reproductive Health Act, which would have expanded access to abortion care in the state, was blocked by Republicans and seems unlikely to pass the legislature this session.

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Another Pennsylvania Politician With Anti-Choice Record Stumps on Pro-Choice Platform

Rep. Brendan F. Boyle is the second Pennsylvania Democrat to stump on a woman’s right to choose despite having recently supported anti-choice legislation.

With two weeks to go until the May 20 Pennsylvania primary, and with analysts observing that single women are the key to success in this year’s elections, Rep. Brendan F. Boyle is the second Pennsylvania Democrat to stump on a woman’s right to choose despite having recently supported anti-choice legislation.

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