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Another Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Birth Control Benefit

The federal courts are so far unanimous in rejecting claims that the Obama administration's accommodation process to the birth control benefit burdens religious rights.

The federal courts are so far unanimous in rejecting claims that the Obama administration’s accommodation process to the birth control benefit burdens religious rights.

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Texas Coalition to Hit Back Against Anti-Choice Policies

Dinorah Martinez speaks at a Thursday press conference announcing a new, multi-year public policy campaign called "Trust. Respect. Access."

Democratic Texas lawmakers who have proposed a handful of new reproductive rights bills said Thursday that they know they have an uphill legislative battle, but that they refused to back down while anti-choice Republicans push for more restrictions on abortion care, sex education and reproductive health access.

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Alabama Officials Create Constitutional Crisis Over Marriage Equality

A federal court order allowing same-sex couples to marry in Alabama is being met with defiance by local officials.

A federal court order allowing same-sex couples to marry in Alabama is being met with defiance by local officials.

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Legal Wrap: The Dangers of Politicizing Pregnancies

From Catholic hospitals to juries in Indiana, more and more pregnant people are finding themselves pitted against their pregnancies.

From Catholic hospitals to juries in Indiana, more and more pregnant people are finding themselves pitted against their pregnancies.

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Pennsylvania Republicans Look to Impede Obamacare Sign Ups

Under the auspices of protecting patient information, Pennsylvania lawmakers have once again introduced legislation designed as an impediment to signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Under the auspices of protecting patient information, Pennsylvania lawmakers have once again introduced legislation designed as an impediment to signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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Papa John’s Ordered to Pay Almost $800,000 in Wage Theft Case

The judgment is the latest victory against a fast food company for wage theft and another step in holding corporate owners legally liable for illegal acts of their franchise owners.

The judgment is the latest victory against a fast food company for wage theft and another step in holding corporate owners legally liable for illegal acts of their franchise owners.

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Losing My Lege: A New Unruly Mob Emerges

Sometimes I think about what the words "unruly" and "mob" mean, and then I think about what right-wing Republicans think they mean, and then I think myself right down to the bottom of a bottle of Shiner or ten.

Sometimes I think about what the words “unruly” and “mob” mean, and then I think about what right-wing Republicans think they mean, and then I think myself right down to the bottom of a bottle of Shiner or ten.

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Another Court Rules Religious Nonprofit Can Avoid Complying With Birth Control Benefit

The decision from a federal court in Florida comes just before the Roberts Court considers stepping back into the legal fight over the birth control benefit.

The decision from a federal court in Florida comes just before the Roberts Court considers stepping back into the legal fight over the birth control benefit.

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GOP Congress Holds Quixotic Votes on Obamacare, Immigration

Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot by voting to repeal Obamacare and defund deportation relief.

Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot by voting to repeal Obamacare and defund deportation relief.

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Anti-Abortion Groups Take to the Courts to Block Abortion Clinic Trying to Comply With HB 2

First, anti-choice advocates said Texas abortion clinics were too small. Now, I guess, they’re too big.

First, anti-choice advocates said Texas abortion clinics were too small. Now, I guess, they’re too big.

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