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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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Alabama Case Illustrates Difficulties Women Behind Bars Face When Seeking Abortion

Under the Eighth Amendment, people in jails and prisons have a constitutional right to adequate health care. While many stories have examined that right when it comes to pregnancy behind bars, less is known about women’s access to abortion care.

Under the Eighth Amendment, people in jails and prisons have a constitutional right to adequate health care. While many stories have examined that right when it comes to pregnancy behind bars, less is known about women’s access to abortion care.

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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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Federal Report: St. Louis County Family Court Routinely Discriminates Against Black Youth

The Department of Justice released a report Friday concluding Missouri's St. Louis County Family Court system discriminates against Black juveniles, routinely violating their constitutional rights as they navigate the court system.

The Department of Justice released a report Friday concluding Missouri’s St. Louis County Family Court system discriminates against Black juveniles, routinely violating their constitutional rights as they navigate the court system.

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Texas Pro-Choice Groups Help Navigate an Anti-Choice Landscape

A coalition of Texas groups have come together this summer to launch two new efforts intended to help residents access legal abortion care and to communicate more broadly about Texans' families, their lives, and their reproductive decisions.

A coalition of Texas groups have come together this summer to launch two new efforts intended to help residents access legal abortion care and to communicate more broadly about Texans’ families, their lives, and their reproductive decisions.

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The Largely Forgotten History of Abortion Billboard Advertising—and What Pro-Choice Advocates Can Learn From It

Ideological warfare about abortion via advertising has a long track record, though it’s a past largely forgotten in history’s fog and the present’s relentless attacks on abortion rights. Today’s reproductive rights and justice advocates can’t afford to forget that past.

Ideological warfare about abortion via advertising has a long track record, though it’s a past largely forgotten in history’s fog and the present’s relentless attacks on abortion rights. Today’s reproductive rights and justice advocates can’t afford to forget that past.

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Complaint: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Attended Anti-Choice Rally With Domestic Terrorists

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore faces another judicial ethics complaint after appearing to attend an anti-choice rally with convicted domestic terrorists.

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore faces another judicial ethics complaint after appearing to attend an anti-choice rally with convicted domestic terrorists.

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Lawsuit: Texas Denies Birth Certificates to U.S. Citizens With Undocumented Parents

A group of Texas parents say the state has wrongfully denied their children of birth certificates, and therefore discriminated against those kids because of their parents' immigration status.

A group of Texas parents say the state has wrongfully denied their children birth certificates and therefore discriminated against those kids because of their parents’ immigration status.

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