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Alabama Governor Signs Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Abortion, Alabama, illinois, Law and Legislation, Politics and Government, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision), State Legislatures, Supreme Court (US) | 0 comments

Gov. Kay Ivey said the state will continue to follow the rule of law. Supporters hope the legislation will force a Supreme Court challenge to the nationwide right to an abortion.
Source: New York Times

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Alabama Aims Squarely at Roe, but the Supreme Court May Prefer Glancing Blows

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Abortion, Alabama, Law and Legislation, Supreme Court (US) | 0 comments

The court’s conservative majority may prefer to chip away at abortion rights rather than overrule Roe outright.
Source: New York Times

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Reading Tea Leaves on Abortion Rights

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Abortion, Alito, Samuel A Jr, Birth Control and Family Planning, Gorsuch, Neil M, Kansas, Kavanaugh, Brett M, Louisiana, Medicaid, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Roberts, John G Jr, Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision), Supreme Court (US), texas, Thomas, Clarence, Trump, Donald J | 0 comments

Will the conservative majority deliver on Trump’s promise to overturn Roe v. Wade?
Source: New York Times

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The Monopolization of America

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, AT&T Inc, Brandeis, Louis D, Corporations, Democratic Party, Federal Trade Commission, Income Inequality, Klobuchar, Amy, Labor and Jobs, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Republican Party, Standard Oil Co, Supreme Court (US), Taxation, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government | 0 comments

In one industry after another, big companies have become more dominant over the past 15 years, new data show.
Source: New York Times

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On Washington: ‘Kavanaugh’s Revenge’ Fell Short Against Democrats in the Midterms

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in Casey, Robert P Jr, Democratic Party, Kavanaugh, Brett M, Midterm Elections (2018), Republican Party, Supreme Court (US), United States Politics and Government | 0 comments

While Republicans cite the Supreme Court brawl as a factor in some Senate wins, Democrats say the fight did little damage and helped in the House.
Source: New York Times

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Life After Roe

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Abortion, Kavanaugh, Brett M, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision), Supreme Court (US), Women and Girls | 0 comments

We need to be clear about what is at stake with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
Source: New York Times

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On Washington: Why a Predictable Supreme Court Fight Is a Sign of a Broken Process

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Appointments and Executive Changes, Federal Courts (US), Filibusters and Debate Curbs, Kavanaugh, Brett M, Senate, Supreme Court (US), United States Politics and Government | 0 comments

The elimination of the filibuster against judicial nominees has major implications for the integrity not only of the Senate, but also of the federal courts.
Source: New York Times

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Do Public School Students Have Constitutional Rights?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Constitution (US), Education (K-12), Supreme Court (US) | 0 comments

The Supreme Court used to answer with a resounding yes. In recent decades, regrettably, it has changed its mind.
Source: New York Times

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How Modern Medicine Has Changed the Supreme Court

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Appointments and Executive Changes, Courts and the Judiciary, Federal Courts (US), Longevity, Medicine and Health, Supreme Court (US), Tenure | 0 comments

Longer lives, longer terms and tougher nomination fights, as well as a premium on youth.
Source: New York Times

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Want to Protect the Right to Abortion? Train More People to Perform Them

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Abortion, Birth Control and Family Planning, Pregnancy and Childbirth, State Legislatures, Supreme Court (US), Women and Girls | 0 comments

It’s time for a national commitment to training and supporting the next generation of providers.
Source: New York Times

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