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Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions
Republicans used their majority to cut short debate and give preliminary approval early Monday to some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country as time was running out on the Texas Legislature's special session.
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Tiresome Racial Politics Rear Their Ugly Head in Viral Harassment Video

Tiresome Racial Politics Rear Their Ugly Head in Viral Harassment Video
For the past couple of days I’ve been thinking about that video. You know the one that follows a 20-something white woman as she walks around New York City for 10 hours and receives a bunch of commentary and demands from men she doesn’t know. The video is effective.
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Analysis: Police Using Controversial Patriot Act Authority for 'Everyday' Cases

Analysis: Police Using Controversial Patriot Act Authority for 'Everyday' Cases
A contentious surveillance provision of the Patriot Act, which allows law enforcement to conduct searches while delaying informing the suspect, is broadly used, but almost never in terrorism cases—despite Justice Department officials arguments to the contrary, according to an analysis by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
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Do Federal Courts Even Have the Authority to Rule on Same-sex Marriage?

Do Federal Courts Even Have the Authority to Rule on Same-sex Marriage?
Lyle Denniston, the constitutional literacy adviser for the National Constitution Center, looks at a new development in the same-sex marriage lawsuits that could bar federal courts from deciding the issue.
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The Government is Tracking Your Snail Mail, Too

The Government is Tracking Your Snail Mail, Too
New York Times investigation finds government tracking of Americans' mail 'more extensive than previously disclosed'
Though over a century old, one often overlooked aspect of government surveillance continues to expand and evolve: the tracking of Americans' mail by the U.S. Postal
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Cincinnati May Lose Its Sole Abortion Clinic

Cincinnati May Lose Its Sole Abortion Clinic
The greater Cincinnati area could soon become one of the largest in the country without an abortion provider.
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Lawsuit Aims to Break Arizona's Secrecy Over Experimental Lethal Injections

Lawsuit Aims to Break Arizona's Secrecy Over Experimental Lethal Injections
Major media organizations have levied a federal lawsuit to force Arizona to break its secrecy around lethal injections by revealing the drugs and processes used to kill people, because the public has the "right" to know.
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Idaho Republican: No Marriage Licenses For Anyone Because Gay Marriage Is Legal

Idaho Republican: No Marriage Licenses For Anyone Because Gay Marriage Is Legal
In response to a federal court decision striking down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage, GOP state Sen. Steve Vick wants his state to consider “eliminating marriage licenses in Idaho.”
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Could a Brief 1972 Ruling Stop the Same-Sex Marriage Movement?

Could a Brief 1972 Ruling Stop the Same-Sex Marriage Movement?
The Constitution’s grant of ultimate judicial power in the federal system to the Supreme Court has meant, at least since the 1796 decision in the case of Ware v. Hylton, that the Justices had the power to strike down state laws that conflicted with the national Constitution.
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Big Money Bankrolls Opposition to Movement to Overturn Citizens United

Big Money Bankrolls Opposition to Movement to Overturn Citizens United
An historic vote in the U.S. Senate earlier this year to amend the constitution to reverse Citizens United and stem the flood of money into our elections – expected to top $1 billion this election cycle – has the Koch brothers spooked.
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