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North Carolina Governor and Attorney General Take Steps to Withdraw From Voting Restrictions Lawsuit

“It’s time for North Carolina to stop fighting for this unfair, unconstitutional law and work instead to improve equal access for voters," said Gov. Roy Cooper. The post North Carolina Governor and Attorney General Take Steps to Withdraw From Voting Restrictions Lawsuit appeared first on Rewire.

Back to the 19th Century: Republicans’ New Anti-Porn Crusade

Following in the footsteps of past reformers, a South Carolina politician seems to believe imposing a $20 fee will take a bite out of the billion-dollar industry and a Utah lawmaker keeps repeating bogus claims about porn's harms. The post Back to the 19th Century: Republicans’ New Anti-Porn Crusade appeared first on Rewire.

Montana GOP Attacks ‘Roe’ With Dubious Fetal Viability ‘Science’

Anti-choice legislators in Montana are pushing a measure targeting the fetal viability standard enshrined in decades of legal precedent. The post Montana GOP Attacks ‘Roe’ With Dubious Fetal Viability ‘Science’ appeared first on Rew...

Washington Supreme Court Rules Against LGBTQ Discrimination in ‘Arlene’s Flowers’

The Alliance Defending Freedom keeps making the same legal arguments in different states—and keeps losing. The post Washington Supreme Court Rules Against LGBTQ Discrimination in ‘Arlene’s Flowers’ appeared first on Rewire.

Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in ‘Arlene’s Flowers’

The Alliance Defending Freedom keeps making the same legal arguments in different states—and keeps losing. The post Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in ‘Arlene’s Flowers’ appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Administration Ready to Ditch Transgender Student Protections

Such discriminatory action was not unexpected with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, known for his fierce opposition to LGBTQ rights, at the helm. The post Trump Administration Ready to Ditch Transgender Student Protections appeared first on Rewire.

There is Much for Black People to Fear from Trump’s ‘Law and Order’ Presidency

President Donald Trump’s promises of "law and order," combined with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' ability to sanction any action Trump takes with respect to his promise to “make America great again,” does not bode well for Black people in this country. The post There is Much for Black People to Fear from Trump’s ‘Law and Order’ Presidency appeared first on Rewire.

Media Must Challenge Anti-Choice Falsehoods About Planned Parenthood

“Media should be making clear to readers that there’s a cost to policymaking that’s based on misinformation—and it’s often the well-being of those who are often already marginalized,” Media Matters' Reproductive Rights Program Director Sharon Kann, told Rewire. The post Media Must Challenge Anti-Choice Falsehoods About Planned Parenthood appeared first on Rewire.

Trans Lives Depend on Resisting ‘Unlikely’ Partnerships

If the trans community and our allies are going to succeed, we cannot look at anti-trans collaborations as isolated. The post Trans Lives Depend on Resisting ‘Unlikely’ Partnerships appeared first on Rewire.

Trump’s ‘Smart and Strategic’ Immigration Approach: Everyone Is Deportable

In this environment, mass detainment—particularly of groups previously protected from deportation, including mothers, vulnerable transgender domestic violence survivors, and DACA recipients—becomes justifiable. The post Trump’s ‘Smart and Strategic’ Immigration Approach: Everyone Is Deportable appeared first on Rewire.

Republicans Voice Hardline Religious Imposition Rationales for Congress, Trump

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) warned that Republicans could introduce legislation statutorily strengthening the federal religious imposition law in the absence of similar rumored action from the White House. The post Republicans Voice Hardline Religious Imposition Rationales for Congress, Trump appeared first on Rewire.

Michigan GOP Attacks Reproductive Health-Care Funds in Latest Anti-Choice Campaign

Michigan Republicans want to defund several independent clinics and local Planned Parenthood affiliates, which provide critical health services other than abortion care. The post Michigan GOP Attacks Reproductive Health-Care Funds in Latest Anti-Choice Campaign appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Muslim Ban Takes a Hit in Virginia, But Texas Leaps to Defend It

Despite the fact that the Trump administration has yet to score a legal victory in defending its Muslim ban, attorneys from the state of Texas want in on the case. The post Gavel Drop: Muslim Ban Takes a Hit in Virginia, But Texas Leaps to Defend It appeared first on Rewire.

After 12 Years of Uncertainty, Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After a Miscarriage Is Free

"I'm afraid of what could happen," Sonia Tábora told Rewire a few days before her trial last week. "I don't want to leave my son." The post After 12 Years of Uncertainty, Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After a Miscarriage Is Free appeared first on Rewire.

What’s the End Game for Trump’s Baseless Voter Fraud Obsession?

The Trump administration's fact-free voter fraud claims can be traced to the post-Civil War era, when “efforts to impinge criminality and lack of valid citizenships on African Americans were used to justify a myriad of restrictions that...Show More Summary

Federal Court Rejects Tribal Religious Challenge to Dakota Access Pipeline

The legal fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline could hinge on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. The post Federal Court Rejects Tribal Religious Challenge to Dakota Access Pipeline appeared first on Rewire.

Arkansas Anti-Choice Bills Pass With Bipartisan Support

“This bill intrudes on the doctor-patient relationship by requiring doctors to become investigators and patients their suspects, and it does nothing to address the root causes of gender discrimination and bias,” Wright said. The post Arkansas Anti-Choice Bills Pass With Bipartisan Support appeared first on Rewire.

Third Time Not the Charm for New Mexico GOP’s 20-Week Ban

The legislation would have only permitted abortions after 20 weeks in cases of life endangerment. Violators would have faced civil penalties of at least $500 and the suspension or loss of a medical license. The post Third Time Not the Charm for New Mexico GOP’s 20-Week Ban appeared first on Rewire.

Repeating Falsehoods About Disabled People Isn’t the Way to Prevent Gun Violence

The rhetoric employed by lawmakers on both the right and the left makes me want to scream, for different reasons. The post Repeating Falsehoods About Disabled People Isn’t the Way to Prevent Gun Violence appeared first on Rewire.

Florida’s Forced Waiting Period Law to Remain Blocked

“This law had one purpose: to limit a woman’s access to her constitutionally-guaranteed medical care. We are pleased that the court has agreed,” said Nancy Abudu, legal director for the ACLU of Florida. The post Florida’s Forced Waiting Period Law to Remain Blocked appeared first on Rewire.

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