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Federal Appeals Court Restores Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

A federal appeals court in Chicago stayed a trial court order that would have allowed Wisconsin residents to vote without complying with the state’s photo identification requirement. The post Federal Appeals Court Restores Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law appeared first on Rewire.

Admitted Planned Parenthood Shooter Again Deemed Not Competent for Trial

A Colorado judge ruled Thursday that Robert Lewis Dear Jr. remains not legally competent to stand trial on charges related to a November 2015 clinic siege that left three dead. The post Admitted Planned Parenthood Shooter Again Deemed Not Competent for Trial appeared first on Rewire.

It’s Not Just Trump: The Right Wing’s Increasing Reliance on Violence and Intimidation as a Path to Power

Republicans have tried to pass Trump's most recent comments off as a joke because to accept the reality of that rhetoric would mean going to the core of their entire party platform and their strategies. The GOP would have to come toShow More Summary

Somali-American Activist Ilhan Omar Makes History During Minnesota Democratic Party Primary

Omar's win means she will likely become the first Somali-American legislator in the United States. The post Somali-American Activist Ilhan Omar Makes History During Minnesota Democratic Party Primary appeared first on Rewire.

Paid Leave Push Gains Power on State, Local Levels

In an effort to study the impact of enacting paid family and medical leave programs, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will divide $1.1 million in federal funds between Denver, Colorado; Hawaii; Indiana; Franklin County, Ohio; Pennsylvania; and Madison, Wisconsin. The post Paid Leave Push Gains Power on State, Local Levels appeared first on Rewire.

The Supreme Court Could Give Religiously Affiliated Employers Even More Room to Discriminate

A series of cases working their way through the courts could expand which businesses get a pass for offering employees discriminatory health and retirement benefits. The post The Supreme Court Could Give Religiously Affiliated Employers Even More Room to Discriminate appeared first on Rewire.

Experts: Trump’s Proposal on Child Care Is Not a ‘Solution That Deals With the Problem’

“A simple tax deduction is not going to deal with the larger affordability problem in child care for low- and moderate-income individuals," Hunter Blair, a tax and budget analyst at the Economic Policy Institute told Rewire. The post Experts: Trump’s Proposal on Child Care Is Not a ‘Solution That Deals With the Problem’ appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Choice Group Files Lawsuit Over Newly Signed Law That Protects Illinois Patients

The policy, which is an amendment to the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act, requires physicians and medical facilities to provide patients with a list of abortion providers and other medical services when requested in cases...Show More Summary

Fetal Tissue Workers Sue to Stop David Daleiden From Getting Their Names

The plaintiffs' lawyer explained that the researchers, who remain anonymous in the complaint, “are very fearful that they may be subjected to the same type of harassment and violence” that abortion clinic employees have faced. The post Fetal Tissue Workers Sue to Stop David Daleiden From Getting Their Names appeared first on Rewire.

No Sense in Slaughter: ‘Law and Order’ Policing Is About Irrational Fear

The wholesale murder of Black men and women by police strikes with a kind of caprice, often driven more by whims, bigotries, and disordered fates than any sense in law enforcement or anything meaningfully tied to the actions of the victims. The post No Sense in Slaughter: ‘Law and Order’ Policing Is About Irrational Fear appeared first on Rewire.

Two Years After Darren Wilson Killed Michael Brown, Police and the Media Need to Do Better

"There are systems in place that are attacking our communities," explained Tara Tee of Hands Up United. "A lot of the things we’re doing is just rebuilding and creating plans to sustain, so that whatever this gap is doesn’t occur again. The post Two Years After Darren Wilson Killed Michael Brown, Police and the Media Need to Do Better appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Choice Crusade Tests ACOG’s Donations to Blackburn

Republicans' prevailing views on abortion haven’t stopped the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists from contributing to their campaigns for the U.S. Congress. The post Anti-Choice Crusade Tests ACOG’s Donations to Blackburn appeared first on Rewire.

From ‘Mouseburger’ to Media Icon: Bio Traces Rise of Cosmo Editor Helen Gurley Brown

Helen Gurley Brown was a publishing giant and pop-culture feminist theorist. But according to her latest biographer, she was a mass of insecurities even as she confidently told single people, especially women, to take charge of their sex lives. The post From ‘Mouseburger’ to Media Icon: Bio Traces Rise of Cosmo Editor Helen Gurley Brown appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: Anti-Choice Laws Keep Falling in States

Anti-choice laws in conservative-run states continue to fall by the wayside after Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. The post Gavel Drop: Anti-Choice Laws Keep Falling in States appeared first on Rewire.

Survivor-Activists Ask Colleges to #JustSaySorry

#JustSaySorry is calling on current and prospective students as well as alumni to post on social media that they will withhold donations until those institutions do the bare minimum: “Issue an acknowledgment and apology to students who...Show More Summary

Wage Theft on Capitol Hill: Cafeteria Workers to Receive $1 Million in Back Pay

“Most struggle to afford life’s basic expenses and pay their bills; they shouldn’t have to deal with paychecks that don’t accurately reflect their hard work and the wages to which they are legally entitled,” said David Weil of the U.S. Department of Labor. The post Wage Theft on Capitol Hill: Cafeteria Workers to Receive $1 Million in Back Pay appeared first on Rewire.

Idaho Directs Pregnant People to Fake Clinics for Free Ultrasounds

The state health department doesn't screen the providers, which "gives the false impression that this is a vetted list …when it’s actually not," as Hannah Brass Greer, Idaho legislative director of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, told Rewire. The post Idaho Directs Pregnant People to Fake Clinics for Free Ultrasounds appeared first on Rewire.

Judicial Fact-Finding Isn’t Just Legitimate, It’s Crucial

One complaint that has been lodged by anti-choice activists since the Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt decision is that courts are an improper place for evaluation of science. This concern misunderstands the role of courts and the way that scientific evidence is evaluated. The post Judicial Fact-Finding Isn’t Just Legitimate, It’s Crucial appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Pushes Voting Falsehoods as Anniversary of Voting Rights Act Approaches

“Trump's remarks bear zero resemblance to facts on the ground," Allegra Chapman, director of voting and elections at Common Cause, told Rewire. "It's political bloviating.” The post Trump Pushes Voting Falsehoods as Anniversary of Voting Rights Act Approaches appeared first on Rewire.

‘Whole Woman’s Health’ Breathes New Life Into Voting Rights Cases

It is no longer acceptable—at least in theory—for state legislators to announce that a particular restriction advances an interest in women’s health and to expect courts and the public to take them at their word. The same goes for, as it turns out, voting rights. The post ‘Whole Woman’s Health’ Breathes New Life Into Voting Rights Cases appeared first on Rewire.

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