Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

The Supreme Court’s next abortion case

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September 6, 2013
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Supreme Court A gloomy forecast, by Linda Greenhouse: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, author of the 5-to-4 opinion in June that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, may well be a hero to the gay rights community, and deservedly so. But he’s also the author of the 5-to-4 opinion that upheld the federal ban on […]

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Abortion restrictions heading to Supreme Court

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May 29, 2013
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A good summary of the issues that the next round of abortion-related cases in the Supreme Court will probably involve, by Jeffrey Toobin in The New Yorker blog: …The Court may agree to hear one or more abortion cases in its next term. For the most part, these cases have their roots in the Republican […]

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Sexual liberty and equality

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May 5, 2013
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Following is the essay I presented at the January ACS Conference at UCLA on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the 10th anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas. The piece is now posted at UCLA Law Review Discourse, where you can also download it in pdf – We, the people, declare today that the […]

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What happened (and will happen) in the states

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November 10, 2012
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  Progressives are celebrating the string of four successes in marriage ballots last Tuesday, but if you dig deeper, the news is even better. In several key state governments, the level where many LGBT and women’s rights issues are determined, the sky got significantly bluer and/or conservative initiatives flopped. Drill down into all the analysis […]

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Election night storm watch

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November 4, 2012
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It’s been less than a week since Sandy (and the nightmare continues for many), but Tuesday night could be another wild ride. With the presidential election still close, and control of the Senate hanging in the balance, it’s going to be a bumpy night until all the results are in. For LGBT folks and allies, […]

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Conservatives launch “religious liberty” state lobbying network

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October 21, 2012
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The Center for Ethics and Public Policy has announced a new project that will establish bipartisan “religious liberty” legislative caucuses in every state by the end of 2013, with the mission of blocking access to contraceptives, abortion and same-sex marriage. The campaign is starting with Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. […]

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