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- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will begin the steps today to break a Senate Republican filibuster of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which provides additional protections to ensure that women receive the same pay for the same work as their male colleagues.
- North Carolina’s anti-gay Amendment One is now officially part of that state’s constitution.
- A Missouri judge held that St. Louis’ practice of catching traffic violators with red light cameras and then mailing them tickets with instructions that did not accurately inform them of their legal rights violates the Constitution.
- Partisan gerrymandering of state legislative seats will disproportionately impact women lawmakers this election cycle.
- Jonathan Bernstein makes the case that Republican Senate candidates are backing away from anti-gay rhetoric — except for former Sen. George Allen (R-VA), that is.
- Ohio’s Supreme Court unanimously upheld a statewide ban on smoking in most public indoor places.
- A federal court in DC ordered the Defense Department to turn over three videos of Guantanamo Bay detainees being forced out of their cells.