Intervenors in the case include an HIV-positive man and a woman with AIDS who feared that they would be denied "timely access to their prescription medications" if the court sided with these plaintiffs.
The allegation that Bland used pot shortly before her death fits a pattern in high-profile cases involving the questionable death of a black man or woman that has become so common that it is practically a cliché.
While a three-judge panel reluctantly concludes that existing Supreme Court precedent requires them to strike down an anti-abortion law, they devote the bulk of their opinion to an extended attack on what remains of Roe v. Wade.
After watching the video, Texas state Sen. Royce West (D) commented that "once you see what occurred, you will probably agree with me she did not deserve to be placed in custody." It is likely that the United States Supreme Court would also agree.
Missouri state Rep. Paul Joseph Wieland (R) does not want his daughters’ health plan to cover birth control — even though two of those daughters are adults. So he and his wife sued the Obama administration.