Amid the tattered remains of Roe v. Wade, many women are left behind. They’re living in a world in which affluent women may exercise their right to choose while impoverished women may not. It doesn’t look too different from 1972.
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Texas' new voter ID law could delay the amount of time required for hundreds of thousands of Texans to cast a ballot, forcing hours of delays at polling places across the state. Indeed, Texas voting precincts could require nearly six additional hours to process voters caught by this law in 2016.
Despite the massive step Senate Democrats just took to fix a broken Senate, Republicans still retain significant power to obstruct confirmations and block legislation under the Senate's arcane rules and practices.
The single most important fact to understand about the Federalist Society -- indeed, about the conservative legal movement in general -- is that it once viewed the Supreme Court as its greatest enemy, but the Roberts Court is now the best friend it has in the American government.
Judge Diane Sykes authored an opinion last week that SCOTUSBlog's Lyle Denniston described as "the broadest ruling so far by a federal appeals court barring enforcement of the birth-control mandate in the new federal health care law."