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Federal judge overturns North Dakota abortion law
April 17, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of North Dakota on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that prohibits physicians from performing abortions on women as soon as the fetus has a detectable heartbeat. This would disallow abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before the f....... [more]

ALJ Decision May Usher In Legal Use of Commercial Drones
March 18, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph J. Vacek of the University of North Dakota School of Aerospace Sciences argues that the recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge of the NTSB that struck down the FAA's ban on the commercial use of drones for procedural reasons raises a larger issue concerning the....... [more]

Federal judge partially dismisses challenge to North Dakota abortion law
September 12, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the District of North Dakota on Wednesday partially dismissed a lawsuit against North Dakota's new law that prohibits "abortion for sex selection or genetic abnormalities." US District Judge Daniel Hovland had granted the request by the Red River Women's Clinic....... [more]

North Dakota judge blocks abortion law
August 1, 2013
A North Dakota judge on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction against legislation that would have forced the Red River Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota, to close. The law imposes requirements that any physician performing abortions in the state must have admitting privileges at a hospital within 3....... [more]

Federal judge blocks North Dakota abortion law
July 23, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the District of North Dakota on Monday temporarily blocked a North Dakota abortion law, calling it unconstitutional. HB 1456 is one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country and would prohibit abortions after the point at which cardiac activity can be....... [more]

North Dakota judge strikes down law limiting drug-induced abortions
July 16, 2013
A state judge in North Dakota ruled Monday that a 2011 North Dakota law that restricts drug-induced abortions is unconstitutional. Judge Wickham Corwin of the Cass County District Court had announced his intention to strike down the law following a three-day trial in April, and he issued his 58-page....... [more]

Rights group challenges North Dakota abortion laws
June 25, 2013
The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the US District Court for the District of North Dakota alleging that two restrictive North Dakota abortion laws violate the US constitution. CRR filed suit on behalf of the Red River Women's Clinic challenging HB 1456 and HB 1305 ....... [more]

North Dakota judge combines abortion challenges
June 20, 2013
North Dakota Judge Wickham Corwin ruled Tuesday that lawsuits challenging two state abortion laws can be combined into one case. The first statute in question is a 2011 law that limits the drugs that can be used in abortions. The second is a recent statute that requires abortion providers to be affi....... [more]

North Dakota abortion law challenged
May 16, 2013
The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) on Wednesday challenged a North Dakota law that places additional requirements on abortion clinics. SB 2305, passed in March, restricts abortion providers to those doctors recognized by a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic. Although the providers at Red....... [more]

Louisiana Senate voted to increase abortion sonogram requirements
April 24, 2013
On April 24, 2012, the Louisiana Senate passed legislation to increase abortion sonogram requirements. The bill was signed by Governor Bobby Jindal in June 2012. This was just one bill in the ongoing debate over abortion laws over the past four decades. More recently, on April 10, 2013, Alabama Gove....... [more]

North Dakota judge to strike down law limiting drug-induced abortions
April 19, 2013
A state judge in North Dakota said Thursday that he will rule that a 2011 North Dakota law that restricts drug-induced abortions is unconstitutional. Judge Wickham Corwin of the Cass County District Court announced that the law creates an "insurmountable barrier" to abortion and fails to adequately....... [more]




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