The Illinois House of Representatives voted 64-50 in favor of the Reproductive Health Act (HB2495) on Tuesday. The bill will move to the Illinois Senate for consideration as an amendment to SB0025. As drafted, the amendment to SB0025 would repeal some Illinois laws, including the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975 and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban [...]

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A group of women filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia alleging gender discrimination in the FBI training academy. The complaint contends that the FBI’s employment and evaluation techniques violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act [...]

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The Rochester City Council in New York unanimously voted Tuesday to approve an amendment to the city charter to include a Police Accountability Board. The initiative will now be added to the November ballot. The amendment would provide Rochester civilians with an instrument to oversee the police department as well as investigate police misconduct. The [...]

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Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday ordered the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s search warrants relating to Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for President Donald Trump. The order comes in response to a motion filed by a group of media conglomerates seeking to compel [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Polk County District Court over Iowa’s recent enactment of House File 766. House File 766 prevents entities that provide abortions, or advocate for abortion rights, from receiving grant money earmarked for sex education. According to Erin [...]

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The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday approved HB 7093 (School Safety Bill), which will expand opportunities for teachers to become armed school guardians. The bill will be passed on to Governor Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it. The School Safety Bill will loosen the requirements of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which was enacted in [...]

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday restored all 82 nominees who were appointed to governmental positions by former governor Scott Walker in the lame-duck session following his campaign loss to Governor Tony Evers. The ruling follows a recent decision by the 3rd District of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, which stayed a lower court’s decision finding the appointments and legislation [...]

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Hope Medical Group for Women, a Louisiana-based abortion clinic, filed a petition for certiorari Wednesday asking the US Supreme Court to strike down an Louisiana abortion law (Act 620) requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital. Section (2)(a) of Act 620 requires that abortion providers: Have active admitting privileges at a hospital that is [...]

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