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A Louisiana bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks was given final legislative approval Wednesday. The act makes it illegal for a physician to perform an abortion after 15 weeks gestational age. Any physician who does so would face up to 10 years in prison and be subject to fines up to $100,000. The [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday in McCoy v. Louisiana that a defense lawyer cannot admit a client’s guilt over the client’s objection, even when the lawyer believes this is the client’s best chance of avoiding the death penalty. The case arose after Robert McCoy’s defense counsel conceded guilt, despite McCoy’s express objection, because [...]

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