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In the wake of the US Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson overruling Roe v. Wade, residents of Vermont Tuesday voted to pass Proposal 5 amending the state constitution to formally include a right to reproductive freedom. The final vote was 211,157 in favor of adoption and 63,995 against. The amendment, as added to [...]

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Residents of Vermont Tuesday voted to adopt Proposal 2 that amends the state constitution to repeal language permitting slavery and indentured servitude. The final vote was overwhelming with 237,097 in favor of the amendment and 30,255 against. Vermont was the first state in the United States to adopt a constitution in 1777. The constitution prohibited [...]

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JURIST law student staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. Here, Pitt Law 2L David DeNotaris reports on the race between Mehmet Oz and John Fetterman for one of the two Pennsylvania seats in the closely-divided US Senate.  While overall [...]

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JURIST staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. Here, JURIST Assistant Editor and Pitt Law 1L JP Leskovich reports on his experience as a local poll worker on November 8.  The world has been watching the US midterm elections, [...]

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JURIST staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. Here, Pitt Law 1L Morgan Hubbard reports on several conversations she’s had in recent days with Pennsylvania women very concerned about abortion access.  In the lead-up to tomorrow’s midterm elections in [...]

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JURIST staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. Here, Pitt Law 1L Luke Watkins offers a general perspective on the vote and the role mail-in ballots will play in it.  Pennsylvania, the old adage goes, is Pittsburgh and Philadelphia [...]

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JURIST staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. Here, Pitt Law 1L Morgan Hubbard reports on the Obama-Fetterman rally held at the University of Pittsburgh campus Saturday. She and other Pitt Law students were there. US Senate candidate John Fetterman [...]

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Come November 8, Vermont residents will have the opportunity to amend their state constitution and abolish slavery and indentured servitude for good. To be clear, Vermont does not currently allow either in any form, but there is antiquated language in the state constitution that allows for certain exceptions. In the Founding Era, numerous other states [...]

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