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Destroy Everything Segregated – The Life Work of Fred D. Gray, Sr.
Martin Luther King Jr. called Fred Gray, the chief counsel of the Civil Rights movement. Gray was born in Alabama in 1930. Born and raised in the segregated South, he understood the full impact of segregation on black communities and experienced it p (More)
India Supreme Court rules women in military can receive permanent commissions
The Supreme Court of India ruled Monday that women enlisted in India's military are permitted to receive permanent commissions, a right previously held only by men. Women in India were first permitted to enter the army in 1992 under a provision fo (More)
Perjury by Prosecution Witnesses
For more than 20 years, a key prosecution witness in Maryland criminal proceedings named Joseph Kopera, a firearms expert for the state crime lab, routinely and blatantly lied about his resume, background, qualifications, and other matters. Recently, (More)
June v. Gee: When the Issue Involves Pregnancy and Abortion Inconsistency Should Come as No Surprise
This year, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider June Medical Services v. Gee, the first abortion case since Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh became members of that court. The Court will rule on the constitutionality of a Louisiana law that is identical (More)
Federal appeals court rules against Medicaid work requirement
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a district court ruling against an Arkansas plan for work requirements for Medicaid recipients. Residents of Kentucky and Arkansas had filed suit in district court, alleg (More)
Iowa Senate Republicans move to counter Iowa Supreme Court ruling on abortion
Iowa Senate Republicans passed a resolution on Thursday that, if passed into law, would make state court challenges to abortion restrictions much more difficult. The stated purpose of the resolution is "to protect life by declaring that the Consti (More)
India Supreme Court requires political parties to publish names of candidates with criminal records
India's Supreme Court ordered political parties on Thursday to publish the names of any candidates who have criminal records, along with the reasoning for why they were chosen. The court is aiming to fix the increasing criminalization of politics (More)
Sudan agrees to compensate victims of USS Cole bombing in Yemen
Sudan's transitional government agreed Thursday to compensate victims of a suicide bombing on the USS Cole, while at a port in Yemen in 2000, that resulted in the death of 17 US sailors. This move is an essential requirement before Sudan can be remov (More)
Federal appeals court hears gay conversion ban case
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case filed by gay conversion therapists who argue that the practice should be protected by the First Amendment. The Florida city of Boca Raton and Palm Beach Co (More)
Texas files suit in Supreme Court over California state-funded travel ban
Texas filed an original action in the US Supreme Court Monday to overturn California's ban on state-funded travel to a list of 11 states—including Texas—that have adopted policies that California has deemed discriminates on the basis of sexual orient (More)