Scott Roeder, the man convicted in 2010 of the premeditated first-degree murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, had his prison sentence lightened last week from the prosecutor’s requested 50 years to 25 years served before eligibility for parole.
Over 700 incidents of hate-fueled persecutory actions and threats have been reported since the 2016 presidential election.
This past Saturday, the Ronald Regan Building in our nation’s capital filled with over 275 people who proudly identify as "alt-right, white nationalists."
Friday morning, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the creation of a task force to combat domestic violence within the city.
This week a district court judge in Minnesota ruled that the state’s Medical Assistance program must lift its decade long ban on funding procedures related to gender transition, calling it a constitutionally protected aspect of transgender individuals’ fundamental right to privacy.
A lawmaker in Indiana intends to introduce a bill in January that would criminalize abortion in all cases, including when the mother’s life is at risk.
Robert Dear, the man who has admitted to carrying out the 2015 shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood, was in court again today, as a judge ruled that he is still not mentally competent to stand trial and participate in his own defense.
Pioneering TV journalist Gwen Ifill died on Monday at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer.
Republicans in the House seek to nearly double the budget of the dangerous Select Investigate Panel that has been spending taxpayer dollars investigating bogus allegations made by the so-called Center for Medical Progress (CMP) against abortion providers and fetal tissue researchers, according to an exclusive article release from Rewire News.
On November 8th, Kate Brown became the first ever openly LGBTQ person to be elected governor.
California voters passed Proposition 57 this past Tuesday. Presented as a means for criminal justice reform, Proposition 57 allows non-violent convicts parole consideration once they have completed their base sentence.
This Tuesday, Ilhan Omar became the first Somali American legislator, winning a seat in the Minnesota House.
On Election Day, Washington, California and Nevada all voted to strengthen gun control measures in the wake of Congress’ unwillingness to improve gun safety.
On Tuesday, four states voted to raise their minimum wages in light of Congress’ refusal to touch the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.
March 11, 1993 marked a historical milestone when Janet Reno became the first woman to be sworn in as United States Attorney General.
Women in France intend to leave work on Monday at 4:34 pm in protest of the gender wage gap that persists in many workplaces.
Voting rights protectors including the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP filed a lawsuit this week in federal court alleging that three North Carolina counties—Moore, Beaufort and Cumberland—illegally purged thousands of voters from the registration rolls, a disproportionate number of whom are African American.
Several gay men in Uganda have reported that police forced them to undergo painful anal examinations during investigations into charges of homosexuality, which is illegal in the country.
Five days out from the election and voter ID laws are in effect in 30 states.