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Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Contribution Caps

Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Contribution Caps

Justice Breyer wrote in the dissent, joined by Justice Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, that the Court's decision, "eviscerates our Nation's campaign finance laws, leaving a remnant incapable of dealing with the grave problems of democratic legitimacy that those laws were intended to resolve."
West Virginia Governor Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban

West Virginia Governor Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban

"I have vetoed HB 4588 because I am advised, by not only attorneys from the legislature, but through my own legal team that this bill is unconstitutional."
Adjunct Faculty Demand Fair Pay and Benefits

Adjunct Faculty Demand Fair Pay and Benefits

Prompted by a homeless adjunct professor's one-woman protest outside the New York State Department of Education in Albany, adjunct professors across the nation took to Twitter over the weekend to call attention to the low-wages and exploitation of adjuncts working in higher education.
Report Details Dangerous Impacts of Climate Change

Report Details Dangerous Impacts of Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report last week detailing the risks people will face around the world as climate change worsens.
Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortions Take Effect Today

Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortions Take Effect Today

"With today's disappointing ruling, Arizona women's constitutional rights and access to safe, high-quality reproductive health care have been diminished, simply by virtue of where they live."
More than 7 Million People Enrolled in Healthcare Through Affordable Care Act

More than 7 Million People Enrolled in Healthcare Through Affordable Care Act

Despite false advertising about the ACA, numerous Republican attempts to dismantle the law, and problems with the rollout of the Healthcare.gov site, millions of Americans will now access quality, affordable health insurance.
Federal Court Upholds Texas Law Restricting Abortion Access

Federal Court Upholds Texas Law Restricting Abortion Access

"This law has closed clinics. This law has denied women access to safe care. This law is now and will in the future do great damage to the health-care infrastructure in the State of Texas."
13,000 Women Will Work to Secure Polling Centers on Afghanistan's Election Day

13,000 Women Will Work to Secure Polling Centers on Afghanistan’s Election Day

There was some concern last summer that there would not be enough women security officers to work at the polling stations set aside for women, but the government has now surpassed its recruitment goal.
New Bill Aims To Expand Health Care Access for Immigrant Women and Families

New Bill Aims To Expand Health Care Access for Immigrant Women and Families

The Health Equity and Access Under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2014, introduced last week, would significantly improve the ability of immigrant women and families to access affordable health care.
Federal Court Strikes Down Arkansas Early Abortion Ban

Federal Court Strikes Down Arkansas Early Abortion Ban

US District Judge Susan Webber Wright struck down an Arkansas law last week that would have banned abortions at 12 weeks of pregnancy.