Category: Civil Liberties

Eliza Fawcett: Arizona Judge Reinstates Abortion Ban From 1864

A 15-week abortion ban passed this year will take effect on Saturday. But the attorney general has argued that the near-total ban from the 19th century should take precedence

Sumayyah Waheed: John Miller ‘Chose to Lie About Something That’s Well-Documented’

He chose to basically spit in the face of Muslim communities who were harmed by this program. And he has basically been rewarded for it

Abby Zimet: The Stranger Who Resides With You

DeSantis, Greg Abbott and other slimebuckets have reverted to the standby of racist fear-mongering

Fariba Amini: Mahsa, a National Iranian Symbol of Resistance

The death of Mahsa, like that of Neda before her (shot during the Green Movement), shows that the Iranian population in general and women in particular have had enough

Thom Hartmann: How the Supreme Court Set Up the Criminal Takeover of America

So much money is sloshing around in our political system that honest politicians are buried and actual criminals are stepping up

Julia Conley: Ohio Court Filings Detail Dozens of Patients Put Under ‘Extreme Duress’ by Abortion Ban

“In the days after S.B. 23 took effect, we had to cancel over 600 appointments. Many patients broke down in tears in our office… some threatened to hurt themselves because they were so distraught.”

Paul Street: Clockwork Orange: The Intimately Related Impunities of Fascist Floridians Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis

A remotely functioning democracy would have jailed Trump for fraud and/or sexual assault years ago

Marjorie Cohn: States Need Constitutional Amendments to Protect Abortion From Right-Wing Judges

At least nine states provide a right to abortion in their state constitutions. None contain an explicit constitutional right but courts have implied the right by construing provisions that protect privacy, liberty and equality

Elisha Brown: The money behind Kentucky’s anti-abortion ballot measure fight

The Kentucky measure asks whether the state constitution should be amended to make it clear that there are no constitutional rights to an abortion

Margaret Kimberley: Asylum, Migration, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Citizens of nations under U.S. attack, such as Venezuela, are made eligible for asylum. Haitians suffer under U.S. dictates but are deported and returned to the hell that Washington created.

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