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It’s Official. Ex-Felons in Florida Will Be Allowed to Vote Despite Legal Fees

The judge overturned part of a law passed by Republican lawmakers and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis last year forbidding ex-felons to vote.

FILE - In this April 26, 1989 file photo, Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington after sitting in while the court listened to arguments in a Missouri abortion case. Three years after her death of heart failure at age 69, the woman better known as “Jane Roe” is making headlines again. In a documentary being released Friday, Norma McCorvey tells the audience that her support for the anti-abortion cause was an act all along. The documentary “AKA Jane Roe” premieres Friday on FX.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade: I Was Paid to Turn Against a Woman’s Right to Choose

In a documentary being released Friday, Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe, says she was paid to speak out against abortion.

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Senate Republicans Snub Coronavirus Relief Bill in Favor of Another Conservative Judge Hearing

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a confirmation hearing for Cory Wilson, a staunch opponent to reproductive healthcare and the Affordable Care Act.

Aimee Stephens, seated, and her wife Donna Stephens, in pink, listen during a news conference outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Aimee Stephens lost her job when she told Thomas Rost, owner of the Detroit-area R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, that she had struggled with gender identity issues almost her whole life. Chase Strangio, listening at right, is an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who will be argues in the Harris Funeral Homes case on behalf of Aimee Stephens. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trans ‘Hero’ Aimee Stephens Dies Waiting on Supreme Court’s Decision in Her Case

A Michigan woman fighting against transgender discrimination, Aimee Stephens, died this week. How her death has been covered shows just how important her work truly was.

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The Contrarian Conservative: Justice Hagedorn Says Decision to Kill Safer-at-Home Was ‘Not Grounded In Law’

In a surprise, court’s newest coservative sided with progressive justices Ann Bradley Walsh and Rebecca Dallet to support the stay-home order.

Judge Justin Walker is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Walker's nomination to be a U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
The Fate of Health Care for Millions Could Be in the Hands of Mitch McConnell’s Protégé

Democrats say Justin Walker’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals could threaten the health of millions of Americans protected by the Affordable Care Act, which the Trump administration is challenging in court.

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What McConnell Cares More About Than Helping Americans Recover From Coronavirus

As Congress prepares to return to Washington Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s focus is not the coronavirus pandemic that has continued to take lives and decimate the economy.