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Federal court ruling a victory for 700 arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

"This is a major victory upholding the fundamental constitutional rights of people to engage in First Amendment-protected activity in New York City."

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What is the future for voting rights in America? Let’s discuss

What is the future for voting rights in America? Join us for a teleconference conversation with Jarvis Tyner, July 16.

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Labor mobilizes to save Voting Rights Act

Voting rights were high on the agenda of the AFL-CIO's executive council meeting February 27 as the Supreme Court heard a challenge to Section 5 of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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Watchdog group says debate should address High Court nominations

With the  presidential debates coming up, the Alliance for Justice is insisting that debate moderators press the candidates to discuss the types of nominees they would propose for the High Court.

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Right wing takes aim at state courts

Business and its right-wing allies are targeting the states' supreme courts for takeover.

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Supreme Court upholds health care law

In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld virtually all of the health reform law to extend health coverage to most uninsured Americans.

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Thousands wrongly convicted

In the last 23 years alone, more than 2,000 people were falsely convicted, but probably far more people are in prison for crimes they did not commit.

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EPA appeals coal mining ruling

A federal judge ruled in March that the Environmental Protection Agency illegally vetoed a large West Virginia coal-mining project.

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Supreme Court hears Arizona v. United States

Religious leaders, immigrant and labor rights advocates are preparing for the April 25 Supreme Court hearing on Arizona's infamous law, SB 1070.

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Supreme Court authorizes “serious invasions of privacy”

If you're shy about being naked in front of others, you'd better avoid being arrested - for anything.

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