Hot News Stories (3/25/14)

National Journal (USA)
The cases before the Court on Tuesday clearly threaten the birth-control mandate, but they also have the potential to dramatically reshape the Court’s approach to religion and the rights of corporations. And it will be difficult for the Court to reach the ostensibly smaller question of contraception coverage without tackling broader issues of religious liberty.

 

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA)

A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments April 28 in a lawsuit challenging a 2012 Mississippi law that threatens to close the state’s only abortion clinic.

 

Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT)
With the brush of a pen Monday morning, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin erased from state law wording that made it a crime to perform an abortion, something that had long ago been declared unconstitutional.

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