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New York judge strikes down NYC law granting voting rights to noncitizens

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A New York state judge on Monday struck down a new law that would allow noncitizens to vote in local elections in New York City. Under the legislation passed by the New York City Council in December, noncitizens who...

Abortion rights groups launch multi-state court effort to stop or slow enforcement of abortion bans

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Abortion rights proponents have filed court actions in at least seven states seeking to block or slow the enforcement of abortion bans in the days since Friday's US Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for states to...

Californians will vote on adding women’s reproductive rights to state constitution

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A new amendment could add women's reproductive rights to California's state constitution after overwhelmingly passing in the State Assembly on Monday. SCA 10 will now be placed before California voters in the Nove...

Efforts are underway to protect abortion rights as nation adjusts to Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade

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Efforts to protect abortion rights are underway in some states following the US Supreme Court's ruling eliminating the federal constitutional right to an abortion, as Saturday marked the first full day without the n...

Politics has ‘crept into’ debate on guns, Second Amendment rights: Virginia governor

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GOV. GLENN YOUNGKIN: I'm a staunch defender of our Second Amendment, and I think what's happened is politics has crept into this issue. It doesn't mean that we shouldn't have a discussion about how we keep our kids s...

SCOTUS abortion decision: Most states ‘likely to protect’ abortion rights, says legal expert Jonathan Turley

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SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE IN LANDMARK ABORTION DECISION TURLEY: This wasn't an inviolate decision. It wasn't a decision that was widely accepted in terms of its analysis. … [The Supreme Court's] argument wa...

Biden says ‘Roe is on the ballot’ this fall as Democrats consider options on abortion rights

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President Joe Biden on Friday urged Americans to elect more members of Congress in November's midterm elections who will support legislation protecting abortion access after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade ...

Turley on Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade: ‘Most states will preserve abortion rights’

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LIVE UPDATES: SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE JONATHAN TURLEY: But what we're going to see now is obviously the aftermath. Legally, this now moves to the states. Most states will indeed preserve abortion rights. ...

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin blasted for ‘hissy fit’ over Supreme Court’s gun rights ruling

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After Toobin erupted over the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision in favor of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, the left-wing former attorney was criticized for suggesting the Second Amendment is a second-c...

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin blasted for ‘hissy fit’ over Supreme Court’s gun rights ruling

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After Toobin erupted over the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision in favor of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, the left-wing former attorney was criticized for suggesting the Second Amendment is a second-c...

Violent threats against people of faith are the opposite of human rights

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In our great nation, the Catholic Church is renowned for running hospitals and schools, particularly in the inner-city, but Catholics have also been deeply involved in the provision of many other services, such as ad...

Federal prosecutors ask judge to sentence Derek Chauvin to 25 years for violating George Floyd’s civil rights

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Federal prosecutors asked a federal judge in the District of Minnesota on Wednesday to sentence former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 25 years in prison for violating George Floyd's civil rights. Chauvi...

Supreme Court limits ability to enforce Miranda rights

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The Supreme Court limited the ability to enforce Miranda rights in a ruling Thursday that said that suspects who are not warned about their right to remain silent cannot sue a police officer for damages under federa...

Chinese rights activist who said leader Xi Jinping ‘not smart enough’ is tried in secret for subversion

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A prominent civil rights advocate in China who once called on leader Xi Jinping to resign because he is "just not smart enough" was put on trial behind closed doors Wednesday on charges of subverting state power. Th...

‘The View’s’ Joy Behar says voting rights are being ‘systematically taken away’ from Black Americans

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Sara Haines admitted to feeling "silly" about being ignorant about the holiday until recent years and said she now felt that Juneteenth was a more important day for all Americans to celebrate than Independence Day. "...

The surprising history of US abortion rights — and what might come next

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A version of this story appears in CNN's What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. The Supreme Court gave women nationwide the right to obtain an abortion nearly 50 years ago, and no...