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Commentary: If abortion rights fall, LGBT rights are next

We represent the organizations that won leading Supreme Court cases in recent years on sexual and reproductive rights: Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015, which secured legal protections for the marriage of same-sex couples, and Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in ...

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AG provides guidance to ‘sanctuary cities’

“Sanctuary cities” in New York state are getting lots of free legal advice and support from New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Last month, in anticipation of concerns about the policies of President Donald Trump, Schneiderman’s staff prepared a ...

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Environmentalists ready to battle Trump, GOP in court

A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the building of the Dakota Access pipeline near the White House in Washington on Feb. 8, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

CHICAGO — The night before Donald Trump’s inauguration, five environmental lawyers filed a federal court brief defending an Obama administration clean-water rule that the new president and his Republican allies had targeted for elimination, considering it burdensome to landowners. The ...

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Commentary: Why it’s been 31 years since the last tax reform

President Donald Trump has promised the most comprehensive overhaul of the tax system since 1986. That was when a Republican president joined forces with a Democratic House of Representatives and a Republican Senate to lower personal income-tax rates and simplify ...

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NY judge orders government to identify travelers

NEW YORK — The government must release to civil rights lawyers the names of approved refugees, valid visa holders and other legal travelers subjected to Republican President Donald Trump’s travel ban in the day after a judge first ruled against ...

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Trump administration seeks to prevent ‘panic’ over new immigration policies

The Trump administration sought to allay fears in immigrant communities Tuesday as it publicly released wide-ranging new guidelines that allow federal authorities to take stronger enforcement actions against illegal immigrants, saying the directives are not intended to produce mass deportations. ...

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Thousands of demonstrators across US say ‘Not My President’

Thousands protesting against President Donald Trump on issues including immigration, climate change and the environment rallied in cities around the U.S. on Presidents Day, calling their opposition outpouring Not My President’s Day. The protests on Monday’s federal holiday didn’t draw ...

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Trump seeks national security adviser, health care strategy

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s holiday weekend featured a raucous campaign rally, a health care strategy session, interviews for a new national security adviser — and even a few holes of golf. Trump brought four contenders ...

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Sessions sticks to Justice Department basics amid Russia uproar

A week into his tenure as U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions is going about the business of establishing his conservative agenda at the Justice Department — and keeping his distance from the political storms closing in. The former Republican senator ...

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