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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87, Fight to Fill Vacancy Begins

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87. So reports CNN.

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Sierra Club Sues EPA As It Celebrates 50 Years of Protecting the Environment

The Sierra Club, along with a coalition of other environmental advocates, is suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over what it claims is a dangerous new policy related to leaked methane. The Sierra Club argues that leaked methane is a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide.

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On 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment, ACLU Fighting Disenfranchisement

The 2020 presidential election has been wrought with uncertainty and political bickering over how to safely and fairly conduct one of the most complicated voting operations in our nation’s history. At the same time, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is calling for a concerted effort to fight the disenfranchisement of women they claim is still going on 100 years after the passage of the 19th Amendment.

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Mass. Group Plans Challenge of State’s Flu Vaccine Mandate

A Massachusetts-based group going by “Flu You Baker” is reportedly planning a class-action lawsuit to challenge the state’s flu shot requirement. So reports Boston.com.

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New ABA Pres. Issues Call to Action as COVID Ups Demand for Legal Services

Patricia Lee Refo has taken over the American Bar Association’s (ABA) top post as the legal trade group hosted its annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Refo picks up the gavel from Judy Perry Martinez and will serve as ABA president, while the organization tapped Reginald M. Turner to be president-elect during the virtual event.

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Murdered Lawyers, Monsanto and Tobacco Rulings Top July Verdicts

From the president’s ex-lawyer to murdered ex-NFL stars, here are some notable verdicts from July.

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MIT, Harvard Point to Administrative Procedures Act in Student Deportation Lawsuit

Two Northeast universities are pushing back against President Donald Trump’s plan to deport students studying abroad if schools conduct online-only classes. The move comes amid uncertainty about the status of in-person schooling starting normally in the fall as new COVID-19 cases continue to crop up. Some have speculated the decision is a political power play to pressure colleges to open their doors.

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June Verdicts: SCOTUS Edition

From protecting gay workers’ rights to the right to have a priest in your death chamber, here are some notable recent verdicts from the Supreme Court.

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Freedom of Speech at Heart of Advocate Action in Wake of Protests

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently filed several lawsuits in response to the fallout from George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One is aimed at protecting journalists covering protests and the other challenges curfews in Los Angeles and San Bernardino. Additional actions are also planned, says the advocacy group.

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Voting in the Wake of COVID-19: A Review

As the COVID-19 health crisis continues to mar social activity, a new survey from the American Bar Association (ABA) shows sharply growing support for online voting among Americans.

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