Trump-Appointed Judges Fuel Abortion Debate in the States

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This is part one of Stateline’s 2021 State of the States series.


Larry Grooms believes that “abortion is denying the right to life to many South Carolinians.” The Republican state senator, who has been in office since 1997, has introduced a bill to restrict abortion access nearly every year because, he says, “the right to life to me is a sacred issue.”

Roxanne Sutocky’s main job is to wrangle money, rides and babysitting for women seeking abortions in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where she is director of community engagement for The Women’s Centers, which has facilities in four states. “People

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Regina police consulting Crown on protests at Shahab’s home

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“What is concerning specifically in this case is people obviously gathering outside of Dr. Shahab’s house, and if they continue to do so and are there on a daily or semi-regular basis, certainly it could rise to that level where criminal charges would be necessary,” he said.

Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab speaks to media during a news conference, regarding COVID-19, held at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building in Regina, Saskatchewan on Jan. 19, 2021. Photo by BRANDON HARDER /Regina Leader-Post

Brown added the actions in question wouldn’t necessarily need to be solely outside

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Former head of US Agency for Global Media hired two law firms costing $4M over five-months: report

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The controversial former head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) reportedly hired two law firms to expensive contracts as part of his efforts to ferret out journalists and executives at the agency who harbored negative opinions of former President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden’s coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico’s president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE.

The Washington Post reports that Michael Pack, who was ousted as head of USAGM hours after President Biden took office, hired two top Washington D.C. law firms, McGuireWoods and Caplin &

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Appeal filed to halt removal of Richmond’s statue of Robert E. Lee as state prepares to take it down

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“That’s wishful thinking,” said lawyer Patrick McSweeney, who represents five residents challenging Northam’s action.

A spokeswoman for Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) noted Monday that his office has asked the court to expedite its handling of any appeal, and the court said it would consider the request.

Herring “remains committed to taking this divisive relic to Virginia’s racist past down as quickly as possible,” spokeswoman Charlotte Gomer said in an emailed statement.

Northam ordered the statue removed from state property on Monument Avenue in June amid a local and national uproar over police violence against African Americans. Demonstrators

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“Creative” Punishments: Those Caught Not Wearing Masks Forced To Do Push-Ups In Bali | News

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Bali police have had enough of people not wearing masks. 

Frustrated with the lackadaisical attitude, especially among tourists, the cops there have come up with quite an unusual form of punishment – push-ups.

If you’re caught without a mask in public and can’t pay the fine, you’ll be forced to do 50 push-ups in public.

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According to VAO News, those found wearing masks improperly, including wearing it below their noses, were punished with 15 push-ups.

“Respect for the wearing of a mask by foreign tourists is very low,” said law enforcement officer, Gusti Agung Ketut Suryanegara.

He said that

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