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Johanna Chao Kreilick: President Biden Signs Landmark Climate Bill into Law

WASHINGTON (August 16, 2022)—President Joe Biden today signed into law the largest climate bill in U.S. history. This bill will go a long way toward reducing emissions and building the clean energy economy of the future, advancing the ongoing work of fighting climate change and lingering harms from fossil fuel extraction and use, according to […]

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Anthony Kammas: What is neoliberalism? The origins and evolution of the term

President Ronald Reagan, shown here speaking in Moscow in 1980, was an early adopter of neoliberalism in the U.S. Dirck Halstead/Liaison Anthony Kammas, University of Southern California Neoliberalism is a complex concept that many people use – and overuse – in different and often conflicting ways. So, what is it, really? When discussing neoliberalism with […]

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Jessica J. González: Free Press Action Praises Bill Restoring FCC Authority to Protect Internet Users

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2022 — On Thursday, Sens. Ed Markey (Massachusetts) and Ron Wyden (Oregon) and Rep. Doris Matsui (California) introduced the Net Neutrality and Broadband Justice Act, which would confirm the legal classification of broadband internet-access service as a telecommunications service under the Communications Act. Clarifying the legal treatment of broadband in this way […]

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Annie Laurie Gaylor: Abortion tragedies and anti-abortion cruelties begin in earnest

July 15, 2022 – The anti-abortion zealots and their shills in public office and the media have shown their true colors over a tragic case involving a fourth-grader impregnated by rape. The attorney general of Ohio publicly derided reports that an Ohio child had to cross the state border in order to obtain abortion care […]

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Guttmacher Institute: Anti-abortion ideologues on the US Supreme Court just explicitly overturned Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022 – Anti-abortion ideologues on the US Supreme Court just explicitly overturned Roe v. Wade.  The decision will have enormous consequences for pregnant people across a wide swath of US states, who will now find it extremely difficult—and in many cases impossible—to get the care they want and need. Marginalized communities will be hit […]

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CDT: Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Devastating for Women’s Right to Privacy

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2022 — The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) condemned the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization as profoundly misguided, with devastating impact for the right to privacy of people seeking reproductive care. State laws that criminalize abortion, or deputize private citizens to sue any person who performs […]

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund Responds to Supreme Court Erasing the Federal Constitutional Right to Abortion

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2022  — This morning, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and nearly 50 years of precedent, eliminating the federal constitutional right to abortion, and stripping people of the right to control their own bodies. It is as dangerous as it is shocking, and it opens the floodgates for states across the […]

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Americans United: Supreme Court Forces Taxpayers To Fund Religious Education

Americans United for Separation of Church and State President and CEO Rachel Laser issued the following statement, a call to end all private school vouchers, in response to the Supreme Court’s decision today in Carson v. Makin that wrongly forces states to fund religious education under the guise of non-discrimination: “The ultra-conservative majority of the […]

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Thomas A. Saenz: MALDEF statement on the anniversary of Plyler v Doe, ensuring equitable access to public school

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Plyler v Doe, one of our nation’s most consequential constitutional decisions and a singular achievement in the history of MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund). In 1977, MALDEF filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Texas law that sought to exclude undocumented children from the public schoolhouse by […]