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State bows out of dispute over Maryland city's Taney statue
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A Maryland city's plan to rid its City Hall courtyard of a statue of the man who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery won't be second-guessed by the state. Maryland Historical Trust Director Elizabeth Hughes wrote in a Sept. 2 letter to officials in ...
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How change came to Ferguson, Mo., and a community 'willing to answer the call'
“The reason Ferguson happened the way it happened had a lot to do with people not being a part of the process,” said Ferguson Police Chief Delrish Moss, who was sworn in earlier this year.
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Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies
DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.
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Woman at center of landmark ‘Roe v. Wade’ case dies
DALLAS — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died yesterday. She was 69.McCorvey died at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas, said journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey and was with her and her family when she died. He said she died of heart failure and had been ill for some time.
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Norma McCorvey, 'Roe' in Roe v. Wade, is dead at 69
Later in her life McCorvey became an anti-abortion activist.         
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Reports: Norma McCorvey, 'Roe' in Roe v. Wade, is dead at 69
Later in her life McCorvey became an anti-abortion activist.        
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Norma McCorvey, of Roe v. Wade fame, dies in Katy at 69
Norma McCorvey, the Texas woman behind the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, died Saturday at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69.
412 points by The Houston Chronicle | Roe v. Wade Abortion Supreme Court of the United States Norma McCorvey McCorvey v. Hill Pro-choice Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution John G. Roberts
Letter: Rethinking abortion
Rethinking abortionThe article by Nancy Greenwood “Before Roe v. Wade” (Monitor Forum, Feb. 2) made me think. I, too, am in my sixties and remember those days when the Supreme Court made abortion legal. Like her, I rejoiced in it back then. But now I am not so sure.How many abortions have occurred...
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Slamming the Supremes — like FDR and Abe Lincoln
As you might have heard, President Trump tweeted at a judge. The commentariat shuddered at the effrontery of it, some worried that the foundations of the separation of powers had been shaken and even Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch reportedly said he was disheartened. Trump’s slam of Judge James Robart was undeniably crude and...
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Appeals court to determine if it sticks
President Donald Trump has only been in office for 17 days, but his Justice Department is already embroiled in a high-stakes legal battle over his executive order on immigration that could have monumental implications.
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Kansas housewife stood up to segregation injustice
Before the landmark 1954 school desegregation ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, there was Webb v. School District No. 90.       
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Trump Groundhog Day: Darcy cartoon
CLEVELAND,Ohio --  This is second of two cartoons I submitted on Neil Gorsuch being chosen for a seat on the US Supreme Court. The first cartoon was posted earlier this morning, along with my commentary making the case that Democrats should not obstruct the confirmation of Gorsuch. CLEVELAND,Ohio --  This is second of two cartoons I submitted on Neil Gorsuch being chosen for a seat on the US Supreme Court. The first cartoon was posted earlier this morning, along with my commentary making the case that Democrats should not obstruct the confirmation of Gorsuch.
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Transgender suit against Wisconsin school advances
Student accuses school of violating Title IX and deprived him of equal protection under 14th Amendment.       
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John Lewis to receive Liberty Medal for civil rights work
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia will be honored Monday night with Philadelphia's Liberty Medal for his dedication to civil rights.
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