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Opinion/Kislak: Excess concentration of wealth threatens US democracy

Rep. Rebecca Kislak is a Democrat representing District 4 in Providence. The growing concentration of wealth among a small number of ultra-rich billionaires in our country poses real threats to our democracy. Not only is the gap between the wealthy and the rest of us growing, but the super-rich are investing an ever growing share of their accumulated wealth in keeping the system rigged to protect their wealth while helping to elect politicians who support taking away our basic rights.
PROVIDENCE, RI
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Unanimous decision making is essential for preserving the Supreme Court’s legitimacy

After the Supreme Court’s draft opinion rejecting a right to abortion was leaked, public confidence in the Court dropped to its lowest level in the past 50 years. And with additional controversial decisions on guns and climate change, concerns about the court’s legitimacy have increased. To more and more people, the justices operate as political partisans rather than neutral arbiters.
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Virtually all abortions in Arizona are now illegal, judge rules

PHOENIX -- Virtually all abortions in Arizona are now illegal. Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson late Friday rejected arguments by Planned Parenthood of Arizona that a law which has been on the books since territorial days was replaced when lawmakers earlier this year approved a 15-week ban. That...
ARIZONA STATE
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Paul Haggis can argue Church of Scientology behind rape allegation, judge rules

Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis will be allowed to argue that the Church of Scientology is behind a rape allegation against him, a judge in New York has ruled. Haggis, who was separately accused over the summer of sexually assaulting a woman at an Italian film festival, will be permitted to argue that church members were involved in a previous rape allegation brought by film publicist Haleigh Breest dating back to 2013. That case, stemming from a civil lawsuit pursued by Breest, is set to go to trial next month.
PUBLIC SAFETY

Maryland Judiciary hosts unveiling of portrait of retired Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Court of Appeals of Maryland held a special ceremony on Thursday, September 22, 2022, to unveil a portrait of retired Court of Appeals of Maryland Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera. The portrait was created by internationally renowned artist Diana “Danni” Dawson, who has painted more than 300 portraits for heads of […]
MARYLAND STATE
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Arkansas Supreme Court puts marijuana amendment back on the November ballot

Recreational marijuana use will be on Arkansas’ November election ballot. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday (Sept. 22) overturned a State Board of Election Commissioners (SBEC) decision to deny certification of the constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana use for adults. The SBEC on Aug. 3 denied certification of a proposed...
ARKANSAS STATE
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Does Indiana Constitution contain a right to privacy, abortion?

Seventeen years ago the Indiana Supreme Court dodged the question of whether the Indiana Constitution contains a right to privacy, and correspondingly, the right of a woman to choose to continue or terminate her pregnancy. It appears likely, however, the Indiana high court's five Republican-appointed justices won't be able to...
INDIANA STATE
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Courts Unveil Portrait Of Retired Appeals Court Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Court of Appeals of Maryland held a special ceremony on Thursday, September 22, 2022, for the unveiling of a portrait of retired Court of Appeals of Maryland Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera. The portrait was created by internationally renowned artist Diana “Danni” Dawson, who has painted more than 300 portraits for heads of state, dignitaries, university officials, and senior members and executives of the military and medical communities.
MARYLAND STATE
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