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Case Challenging Tanzania’s Discriminatory Expulsion of Pregnant Schoolgirls and Other Human Rights Violations is Heard

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania: Nov 22, 2021: Today, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) convenes to hear a complaint filed by rights organizations against the United Republic of Tanzania for [...]

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House Passes Build Back Better Act with Historic Maternal Health Investments

11.19.2021 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes key maternal health investments from the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 and permanent, mandatory year-long [...]

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Over 150 State Legislators Sign Letter to Call on the Senate to Enact Permanent and Mandatory Postpartum Medicaid Investments in Build Back Better Act

State legislators across 38 states encourage congressional leadership to include permanent and mandatory postpartum Medicaid coverage for one year in the Build Back Better Act.

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and 11 Other Civil Rights Organizations Amicus Brief

Amici are the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonprofit organization created in 1963 to combat racism and vindicate civil rights through litigation, and 11 other civil rights organizations. The brief explains that [...]

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NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Amicus Brief

Amicus is the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, the nation’s first and foremost civil rights law organization. The brief demonstrates that the Texas law and its effort to evade the Constitution is inconsistent with [...]

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Legal Scholars Amicus Brief

Amici are administrative law, constitutional law, and civil procedure scholars. The brief explains how S.B. 8’s enforcement scheme violates due process and sets a dangerous precedent that is already being copied to other areas of [...]

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Integrity of the Court Amicus Brief

Amici are professors writing in the areas of constitutional law, criminal law, and criminal procedure. The brief argues that allowing Texas to evade judicial review of a blatantly unconstitutional law would damage the Court’s legitimacy, [...]

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Firearms Policy Coalition Amicus Brief

Amicus is the Firearms Policy Coalition, a nonprofit membership organization that promotes individual liberties, including the right to keep and bear arms and the freedom of speech. The brief argues that this case is important [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

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Constitutional Scholars Amicus Brief

Amici are constitutional law scholars writing in support of the United States. Amici argue that Texas’s transparent scheme to evade judicial review of S.B. 8 represents an exceptional circumstance that the United States has standing [...]

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Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Civil Rights, and Civil Procedure Scholars Amicus Brief

Amici are law professors whose scholarship focuses on constitutional law, federal courts, civil rights, and civil procedure. The brief recounts the history of Congress’s enactment of Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act in response [...]

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Constitutional Accountability Center Amicus Briefs

Amicus is the Constitutional Accountability Center, a think tank, public interest law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text and history. Writing in support of providers and advocates [...]

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American Bar Association Amicus Brief

Amicus is the American Bar Association, the largest voluntary association of attorneys and legal professionals in the world. The brief argues in support of the United States that the federal government’s enforcement of constitutional rights [...]

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Texas Medical Association Amicus Brief

Amicus is the Texas Medical Association, the nation’s largest and one of the oldest state medical societies representing the voices of more than 55,000 physicians and medical student members. The brief argues that if S.B. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.