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Supreme Court Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open
After a legal battle between the state and abortion providers over requirements for clinics to have certain medical equipment to stay open, the Supreme Court has voted 5 to 4 for ten of the abortion clinics in question to stay open. The legal requirements first took effect in 2013, causing 41 abortion clinics to shut down, leaving women in the state significantly less options for the procedure. Read more at the New York Times.
Christie Joins The Presidential Rat Race
NJ Governor Christie is back at his old high school today to announce his bid in the 2016 presidential elections. This is somewhat of a surprising announcement, as many were concerned that the controversy over sabotaged transit in New Jersey last year would hurt his chances in the race. Let’s see if voters are more receptive to his ideas now that he’s lived it down a bit. Read more at ABC News.
Greece Misses Its Deadline For Paying Off IMF Debt
Today, Greece’s bailout from the IMF expires and the country still owes $1.8 billion in debt. Banks have currently closed to bar people from taking out all of their money while Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is pleading residents to vote against an upcoming referendum from the nation’s creditors to regulate the country’s spending. Read more at NPR.
Justice Department: Ferguson Response Breached Free Speech
Ferguson is still getting poor reviews in its methods of interacting with and managing the public in times of crisis. The Justice Department is announcing that the city was inconsistent and unlawful towards residents’ rights to free speech at the time of the Michael Brown shooting. The department also stated that the town did not do a sufficient job of informing residents on the shooting situation, that its response to residents was overly violent and that “vague and arbitrary” orders illegally inhibited people’s right to assembly and protest. Read more at the St. Louis-Dispatch.
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