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Daily Archives: November 20, 2013

Divided U.S. Supreme Court Leaves Texas Abortion Law In Effect

By Bill Chappell on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 8:20 am

Planned Parenthood and other opponents of the law had won an initial victory that was overturned days later by a U.S. Court of Appeals. Tuesday, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow Texas to keep enforcing the law during an ongoing court battle.

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Sotomayor’s Dissent Highlights Concerns Over Elected Judges

By Isaac Chaput on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 8:20 am

The justice issued a strong dissent when her colleagues declined to review an Alabama law allowing elected judges to override a jury’s decision not to impose the death penalty.

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Life Is Slowly Returning To Shattered Philippine City

By Mark Memmott on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 8:20 am

Tacloban was leveled by Typhoon Haiyan. “We have citizens, but no city,” an official said. Twelve days later, people in the city of more than 200,000 are getting more help. But of the 13 million or so people affected by the storm, less than half may have received aid so far.

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