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On January 31, 2017, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. His confirmation hearing has been set to begin on March 20, 2017.

In response to this nomination, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the RAC, shared these concerns: “While the confirmation proceedings are an important opportunity to evaluate the nominee's fitness for the high office to which they have been nominated, we are greatly...

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Since the start of the 115th Congress and the presidential inauguration, we have seen messages coming from the White House, the legislative branch and the Supreme Court that give a mixed impression of the future of criminal justice reform. These range from executive orders that could set the stage for tough on crime policies to continued calls for...

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The Title X Family Planning Program, enacted in 1970 as part of the United States Public Health Service Act, provides approximately four million people across the United States with access to affordable family planning health services. Today, the Title X Family Planning Program is at risk of losing funding, adding to the concerns of the...

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President Trump’s latest executive order severely curtailing the refugee resettlement program and banning entry to the United States from six Muslim-majority countries was slated to go into effect at midnight on Thursday March 16. However, just hours before the order was to be implemented,...

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Disability Rights are Civil Rights

Discussions about health care are consuming Washington, D.C. as lawmakers have introduced major legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and implement a new proposal, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), that would make drastic changes to health care coverage. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, 14 million more people would be ininsured by 2018 if the AHCA replaced the ACA, a number that would increase to 24 million by 2026. The AHCA would fundamentally...

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