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Federal Prisons Made Menstrual Products Free. Now Some States May Follow Suit.

Last summer, the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced that women in its facilities would be guaranteed free menstrual pads and tampons. But because the majority of incarcerated women are housed in state prisons and local jails unaffected by the policy change, fewer than 10 percent of female inmates stood to gain anything. In recent weeks, several […]

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Federal Court In Seattle Also Rules Against Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Another court has ruled against President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military. On Monday, a federal court in Seattle ordered a halt to the Trump administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military, according to LGBTQ civil rights group Lambda Legal, which filed the lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman granted a preliminary injunction, blocking […]

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Federal Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski Accused Of Showing Porn To Female Clerks

A prominent federal appeals court judge in California has been accused by several former clerks and junior staff members of sexual misconduct. Six women — two of whom spoke on the record — said Judge Alex Kozinski had “subjected them to a range of inappropriate sexual conduct or comments” over the years, as recently as 2012, The Washington Post […]

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California Gets Federal Emergency Declaration From Trump As SoCal Fires Rage

Devastating fires in Southern California prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to request federal assistance on Thursday and President Donald Trump to approve an emergency declaration on Friday, paving the way for the state’s recovery efforts to be facilitated ― and partially funded ― by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Nearly 200,000 Californians have had to flee their homes so far. The […]