Category Archive for: justice

OK Senate Passes Bill to Make SQ780 Retroactive

Bail reform failed in the Oklahoma legislature this week, but another major criminal justice reform initiative is on its way to the governor. The Senate passed House Bill 1269 on a 34–11 vote. It will extend the reclassification of several drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors to people convicted before voters passed State…Read More

White House Unveils Rules to Protect Health Workers’ Religious Beliefs

The Trump administration will require hospitals and health organizations to do more to shield medical workers with moral or religious objections to medical procedures such as abortion, assisted suicide or sterilization. A rule released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services significantly broadens the agency’s enforcement ability and strengthens protections for health care…Read More

SCOTUS Declines Abortion Clinic Suit Against TX Bishops

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a lawsuit aimed at forcing Catholic bishops to release internal documents that would show whether they planned to front the costs associated with providing funeral services for aborted fetuses. The decision not to hear the case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Texas Catholic of Bishops, is the latest…Read More