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Thursday, April 3, 2014

CRL&P Daily Reads: Apr. 3, 2014

Ohio man who spent 20 years in prison sues the county prosecutors who put him there alleging that they withheld evidence and took advantage of his mental illness in pursuit of his conviction; waiter files lawsuit alleging anti-gay discrimination by Houston Rockets and the catering company for which he worked; and, New Mexican man files civil rights claim alleging excessive force by the prison officials who beat and Tased him while he was still restrained by shackles.

Texas abortion clinics sue to block state's new restrictive law requiring such facilities to meet building standards applicable to ambulatory surgical centers; and, federal appeals court stays Arizona's new abortion law preventing women from consuming abortion inducing drugs after the seventh week of pregnancy.

Mississippi 'religious freedom' bill allowing citizens and business to challenge laws that 'substantially burden' their 'exercise of religion' goes to the governor.

NPR examines the difficulties of implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

North Carolina Board of Elections reports evidence of potential voter fraud.

Hobby Lobby invests in companies that produce contraception and abortion drugs.

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