Legal Fight Could Make Kentucky Only State With No Abortion Clinic

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG May 2, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As states across the nation enact increasingly aggressive restrictions on abortion, perhaps nowhere has the political climate shifted as much as here in Kentucky, where the E.M.W. Women’s Surgical Center, a squat...

Chemist’s Misconduct Is Likely to Void 20,000 Massachusetts Drug Cases

By JESS BIDGOOD April 18, 2017 BOSTON — About 20,000 drug cases tied to a disgraced former state chemist appear headed for dismissal, lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union and public defenders said Tuesday as they combed through legal filings from local...

In Arkansas, a Tempered Victory for Death Penalty Opponents

By ALAN BLINDER and MANNY FERNANDEZ April 18, 2017 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Barely a dozen hours had passed since a pair of execution warrants had expired. The two men the State of Arkansas had wanted to put to death on Monday night remained alive. And near the State...

She Showed Up Yearly to Meet Immigration Agents. Now They’re Deporting Her.

Immigrants’ rights advocates say that a broadened definition of a term could easily apply to a majority of undocumented immigrants in the United States.