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Ms. Woodbury is the Senior legal analyst for PoliticusUSA. Adalia comes to Politicus with a background in politics and law. After completing her B.A. in political science, Adalia went abroad to pursue her graduate degree in the same field, with law as her minor. Her specialty is political theory. She spent several years doing legal research. Her published work, prior to joining Politicus USA includes an article for Human Rights Brief. She is also is the owner and publisher of her blog, Nuts and Dolts. Adalia’s primary interests are advocating for civil rights and combating hate speech. Adalia, her husband and their Corgi kid, live in Washington, D.C.

Federal Court Slams Texas TRAP Law Back To the Stone-Age

Federal Court Slams Texas TRAP Law Back To the Stone-Age

In a much needed victory for women in Texas, a Federal Court struck down the Lone Star State's version of a TRAP law.…

Court Humiliates Greg Abbott (Again) And Crushes his Unconstitutional Attack on Public Education

Court Humiliates Greg Abbott (Again) And Crushes his Unconstitutional Attack on Public Education

This time, an Austin judge dealt a devastating blow to Greg Abbott's campaign against public education…

Republicans Can’t Run Away From Their Allegiances and Policies Unless We Let Them

Republicans Can’t Run Away From Their Allegiances and Policies Unless We Let Them

Mitch McConnell is a man on the run from a disastrous week for the Republican Party. …

Home School Advocacy Group Fear Mongers Against Common Core To Fundraise Against Birth Control

Home School Advocacy Group Fear Mongers Against Common Core To Fundraise Against Birth Control

The right wing war on education continues.  One of the most active organizations in the right wing’s fight against Common Core is the Home School Legal Defense Association. On the…

NRA Reacts To Nine Year Old With Uzi Shooting Her Instructor: Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

NRA Reacts To Nine Year Old With Uzi Shooting Her Instructor: Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

Every day the headlines contain a few stories about gun related deaths.…

Bad News for GOP: Data Links High Congressional Disapproval With High Voter Turnout

Bad News for GOP: Data Links High Congressional Disapproval With High Voter Turnout

Gallup has super bad news for Republicans who rely on low voter turnout to win elections. …

Fox: Saying Michael Brown was Unarmed Is Misleading Because He Was An Adult Male

Fox: Saying Michael Brown was Unarmed Is Misleading Because He Was An Adult Male

While Michael Brown's family and friends gathered for his funeral on Monday, Fox continued down the Reich wing brick road of blaming Michael Brown for his own death. …

Local Prosecutor Acts Like He is Darren Wilson’s Defense Attorney

Local Prosecutor Acts Like He is Darren Wilson’s Defense Attorney

Amid the signs of a return to normalcy in Ferguson, it's tempting to just move on to the next story.…

Republicans Are Making Fake News Sites To Fool Voters Because Fox News isn’t Enough

Republicans Are Making Fake News Sites To Fool Voters Because Fox News isn’t Enough

Since it is election season and the GOP's attempt at re-branding was a flop, they are focusing on what they do best - spreading lies and misinformation. The NRCC has…

North Carolina Republican Sharks Circling to Impeach Attorney General For Being a Democrat

North Carolina Republican Sharks Circling to Impeach Attorney General For Being a Democrat

The Tea Party sharks in North Carolina are chomping at the bit for an impeachment show at the expense of the State's Attorney-General, Roy Cooper.…

New Report Is The Latest Confirmation That SCOTUS Was Wrong About The VRA

New Report Is The Latest Confirmation That SCOTUS Was Wrong About The VRA

This study by the National Commission on Voting Rights proves that pre-clearance stopped voter discrimination laws, not a sudden enlightenment on the part of pre-clearance states, especially those in…

Bush Appointed Judge Denies Injunction Against The Worst Vote Suppression Law in America

Bush Appointed Judge Denies Injunction Against The Worst Vote Suppression Law in America

Even though the odds of a restrictive voter ID law actually fixing anything are 31 in a billion, a judged appointed by Dubyah allowed the worst version of a bad…

Federal Judge Rules Alabama’s Version of Anti-Women’s Health Law Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules Alabama’s Version of Anti-Women’s Health Law Unconstitutional

On Monday, Federal Court Judge Myron Thomas ruled Alabama's sham women's health law, AL HB27, is unconstitutional.…

Texas GOP Turmoil: Greg Abbott Ignores Calls From Woman Owed $25,000 in Child Support

Texas GOP Turmoil: Greg Abbott Ignores Calls From Woman Owed $25,000 in Child Support

Greg Abbott is trying to fix the damage of his history of neglecting the needs of Texans now that he needs the votes of Texas women.…

Florida Judge Orders State Legislature to Revise Their Unconstitutional Electoral Map

Florida Judge Orders State Legislature to Revise Their Unconstitutional Electoral Map

A Florida Court lowered the boom on State Republicans with an order for a special session to revise the State's existing unconstitutional electoral map.…

CIA Admits It Spied On Senate Committee That Investigated Bush-Era War Crimes

CIA Admits It Spied On Senate Committee That Investigated Bush-Era War Crimes

Throughout efforts by the Senate Intelligence committee to investigate the Bush Administration's war crimes, the committee faced one obstacle after another.…

As Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Vote Suppression, GOP Finds a New Way to Suppress the Vote

As Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Vote Suppression, GOP Finds a New Way to Suppress the Vote

Even with changing the rules on voter ID which the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld with a bit of tweaking, vote suppressors need more ways to intimidate voters.…

Washington State Gun Nut Persuades New York Judge to Dismiss DC Gun Law

Washington State Gun Nut Persuades New York Judge to Dismiss DC Gun Law

On Saturday, Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., who normally sits on the Federal Bench in New York, struck down DC's gun law which restricts possession of these deadly weapons to…

Paul Ryan Calls For Poverty Shaming and Block Grants in “New” Anti-Poverty plan

Paul Ryan Calls For Poverty Shaming and Block Grants in “New” Anti-Poverty plan

Paul Ryan, apparently thought of as the great Republican policy wonk, released his "new" anti-poverty plan on Thursday.…

New NRA Plan: Bullet Subsidies and Forcing Kids to Shoot Their Way to Graduation

New NRA Plan: Bullet Subsidies and Forcing Kids to Shoot Their Way to Graduation

Mandatory gun zones and making marksmanship a mandatory requirement to advance in school are just a couple of the NRA's newest gimmicks to maintain our lead as the country with…

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