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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.

Now That McConnell Has Proved He’s An Embarrassment, It’s Time To Confirm Loretta Lynch

Now That McConnell Has Proved He’s An Embarrassment, It’s Time To Confirm Loretta Lynch

Now that the Republican scam to include anti-abortion language in the Human Trafficking bill has failed, Mitch McConnell also lost his official excuse for pushing Loretta Lynch's confirmation to the…

The Supreme Court Says No To North Carolina’s Version of Vote Packing

The Supreme Court Says No To North Carolina’s Version of Vote Packing

The Supreme Court dealt vote suppressors in North Carolina a blow when it vacated the State Supreme Court's decision to uphold The Republicans' 2011 electoral maps.…

Hobby Lobby II Case Could Impose Right Wing Evangelical Tyranny On Health Insurers

Hobby Lobby II Case Could Impose Right Wing Evangelical Tyranny On Health Insurers

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito opened a Pandora's box that has the potential to give some corporations the right to impose their "deeply held" religious objections to birth control on…

Fox And Ann Coulter Want To Bring Back Literacy Tests Because Education Makes People Stupid

Fox And Ann Coulter Want To Bring Back Literacy Tests Because Education Makes People Stupid

Ann Coulter joined Fox and Friends on a trip down the vote-suppression rabbit hole. This time the Fox and Friends joined Coulter in her long crusade to bring…

Republicans Try To Distract Women With Shiny Objects Instead of Real Paycheck Fairness

Republicans Try To Distract Women With Shiny Objects Instead of Real Paycheck Fairness

The GOP's poor imitation of the Paycheck Fairness Act, is more about optics than about substance, as reflected in Deb Fischer's statement on the proposed law.…

Where The States Stand On “Therapy” that Amounts to Brainwashing the Gay Away

Where The States Stand On “Therapy” that Amounts to Brainwashing the Gay Away

When the President supported a nationwide ban on "Conversion Therapy", he mentioned the idea of state solutions.…

WH Officials Go On Tumblr To Educate on The Dangers of Conversion Therapy

WH Officials Go On Tumblr To Educate on The Dangers of Conversion Therapy

On Friday, White House Officials held a question and answer session about its support for a nationwide ban on "conversion therapy" also known as restorative therapy.…

Fifth Circuit’s Use of Precedent Dooms GOP Lawsuit on Obama Immigration Action

Fifth Circuit’s Use of Precedent Dooms GOP Lawsuit on Obama Immigration Action

No matter how Republicans try to spin the President's Executive Actions on Immigration, their attempt to sue the President into submission will fail. …

Rolling Stone’s Failed Journalism Was A Slap In The Face To Rape Survivors

Rolling Stone’s Failed Journalism Was A Slap In The Face To Rape Survivors

The mainstream media has already said volumes about the future of Rolling Stone's UVA story as a case study of how not to cover a story in journalism classes.…

Even from her Facebook Bunker, Carly Fiorina Flounders in Her Statement on Indiana’s RFRA

Even from her Facebook Bunker, Carly Fiorina Flounders in Her Statement on Indiana’s RFRA

Carly Fiorina, failed CEO of HP and failed Senate Candidate, floundered when she took to her Facebook bunker on Wednesday night to weigh in on Indiana's RFRA.…

Boehner Alienates WW II Vets By Inviting Japan’s PM To Speak on Emperor’s Birthday

Boehner Alienates WW II Vets By Inviting Japan’s PM To Speak on Emperor’s Birthday

Leave it to Boehner to alienate World War II vets by inviting the Prime Minister of Japan to speak before a joint session of Congress on April 29. …

Indiana Lawmakers Admit “No Gays” Signs Will be Allowed

Indiana Lawmakers Admit  “No Gays” Signs Will be Allowed

Pence tried to claim his critics didn't understand the law, but that blew up in his face when, during a press conference, the House Speaker and the Senate Pro Tem…

Ohio Republicans Sneak A Vote Suppression Rider Into State’s Transportation Budget

Ohio Republicans Sneak A Vote Suppression Rider Into State’s Transportation Budget

Every time a Republican sneaks an unrelated rider into a law, it's a guarantee that someone will get screwed.…

California Attorney-General Fights To Void Deadly Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative

California Attorney-General Fights To Void Deadly Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative

The far right's war on the LGBT community took a variety of turns this week.…

Big Victory For Voting Rights As Supreme Court Tosses Lower Court Ruling on “Vote Packing”

Big Victory For Voting Rights As Supreme Court Tosses Lower Court Ruling on “Vote Packing”

The Supreme Court's ruling in Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama was a huge victory for voting rights and voting equality.…

Boehner and Netanyahu Prove to be Inept Saboteurs in Iran Talks

Boehner and Netanyahu Prove to be Inept Saboteurs in Iran Talks

The fallout from Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before congress continues as new details emerge about the means by which he tried to sabotage President Obama's talks with Iran.…

Legal Scholars Explain Deep Flaws in The Texas Ruling to Block Immigration Action

Legal Scholars Explain Deep Flaws in The Texas Ruling to Block Immigration Action

In a legally sound and blistering statement made public on Friday, 104 legal scholars and instructors of immigration law described Texas Judge Andrew Hanen's decision to block President Obama's immigration…

Anti-ACA Lawyers “Winning” Strategy: Compare Justice Kennedy To Slave Owners

Anti-ACA Lawyers “Winning” Strategy:  Compare Justice Kennedy To Slave Owners

The legal battle to destroy the ACA (Obamacare) has taken a bizarre turn.…

GOP Anti-Abortion Language Threatens to Kill Human Trafficking Bill

GOP Anti-Abortion Language Threatens to Kill Human Trafficking Bill

The Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act creates a fund for victims and provides grants to help local governments create programs that will benefit victims and prosecute human traffickers.…

It’s a Busy Week of Destruction For Republicans: SCOTUS To Hear Argument in Two Big Cases

It’s a Busy Week of Destruction For Republicans: SCOTUS To Hear Argument in Two Big Cases

This week Republican lawyers will be busy arguing two important cases before the Supreme Court.…

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