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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.

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.…

During his Final Days as AG Eric Holder Will Push For Improved Civil Rights Protections

During his Final Days as AG Eric Holder Will Push For Improved Civil Rights Protections

During an interview with Politico on Friday, Holder said he plans to push for a new standard of proof in civil rights offenses.…

Richard Mack, Founder of CSPOA Wants You to Pay His Health Care Bills

Richard Mack, Founder of CSPOA Wants You to Pay His Health Care Bills

Remember Richard Mack, the guy who defended welfare rancher Cliven Bundy? He's also the founder of The Constitutonal Sherrifs and Peace Officers Assocation. Now he is uninsured, has…

Abercrombie Wants Supreme Court To Believe Religious Headscarves are Caps

Abercrombie Wants Supreme Court To Believe Religious Headscarves are Caps

In a case of fashion vs. religious discrimination, Abercrombie & Fitch wants to convince the Supreme Court that, under its dress code, a headscarf is a cap.…

Republican Lawmaker Thinks Women Can Get Gynecological Exams by Swallowing Cameras

Republican Lawmaker Thinks Women Can Get Gynecological Exams by Swallowing Cameras

Nothing compares to Republicans when they wander into that deep mystery of women's reproductive health, especially if it means understanding a woman's anatomy and how it functions.…

DOJ Decides Not to Seek Civil Rights Charges Against Teflon Criminal George Zimmerman

DOJ Decides Not to Seek Civil Rights Charges Against Teflon Criminal George Zimmerman

On Tuesday, the DOJ's Civil Rights Division announced because an independent federal investigation found insufficient evidence, it would not pursue civil rights charges against Travyon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman.…

DNC Endorses Constitutional Amendment Guaranteeing The Right To Vote

DNC Endorses Constitutional Amendment Guaranteeing The Right To Vote

On the weekend, the DNC gave its unanimous endorsement to a constitutional amendment that explicitly states voting is an individual right. …

“Sovereign Citizen” Sentenced to 3 years In Jail For Tax Evasion and Filing False Liens

“Sovereign Citizen” Sentenced to 3 years In Jail For Tax Evasion and Filing False Liens

On Friday, the U.S. District Court for Nebraska sentenced a "Sovereign Citizen" to 36 months in jail for tax obstruction and filing false liens.…

King of Revenge P*rn, Hunter Moore, Facing Up To Seven Years In Jail

King of Revenge P*rn, Hunter Moore, Facing Up To Seven Years In Jail

Revenge pornographers remind us that for all its benefits, the internet is full of dangers that can be as devastating and more than those we see in real life.…

In MSNBC Interview Justice Ginsburg Smashes GOP Myths About Women’s and Civil Rights

In MSNBC Interview Justice Ginsburg Smashes GOP Myths About Women’s and Civil Rights

During an interview with MSNBC's Irin Carmon, aired on The Rachel Maddow Show, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed Roe v. Wade and why she believes it will be upheld and…

Republican 2016 Hopeful Ben Carson Tells Fox War Crimes Do Not Exist

Republican 2016 Hopeful Ben Carson Tells Fox War Crimes Do Not Exist

During an interview with Fox on Monday, Ben Carson tried to appeal to the Republican base by equating war crimes with political correctness.…

GOP Lawmaker Shows Us Some Valentines Love by Declaring Women “A Lesser Cut of Meat”

GOP Lawmaker Shows Us Some Valentines Love by Declaring Women “A Lesser Cut of Meat”

How do we handle all the love that Republicans show women?…

On Marriage Equality It’s The Constitution vs. Roy Moore and The KKK

On Marriage Equality It’s The Constitution vs. Roy Moore and The KKK

While some states fought against progress in the courts, most accept that in our system of federalism, states are required to comply with Federal court rulings and that states do…

Rush Limbaugh Advises Scott Walker To Say He Quit College Because of ‘Created’ Rape Culture

Rush Limbaugh Advises Scott Walker To Say He Quit College Because of ‘Created’ Rape Culture

This has not been a good week for Scott Walker. First he made a fool of himself to the world and now everyone is talking about the fact that…

Three Muslims in NC Are Dead Because of Hate

Three Muslims in NC Are Dead Because of Hate

On Tuesday night, Craig Stephen Hicks shot 3 people execution style.…

The Republican Party’s Creepy Donor List Keeps on Growing

The Republican Party’s Creepy Donor List Keeps on Growing

The Republican Party's creepy donor list just keeps on growing.…

Clarence Thomas Admits Defeat in the Right Wing’s War on Marriage Equality

Clarence Thomas Admits Defeat in the Right Wing’s War on Marriage Equality

When the Supreme Court of the United States declined to stay a Federal Injunction allowing same sex marriages in Alabama on Monday it was a given that Clarence Thomas…

Democratic Senator Proposes Law to End the Parental Rights of Rapists in Maryland

Democratic Senator Proposes Law to End the Parental Rights of Rapists in Maryland

Currently, Maryland and 30 other states afford rapists full parental rights under the law.…

GOP Stooge Tries To Take Healthcare From 13 Million Because He Wishes Obama Wasn’t Born

GOP Stooge Tries To Take Healthcare From 13 Million Because He Wishes Obama Wasn’t Born

Next month, the Supreme Court of the United States will consider King v. Burwell, in which millions of people will be affected.…

Here’s How Rand Paul’s Argument Against Vaccinations Fails Under His Own Ideology

Here’s How Rand Paul’s Argument Against Vaccinations Fails Under His Own Ideology

Rand Paul's claim that vaccinations shouldn't be mandatory was disturbing enough, when you also consider he claims to have played a doctor in real life. …

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