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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.

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.…

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?…

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