Two women have charged a 45-year-old doctor at Washington’s Greater Southeast Community Hospital with sexual assault. The women allege that the assault took place during routine examinations. A 56-year-old Oxon Hill, Maryland woman and a 41-year-old Washington, D.C. woman both reported sexual abuse that Dr. Michael Daniel Lavine claims were acts done for “bona fide medical” purposes.
Levine faces three counts of sexual abuse of a patient and three counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse. If convicted, Lavine could spend 26 years in prison and be forced to pay $250,000 in fines.
10/29/2014 North Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Restrictions - The North Dakota Supreme Court yesterday upheld a set of misguided restrictions on medication abortion, allowing what is effectively a ban on early, non-surgical abortions in the state to go into effect immediately.
The decision overturned a lower court order finding the law, known as HB 1297, unconstitutional and permanently blocking its enforcement. . . .
10/29/2014 Georgia Court Refuses to Recognize 40K Voter Registrations From Primarily People of Color and Young People - A state court judge on Tuesday refused to order the Georgia Secretary of State to add some 40,000 voters to the voter rolls, potentially disenfranchising thousands of African Americans and other people of color in the state.
Judge Christopher Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court denied a petition from the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCR), the New Georgia Project and the Georgia branch of the NAACP asking the court to force Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) to process an estimated 40,000 "missing" voter registrations.
More than 100,000 voters were registered by the three groups, but about a third of those registered never made the rolls. . . .