A federal judge has overturned a 1997 Wisconsin provision banning Medicaid payments for gender reassignment surgery and hormone treatments. U.S. District Judge William Conley handed down the ruling Aug. 16, after issuing an injunction against the state’s Department of Health Services last year.
President Donald Trump, whose weekend Twitter tirade targeted Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings and TV host-activist Al Sharpton, met with 20 or so African-American pastors Monday to discuss numerous issues facing the African American community.
A federal judge has issued an 11th-hour restraining order to temporarily block three new abortion restrictions that were due to go into effect Wednesday in Arkansas. One of the laws requires that doctors be board-certified gynecologists, a stipulation that critics say would close the state’s only surgical abortion clinic.