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Republicans confident supreme court will overturn abortion rights
Mississippi governor says state ‘snap-back’ legislation will ban almost all abortion if Roe v Wade is thrown out entirely

Oliver Laughland

05, Dec, 2021 @6:42 PM

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Ahmaud Arbery murder: trial laid bare America’s faultlines on race
Verdict caps almost two years of anguish for the Arbery family, marked by allegations of corruption, bias and racism both inside and outside the courtroom

Oliver Laughland

25, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ahmaud Arbery verdict: three white men found guilty of murdering Black man as he jogged
Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William ‘Roddie’ Bryan all face the possibility of life in prison

Oliver Laughland

24, Nov, 2021 @7:43 PM

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House committee subpoenas far-right groups and leaders over Capitol attack – as it happened
Five new subpoenas sent to leaders of Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and 1st Amendment Praetorian

Maanvi Singh (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

24, Nov, 2021 @12:50 AM

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Ahmaud Arbery killing: prosecutor urges jury to ‘use common sense’
Jury asked to consider whether claims of self-defense and attempted citizen’s arrest were ‘completely made up for trial’

Oliver Laughland

22, Nov, 2021 @10:33 PM

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Residents of Louisiana’s Cancer Alley hopeful for action after EPA head’s visit
Michael Regan says he aims to ‘hold everyone accountable’ on his ‘journey to justice’ through toxic sites across the south

Oliver Laughland in Reserve, Louisiana

17, Nov, 2021 @7:02 PM

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Plessy v Ferguson upheld segregation – now Plessy’s family seeks a pardon
125 years after the landmark ruling, Plessy and Ferguson descendants and the New Orleans district attorney are seeking a posthumous pardon

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

12, Nov, 2021 @3:25 PM

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Ahmaud Arbery killing: outrage as defense team tries to limit Black pastors in courtroom
‘We don’t want any more Black pastors in here,’ says Kevin Gough, defending men charged with murder – but judge denies request

Gloria Oladipo and Oliver Laughland

11, Nov, 2021 @9:49 PM

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Ahmaud Arbery murder followed attack based on wrongful ‘assumptions’, prosecutors say
Lawyers played video showing Travis McMichael opening fire three times on Arbery, who was unarmed, as trial gets underway

Oliver Laughland

05, Nov, 2021 @5:58 PM

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‘Devastating’: Ahmaud Arbery’s family weighs in on almost entirely white jury
Opening arguments are set to begin Friday in the trial of three white men accused of murdering the 25-year-old Black man

Oliver Laughland

05, Nov, 2021 @12:47 AM

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Ahmaud Arbery: judge seats nearly all-white jury in Georgia murder trial
Judge acknowledges appearance of ‘intentional discrimination’ in case of three white men who killed Arbery, who was Black

Oliver Laughland

04, Nov, 2021 @1:03 AM

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Ahmaud Arbery: trial of accused murderers is test for racial justice ‘in the heart of white supremacy’
Six months after Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, the case of a Black man killed while jogging in Georgia is a sterner litmus test

Oliver Laughland in Brunswick, Georgia

03, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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