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August 24, 1994 | Associated Press
A federal judge has gutted a large part of South Dakota's controversial 1993 abortion law, saying its requirement for parental notification when an underage girl seeks an abortion cannot be enforced. The decision Monday by U.S. District Judge Richard Battey of Rapid City also threw out sections of the law dealing with criminal penalties and civil lawsuits, saying both would have a chilling effect on the availability of abortion services in the state.
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March 25, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
Opponents of South Dakota's ban on nearly all abortions announced the launch of a ballot initiative Friday aimed at overturning the new law. If the South Dakota Campaign For Healthy Families collects 16,728 signatures, the law -- a direct challenge to Roe vs. Wade -- will be placed on hold. Democratic State Sen. Elaine Roberts said at a news conference in Sioux Falls that legislators went too far when they passed their bill last month banning abortions even in cases of rape and incest.
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NEWS
March 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Under a new state law, more than three dozen South Dakota towns will be renamed to remove the words "Squaw" or "Negro" because the words are offensive. Among the place names deemed by the bill to be "offensive and insulting to all of South Dakota's people, history, and heritage," were Squaw Lake, to be renamed Serenity Lake, and Negro Gulch, to be renamed Last Chance Gulch.
OPINION
February 28, 2006
Re "S.D. House Approves Abortion Bill," Feb. 25 One couldn't tell it is the 21st century by watching the attempt by South Dakota's legislators to get abortion outlawed everywhere in this country by pushing the issue on the Supreme Court. It is a total waste of time, effort and tax dollars to even discuss an issue such as abortion because it is a personal issue and not one the government should be involved in. It is a moral issue that should be decided by the individual. Anything less amounts to legislated religion.
OPINION
February 28, 2006
Re "S.D. House Approves Abortion Bill," Feb. 25 One couldn't tell it is the 21st century by watching the attempt by South Dakota's legislators to get abortion outlawed everywhere in this country by pushing the issue on the Supreme Court. It is a total waste of time, effort and tax dollars to even discuss an issue such as abortion because it is a personal issue and not one the government should be involved in. It is a moral issue that should be decided by the individual. Anything less amounts to legislated religion.
NATIONAL
March 25, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
Opponents of South Dakota's ban on nearly all abortions announced the launch of a ballot initiative Friday aimed at overturning the new law. If the South Dakota Campaign For Healthy Families collects 16,728 signatures, the law -- a direct challenge to Roe vs. Wade -- will be placed on hold. Democratic State Sen. Elaine Roberts said at a news conference in Sioux Falls that legislators went too far when they passed their bill last month banning abortions even in cases of rape and incest.
NEWS
June 4, 1996 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Credit card holders who fail to pay their monthly bills on time can be charged a late fee of $20 or more, the Supreme Court said Monday, even when state law normally protects consumers from these penalties. In a 9-0 decision, the justices agreed with the California Supreme Court that banks are governed by the law in the state where they are located, not by the laws where their customers live.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2009 | By Lisa Girion
Proposals before Congress to allow insurance companies to market and sell healthcare policies nationwide are coming under attack from proponents of the current system of state-by-state oversight. A key but lesser-known facet of the healthcare bills in the House and Senate would allow insurers to register in one state but sell policies in many other states as well. That could allow insurers to ignore insurance laws in all but their home state and make it impossible for regulators in states with tough consumer protection laws to enforce them, a group of Democratic lawmakers says in a letter obtained by The Times.
NEWS
March 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Under a new state law, more than three dozen South Dakota towns will be renamed to remove the words "Squaw" or "Negro" because the words are offensive. Among the place names deemed by the bill to be "offensive and insulting to all of South Dakota's people, history, and heritage," were Squaw Lake, to be renamed Serenity Lake, and Negro Gulch, to be renamed Last Chance Gulch.
NEWS
August 24, 1994 | Associated Press
A federal judge has gutted a large part of South Dakota's controversial 1993 abortion law, saying its requirement for parental notification when an underage girl seeks an abortion cannot be enforced. The decision Monday by U.S. District Judge Richard Battey of Rapid City also threw out sections of the law dealing with criminal penalties and civil lawsuits, saying both would have a chilling effect on the availability of abortion services in the state.
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