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by Zach Packineau, Organizer

Can you vote in ND? It depends. Do you have an appropriate form of ID as stipulated by ND Secretary of State Al Jaeger? Is that ID current? Are you a student? Do you reside in a long-term care facility?
By Brigitte Amiri, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project

The imposing columns. The ornate and soaring ceiling. The hushed tone. The Supreme Court feels like a place where justice happens. There is a sense of importance, reverence, and loftiness. I've worked on every reproductive rights case to reach the Supreme Court in the last 15 years, and, as corny as it sounds, it is always thrilling for me to watch a Supreme Court argument. That excitement is what I felt on Tuesday when I was in the courtroom waiting for the Court to hear the Hobby Lobby case, which is a challenge to the federal law that requires health plans to include contraception.
My name is Heather Smith and I'm the new Executive Director for the ACLU of North Dakota. I was hired last year to direct the legal, legislative and advocacy programs for the ACLU in North Dakota and I'm thrilled to be leading the ACLU this year and beyond.
Fargo, N.D. - The Federal Aviation Administration announced North Dakota as one of six states (AK, NV, NY, TX, and VA) selected to test unmanned aerial surveillance systems in civilian airspace.
Grand Forks, N.D. -- Tonight, the Grand Forks City Council voted to pass an ordinance to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from housing discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, becoming the first city in North Dakota's history to adopt such ordinance.

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