Weekly Feminist Reader: Sonia Sotomayor edition

NY Times: A Judge’s Own Story Highlights Her Mother’s
What Tami Said: Sonia Sotomayor: How did she get in here? Or…The more things change; the more they stay the same
Think Progress: G. Gordon Liddy On Sotomayor: ‘Let’s Hope That The Key Conferences Aren’t When She’s Menstruating’
Feministe: Racism, Sexism and Sotomayor, in a few easy-to-read bullet points.
Post Bourgie: A word on empathy
F.R.I.D.A.: “On the Bench, With Fairness and Empathy”
Broadsheet: Sotomayor and abortion
RH Reality Check: Fair and Balanced: Weighing Sotomayor’s Opinionse
Slate: Republicans won’t beat Sonia Sotomayor by attacking her as too darn human.
Gender & Sexuality Law Blog: “Justice Sotomayor” – A View from Columbia Law School
What’s the best thing you’ve read so far on Sotomayor’s nomination?
Also, I know there’s been a lot of non-Supreme Court news this week, too. What have you all been reading and writing?

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No, Sen. Collins, You Don’t Get To Cry Sexism After Destroying So Many Women’s Lives

This week, the Senate succeeded on partisan lines in passing a bill known widely as the “Republican Tax Scam,” a widely and unanimously decried piece of legislation that exploits the working class to expand the wealth of the top 5%, strips millions of people’s healthcare, and tanks the country’s economy while it’s at it, all at the service of the party’s wealthy donors.

The bill cleared the Senate floor after it was given the go-ahead by so-called “moderate” Republicans, one of whom was Senator Susan Collins, considered a ‘hero‘ by centrist Democrats after her vote to block Republican Obamacare repeal legislation. Senator Collins apparently ‘blasted’ coverage of her approach to the bill on ...

This week, the Senate succeeded on partisan lines in passing a bill known widely as the “Republican Tax Scam,” a widely and unanimously decried piece of legislation that exploits the working class to expand ...