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Who do we trust to name their own child?

TweetYesterday we  included a link in our Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet about a Tennessee judge who imposed her own religious views and changed the name of a baby against his parents’ wishes. But as rapper Meek Millz said, “it’s levels to this shit” and this is more than an issue of violating the separation between [...]
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Rape victims and anonymity

TweetThis week Nafissatou Diallo, the accuser in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn rape case, broke her silence in a print interview with Newsweek and a televison interview with ABC News An alleged rape victim coming forward in such a public way is unprecedented. Rape shield laws have historically protected victims of sexual assault. Because rape is considered [...]
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First openly gay man confirmed as U.S. federal judge

TweetYesterday, the Senate confirmed Paul Oetken, a former Clinton administration lawyer and out gay man, as a federal judge. Via The New York Times: Mr. Oetken won Senate confirmation by a vote of 80 to 13. He will take his seat as a federal judge in Manhattan after President Obama signs his commission, which may [...]
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Quick hit: the New York Times editorial board on anti-abortion legislation

TweetToday, the NYT’s editorial board is applauding the striking down of anti-abortion policies of the kind we’ve seen in Kansas and Indiana. In Indiana, the GOP has tried to de-fund Planned Parenthood, and in Kansas, the governor signed a law that would place on abortion clinics requirements so strict that it would be almost impossible [...]
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WI Supreme Court Justice accused of assaulting a female colleague

TweetWow. David Prosser, a conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice and cheerleader for Gov. Walker’s anti-union efforts, has been accused of physically assaulting his colleague Justice Ann Walsh Bradley during a recent argument. TPM reports: New details are emerging in this weekend’s story that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser — a member of the court’s [...]
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