Tag Archives: Justice

George Zimmerman’s “self defense” story of Trayvon Martin shooting falls apart

TweetABC News obtained the police surveillence video recorded right after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin.  Zimmerman through his attorney and his “black friend” Joe Oliver claims that he and Trayvon got into a fight on the night that Trayvon was killed. The police leaked Zimmerman’s account of the shooting to the Orlando Sentinel [...]
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Justice Ginsburg to female judges: “Dare to disagree”

TweetIt’s no secret that Feministing folks have a bit of a girl crush on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female Supreme Court Justice and the first Jewish woman to serve on the court. In addition to being a remarkable public advocate for women’s rights, she’s been known to speak out against attacks on women’s health, [...]
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It’s World Peace Day

Tweet …and Troy Davis is still scheduled to be executed tonight. He will refuse his last meal. …and 6 out of every 10 women in the world will experience physical or sexual assault in their lifetime. …and teens with disabilities are nearly twice as likely to experience violence than able-bodied teens …and civilian deaths in [...]
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Breaking: DSK case to likely be dismissed; Rally in NYC today

TweetNew York prosecutors have scheduled a meeting with Nafissatou Diallo today on her sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn — but the outlook is not good: Three months after authorizing Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s swift indictment after his arrest on sexual assault charges, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., has decided to ask a judge [...]
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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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