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New Anita Hill documentary premieres at Sundance

Tweet This week, Anita, a new film documenting the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Via EBONY.com, more than 20 years since the divisive confirmation hearings which made Anita Hill a household name. Right now is probably a good time to remind everyone that even though he was eventually confirmed, [...]
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Quick hit: Roe v. Wade doesn’t really exist and here’s how we got there

Tweet For a while now, most experts have operated under the assumption that anti-choicers never need to get Roe v. Wade overturned by the Supreme Court. Instead, they can just make it nonexistent in the practical sense. Here on this site we’ve covered TRAP laws, ultrasound bills, and other legislation that is making legal abortion impossible. Today, ThinkProgress [...]
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Breaking: Supreme Court will decide if companies can deny their workers contraception coverage because #WWJD?

TweetThe Supreme Court announced it will rule on two cases asking that companies be allowed to deny workers insurance coverage for contraception if it violates the corporation owners’ beliefs. Let’s hope the court prioritizes not violating reproductive rights. Tweet
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BREAKING: Senate passes “nuclear option” so judicial confirmations only need 51 votes

TweetDid Majority Leader Harry Reid just win the day?  The so called “nuclear option” just passed and that means that the GOP, who have been blocking judicial and executive branch nominees for years, can no longer simply block nominations to the courts.  Prior to today, the GOP would simply refuse to allow confirmation hearings on [...]
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