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Dear Rep. Franklin: I Submit My Used Tampons as Evidence

As Amie reported earlier, Georgia Rep. Bobby Franklin is pushing legislation to criminalize miscarriage.  Jill Filipovic suggests we help him by sending in our used tampons.

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Facing Down Condescension and Lectures, Sotomayor Teaches Senators About Civics and More

Surrounded by senators dripping with condescension, Judge Sotomayor responded with respect, nuance and a solid grounding in the law – to the point where the hearings sometimes felt like a high school civics class.

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Sotomayor Heads to the Senate

The justices who evaluated Ricci are not “raceless,” yet no one suggests their whiteness influences their views on racial inequality. Sotomayor, though, is branded a "racist" because she voted to uphold a lower court decision based on well-established legal theory.

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Fair and Balanced: Weighing Sotomayor’s Opinions

Sotomayor’s trail of opinions paints a picture of a fair-minded, incisive legal scholar who is unafraid to stake out unpopular but legally meritorious positions. Right-wingers are going to oppose her nomination with full force – we would be foolish to do it for them.

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As Supreme Court Nomination Speculation Heats Up, Keeping Our Eyes on the Bigger Prize

A truly progressive legal culture – lines of legal interpretation which affirm free speech, privacy, civil liberties and protections of minority groups and views – requires building from the ground up, not just from the Supreme Court on down.

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Thanks, Joe Biden: Abortion Is A Personal Decision

Interviewed on Meet the Press, Joe Biden was clear about his support for policies that ensure abortion access for women in this country. But why are we asking presidential candidates when life begins?

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Obama and the Acceptable Abortion

When discussing late-term abortion, Barack Obama used talking points we would expect to hear from John McCain: abstinence, adoption, and sacredness of sex.

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