There’s been a flurry of activity at the Supreme Court around reproductive rights issues, but despite granting cases looking at the contraception benefit and Texas’ HB 2, the Court turned away a Planned Parenthood funding case and is sitting on another major abortion rights case.
Planned Parenthood is certainly the target, but its destruction is not the goal, any more than destroying ACORN was the true goal back in 2008. Destruction would be a happy side effect, but the true goal is to destroy the pathway for women to have access to legal and safe abortions.
Will Senate Democrats respond to calls to block the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench?
Justice Thomas’ actions have once again raised questions about unethical conduct of judges after he appeared at a $200-a-plate black-tie fundraising dinner for the Federalist Society, a conservative legal advocacy organization funded in part by the Koch brothers.
Good to know that one of the votes on the Supreme Court doesn’t believe the court should be involved.
What is it about otherwise highly educated and articulate men (a description not to be equated with my agreement on positions taken by said men) that leads them to excuse at all costs the poor and sometimes outrageous behavior by other men toward women?
Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor is the latest event in an interesting conflict between the President and conservatives. As a candidate, Obama was diplomatic, and as a President, he is adept at articulating and advancing policy without incensing opponents.
Charlie Gibson asks the predictable questions and gets the predictable answers on abortion. But what’s the reality beyond the talking points?