An attempt to bring up for debate measures designed to address sexual assault in the military, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s bid to remove prosecution of sex crimes from the chain of command, was scuttled on Monday.
An AP investigation of sexual assault cases at U.S. military bases in Japan reveals erratic application of justice, and the senator suspects there’s more to be found stateside.
The senator is optimistic that her amendment, the Military Justice Improvement Act, could reach even the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster.
New sexual assault exam guidelines from the Department of Justice specify that rape victims are to be offered emergency contraception during the course of an exam.
Under Attorney General Eric Holder, the Department of Justice has gotten serious about FACE prosecutions.
What is the value of a “sting” operation if the goal is just to “sting?” In a juvenile effort to harass Planned Parenthood, anti-choicers find themselves the focus of a possible FBI investigation.
Protests from anti-choice activists continue to stall the nominations of Dawn Johnsen to Office of Legal Counsel and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The nomination of Dawn Johnsen to head the Office of Legal Counsel, along with Eric Holder and other Obama picks, signals an end to the Bush Administration reigns of terror on prisoners of war and on women’s rights.
Confirmation hearings for Eric Holder, nominated to be Attorney General in the Obama Administration, were originally planned on a fast-track. Women’s rights and civil rights leaders are calling on the Senate for swift confirmation.
But Republicans leaders say "not so fast."
Caroline Kennedy supports Roe; incidence of rape and sexual assault much higher than previously reported; Dallas County health workers still not allowed to distribute condoms; Katha Pollitt on Rick Warren.