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“Is Abortion a Public Health Issue?” Sotomayor Hearings, Day Two

During a hearing that ranged from questions on judicial temperament and private property to the role of precedent in court decisions and Sotomayor’s decision on the use of nunchucks, the most direct, probing, and potentially telling questions came from Senator Lindsay Graham (R-South Carolina). Among them Graham asked: “Is abortion a public health issue?”

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Obama Nominates Pro-Choice Advocate to Powerful Legal Office

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.

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