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Supreme Court Rules Strip Search of Female High School Student Illegal

File this under “Phew”: the Supreme Court ruled today that the strip search of an Arizona high school student was unconstitutional.

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Roe Protects the Full Range of Pregnant Women’s Rights

Will the Senate Judiciary Committee ask Sotomayor about her position on Roe‘s role in protecting all the rights of pregnant women?

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Sotomayor, Race and Gender: An Abortion Debate by Proxy

Charges that racism and sexism might influence Judge Sotomayor’s decision-making are a proxy for the far right’s concerns about her positions on choice, discrimination, and immigration rights.

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Roundup: Should Abortion Rights Groups Be Reassured on Sotomayor?

Obama, Sotomayor agree on “unenumerated rights;” British health department fights releasing details of late-term abortions publicly.

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Spinning the Sotomayor Abortion Debate in the NYT

In her reader diary, Julie Hollar writes, The New York Times demonstrates how not to report on reproductive rights groups’ reaction to the Sotomayor nomination: by going to anti-choice activists to frame the story.

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Roundup: Where Does Sotomayor Stand on Abortion Rights?

Where does Sotomayor stand on abortion rights?; Oklahoma bans sex-selective abortions.

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Weekly Pulse: Sotomayor an Enigma on Abortion?

Early reactions to Sonia Sotomayor try to gauge her position on abortion rights.

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Framing the Sotomayor Debate

President Obama has made a Supreme Court pick that couldn’t be more different from Harriet Miers — a candidate with such a strong judicial record and empathetic stance that it’s been hard for many in the Right to establish a coherent argument in her opposition.

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Roundup: Media Reacts to Choice of Sotomayor

Left, right and center media react to Sonia Sotomayor.

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Supreme Court Decision Pretends Pregnancy Discrimination Doesn’t Harm Women

In AT&T vs. Hulteen, the Supreme Court reverted to reasoning from an earlier ruling that discrimination against pregnant women doesn’t count as discrimination against women.

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