Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tag: SCOTUS

Kavanaugh, Ford, and power

I hope today’s performance convinces a critical mass of American women to do what must be done November 6 to give themselves a firm and clear voice in the Senate and in the rest of American government.

As Ford polygraph made public, Senate Judiciary Democrats unified: Kavanaugh should...

"We are writing to request that you immediately withdraw the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court or direct the FBI to re-open its background investigation and thoroughly examine the multiple allegations of sexual assault."

Candidates for appointment to government posts or judgeships don’t have a...

A confirmation hearing is a job interview, not a trial.

Dr. Barbara Ransby: What the defamation of Anita Hill can teach...

Many warn senators not to repeat the mistakes of the Anita Hill hearings of 1991 by an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary Committee.

Report: Senate aides knew of second Kavanaugh sexual assault claim &...

The New Yorker revealed Republican Senate aides learned of Deborah Ramirez’s allegations last week and responded by trying to quickly move Kavanaugh’s nomination ahead before the allegations became public.

Dozens arrested in Senate Building as Democrats accuse GOP of ‘railroading’...

"They are totally intent on getting Judge Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court, come Hell or high water. You have to ask yourself, why?"

Does #MeToo have the power to take down a Supreme Court...

It comes against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement and 27 years after another dramatic showdown over sexual harassment allegations against another conservative Supreme Court nominee, Clarence Thomas.

‘Millions of us have your back:’ #DearProfessorFord goes viral as women...

"Millions of us have your back. We call on Senators to demand a full, fair and trauma-informed investigation."

Michael Moore: Senate must take Dr. Christine Blasey Ford seriously &...

On Tuesday night, Senator Grassley said there’s “no reason for any further delay” in the hearing, even if Christine Blasey Ford does not testify.

As Blasey Ford alleges Kavanaugh assaulted her, will Senate repeat mistakes...

She at first expected her story to be kept confidential, but changed her mind after it leaked. She now says she is willing to testify about her experience.

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Ethiopia conflict by US design

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The big industry that COP26 failed to tackle

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How unaccountable institutions are shaping your life

Three centers of power increasingly dominate our lives: The Supreme Court, the Federal Reserve, and Big Tech.