Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin has named a six-member panel to investigate and report on child care in the workplace. The group, comprised of business and labor leaders, will report to President Clinton this spring with examples of successful corporate child care programs and will also work to publicize those efforts. Panel member Sandy Weil said, "It's important that we surface what different companies or communities are doing so people can see it can be done." President Clinton plans to address the issue of child care in his State of the Union Address, proposing tax credits for businesses that offer child care, administration officials have said.
7/1/2015 Women's Rights Activists are Suing the Kenyan Government for Reproductive Rights - A woman in Kenya is suing the Kenyan government for failure to provide safe and legal abortions, which caused her daughter - a 15-year-old rape victim - to suffer a kidney failure after undergoing the procedure illegally.
Currently, there are four petitioners on the case: the mother of the survivor, the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya, and two other women's rights advocates. . . .
6/30/2015 Supreme Court Ruling Prevents Gerrymandering in Arizona - In a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Ginsburg this morning, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, allowing the use of independent state commissions that draw federal congressional districts, taking that power away from the state legislature.
This gives states an opportunity to deal with partisan gerrymandering by giving an independent commission power to draw federal congressional districts.
In 2000, Arizona voters amended their constitution, shifting the responsibility of drawing congressional districts, previously held by the state legislature, to a panel called the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. . . .