Lead Attorney in Kopp Investigation Forced to Resign
According to a WomensEnews.org story by Cynthia L. Cooper, President Bush has fired the attorney who led the investigation into the assassination of Dr. Barnett Slepian and who coordinated the international law enforcement that led to the identification, indictment and arrest of Dr. Slepian’s killer—James Kopp. U.S. Attorney Denise O’Donnell was the first woman to hold that post in the western district of New York state. U.S. Attorneys are appointed by the President, but their terms do not end with an election. In past administrations, both Democratic and Republican, U.S. attorneys have been allowed to complete their terms. Both President Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft are staunchly anti-abortion, but Ashcroft has promised to pursue Kopp’s prosecution.
11/25/2014 Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal - Marissa Alexander, the woman imprisoned for firing a warning shot in the presence of her abusive husband, chose to accept a plea deal Monday with the state of Florida, pleading guilty to three felony counts of aggravated assault.
As part of the plea deal, Alexander received three years imprisonment, but she will be credited for the time she's spent behind bars. . . .
11/24/2014 The City of Louisville Has Overwhelmingly Approved a CEDAW Resolution - The city of Louisville, Kentucky approved a resolution that will use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a framework for all future policy aimed at ending gender-based discrimination.
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh introduced the resolution, which passed overwhelmingly on November 6. . . .