Biden: Chances for Alito Filibuster Have Increased
In an interview on FOX News Sunday, Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) indicated that the chances for a filibuster against Samuel Alito have increased following the release of Alito's 1985 job application. Senator Biden was not only concerned about Alito’s views on the constitutionality of abortion and affirmative action expressed in the job application, but also his views on reapportionment, or “one man, one vote.” In the 1985 application to become deputy assistant to the attorney general under President Reagan, Alito wrote, “In college, I developed a deep interest in constitutional law, motivated in large part by my disagreement with Warren Court decisions, particularly in the area of … reapportionment.”
“If he really believes that reapportionment is a questionable decision – that is, the idea of Baker v. Carr, one man, one vote – then clearly, clearly, you’ll find a lot of people, including me, willing to do whatever they can to keep him off the court,” said Senator Biden.
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .
1/22/2015 BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban - After they were forced to scrap plans for a 20-week abortion ban, House Republican leaders decided late last night to instead ram through a vote today on a different extreme anti-abortion bill.
House Republicans are now pushing HR 7, a bill promoted as a ban on federal funding of abortion that would actually prevent women from using their own money to purchase health insurance that includes abortion care. . . .
1/22/2015 House Cancels Abortion Ban After GOP Congresswomen Drop Support - House Republicans cancelled plans to vote on a 20-week ban on abortion after Republican Congresswomen removed their names publicly as co-sponsors of the bill.
The vote on the unconstitutional 20-week ban had originally been scheduled for today, the anniversary of Roe v. . . .