Remember the good old days when we thought raunchy, predatory comments about women’s genitals could sink a politician?
As Christine Blasey Ford testified in Washington last week about the sexual assault that she said happened years ago but remained seared in her memory, a woman on the other side of the country watched and felt inspired.
The woman, Candace Faber, was at home in Seattle watching the testimony of Dr. Blasey and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee who denies her allegation that he drunkenly assaulted her in high school.
President Donald Trump called on his supporters to get behind his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying women in particular support the confirmation, which has been marred by allegations he sexually assaulted a woman when they were both in high school.
When you’re running for re-election while under indictment, there’s a lot to consider.
Do you find a way to get off the ballot, even though it’s not an easy task in New York? (One of the few options is to die, which is thought to be an unpopular choice.) Do you hang your head in shame and simply stop campaigning? (This is only slightly more palatable than the option outlined above.)
In 2017, Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, delivered a speech on former Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) during which he called the ultraconservative former justice his hero. Kavanaugh explained that he not only admired Rehnquist’s legal opinions but also his strategic approach to the law: He played the long game. He saw where he wanted the law to go, and he was willing to make incremental steps to try to convince his colleagues so that he could get five justices to that position.
WASHINGTON — Two wildly different portraits of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh are set to emerge on Tuesday when he appears on Capitol Hill for the opening of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings. One is a champion for women; the other a threat to women’s rights.
As we observe Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, which commemorates the day on which the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was certified in 1920, it’s important to take the opportunity to take stock. How far has the United States come in terms of women’s rights — and how is it stalling, or going backwards? The news in many quarters seems positive. More Democrat women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections than ever before, and the #MeToo movement continues to drive public conversation. But there are some fundamental rights for American women remain at risk.
Chants of support for equal pay echoed outside the Supreme Court as several women’s rights organizations spoke out against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court.
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President Donald Trump said he understands why women are concerned that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may lead to a reversal of existing abortion law in the U.S., but says it could be a “long time” before the high court hears a case on the topic. Asked in an interview with the Daily Mail’s Piers