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Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court hearings divide Catholic women

“I seriously so admire her story” she texted her friend, a fellow Catholic woman, as she watched the Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation hearings this week.

Still, Lynch was bothered by the way the judge’s story was being used by politicians. She felt President Trump was exploiting the nomination to try to win over Catholic suburban women like her, she said. And she was frustrated that senators continued to bring up Barrett’s large family.

“You just know that if it was a father of 7 up for nomination,” Lynch texted her friend, “they wouldn’t be doing that.”

As Catholic women watched the first two days of Barrett’s confirmation process in the Senate, some saw her as a new kind of “feminist icon,” a woman who raised seven children while pursuing a successful career and prioritizing her faith. Others saw an unrealistic model of what Catholic women are expected to be.

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Senator Shares Story Of Wife’s Abortion To Underline Stakes Of Supreme Court Nomination For Women’s Health

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Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) shared in an Elle interview Monday that his wife had an abortion in the late 1980s after doctors warned she was at risk of losing her uterus and possibly dying, saying he came forward because of what is at stake with the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.

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Heidi Peters was four months pregnant when her water broke, leaving the fetus without the amniotic fluid necessary to survive, and a doctor told the couple to go home to wait for her to miscarry.

It didn’t happen and when they went to the hospital the next day, the doctor recommended an abortion because the fetus would not be able to survive, despite having a faint heartbeat, however they were unable to have the procedure at the hospital because it was banned

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Second warrant issued for Nashville Fashion House party host for failing to appear in court

A Nashville man facing multiple criminal charges in connection to a massive house party he threw during the coronavirus pandemic now has a second warrant out for his arrest.



the roof of a building: An East Nashville home known as the "Fashion House" was the scene of a large party on Aug. 1-2, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, that caught the attention of Nashville authorities.


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An East Nashville home known as the “Fashion House” was the scene of a large party on Aug. 1-2, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, that caught the attention of Nashville authorities.

Davidson County General Sessions Judge Dianne Turner issued a capias warrant Friday for Christopher “Shi” Eubank after he failed to appear in court for a hearing on three counts of violating emergency health orders.

Eubank, 40, was one of two men criminally charged after throwing an Aug. 1 rager on Fern Avenue. He has been free on bond since his Aug. 26 arrest and was due in court Friday for a settlement in the case at 8:30 a.m. 

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Supreme Court says women can get abortion pill by mail, for now

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Justices continue arguments in a new term without their colleague, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would for now continue to allow women to obtain an abortion pill by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The action came over the dissent of two conservative justices who would have immediately granted a Trump administration request to reinstate the requirement that women must visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain a pill.

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The court did little more than defer its first action on an abortion-related issue since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month. The court called for a lower-court judge

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Kenya court convicts two for helping deadly jihadist attack on shopping mall

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – A Kenyan court convicted two men on Wednesday for helping al Qaeda-linked gunmen storm Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall and kill at least 67 people in a 2013 assault that proved Somali militants could strike at the heart of the capital.

The attack on the upscale mall – a favourite with the country’s growing middle class and foreign workers – came two years after the East African nation sent troops into Somalia following a series of kidnappings and raids on Kenyan soil.

A third defendant, also charged under a national terrorism prevention act, was acquitted in the trial, the only prosecution Kenya mounted over the assault by Somali al Shabaab militants.

Four gunmen died during the attack in one of the most secure areas of the Kenyan capital, and it has never been proven that there were any others who escaped.

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Kenyan court finds two men guilty for roles in 2013 shopping mall attack

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A Kenyan court on Wednesday found two men guilty of helping al Qaeda-linked militants launch a 2013 assault on a Nairobi shopping mall in which gunmen killed at least 67 people.

A third man who also faced charges under the country’s terrorism prevention act was acquitted on all charges.

The trial is the only prosecution Kenya has mounted so far over the attack by gunmen from the Somali militant group al Shabaab on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall, at the time seen as a symbol of the East African country’s growing prosperity.

It was the worst attack by Islamist militants in Kenya, apart from the al Qaeda bombing of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

“The prosecution has proved its case against the accused on charges of conspiracy of committing a terrorism act and supporting a terrorist group,” Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi said as he

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Rep. Debbie Lesko: Want more women on Supreme Court? Include conservatives like Amy Coney Barrett

When asked when there would be enough women on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once famously said: “When there are nine.” In the wake of her passing, this quote has been shared on social media and referenced by the news media.

In many ways, Ginsburg’s comment has become the rallying cry of feminists across our country, advocating for women in leadership in the highest positions in our nation. But now, when faced with the prospect that some of those nine justices could be — and should be — conservative, the women of the liberal left are no longer interested in the prospect of another woman on the court.

Known for her contributions to women’s rights throughout her career, Ginsburg has inspired a generation of women in the legal profession.

BARRETT SAYS TRUMP OFFERED HER SUPREME COURT NOMINATION 3 DAYS AFTER RUTH BADER GINSBURG’S DEATH

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White women must give up their power and make space for a Black woman Supreme Court justice

OPINION: White women who consider themselves allies should also consider the unfairness in Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination — and act now.

As America watched Chris Wallace moderate the presidential debate Tuesday night, front and center was the Supreme Court nomination and its impact on women’s rights and deciding the outcome of the general election.

Under the Affordable Care Act, which the Trump administration seeks to destroy, women cannot be charged more simply for their gender or a preexisting women’s health condition like pregnancy. Women’s rights, including Black women’s rights, are at stake in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice. It is, therefore, critical for social, economic and racial representation to take center stage in the person nominated.  

White women are indebted to Black women, who deserve reciprocity in the fight for equity in all sectors of society but are being denied our turn. There have been four women

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Barrett’s ties to faith group draw questions about its treatment of women

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the “head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives must submit to the will of their husbands. 

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Federal appeals judge Amy Coney Barrett has not commented publicly about her own or her family’s involvement, and a People of Praise spokesman declined to say whether she and her husband are current members. 

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But Barrett, 48, grew up in New Orleans in a family deeply connected to the organization and as recently as 2017 she served as a trustee at the People of Praise-affiliated Trinity Schools Inc., according to the nonprofit organization’s tax records and

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Like US Supreme Court, few women in India’s courts, bar council



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It is 2020, and India has never seen a woman become chief justice.

This fact is only more poignant in the light of US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Sept. 18. As the second female justice in the highest US court, her life and work have been inspirational to countless women in the country and elsewhere. In India, though, the idea of a gender-balanced judiciary is far from becoming reality.

Not only has no woman ever been chief justice of the Indian supreme court, the representation of women across different courts and judicial bodies is also abysmally low, according to data collected by Smashboard, a New Delhi- and Paris-based non-profit that focuses on fighting sexism.

These are by no means the first voices to be raised against rampant sexism in Indian courts.

Sexism through the ranks

In March 2019, attorney general

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