By Hailey Lobb, PAC intern As a student studying political science, I have experienced some pretty emotional debates in classes and among friends. I have seen debates and classroom discussions turn friends into enemies. I have seen debates shut down by professors because the students were attacking the other side a bit too vigorously. I… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Judicial System
Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty of rape in Oklahoma, but rape culture is still being let off the hook.
On Friday the 13th, we saw the back door to repealing Roe v. Wade creak The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Whole Women’s Health v. Cole, a case that will determine whether politicians can shred the Constitution and end abortion by preventing women from accessing legal health services.
Just when you think the country is making progress in equal rights for same-sex couples, someone in authority decides to defy established law.
There are some beliefs, no matter how sincerely held, that should simply not be respected by any government. A “belief” that targets and endangers a specific demographic group that has historically experienced discrimination is no more than a religious mask for bigotry. Just as we reject the use of religion to justify racial and homophobic bigotry, the same is true for gender bigotry as well.
Lynch is a proven leader whose qualifications and strong experience are undeniable. Her nomination should not be used as an opportunity to object to President Obama’s executive action on immigration or any other policies of the Obama Administration.
After over four years of legal battles, Marissa Alexander was finally released from jail last week. For those of you who haven’t been following Marissa’s story, the Florida mother of three was arrested in 2010 on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after defending herself from her estranged husband, with whom she had… Read more »
NOW is appalled by the Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to issue an indictment in the death of Eric Garner. This is a grave miscarriage of justice which must not stand. As demonstrations and protests are conducted throughout the city, NOW calls on police and authorities to exercise restraint and refrain from engaging in violence.
Marissa Alexander’s plea deal provides a large measure of relief to her family and her supporters in Florida and around the globe. But it is not the justice she deserved. She should never have been prosecuted in the first place.
NOW deplores the fact that our justice system has utterly failed Michael Brown’s family and community. Even worse is the spectacle of the authorities’ militarized response to peaceful demonstrations, a response that is all too similar to the inhumane and racist tactics used in the Deep South against civil rights protesters in the 50s and 60s.
The crisis in Ferguson reveals a racial divide in the U.S. that far too many would rather ignore. We cannot ignore it any more.