Judge G. Todd Baugh, who suggested the victim was partially at fault during her rapist’s trial, and only sentenced the perpetrator to 30 days in jail, is facing censure from the state’s highest court after admitting to violating judicial standards. “There is only one right decision to be made in this case: remove Baugh from… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Judicial System
After a Montana judge sentenced a teacher who sexually assaulted a student to only thirty days in jail, Montana NOW and others fought back against the ruling. Now, cases like this are causing the state to reevaluate its court system.
Sara McKenna has been accused of “appropriation of [a] child in-utero” when she moved to New York City after her ex, Bode Miller, filed for custody of their child in California. “It was unprecedented to have a judge basically accuse a woman of running off with her fetus,” said Sonia Ossorio, the president of the… Read more »
“If people have to go outside their insurance plan to pay for birth control, that’s a healthcare issue, it’s an economic issue and it’s a workers’ rights issue.”–Chitra Panjabi, Membership Vice President of NOW. Read more from Chitra on how Hobby Lobby’s corporate claims come at the expense of workers’ rights.
“Birth control is not even controversial except for in the minds of a very small — very vocal — but tiny sliver of extremists.” –Terry O’Neill, NOW President. Read more from Terry, and take in the beautiful pictures from the rally.
NOW and other women’s organizations have done a wonderful job spreading awareness of the absurdity that is Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods’ Supreme Court case, but too-often we overlook a simple fact: birth control is about sex.
The federal court system of the United States is in serious jeopardy — judicial vacancies abound at an alarming rate. With more than 100 vacancies, 49 of which have been declared “judicial emergencies” by the U.S. Courts Administrative Office, something must be done.
The Associated Press reports that Scott Roeder has confessed to shooting late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in May at a Wichita church. Roeder told AP he intends to use the so-called necessity defense at his trial — arguing he was protecting unborn children. “The absurdity of his defense is insulting and dangerous to women, but it also reveals his terrorist methodology using murder to accomplish his political goals,” says NOW President Terry O’Neill.
NOW president Terry O’Neill said today that attempts to trivialize or dismiss criminal charges against film director Roman Polanski would undermine the message that sexual abuse is “Never OK.”
Today’s Supreme Court ruling in Ricci v. DeStefano was disappointing, but it’s what we have come to expect from the conservative majority on the Roberts Court. Had retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor still been on the court, instead of her successor Justice Samuel Alito, this 5-4 decision might well have gone the other way.