June 29, 2005 |
Before leaving for its summer recess, the Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it would take up, for the third time, a long-running dispute between aggressive antiabortion protesters and the National Organization for Women. At issue is whether the protesters can be sued under the federal antiracketeering law with conspiring to shut down abortion clinics.
March 13, 2004 |
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday defended her involvement with the liberal NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, and said justices should not "lightly recuse" themselves over possible conflicts of interest. Responding to questions from law students at the University of Connecticut in Hartford, Ginsburg said she did not see a problem in her lending her name and presence to an annual lecture series that the fund co-sponsors with the Assn. of the Bar of the City of New York.
June 2, 2002 |
Had Tammy Bruce been with Sherman on his march, it would have been Georgians, not the general, who would have said, "War is hell." As former head of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women, Bruce was a true believer who spent the first half of the '90s raising hell locally and nationally. She organized the marches, licked the stamps and harangued the politicians for women's and gay rights.
August 28, 2001 |
The National Organization for Women and other groups are helping to raise money to defend Andrea Yates--the mother accused of drowning her five children in the bathtub--in part to help other women suffering from postpartum depression. "It gives us a platform for something that obviously needs education," said Deborah Bell, president of Texas NOW. The groups, which included the American Civil Liberties Union, oppose the death penalty for Yates, saying her depression should be taken into account.
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January 26, 2001 |
Yes, it's the National Organization for Women, but that doesn't mean the group's endorsements always go to female candidates. NOW's Los Angeles chapter underscored that Thursday when its political action committee announced its picks in the Los Angeles municipal elections. Four of the eight people who got NOW's backing for the April 10 primary are men, all in contests with at least one woman competitor.
June 7, 2000 |
Fat chance. But if the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women is ever up for a TV talk show, I'd lobby against it. I'd picket, march, shout, stamp my feet, give out growly sound bites and throw a snit because those people don't deserve to have a regular forum on TV. No way. Absolutely not. I forbid it. Why? They tee me off. Wouldn't I be advocating that NOW's New Yorkers be denied the same free speech on publicly owned airwaves granted other Americans?