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.
September 5, 2002 |
She is the leader of a women's group that has zeroed in on forcing the most powerful and historic golf club in the nation to admit its first female member. And now, if that weren't enough, Martha Burk is threatening to add a new, auxiliary target in her fight: CBS.
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.
July 2, 2001 |
The National Organization for Women picked as its first new president in a decade a lawyer who wants to focus on legislative action and judicial appointments. Delegates at the group's convention in Philadelphia chose Kim A. Gandy, NOW's executive vice president. She defeated businesswoman Toni Van Pelt, the immediate past president of NOW's Florida chapter. Gandy is scheduled to take office in August.