Caitlin Halligan is considered by all reasonable people to be a mainstream judicial candidate who even with the dysfunction in the Senate should have been approved. Born in Ohio, Halligan graduated with honors from Princeton, and then went on to earn a J.D. from Georgetown Law School. After graduation she landed two prestigious judicial clerkships. First for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Patricia Wald and then for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Bryer. She enjoyed broad support among members of both parties and in the legal community. Still, her nomination failed.
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A man has been arrested in connection with the bombing of a Planned Parenthood office in Wisconsin over the weekend. Local authorities in Grand Chute, Wisconsin made the arrest last night. No formal charges have been filed yet.
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The Justice Department has been enforcing the laws on abortion access with more frequency in recent years than its predecessors. The shift from an anti-choice to a pro-choice executive branch should make this obvious, but nonetheless it’s welcome news.