Savannah Dietrich, the 17-year-old victim *named with her and her parents’ written permission in the Louisville Courier Journal* now faces contempt charges requested by her convicted but not yet sentenced attackers’ attorneys for violating the confidentiality of the juvenile court system, which protected them from being named — until her Tweet.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday July 22, 2012 8:01 pm|
|By: fatster Wednesday July 11, 2012 6:13 am|
Catch up on the stories you missed with Fatster’s news roundup, including links to the war on women, state abortion laws, freeloader Bobby Jindal, House investigations, Mayor Bloomberg’s police, voter suppression, Maryland v. Kansas, Affordable Care Act, Chicago schools, Egypt President v. the Court, New Zealand, Russian Wikipedia, Iraq, UK banks, Chinese trade, Nouriel Roubini, Obama v GOP, ALEC defections, and much more.
|By: Anonymous Texas Woman Saturday June 30, 2012 6:00 pm|
This is my story of getting an abortion in Texas, of my rights being exercised. Even with the laws in place to convince me otherwise, I still made the right decision no matter how much it hurt. I believe I have the right to go through this painful experience without paternalistic intervention “for my own good” as I am solely responsible for myself and my body.
|By: fatster Wednesday June 20, 2012 6:17 am|
Fatster’s roundup of news stories you might have missed, including articles on United Nations special rapporteur, drone strikes, Russian attack helicopters, Emancipation Proclamation, Obama and Putin, austerity, recession, ALEC, public schools, war on women and more
|By: fatster Monday June 18, 2012 6:13 am|
Fatster’s news roundup from Father’s Day weekend, with stories on French elections, Egyption elections, Syria civil war, Afghanisan, war on women, vagina monologue, Dreamers, education, stop and frisk, foreclosures, Amazon, Rio+20, Palestine, Rodney King and more.
|By: SouthernDragon Thursday June 14, 2012 4:45 am|
A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 5, 2012 9:20 am|
Today the Senate will hold a test vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update The Equal Pay Act of 1963. The President swooped in at the last minute to push for the bill’s passage, or really just to highlight the messaging.
|By: Attaturk Monday June 4, 2012 1:30 am|
Oh good job Romney flack:
“Mitt Romney’s senior campaign adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, on Sunday said that social issues important to women, like contraception coverage and abortion rights, were “shiny objects” that were being used to distract voters.”
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday June 3, 2012 8:01 pm|
Violence. Against women. Who are Senators.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday May 16, 2012 1:15 pm|
Today the House votes on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. A version already passed the Senate with 68 votes, but the House version cancelled several protections Senate Democrats added, to apply domestic violence protections to Native Americans, undocumented immigrants and LGBT families. This has drawn a veto threat from the White House. Here’s their statement.