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FEB 08, 2016 - Chicago Tribune

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Laws written by men to protect women deserve scrutiny, Supreme Court told

History holds a lesson for the Supreme Court, the brief warns: Be skeptical of laws protecting women that are written by men. The nation's past is littered with such statutes, say the historians who filed the friend-of-the-court brief, and the motives were suspect. Some protected women from "the...

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FEB 07, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Documents show Iowa has backlog of criminal appeal cases

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa attorney general's office has gained approval to temporarily hire lawyers to deal with a backlog of criminal appeal cases that have piled up since an Iowa Supreme Court rule change in 2012. According to the letter, the office faces a backlog of about 100 criminal appeal cases where Iowa residents convicted of crimes ...

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FEB 07, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Arkansas Supreme Court race pits judge vs Little Rock lawyer

(AP) — The race for an open seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court pits a state judge and ex-lawmaker who once advocated banning gays and lesbians from fostering and adopting children against a Little Rock lawyer who touts his lack of political experience as an asset. Though he's running for a non-partisan post, Womack points to his time in the ...

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FEB 07, 2016 - NPR

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We've Begun To Draw The Line, But It's Tough To Define Sexual Harassment

A landmark Supreme Court case made sexual harassment in the workplace illegal 30 years ago. In For The Record, we look at how much things have changed — or not — for women in the workplace.

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FEB 07, 2016 - Los Angeles Times

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Supreme Court to render a verdict on Obama's use of executive authority

The Supreme Court has often dealt a big blow to presidents in their second term. Harry Truman was rebuked for claiming the power to seize strike-bound steel mills during the Korean War. Richard Nixon resigned shortly after the court ruled unanimously he must turn over the Watergate tapes. Bill...

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