Tag Archives: #MeToo

How it happened: Procedural vote on Kavanaugh was critical

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

WASHINGTON — Mitch McConnell walked onto the Senate floor for the big vote to save Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination with a secret: He didn’t know how it would turn out. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The Senate majority leader ...

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Spokeswoman’s eviction from restaurant raises legal question

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Welcome to Monday, the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Rostker v. Goldberg decision upholding the men-only draft-registration requirement against a gender-discrimination challenge. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Can a restaurant evict customers based ...

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Prosecutor says Cosby used good-guy rep to harm women

Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial was poised to begin deliberating after prosecutors on Tuesday portrayed the 80-year-old former TV star as a serial predator who drugged and molested a woman 14 years ago. The defense called Cosby's accuser a "pathological liar" who was seeking a big payday.

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No tampons in prison? #MeToo helps shine light on issue

In this March 3, 2018 photo, Kimberly Haven, left, and Monica Cooper, two advocates for reforms in correctional facilities, pose for a photo in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Both Haven and Cooper, who are former inmates, testified in favor of a measure to ensure women have free access to menstrual products on request while in correctional facilities. Growing recognition about the lack of access to basic feminine hygiene products that can occur in correctional facilities has created a wave of measures in state legislatures. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Kimberly Haven couldn't get the feminine hygiene products she needed in Maryland's only prison for women while serving a 15-month sentence, so she made her own using toilet paper. She said that after her release in 2015, she suffered toxic shock syndrome and needed an emergency hysterectomy.

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