Even a s Women’s History Month draws to a close, conversations will still swirl around speculation of which women might appear on President Biden Joe Biden AstraZeneca says COVID-19 vaccine found 79 percent effective in US trial with no safety concerns The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Back to the future on immigration, Afghanistan, Iran This week: Senate works to confirm Biden picks ahead of break MORE ’s first shortlist for the United States Supreme Court. After all, as part of his presidential campaign he promised the country the first Black female jurist on its highest court. Although not yet faced with a vacancy, names like California Supreme Court Justice Leonda Kruger, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund President Sherilynn Ifill, and United States District Court judge Ketanji Brown Jackson have already appeared in the headlines . Soon one, if not more, will forever be memorialized in the standard American history narrative just … [Read more...] about The women shortlisted for the Supreme Court before Sandra Day O’Connor
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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for March 23 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Condoleezza Rice became the first woman to serve as national security adviser and later the first Black woman to hold the post of secretary of state under former President George W. Bush . Rice, now 66, was named head of the National Security Council when Bush was elected in 2000 and was an influential adviser to the president following the September 11 attacks. GINA HASPEL: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE CIA'S IRST FEMALE DIRECTOR In 2005, Rice succeeded Colin Powell as the U.S. secretary of state, helping to negotiate an end to Israel’s occupation of the Gaza Strip and persuading North Korea to return to the table for talks aimed at dismantling its nuclear weapons program. Early life and education Rice was born on Nov. 14, 1954, in Birmingham, Ala., to John and Angelina Rice, both educators. … [Read more...] about Condoleezza Rice: What to know about the barrier-breaking former secretary of state, national security adviser
The presumed 6-3 anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court hasn’t made its move. Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock This week’s Supreme Court orders list again featured a dog that noisily did not bark: abortion. There was no action on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , which concerns whether a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional. Mississippi petitioned for SCOTUS review last June, of course; the whole point of the state’s provocative law was to invite the Court to reverse or significantly modify Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey , the landmark decisions establishing and affirming a constitutional right to abortion. The Dobbs case has repeatedly been on the list for discussion at the Court’s conferences. In the meantime, a 5-4 majority of the Court struck down a Louisiana law aimed at shutting down abortion clinics, which was apparently too close for the comfort of Chief Justice John … [Read more...] about Why Is the Supreme Court Hesitating on Abortion?