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5/25/2005 - Anti-Women's Rights Judge Confirmed in Senate
Priscilla Owen, an anti-women's rights and civil rights nominee to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, was confirmed today in the Senate by a 56-43 vote....

5/24/2005 - Senate Deal Protects Filibuster, For Now
Fourteen Democrats and Republicans in the Senate struck a deal last night that averts the so-called nuclear option and preserves the right to filibuster judicial nominees for now....

5/18/2005 - Frist Opens Debate on Far-Right Judge, Could Trigger Nuclear Option
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) opened debate today on Priscilla Owen, an extreme right-wing, anti-women's rights judicial nominee....

5/11/2005 - Nuclear Option Could Receive a Vote as Early as This Week
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) announced yesterday that he intended to bring the first of several controversial Bush nominees for the federal judiciary to the Senate floor for a vote after passage of a transportation funding bill this week....

4/21/2005 - Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Right-Wing Judicial Nominees
The Senate Judiciary Committee today on identical party-line votes approved two extreme right-wing Bush nominees to the federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, sending them to the full Senate....

6/15/2004 - Man Sued for Fake Abortion Referral Service
The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing a Louisiana man named William Graham of falsely advertising his business as a referral service for women seeking abortions....

5/19/2004 - Senate Democrats, White House Reach Deal on Judicial Nominees
Senate Democrats and the White House announced a deal on Tuesday that will allow 25 federal court nominees to receive votes in the full Senate....

11/19/2003 - Discrimination Against People with HIV/AIDS Persists
Discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS in the United States remains prevalent, according to a survey released last week by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)....

11/14/2003 - Women's Rights Leaders Support Current Judicial Filibusters
Women's rights leaders joined women Senators and Senator Tom Daschle (D-ND) today at a press conference at the Capitol supporting current filibusters against anti-women nominees....

9/15/2003 - More Single Women Buying Homes
The National Association of Realtors' 2003 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers found that the percent of single women homebuyers rose more than any other group this year....

7/29/2003 - Owen Filibuster Continues, Votes Planned for Estrada, Kuhl, Pryor
As President Bush continues to nominate far-right candidates to fill federal judgeships, Senate Republicans are adding Miguel Estrada and Carolyn Kuhl to their list of planned votes on the Senate floor this week....

7/28/2003 - Senate Votes Expected This Week on Pryor, Owen
As the Senate wraps up business in the last week before its traditional month-long summer recess, the Senate Republican leadership has voiced plans to bring several contentious judicial nominations to the floor for a vote....

6/10/2003 - Republicans Work to Prohibit Filibusters of Nominees
The Senate Rules Committee held a hearing on June 5 on a Republican proposal that would make filibustering of presidential nominees all but impossible....

5/9/2003 - Senate Committee Approves Kuhl; Democrats Block Estrada and Owen
In a strict party-line vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-9 yesterday to approve President Bush's nomination of Carolyn Kuhl to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for consideration by the full Senate....

5/8/2003 - Senate Republicans Hold Hearing Challenging Constitutionality of Filibuster
In what was a loosely veiled attempt to change the rules in order to further President Bush's campaign to stack the courts with right wing judges, Senate Republicans held a hearing earlier this week to evaluate the constitutionality of the filibuster....

5/2/2003 - Right-Wing Judicial Nominee Ducks Questions in Second Hearing
In what became a frustrating three-hour session for Senate Democrats, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a second hearing on President Bush's nomination of John Roberts to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals....

5/1/2003 - Feminist Majority Supports Owen Filibuster
WASHINGTON, DC The Feminist Majority commends Senate Democrats for holding strong on a filibuster against Priscilla Owen, President Bushs judicial nominee to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals....

4/30/2003 - Democrats Filibuster Right-Wing Judicial Nominee Owen
Amid what Republicans have coined "Judges Week" to declare their intent to push through a number of Bush's far-right judicial nominees, Democrats yesterday began a filibuster of the nomination of Priscilla Owen to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals....

4/30/2003 - Senate Confirms Jeffrey Sutton Amid Outcry from Rights Groups
By a vote of 52-41, the Senate confirmed the nomination Jeffrey Sutton to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday....

4/29/2003 - Bush Stacking Federal Courts
WASHINGTON, DC The Feminist Majority stands together with a broad coalition of womens rights, civil rights, disability rights, labor and environmental groups today to urge the Senate to block President Bush from stacking the courts with right-wing judges....

4/28/2003 - Coalition Opposes Right-Wing Court Nominees
A coalition of progressive, civil rights, and feminist groups, including the Feminist Majority, held a press conference today to voice opposition to President Bush's right-wing nominees for the federal courts....

4/21/2003 - Anti-Women Judicial Nominees up for Debate Next Week
When Congress returns from recess next week, on the agenda will be debate and possible votes on the Senate floor on the nominations of Jeffrey Sutton to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and Priscilla Owen to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals....

4/17/2003 - Filibuster Strategy Against Owen Gains Support
The Senate should use a filibuster to block the re-nomination of Priscilla Owen, a far-right ideologue who is part of President Bush's plan to pack the court with reactionary judges, the New York Times editorial page stated today....

4/17/2003 - Senate Committee To Consider Anti-Abortion Activist
In another example of Bush's court-packing plan, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on the nomination of anti-abortion lawyer James Leon Holmes to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas after the spring recess....

3/28/2003 - Anti-Women Judicial Nominee Approved by Senate Committee
The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday approved by a 10-9 partly-line vote the nomination of anti-women Priscilla Owen to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals....