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3/26/2003 - Senate Committee to Vote Tomorrow on Anti-Woman Judicial Nominee
The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote tomorrow on President Bushs re-nomination of Priscilla Owen to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals....

3/18/2003 - Democrats Block Estrada Cloture Votes, Senate Confirms Bybee
In their continued efforts to stack the federal courts with conservative judges, Republicans held a third cloture vote today on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, considered to be the second most influential court in the nation....

3/12/2003 - Republicans Schedule Second Cloture Vote on Estrada, Continue Bushs Court-Stacking Plan
Senate Republicans scheduled a second cloture vote on Thursday on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, considered to be the second most influential court in the nation....

1/27/2003 - Feminist Majority Opposes Bushs Anti-Women Judicial Nominee
Feminist Majority Opposes Bushs Anti-Women Judicial Nominee Kuhls nomination seen as warm-up to Supreme Court battle Los Angeles With a judicial record that is clearly anti-women, Carolyn Kuhl, President Bushs nominee to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, poses an imminent danger to womens rights, Katherine Spillar, executive vice-president of the Feminist Majority declared today....

1/10/2003 - Stacking The Courts, Bush Brings Back Anti-Women Judicial Nominees
President Bush renamed several anti-women judicial nominees yesterday including Charles Pickering and Priscilla Owen both nominated to the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and both rejected by the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee last year....

1/9/2003 - Democrats Vow To Filibuster Anti-Women Judicial Nominee
Led by Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Durbin (D-IL), Democrats vowed to filibuster President Bushs renomination of anti-women, anti-civil rights Judge Charles Pickering to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit....

1/8/2003 - Bush Brings Back Anti-Women Judicial Nominees
President Bush renamed several anti-women judicial nominees yesterday including Charles Pickering and Priscilla Owen both nominated to the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and both rejected by the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee last year....

1/8/2003 - Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Medicaid Funding for Abortions
The Texas Supreme Court on December 31 ruled 8-0 that state denial of funding for abortions for poor women with pregnancies that are risky or damaging to their health is not a violation of the Texas Constitutions Equal Rights Amendment and equal protection provisions, the Austin American-Statesman reported....

1/5/2003 - Democrats Uphold Filibuster Against Owen
With a vote of 52-44, Senate Democrats upheld a filibuster today on President Bush's nomination of Priscilla Owen to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and launched the latest fight against Bush's campaign to pack the courts with right wing judges....

9/19/2002 - Anti-Women Judicial Nominee Does Little To Appease Critics In Senate Committee Hearing
Michael McConnell consistently tried to distance himself from his anti-womens rights and anti-civil rights writings during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday on his nomination to a lifetime seat on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals....

9/17/2002 - Feminist Majority Opposes President Bushs Anti-Women Judicial Nominee
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Must Vote Against McConnell WASHINGTON, DC - With a judicial record that is clearly anti-women, Michael McConnell, President Bushs nominee to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, poses an imminent danger to womens rights, Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority declared today....

9/17/2002 - Progressive Groups Join Together To Voice Opposition To Anti-Women Judicial Nominee
The Feminist Majority joined several other womens rights, civil rights and progressive groups at a press conference today to voice opposition to President Bushs nomination of Michael McConnell to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals....

9/16/2002 - Womens Groups Oppose Bushs Latest Right-Wing Judicial Nominee; McConnell To Have Senate Committee Hearing Wednesday
The Feminist Majority joined several abortion rights, civil rights and other progressive groups in opposing President Bushs nomination of Michael McConnell, a right-wing judicial activist, to the Tenth US Circuit Court of Appeals....

9/5/2002 - Senate Committee Votes To Reject Conservative Judicial Nominee
President Bushs nomination of ultra-conservative, anti-abortion rights Priscilla Owen to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit was defeated today in a 10-9 vote by the US Senate Judiciary Committee....

9/4/2002 - Senate Committee Close To A Vote On Conservative Judicial Nominee
The Senate Judiciary Committee could vote as early as tomorrow on President Bushs nomination of ultra conservative, anti-abortion rights Judge Priscilla Owen to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit....

7/25/2002 - Conservative Nominee Pegged As Judicial Activist
Speaking with a confident Texas lilt throughout much of this weeks Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Priscilla Owen wavered uncharacteristically as she responded to questions from Senate Democrats about her stance on abortion rights....

7/22/2002 - Senate Hearing to be Held Tomorrow for Anti-Abortion Judicial Nominee
With a stanch record against abortion rights during her term on the Texas Supreme Court, Justice Priscilla Owen - President Bushs ultra conservative nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - is slated to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow....

7/17/2002 - July 23rd Hearing Set for Ultra Conservative Bush Judicial Nominee
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next Tuesday on President Bushs nomination of the ultra conservative Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals....

5/9/2001 - Bush Nominates First 11 Federal Judges
In an effort ensure confirmation of his first batch of federal appeals court nominees, President Bush announced a diverse list of candidates that includes two men originally nominated by former President Clinton, two African Americans, three women and one Latino....

3/5/1999 - Louisiana Abortion Ban Declared Unconstitutional
A Louisiana law that bans certain surgical abortion procedures was found to be unconstitutional....

2/18/1999 - Clinics Challenge LA Inspection Order
Louisiana's five abortion clinics and other abortion providers filed a federal lawsuit against Gov....

1/27/1999 - Kenya: School Allows Young Girls to Delay Marriage
Priscilla Nankurrai has made it her mission to save young girls from being forced into early marriages against their will....

3/28/1996 - Asian Women Forced into Sexual Slavery Demand Compensation
According to historians, the Japanese military forced more than 200,000 Asian women into sexual slavery by during World War II....