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Congratulations, Justice Sotomayor!

By Women's Voices For Change
Today, Judge Sonia Sotomayor became Justice Sotomayor — the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.   WVFC has been watching these weeks before her confirmation with great interest — with news blogs as President Obama chose her and a sharp commentary by Diane Vacca of the deep sexism in the media’s treatment of the third female Justice in history. Late last week,…
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Supreme Court Buzz, Part 3: Obama Completes Sonia Sotomayor’s Ascent From a Life of Struggle

By Chris Lombardi
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Last night, President Obama called all three of the women we last mentioned as potential Supreme Court Justices and told them he had chosen the very first on our list, 55-year-old New York judge Sonia Sotomayor — despite a whisper campaign that had already questioned her intelligence and…
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Friday NewsMix: Elizabeth Alexander’s Voice to Ring at Inaugural; SEC, Labor picks Bring in More Power Women; The Return of Betty Currie

By Rachel Rawlings
Elevating with the human voice: One of WVFC’s own voices, poet Elizabeth Alexander, will present an original poem at the Presidential Inauguration next month. Alexander, who attended the 1963 March on Washington in a stroller, is only the fourth poet to read at an inauguration, continuing an on-and-off tradition established by Robert Frost’s appearance at the inauguration of John F.…
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Tuesday NewsMix: Women Form Power Security Trio; Two Napolitanos at 51; Annie Leibovitz Takes Time; Joss Whedon Fights Womb Envy

By Rachel Rawlings
Women in the new administration protect the US: President-Elect Barack Obama formally announced his national security team on Monday, and women are poised to hold up half the nation. Secretary of State designee Hillary Clinton, United Nations Ambassador designee Dr. Susan Rice, and Homeland Security Secretary designee Janet Napolitano were three of the six appointments. Theirs will be the responsibility…
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