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Four Adrian Dominican Attorneys Reflect on Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
October 3, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – As the United States is engaged in controversy over President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, four Adrian Dominican Sisters who are attorneys continued to reflect on the impact of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, an immigration attorney who served as Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Congregation from 2010 to 2016, was inspired by her personal encounter with Justice Ginsburg in 2005. Sister Attracta was part of a group of Catholic University Law School graduates who were sworn in at the Supreme Court. While all Justices attended the swearing-in ceremony, Sister Attracta recalled, only Justices Anthony Kennedy and Ginsburg attended a reception hosted afterwards by Catholic University.
“She talked with the women in the group, and her message was to remember – always remember – those who are on the margins,” Sister Attracta recalled. “She said it’s wonderful now that we women have our voice in court to help others, but never forget those who have no one, or who have very few people who care about them.” CLICK FOR MORE
Adrian Dominican General Council Writes Letter of Support to Governor Whitmer CLICK FOR MORE
Sallie’s Opinion in WHAT THE ELLE
What I Told Newsweek About the Economy
Yesterday, Newsweek ran a cover article in which they asked 12 people to imagine receiving a phone call in January from the president (whichever president) asking, “What’s your best advice for me right now on the economy?”
I was one of those people, and my advice stems from the rock-solid belief that, as we like to say here at Ellevest: Nothing bad happens when you get more money in the hands of women.
My advice: Keep women in the workforce, and bring the millions of them who have left in 2020 back.
That will have the greatest leverage in driving the economy.
And with one in four women thinking about downshifting or quitting her job during the pandemic … with 865,000 women having left the workforce just last month … with the unemployment rate so much higher for women than for white men (and especially for Black and Latinx women, and for women with disabilities), the numbers are too alarming to focus on anything else.
They also asked me what one thing I’d recommend doing to make it happen.
Well, I have a few thoughts on that, too. Read it over at Newsweek.
The myth of the male bumbler
By Lili Loofbourow in THE WEEK
Male bumblers are an epidemic.
These men are, should you not recognize the type, wide-eyed and perennially confused. What’s the difference, the male bumbler wonders, between a friendly conversation with a coworker and rubbing one’s penis in front of one? Between grooming a 14-year-old at her custody hearing and asking her out?
The world baffles the bumbler. He’s astonished to discover that he had power over anyone at all, let alone that he was perceived as using it. What power? he says. Who, me?
The bumbler is the first to confess that he’s bad at his job. Take Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who testified Tuesday of the Trump campaign’s foreign policy team, which he ran and which is now understood to have been in contact with Russian agents: “We were not a very effective group.” Or consider Dave Becky, the manager of disgraced comedian Louis C.K. (who confessed last week to sexual misconduct). Becky avers that “never once, in all of these years, did anyone mention any of the other incidents that were reported recently.” One might argue that no one should have needed to mention them; surely, as Louis C.K.’s manager, it was Becky’s job to keep tabs on open secrets about his client? Becky’s defense? He’s a bumbler! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ CLICK FOR MORE