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Samuel Alito is attempting to use the power of the Supreme Court to erase the personhood of women in the United States. He is attempting to void the right to remedy & redress. He is declaring war on American democracy & the right of all Americans to be free from arbitrary abuse.
When Alito argues that unenumerated rights are not protected by the Constitution. The #9thAmendment—which explicitly protects unenumerated rights—says Alito is absolutely unfit to serve on the Supreme Court.
Samuel Alito testified under oath in his confirmation hearings that the Roe decision “deserves to be protected”. This was clearly a lie under oath. That lie was used to take a seat on the Court. That crime is currently ongoing.
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#OTD in 1865 the Thirteenth Amendment passed the House of Representatives, sending it to the states for ratification. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States “…except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted."
The amendment ended race-based chattel slavery in America, but did not rid the nation of forced labor, which exists through America’s prison system today. #13thAmendment #Constitution #slavery #HistoryMatters #CivilWar #USCivilWar #AmericanCivilWar #PoliticalHistory #knowhistory
Congress abolished slavery in Washington D.C. in 1862. The Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery in rebelling states Jan. 1, 1863 and former rebel states were forced to ban slavery in new state constitutions. Republicans in Congress still wanted a Constitutional Amendment.
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When @RealDonaldTrump announced he would be holding a campaign rally on June 19 in #Tulsa, #Oklahoma, there was immediate backlash. #Juneteenth…
Not only had the president chosen #Juneteenth - a day celebrating freedom and recognizing the resilience of enslaved people - but he also chose the city where a mob of white supremacists terrorized and killed Black people, destroying #BlackWallStreet in the 1921 #TulsaMassacre.
As our nation grapples with recent police killings of Black people and calls to address systemic racism and white supremacy culture in our society, @RealDonaldTrump was criticized for co-opting historically significant spaces for Black people for himself.
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Using this quote tweet to organize a thread about what I'm analyzing / finding in this (incredible) data set. Using @correctionsproj's #DecommercializeJustice
Thank you, @uplcchicago and @correctionsproj for this work. The data is extraordinarily valuable toward understanding and eventually abolishing the prison industrial complex.
My specific interest is gathering the facts needed to organize a boycott of companies that use prison labor.
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