Happy New Year! The Headlines of 2008

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It’s a few days early, but I figured I’d try something fun here in lieu of public resolutions. I encourage other feminist law professor bloggers to join in with their own. And, if I knew how to start one of those lawprawf internet memes, I’d try that, but I don’t, so I won’t (unless someone elsewhere somehow picks this up, which they certainly can).

Here I’m going to give you four headlines for the upcoming year, somewhat related to being a feminist law professor. They fall in the bolded categories below.

Headline I’m most fearful of seeing in 2008: Justice [Stevens or Souter] [Dies or Retires]; Bush to Appoint One Last Justice Before Leaving Office.

Headline I most want to see in 2008: Hyde Amendment Repealed; Medicaid to Fund Abortions for All Enrolled Women Who Want One.

Headline I most expect to see in 2008: First [African American or Woman] Elected President of the United States.

Headline I least expect to see in 2008: In Stunning Reversal of Long-Standing Trend, Abortion Clinics Now Available in All Counties In United States Making Abortion Easily Accessible for All Women.

May all your feminist dreams come true in 2008! (And all your feminist nightmares be avoided!)

Happy New Year!

– David S. Cohen

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