The Suffolk Journal

Remembering the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the times she visited Suffolk

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Suffolk University Dean Robert Smith, Professor Stephen Hicks
and Kjell-Ake Modeer of the University of Lund, Sweden at a Suffolk Law School event in 2007.

Kaylie Scalze, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

America lost an iconic legal figure with the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsberg, who died at age 87 on Sept. 18, was known for her tough dissents as a Supreme Court Justice and several historic Supreme Court case wins during her time as a litigator and was a force in the fight for women’s rig...

RBG: Legacy, Battle and Barrett

RBG: Legacy, Battle and Barrett

James Bartlett

September 29, 2020

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Trump denied climate change’s effects on wild fires out west

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Savanna Nolau, Journal Contributor

September 25, 2020

As wildfires ravaged the west coast, President Donald Trump denied that fires in the region are becoming worse as a result of climate change. “We have to do a lot about forest management. Obviously forest management in California is very important, and now it extends to Washington and extends also t...

Race to 270: Trump and Biden face undecided voters in town halls

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James Bartlett, Politics Editor

September 23, 2020

President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden faced voters in two town halls last week, with the election just weeks away. ABC News hosted a town hall on Sept. 15 at the National Constitution Convention center in Philadelphia with President Trump, w...

‘No panic!’ tweeted Trump, after almost 200,000 Americans die from COVID-19

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Hailey Campbell, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

Journalist Bob Woodward released tapes to The Washington Post that showed President Donald Trump knew how dangerous COVID-19 was as far back as February. Trump was heard calling the novel coronavirus “deadly stuff” in a phone interview with Woodward in February, according to Woodward’s newly...

Allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed in ICE detention center

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Hailey Campbell, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

A nurse at a Georgia ICE detention center filed a formal complaint on Sept. 14, about “forced hysterectomies” performed in the facility’s medical center, according to ABC7. Dawn Wooten, the whistleblower, worked at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia.  The complaint indicates that multiple ...

Nation mourns “Notorious RBG”

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James Bartlett and Hailey Campbell

September 22, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of complications of metastatic pancreas cancer Friday, a loss that was felt by many throughout the country.  Ginsburg, whose health issues had been well documented in the past few years, was 87. She passed away surrounded by family at her home in Was...

Wu announces 2021 run for Boston mayoral race

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu. Wu announced Tuesday that she will challenge current Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh for his seat in 2021

James Bartlett

September 15, 2020

Boston City Councilor at-Large Michelle Wu is officially running for mayor in Boston.  On Sept. 7, Boston’s current Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that Wu had informed him she would challenge him in 2021. Wu didn’t comment on Walsh’s statement, but the 35-year-old officially announced her i...

Trump criticizes protesters, Democrats at first pandemic-era rally in New England

A man wears a Trump-themed New England jersey at a Trump rally in Londonderry, N.H., Friday.

Katelyn Norwood and James Bartlett

September 1, 2020

President Donald Trump visited Londonderry, N.H., Friday for a campaign rally that fueled pro-police and anti-protester sentiment in a packed air hangar less than 24 hours after accepting the Republican nomination for president. It was clear that no one in the crowd at ProStar Aviation was still decid...

Police reform begins to take shape in the U.S.

Police reform begins to take shape in the U.S.

James Bartlett

June 9, 2020

A bill seeking to reform law enforcement and help prevent police brutality was unveiled in Congress Monday following weeks of protests and the death of George Floyd. The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 includes measures that civil rights leaders have promoted for decades to combat racial bias and...

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