Coverture held that no female person had a legal identity. At birth, a female baby was covered by her father’s identity, and then, when she married, by her husband’s.
Coverture is why women weren’t regularly allowed on juries until the 1960s, and marital rape wasn’t a crime until the 1980s. Today’s women encounter coverture during real estate transactions, as I did, in tax matters, and in a myriad of other situations around employment and housing. Encounters with coverture can be serious, but often they are just puzzling annoyances, one more hoop to jump. Still, the remnants of coverture are holding us back in unsuspected ways.
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/2 There are plenty of people on both sides who aren’t devoted to clickbait partisan dipshittery, and Politico could invite one of those instead of someone who is popular specifically because they’re a belligerent partisan elbow-thrower.
But Politico wants clicks, not honesty.
How about a brief refresher on federal bail, since everyone's got opinions on it this week? Yes?
Okay, here we go. In federal criminal cases, bail is governed by the Bail Reform Act.
This is an example of a very legal CYA move. Which also puts pressure on everyone from FOX and OAN to Alex Jones. https://twitter.com/JerryDunleavy/status/1350119480286916608
Good point: If you’re able to get groceries delivered or pick up curbside, it will also help reduce the risk for those who can’t. https://www.vox.com/22220301/covid-spread-new-strain-variants-safe-grocery-store-n95-masks-vaccine
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