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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Trump just revoked the executive order that banned administration officials from becoming lobbyists within five years of leaving government
BREAKING: Trump pardons Anthony Levandowski, who was found guilty of stealing self-driving car secrets from Google before working at Uber.
"involvement in a political project"
AKA defrauding Trump supporters of money to pretend to build a wall.
I'm surprised Trump pardoned him. I would have thought he'd have been pissed that he hadn't thought of it himself.
What a fucking world.
Full clemency list from the White House is 143 people (73 pardons, 70 commutations). Broidy and Bannon are listed back to back.
Trump pardoning a guy indicted by the Trump Justice Department for defrauding Trump supporters over the fake Trump wall is a fitting ending to the Trump presidency.
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