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NEWS BRIEF Ellen Rosenbush, Arizona Law Blocked, Iran Stoning Case

July 29, 2010

Ellen Rosenbush is Officially the Editor of Harper’s 7/26/10 Observer: After nearly six months as the acting editor of Harper’s Magazine following the departure of Roger Hodge, Ellen Rosenbush will keep the title of editor for good. Judge Blocks Arizona Law 7/29/10 Wall Street Journal: Obama wins injunction stalling broad state crackdown on illegal immigrants. Lawyer in Iran Stoning Case “Missing” 7/28/10 BBC: Rights group Amnesty International has accused Iran of persecuting a lawyer involved in the high profile case of a woman sentenced to death by stoning. What’s Hard to Look At 7/29/10 Time: Our cover image this week is powerful, shocking and disturbing.  It is a portrait of Aisha, a shy 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by a Taliban commander to have her nose and ears cut off for fleeing her abusive in-laws. Ivy Bean, “World’s Oldest Twitter user,” Dead at 104 7/28/10 CNN: From the two-story care home where she lived in the northern English city of Bradford, 104-year-old Ivy Bean would tell her nearly 57,000 Twitter followers around the world what she did each day –from eating fish and chips to sitting in the garden. Students Disclose Illegal Status as Part of Push for Immigration Law Reform 7/21/10 Washington Post: On a patch of asphalt outside the White House this week, Renata Teodoro, Maricela Aguilar and scores of other students are risking deportation simply by sharing their full names and immigration status with anyone who asks. Ruling against Arizona is a Warning for Other States 7/28/10 NY Times: A federal judge in Arizona on Wednesday broadly vindicated the Obama administration’s high-stakes move to challenge that state’s tough immigration law and to assert the primary authority of the federal government over state lawmakers in immigration matters. Sen. Snowe Backs Kagan 7/28/10 Wall Street Journal: Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine on Wednesday became the fourth Senate Republican to announce her support for the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, which will reach the Senate floor next week. Hamas Bans Lingerie Displays in Gaza Strip 7/28/10 BBC: Scantily-clad mannequins and pictures of underwear models are to disappear from clothes shops in the Gaza Strip after officials announced new rules. Soutik Biswas’s India: The Bias against Housewives 7/26/10 BBC: Are the lives of housewives cheaper than those of their husbands in India?  Going by the evidence, yes. Life Expectancy of Japanese Women Rises 7/28/10 Global Times: Japanese women have held the record for the world’s longest life expectancy for 25 years in a row, with an average life span of 86.44 years as of 2009, the health and welfare ministry said Monday, as the country struggles to cope with rising welfare costs in a rapidly aging society. Sharing My Story 7/27/10 Womens eNews: A few weeks ago, I went to visit a girlfriend who has been showing some signs of post partum depression. Community Conversation: Women and Sports 7/27/10 Chicago Tribune: It was obvious this was a special lunch discussion when Chicago Force team captain Tricia Charbonneau stood up and described the solitary journey from being the only girl playing neighborhood sports with the boys to the adult decision to become a professional, full-contact women’s football player.