A federal judge ruled the California death penalty unconstitutional, leading legal experts to forecast similar calls for overhaul in other states.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby, supported the vote, saying he thought the public would find the exclusion of women "almost incomprehensible."
"These meetings are public relations coups for the Vatican and distracting placebos for others. They provide temporary but false hope."
North Carolina college students are joining the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the US Department of Justice in a challenge to restrictive state voting laws that they argue violate the 26th Amendment.
Women in prison are still people - and they shouldn't have to endure shackling during childbirth and forced sterilization just because they committed a crime.
Immigration activist groups have filed a complaint against the US Customs and Border Protection agents.
The confirmed suspect claimed it was his "day of retribution" for a lifetime of rejection by women.
The NYPD will stop its practice of confiscating condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution.
The Committee called on the Archbishop to demonstrate the systems the Holy See has in place to prevent torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment, including rape and sexual abuse.