More than 12 years have passed since the citizen petition was filed and 8 years since this lawsuit commenced. The F.D.A. has engaged in intolerable delays in processing the petition. Indeed, it could accurately be described as an administrative agency filibuster.Judge Edward R. Korman • Discussing the Food and Drug Administration’s delays in implementing the morning-after pill in a way that everyone could use it.
The police officers said that the break-in looked well planned, and it’s frightening that the personal and family information of our membership has been stolen. … There cannot be a good intent behind such a crime.Dr. David Byck • Discussing the break-in of the Suwanee, Ga. branch of the Georgia Obstetrical & Gynecological Society. The group, which opposes a new law which would criminalize abortions past the 20 week mark, had laptops stolen that included information on 1,000 OB/Gyn physicians and their families. Local police say that a jogger saw a man wearing black gloves and a black bag run out of the office building on Saturday and get into a passenger vehicle. (via John Ness)
I have never had a vote I’ve taken where I have felt that I let down more people that believed in me.Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski • Describing the hostile environment she recently returned to in Alaska, while making an appearance at the opening of the annual Iditarod sled dog race, during a recent interview with a reporter from the The News Tribune. Murkowski, the second write-in candidate ever to win a spot in the Senate, found herself the target of a great deal of vitriol from female voters who felt betrayed by the woman they helped secure an unlikely seat in Congress. Senator Murkowski believed she was casting a vote in the name of religious freedom when she supported the Blunt Amendment last week; however, she said after her experiences this weekend she would not vote the same if given another opportunity. source (via • follow)