Tag: Georgia

Tiffany Haddish Has Cancelled A Show In Atlanta Over Georgia’s Abortion Law

Getty Image Since Georgia, along with several other states, passed restrictive abortion laws last month, the backlash has been fierce. Several performers have refused to shoot movies there; Disney has threatened to pull out of Atlanta, where they’ve filmed, among other things, many of their Marvel movies. Even far right pundit Tomi Lahren was surprisingly […]

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When We Kill

“I hereby sentence you to death.” The words of Judge Clifford B. Shepard filled the courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla., on Oct. 27, 1976. Shepard was sentencing Clifford Williams Jr., whom a jury had just found guilty of entering a woman’s house with a spare key entrusted to him and then shooting her dead from the […]

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He Won a Landmark Case for Privacy Rights. He’s Going to Prison Anyway.

Timothy Carpenter won’t be remembered for the circumstances that landed him in prison, but for the Supreme Court case that bears his name. Carpenter v. United States, which set a new benchmark for privacy in the digital age, requires the police to obtain a warrant before obtaining cellphone location history from a phone company. Privacy […]

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Overlooked No More: Ma Rainey, the ‘Mother of the Blues’

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This month we’re adding the stories of important L.G.B.T.Q. figures. By Giovanni Russonello Ma Rainey did not make the first blues recording; that distinction belongs to Mamie Smith, the vaudevillian who recorded “Crazy Blues” in 1920. […]

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Once Threatened, Sea Turtle Nests Thrive Along the Georgia Coast

They are not much bigger than silver dollars when they hatch, struggle out of sand and stumble toward the sea, and most do not survive until adulthood. But if their mothers are any indication, these loggerhead sea turtles, once in such trouble they were designated as “threatened” by the federal government four decades ago, are […]

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Stacey Abrams Calls on Hollywood to #StayAndFight About Georgia Abortion Rights Instead of Boycotting

Photo: Getty Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is just as outraged as many about Georgia’s decision to virtually outlaw abortions in the state, but she’s imploring leaders of industry, especially those in the filmmaking community, to stand with her and fight to change things, rather than boycott the state. Abrams, along with a group […]

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Former N.F.L. Player Keith Mumphery, After Settling Lawsuit, Plots a Comeback

Keith Mumphery, a once and perhaps future pro football receiver, stands vindicated, cleared of charges of sexual assault that nearly wrecked him. Now he needs someone to hand him back two years of his life. When last seen on the football field in 2016 with the Houston Texans, Mumphery was building a career as a […]

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Woman Charged With Killing a Man After Chasing Him Down Following a Hit-and-Run Gets $100,000 Bail

Photo: iStock In a case that conjures up portions of the George Zimmerman case, a woman who faces murder charges after police say she fatally shot a 62-year-old driver in the stomach after confronting him following a hit-and-run has been given a $100,000 bond. Hannah Payne, 21, of Fayetteville, Ga., is accused of ignoring 911 […]

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Disney, Netflix React to Georgia’s Anti-Abortion Ban

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company Bob IgerPhoto: Manuel Balce Ceneta (AP Photo) As the country’s top producer of pecans, peanuts, and trap music, the state of Georgia is a bit of a paradox—case in point, it’s the birthplace of both the civil rights movement and the televised antics of Stevie […]

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Disney C.E.O. Warns Georgia Abortion Law Would Make it ‘Very Difficult’ to Film in the State

Disney’s chief executive, Bob Iger, said on Wednesday it would be “very difficult” for the company to continue filming in Georgia if the state’s highly restrictive abortion law is carried out. Iger’s comments, made in an interview with Reuters, were the strongest sign yet that Hollywood could pull back from Georgia, which has lured television […]

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Disney May Halt Productions in Georgia if Abortion Law Is Enforced

Disney’s chief executive, Bob Iger, said on Wednesday it would be “very difficult” for the company to continue filming in Georgia if the state’s highly restrictive abortion law is carried out. Iger’s comments, made during in an interview with Reuters, were the strongest sign yet that Hollywood could pull back from Georgia, which has lured […]

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Disney May Not Film Marvel Movies And Other Productions In Georgia If Its Abortion Laws Are Enacted

MARVEL In the wake of the anti-abortion legislation that recently passed in Georgia — as well as in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, and others — there’s been questions about how the entertainment industry would react. Georgia has become one of Hollywood’s most frequented destinations. One of their favorite clients: Marvel, who films all the MCU […]

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Ilana Glazer Stopped A Movie From Shooting In Georgia Because Of Its Abortion Laws

Comedy Central Georgia is one of a handful of states that recently passed restrictive abortion legislation, and while most of the attention has been on Alabama — whose new laws are more strict than most — the Peach State has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry. That’s because Atlanta has become a second one of […]

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Netflix Is The First Major Studio To Speak Out Against Georgia’s Anti-Abortion Legislation

Getty Image Recent anti-abortion legislation in states like Alabama, Missouri, and Ohio has garnered criticism from musicians, comedians and, surprisingly, conservative figures like Tomi Lahren. These reactions have largely been focused on Alabama. However, the entertainment industry at large has been more focused on Georgia, where many television and film productions are housed thanks to […]

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The Criminalization of Women’s Bodies Is All About Conservative Male Power

Let’s start by acknowledging that women are not things. Before we talk, like we have to, about what the attacks on abortion access mean for this anxious, awful political era, let’s establish as a ground rule that women are not vessels, or incubators, or an undifferentiated natural resource. Women are human beings whose human rights […]

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