Equal justice under law for fathers

I applaud Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her colleagues on the United States Supreme Court for seeking gender equality in citizenship law (“Supreme Court strikes down gender-based citizenship law,” June 12, 2017).

Engraved above the public entrance to the United States Supreme Court are the words: “Equal Justice Under Law.” 

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All fathers are entitled to equal justice under law in all of the nation’s courts — including family courts.

Can the nation now move on to adoption law, where birth mothers and birth fathers are treated totally differently based solely on their gender and which often leads to heartbreaking legal cases and a lose-lose-lose situation for all members of the adoptive triad —birth parents, adoptive parents and the child? In the future, gender equality and equal justice under law along with the best interests of the child must jointly prevail in adoption law.

This decision is a step in the right direction and comes just in time for Fathers Day!

From Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D., Miami, Fla.


Lynch should be compelled to testify before Congress

Where is the mainstream new media’s moral rectitude with this latest disclosure involving Loretta Lynch’s 2016 attempt to influence the presidential election by interfering with the FBI’s active investigation of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE?

We have Lynch’s influencing Comey in her mandate that he characterize the Clinton “investigation” as only a “matter.” And, of course, the infamous Lynch-Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle Presidential approval: It's the economy; except when it's not Hypocrisy in Kavanaugh case enough to set off alarms in DC MORE mysterious chat in that airplane on the tarmac of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport whereby the alleged import of their “little confab” focused on “the kids.”

And, moving onward with this saga, Clinton’s July Fourth weekend, Saturday morning, token “kid-glove” excuse of a criminal interrogatory session with FBI officials.

Lastly, only to be exceeded by Comey’s reprehensible July 5 press conference whereby he declared Clinton guilty, but-not-guilty of mishandling classified and top-secret information relating to the national interests of the United States.

On this basis, and without question, Loretta Lynch likewise must be ordered to appear before Congress to explain her Clinton-related actions to interfere with this FBI investigation in the same manner as the Democrats have forced Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHillicon Valley: Trump cyber strategy lets US go on offense | AT&T urges court to let Time Warner merger stand | Conservatives want wife of DOJ official to testify | Facebook, nonprofits team up to fight fake news | DC camera hacker pleads guilty Vote Democrat in midterms to rein in Trump, preserve justice Sessions limits ability of judges to dismiss deportation cases MORE to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee over this alleged Russia affair.

From Earl Beal, Terre Haute, Ind.


Kamala Harris’s poor conduct

I watched both of the hearings on TV, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was just flat-out rude. She didn’t allow anyone to answer her questions. She reminded me of some snotty reporter who was trying to get them to say what she wanted to hear. In other words, she was trying to manipulate them.

She would not allow them to answer her questions the way they wanted to answer them.

She needs to dial it down a notch and understand these men are not on trial and they are not criminals. They are government servants and leaders — they deserve respect.

Many people would describe Harris using the “B” word: “belligerent.”

From William Berberich, Fairfield Bay, Ark.