Posts tagged "supreme court"

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gay Marriage Is Inevitable

Ruth Bader Ginsburg told Bloomberg that gay marriage is inevitable. (RawStory) And speak of the devil, check out this woman’s awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg tattoo. (CNN) A high school teacher talks about how to effectively teach dead white male authors to students who are tired of studying dead white male authors. (The…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 12, 2015

The NFL’s Anti-Domestic Violence Partner Is A Sham Organization

The NFL’s anti-domestic violence campaign partner, No More, is a sham -- surprise, surprise. [Deadspin] Black girls are six times as likely to be suspended as White girls in New York schools. [The Daily Beast] Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speaking at Georgetown University, said that if she could undo one Supreme Court decision it…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 5, 2015

Supreme Court To Hear Four Gay Marriage Cases, May End Up Making It A Constitutional Right

Today, the Supreme Court announced it would consider four new gay marriage cases and decide whether individual states have the right to ban gay marriage. Given that they refused to hear seven appeals from states where gay marriage bans had been invalidated back in October, experts expect that the Court will rule in favor of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate] Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot] An Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014

A Supreme Court Case Could Protect Pregnant Workers

The Supreme Court is going to hear a case that could result in greater job protections for pregnant women who need leave but don’t have maternity benefits. [NY Times] The Chicago City Council has voted to raise the minimum wage in the city to $13 an hour by 2018. [Salon] Fast Company ha…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

Notorious RBG Talks T-Shirts With Her Face On Them & The Opera About Her

Our beloved Notorious RBG (also known to most of society as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg), stopped by the 92nd Y in New York last weekend to chat with former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch and NPR's Nina Totenberg. She shared that she owns several Notorious RBG…
By: Claire Hannum / October 24, 2014

Boo-Yah: The Supreme Court Turns Down Five State Appeals Seeking To Ban Gay Marriage

Seemingly out of nowhere, a important victory for marriage equality arrived today as the Supreme Court rejected bids from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin to ban gay marriage, refusing to address cases in which their federal appeals courts decided that the Constitution affords same-sex couples the same marriage rights as straight couples. Basically, those…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 6, 2014

Supreme Court To Rule On Online Threats

It’s three months away, but it’s groundbreaking and past due: This December, the Supreme Court will rule on whether online threats are protected by the First Amendment based on whether they qualify as a threat by the intent of the person making it, or by the way a “reasonable person” would interpret the threat. The…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 18, 2014

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Kind Of Loves That We Call Her The Notorious R.B.G.

In her interview with Katie Couric this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg let us all know she's well aware of her internet fame and the Notorious R.B.G. tumblr that was created in her honor. She giggled a…
By: Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Talks Hobby Lobby Decisions With Katie Couric

Recently Notorious R.B.G. — I'm mean, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg — was interviewed by Katie Couric for Yahoo and she's got a lot to say about last month's decision in favor of Hobby Lobby.
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2014

The Two Reasons I Stopped Taking Birth Control

I stopped taking birth control in 2011. I find it not-ha-ha-funny that when I tell people this, the most common reaction I get is that it's "dangerous" not taking birth control -- and yet, so many people are willing to look the other way or not get angry when the highest court…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 30, 2014

Watch The Male Supreme Court Justices Hang Out In A “No Girls Allowed” Fort

With the decisions coming out of the Supreme Court these days, I wouldn't be too surprised if this was how things actually went down in the judges' chambers. Can I hang out in the fort too if I give the password? [Funny Or Die]…
By: Claire Hannum / July 25, 2014

8 Craft Stores To Shop At Instead Of Hobby Lobby

I learned about sweatshops towards the end of junior high and I remember being deeply troubled. A burgeoning activist, I decided to boycott all clothing stores that sold products made in sweatshops. A quick AOL internet search (#old) revealed that my boycott…
By: Phylisa Wisdom / July 3, 2014

How To Ignore The Relentless Flow Of Sexist BS So You Don’t Live In Constant Rage

As you all know, the Supreme Court of what is apparently a democratic republic founded on the principle of individual liberty and respect for the diversity of humanity decided this week that women aren’t included in that vision because $$$ > women OBVIOUSLY. Thanks, capitalism! I’ve noticed that a lot of you guys are upset…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 3, 2014

Guy Makes Justice Ginsberg’s Hobby Lobby Statement Into A Song

Well, that's one way to react to the Supreme Court's ruling today. In case musical tributes to Supreme Court documents aren't your jam, here's a much quieter roundup of the eight best lines from Justice Ginsberg's dissent. [Mother Jones] Or…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2014

Supreme Court Rules Employers With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception

The Supreme Court ruled today [PDF] that employers with religious objections to birth control are not required to cover contraception in health insurance plans for women under the Affordable Care Act. The court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores owned by evangelical Christians who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2014

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Anti-Abortion Protesters In Clinic Buffer Zones Case

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of anti-abortion protesters in a case regarding the First Amendment as it pertains to buffer zones around abortion clinics. The state of Massachusetts had a 2007 law that forbids anti-abortion protesters from entering a 35-foot radius around the entrances of clinics, marked in yellow around the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 26, 2014

6 Things To Know About The Supreme Court’s Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Case

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court is set to begin hearing arguments on the subject of abortion. But it's not reproductive rights, per se, that the Court will be hearing about: this time it's a matter of clinic safety. McCullen vs. Coakley is a lawsuit against a 2007 Massachusetts law that forbids anti-abortion protesters from entering…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2014

Supreme Court To Take Up Hobby Lobby Birth Control Case

The case filed by Hobby Lobby, a craft store owned by Christians who don't believe in birth control and refuses to cover it under the Affordable Care Act, is headed to the Supreme Court. In March 2014, the highest court in the land will take up the question of whether a company can refuse to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2013

Scenes From The Supreme Courts Ruling On The Defense Of Marriage Act & Prop 8

On Wednesday morning the Supreme Court ruled to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and California's anti-gay marriage Prop 8. After months of waiting for a decision, gay marriage supporters can breathe a sigh of relief. Photos from around the Supreme Court and in San Francisco's City Hall capture the ebullient mood…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 26, 2013
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