Posts tagged "supreme court"

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]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | October 24, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 6, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | August 1, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 30, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | July 25, 2014 - 3:40 pm

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…

Phylisa Wisdom | July 3, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2014 - 10:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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:…

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 26, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Supreme Court Rules Defense Of Marriage Act & Prop 8 Are Unconstitutional

In a huge victory for gay marriage supporters, the Supreme Court ruled 5-to-4 on Wednesday that the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 are both unconstitutional.
According to…

Julie Gerstein | June 26, 2013 - 10:20 am

Supreme Court Takes Ax To Voting Rights Act

he Supreme Court dealt what looks like a mortal wound to the Voting Rights Act today, striking down the law’s key enforcement metric. The court did not, as some had…

Newser | June 25, 2013 - 11:30 am

The Long Road To Marriage Equality in America & What This Week’s Rulings May Mean

After three months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of the United States is due to give rulings on the cases of Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry this…

Mary Odell | June 25, 2013 - 10:00 am

Leave It To Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia To Find The Bright Side Of Discrimination

“Every cloud has a silver lining, and one of the benefits of the exclusion of women from most professions was that we had wonderful teachers, especially the women who today…

Jessica Wakeman | April 10, 2013 - 2:20 pm