Posts tagged "supreme court"

Yeah, What Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Said

“Outside of the marriage context, can you think of any other rational basis, reason, for a state using sexual orientation as a factor in denying homosexuals benefits or imposing burdens…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Behold, The Real Gay Agenda

As you can see from this sign spotted outside the Supreme Court yesterday, the actual gay agenda is much less scary than conservative fearmongers make it out to be. In…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 27, 2013 - 4:20 pm

25 Marriage Equality Signs Making The Rounds On Facebook

By now, you’ve probably noticed more than a few of your friends have changed their Facebook profile photos to the image of an equals sign on a red background, showing…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 27, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Gay Marriage Supporters Wait Out The DOMA & Prop 8 Decisions On The Supreme Court Steps

The Supreme Court will hear two landmark gay rights cases today: they’re hearing arguments on Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Court critics say the cases…

Julie Gerstein | March 26, 2013 - 11:20 am

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Can Drop And Give You 20

Happy belated birthday to Supreme Court Justice Bader Ginsburg!  There are so many reasons to love the two-time cancer survivor Justice: from her stance on reproductive rights, to holding it…

Sarah Gray | March 21, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Majority Of Americans Say ‘Roe Vs. Wade’ Should Not Be Overturned: Pew Poll

Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision which effectively legalized abortion, should not be overturned according to the majority of Americans. This information comes via a Pew Research…

Jessica Wakeman | January 18, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court will take up California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional…

Newser | December 8, 2012 - 9:30 am

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Talks Princesses On “Sesame Street”

At some point in the life of many little girls and some little boys there comes the cold, hard realization that you cannot be a princess when you grow up.

Jessica Wakeman | November 12, 2012 - 11:20 am

When Fox News And CNN Got The SCOTUS Health Care Ruling Wrong

Remember this morning, when the Supreme Court upheld Obama’s health care law? That was awesome. But in the moments after the ruling came down, there was mass confusion about what…

Julie Gerstein | June 28, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare

The fate of ObamaCare has been decided—and it’s very, very good news for President Obama and tens of millions of uninsured Americans. The Supreme Court today upheld the Affordable Care…

Newser | June 28, 2012 - 10:30 am

Walmart Facing Biggest Sex Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Ever Next Week

Beginning next week, Walmart will go before the Supreme Court to defend itself in the largest class action sexual discrimination lawsuit in history. Walmart is accused of allegedly paying female…

Jessica Wakeman | March 24, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Clarence Thomas’ Wife Asks Anita Hill For Sexual Harassment Apology

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife, Virginia Thomas, called Anita Hill and left a message on her Brandeis University answering machine asking her for an apology nearly 20 years…

Jessica Wakeman | October 20, 2010 - 8:00 pm

10 Things You Should Know About Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan

I’ve already heard her name about 16 times today. So who is Elena Kagan, Obama’s nomination for the 112th justice of the Supreme Court, and what is she all about?

Ami Angelowicz | May 10, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Who Is Potential Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan, Anyway?

Ding dong, Justice John Paul Stevens is retiring! Surely you remember when President Obama nominated Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court last summer? Well, gird your loins, kiddies, because…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sonia Sotomayor Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

“Wise Latina” Sonia Sotomayor took the judicial oath of the Supreme Court on Saturday morning. She is the first Latina and the third woman to sit on the Supreme…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2009 - 9:15 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sonia Sotomayor Confirmed To The Supreme Court

Sonia Sotomayor has been confirmed by the Senate in a 68-31 vote. After she receives the oath of office, Sotomayor will be the first Latina judge and third female judge…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2009 - 7:40 pm

Sonia Sotomayor Gets The A-OK From Senate Panel

Hotly contested Latina Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was endorsed by the Senate Judiciary Committee today, by a vote of 13 to 6. Twelve Democrats and one Republican voted for…

Nikki Dowling | July 28, 2009 - 3:50 pm

Breaking: Sonia Sotomayor Can Be Objective, Too

Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor is in the middle her confirmation hearings. Each day, we reach new heights of irritation that her impartiality is called into question.


Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2009 - 3:00 pm

The Only Woman On The Supreme Court: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Tells All

A lot of people are happy that Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but Emily Bazelon from Slate found someone in particular who is pretty psyched: the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2009 - 7:00 pm