Supreme Court Smackdowns: Sotomayor Vs. Thomas

Sonia Sotomayor just penned her first opinion on a case as a Supreme Court Justice. The Court's decision was unanimous, Sotomayor laid out the facts - but Clarence Thomas had to emerge from the shadows to complain about "value judgments." » 12/09/09 1:00pm 12/09/09 1:00pm

After 2 Years, Court Rules Gang Rape Unrelated To Employment

Finally, there's some news about Jamie Leigh Jones, the former Halliburton/KBR employee who was gang-raped by co-workers and then held in a shipping container so she couldn't report it, that won't make any reasonable person weep. » 9/16/09 4:20pm 9/16/09 4:20pm

Maine Legalizes Same Sex Marriage!

Maine Governor John Baldacci signed legislation this afternoon to legalize same-sex marriage, barely an hour after it passed the legislature. Opponents are gearing up a ballot initiative to reverse the law. [Portland Press Hearld] » 5/06/09 1:30pm 5/06/09 1:30pm

Murderer Gets Life For Killing Transgender Woman

In a historic decision, Allen Andrade has been convicted of first-degree murder and a hate crime for his killing of 18-year-old transgender woman Angela Zapata (at left, her family reacts to the trial). » 4/23/09 9:30am 4/23/09 9:30am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Doesn't Take Crap From Cancer (Or John Roberts)

As part of her ongoing "Give Cancer The Finger Tour," Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared Friday at a symposium in her honor at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University and opened right up. » 4/13/09 4:40pm 4/13/09 4:40pm

Vermont Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

The Vermont Senate and House this morning overrode Governor Jim Douglas' veto of legislation legalizing same sex marriage, making Vermont the first state to legislate marriage equality into existence. [WCAX-TV] » 4/07/09 11:45am 4/07/09 11:45am

Gay Marriage In California Makes Some People Happy, Others Blathering…

If you've been under a rock, you might not yet know that the state of California, following a court ruling, began allowing same sex marriages yesterday. This is a picture of Robin Tyler and Diane Olson who took advantage of their new rights yesterday and don't they look exactly like what a happy couple ought to look… » 6/17/08 2:00pm 6/17/08 2:00pm