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Lego Rejected This Flawless Female Supreme Court Justice Set; We Object!

Artist Maia Weinstock has created a set of Legos celebrating the four women who have served on the Supreme Court–Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan–and they are very cool. The only downside is that they are not available to preorder for the upcoming holiday season. »3/10/15 3:15pm3/10/15 3:15pm

Justice Sotomayor Made the Other Supreme Court Justices Salsa Dance

In Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, biographer Joan Biskupic describes the many fearless and ambitious ways that Justice Sonia Sotomayor has changed the cultural and political landscape of the Supreme Court. In an anecdote that the author finds particularly symbolic of her… »10/07/14 3:20pm10/07/14 3:20pm

Thank God (Yes, THAT God) for the Women of the Supreme Court

Remember when Samuel Alito said that the Hobby Lobby ruling isn't a big deal? Because at least non-profits can "opt out" of providing birth control by signing a form, and then the insurer can directly cover it instead. Now Alito is saying these opt outs are unconstitutional as well, and the women justices are FURIOUS. »7/04/14 12:00pm7/04/14 12:00pm

Conservatives Call Justice Sotomayor 'Illiterate' and 'Emotional'

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor disagreed so strongly with the Court's affirmative action-blasting decision yesterday that she broke from standard procedure and read a large portion of her dissent (which I'm legally required to refer to as "scathing") from the bench. Conservatives responded to her response by… »4/23/14 5:00pm4/23/14 5:00pm

Sonia Sotomayor: I Am the Most Obstinate Person You Will Ever Meet

Her Honor Sonia Sotomayor, whose face I would wear on a t-shirt, released her long awaited memoir, My Beloved World yesterday. Cheesy title aside, the book promises to take us on a journey from her childhood in a Bronx housing project to her current reality as my second favorite Supreme Court Justice. The fact that… »1/16/13 9:30am1/16/13 9:30am

Federal Appeals Court Frustratingly Blocks Contraceptive Mandate in Illinois Case

Even after Justice Sotomayor performed a holiday miracle by waving her gavel at a grey flannel sky and causing sundry forms of contraception to snow down onto every tax-exempt piece of Catholic real estate in the land (that's how pop-up books in the future will tell it, so you better get on board with the legend now),… »12/30/12 12:30pm12/30/12 12:30pm

Jon Stewart Says He Almost Quit the Daily Show Because 'These People Are Insane'

Ugh, it's like one of those nauseating stories you hear where someone was supposed to go on vacation with their friends and then they got mono at the last minute and had to stay home and then the plane crashed—except in this case the person with mono is the American public and the ill-fated flight is Jon Stewart »12/11/12 8:00pm12/11/12 8:00pm

Babies, Khakis and Minivans: Meet the Women Behind those 'Concerned Mom' Political Ads

As November approaches, she'll become so ubiquitous that you'll swear you know her. You overhear her conversations with her husband, you see the concern on her face as she balances a baby on her hip while musing aloud about the future of Medicare. Barack Obama wants to take my baby's piggy bank, she'll say, in a less… »9/20/12 2:10pm9/20/12 2:10pm