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 3:15pm 3/10/15 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 3:20pm 10/07/14 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 12:00pm 7/04/14 12:00pm

Sonia Sotomayor Bumped into Hillary Clinton at a Costco

When Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor walked into a Costco in Arlington, Virginia, she probably wasn't expecting much exciting. Maybe a twofer sale on those Olay face cream bottles (but only the SPF ones no one wants anyway), maybe a couple gallons of milk, hell maybe even one of those 15-person tents hanging… » 6/15/14 1:30pm 6/15/14 1:30pm

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 5:00pm 4/23/14 5:00pm

The Four Women of the Supreme Court Look Fierce in Cool New Portrait

This morning, the press was given a chance to gaze upon a new portrait by Nelson Shanks featuring Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Close-up after the jump. » 10/28/13 3:00pm 10/28/13 3:00pm

Sonia Sotomayor Brilliantly Shuts Down Racist Federal Prosecutor

Earlier today, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor included a written statement along with the court's rejection of a criminal case. In this unusual action, your favorite justice's letter condemned a federal prosecutor in Texas who behaved like a real dick. » 2/25/13 9:30pm 2/25/13 9:30pm

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 9:30am 1/16/13 9:30am

Federal Appeals Court Frustratingly Blocks Contraceptive Mandate in…

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 12:30pm 12/30/12 12:30pm

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

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 8:00pm 12/11/12 8:00pm

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits Sesame Street, Explains…

Is there a way to make this required viewing for every single kid in America? And some adults, too? It's just so awesome. » 11/09/12 3:15pm 11/09/12 3:15pm

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Babies, Khakis and Minivans: Meet the Women Behind those 'Concerned…

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 2:10pm 9/20/12 2:10pm

Where Are The Fat Female Politicians?

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie dashed the hopes of many a frustrated golf playing white guy when he announced yesterday that now is not the time for him to vie for the Republican Presidential nomination. In the weeks leading up to his announcement, speculation swirled about his policy positions and viability as… » 10/05/11 7:45pm 10/05/11 7:45pm

What We Don't Need To Know About Clarence Thomas's Dick

This is something that never needed to happen, but we're subjecting you to it anyway. A reader of the tell-all memoir by his ex-girlfriend Lillian McEwen (who previously made the rounds after Ginni Thomas called Anita Hill demanding an apology) divulges the following details from it: » 3/08/11 3:57pm 3/08/11 3:57pm

Supreme Court's New Female Justices Not Afraid To Speak Up

The appointments of Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor caused liberals to wring their hands with worry. What if they weren't liberal enough? What was the President doing? Liberals, breathe a sigh of relief for now. They're kicking ass. » 12/26/10 12:12pm 12/26/10 12:12pm

Is Teresa Lewis's Execution A Gender Issue?

The Supreme Court has rejected Virginia death-row inmate Teresa Lewis's bid for a stay of execution, but Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg voted in favor of the stay. So is this a gender issue? » 9/22/10 2:57pm 9/22/10 2:57pm

Kagan Confirmed As Supreme Court Justice

A Senate vote of 63-37 has confirmed President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. (That included five Republicans, compared to nine for Sonia Sotomayor.) She'll be the fourth female Justice to serve. » 8/05/10 4:00pm 8/05/10 4:00pm

Have Women Given Up On Corporate America?

Women — especially moms — are underrepresented in top corporate and government jobs. But is what looks like inequality actually a savvy choice by women themselves? » 8/05/10 3:25pm 8/05/10 3:25pm