3 Reasons Affirmative Action Will Be Okay Despite Supreme Decision

The Supreme Court just ruled that Michigan's ban on government affirmative-action was constitutional. The ruling was 6-2. Yes, there are nine Supreme Court Justices, but Elena Kagan had to recuse herself because she was involved with the case while she was Solicitor General. » 4/22/14 11:18am Tuesday 11:18am

Hobby Lobby's Retirement Plan Invests in Contraception Makers

Hobby Lobby has fought all the way to the Supreme Court over whether the government can compel a "religious corporation" to cover employees' birth control. But it seems that as of December 2012, when the company originally filed suit, the company wasn't so picky about its retirement plan, which invests in contraception… » 4/01/14 11:00am 4/01/14 11:00am

Surge in Abortion Restrictions Awful, May Be Gaining Momentum

Sorry to bring down your Saturday, but the New York Times has a new report on the recent surge in abortion restrictions, and it's not looking great. We've seen this happening at an unsettling pace recently, and it's scary that women aren't getting access to care that they need. So far, twenty-four states have barred… » 1/04/14 2:00pm 1/04/14 2:00pm

Latest Obamacare Birth Control Cases Aren't as Bad as They Seem

Though it appeared that birth control-loving Americans had been dealt a swift kick to their genitals with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's decision to grant a temporary delay for some religiously affiliated groups who want exemption from the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate, the nuance of the call is actually much… » 1/02/14 3:10pm 1/02/14 3:10pm

Justice Sotomayor Pumps the Brakes on the Birth Control Mandate

On the cusp of pressing the reset button on our frenzied Gregorian existence, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave us all a frustrating New Year's Eve surprise by blocking the implementation of that tricky part of the Affordable Care Act that would have forced certain religiously affiliated organizations (ahem,… » 1/01/14 12:00pm 1/01/14 12:00pm

Hobby Lobby Heads to the Supreme Court Over Right to Deny You Your IUD

Nothing says the good ol' days quite like the Hobby Lobby corporation. What with its strong Christian values, distaste for Jews and staunch refusal to provide certain types of contraceptive care to its employees, stepping into a Hobby Lobby store is almost like stepping back into simpler, more ignorant times. » 11/26/13 12:40pm 11/26/13 12:40pm

Swearing Ladies Are Ruining America, and More Dumb Shit Scalia Says

We all knew that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a testicularly prolific, Judge Judy-level sassy Constitutional originalist who probably turns his chair around backward before he sits in it because he doesn't follow anyone's rules* (*Except the Founding Fathers, and he's a real nerd about it). But in an… » 10/07/13 2:30pm 10/07/13 2:30pm

The Supreme Court Might Decide the Abortion Pill's Fate

What's not to love about "abortion pill" RU-486? 17 percent of abortions in the US are medication abortions, which are less invasive than surgical abortions and easier to access in states that love restricting women's reproductive choice. This alternative will obviously not do for a number of uterus-fearing state… » 7/19/13 2:00pm 7/19/13 2:00pm

This Gay Couple Just Got the First Post-DOMA Greencard

Two days after the Supreme Court stuck down DOMA, a Bulgarian immigrant married to an American man learned that he was approved for a permanent resident visa, a service he was barred from just 48 hours prior based on his sexual preference. DOMA banned the federal government from recognizing marriages of same-sex… » 7/01/13 12:00pm 7/01/13 12:00pm

Prop. 8 Sponsors Scramble to Stop Fabulous California Gay Weddings…

The sponsors of the rapidly-necrotizing Proposition 8 are learning a fairly painful lesson in not getting their way this weekend as they watch Californians gay marry each other up and down the land of happy cows and terrifying geological phenomena. Clearly not thrilled that the Supreme Court assured them that they had » 6/30/13 12:00pm 6/30/13 12:00pm

Justice Ginsburg Criticizes Lack of 'Restraint' in Roe v. Wade Ruling

Speaking Saturday night to an audience at the University of Chicago Law School, superfly liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg indulged in a little judicial pessimism when she suggested that the Roe v. Wade rule by her Supreme Court predecessors was too broad, and, rather than safeguarding abortion rights for future… » 5/12/13 12:30pm 5/12/13 12:30pm

Chief Justice John Roberts’ Lesbian Cousin and Her Partner Are…

Everyone knows someone who is gay, and today's Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8 will impact everyone, not least of all Chief Justice John Roberts, whose lesbian cousin is attending the hearing with her partner of four years. » 3/26/13 1:30pm 3/26/13 1:30pm

Indonesian Supreme Court Candidate Says Women Enjoy Rape

In a world divided by conflict and difference, it's beautiful to see that people from different cultures, and countries across the world can share something in common: really fucked up ideas about rape. » 1/16/13 12:10pm 1/16/13 12:10pm

Iowa Supreme Court Says It Was Totally Cool for a Dentist to Fire His…

The most esteemed Iowa circle jerk all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled 7-0 on Friday that a dentist was totally within his legal rights when he fired his female assistant because he and his wife all held hands and decided that the woman was a threat to their marriage. In other words, a female employee in Iowa was… » 12/22/12 12:00pm 12/22/12 12:00pm