It takes a lot to surprise me during these dark days of the Trump presidency but today somehow delivered two eye-poppers with one stone. On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down the congressional map of North Carolina, ruling that it unconstitutionally used race to determine districts. Perhaps even more surprising is…
Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, a challenge to Texas’s HB2, a wide-ranging bill whose purpose is largely to regulate abortion providers into non-existence. From requiring clinics to abide by the same building codes as a surgical center, to requiring physicians to have admitting…
Today in About Damn Time: the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery uncloaked a portrait featuring the women of the United States Supreme Court, past and present. As of November 2, 2015, the painting hangs in the Washington, D.C. gallery.
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.
The frothingly anti-gay American Family Association is pushing Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to remove themselves from the upcoming case that will decide whether same-sex marriage is protected under the Constitution. They're arguing that both women have officiated at gay weddings, making…
This weekend, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan officiated in the same sex nuptials between a former law clerk and his husband. Immediately after the ceremony, Kagan hopped on the phone and ordered your parents to get a divorce. You know how marriage is — one in, one out.
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.
Women — especially moms — are underrepresented in top corporate and government jobs. But is what looks like inequality actually a savvy choice by women themselves?