Clarence Thomas

The Democrat Trump should fear the most in 2020 — and it’s not Oprah

More than half of Americans are uninterested in keeping President Trump around for a second term, according to a new poll. But to be fair, considering his historically low approval ratings, this is not that surprising.<p>But what is surprising is who Americans want as the next president — and who they …

Elections

Aziz, We Tried to Warn You

In 1975, 42 years before the comedian Aziz Ansari reportedly brought a date home to his apartment and repeatedly tried to initiate sex with her after she told him “next time” and “I don’t want to feel forced,” Susan Brownmiller published “Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape.”<p>“All rape is an …

Feminism

How the Supreme Court’s ruling on internet sales tax could affect Arizona retailers

The U.S. Supreme Court announced last week that it will take on a case that could determine if states will be able to collect sales tax from online …

North Dakota

Trump is delivering the judiciary Republicans dreamed about

Why do pro-Trump conservatives ignore his transcendent unfitness?<p>Because he is creating the politicized judiciary they crave – a dream team of …

Opinion

The Shock Factor: New Federal Report on ‘The Cost of Raising a Child’

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon release its annual report “Expenditures on Children by Families,” better known as “The Cost of …

Conservative View

Straightness Is Not Neutrality. Neither Is Maleness, or Whiteness.

Earlier this month, the Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver was asked how he felt about the nomination of Andrew McDonald, an openly gay judge, to serve as …

Equality

Why go public, asks former CJI

How did a press conference by four senior judges of the Supreme Court help resolve their discontent against the Chief Justice of India, the former …

New Delhi

Without countries like the ones Trump trashed, there'd be no you, me or America

Trump grew up in New York, but I guess he never got around to reading the inscription on the State of Liberty.<p>At one time or another, just about any place from which anyone has emigrated to America has been referred to as what Donald Trump — the sitting president of the United States — reportedly …

Ulysses S. Grant

This is a seismic moment for women – and we can’t grow weary

"One woman speaks up, followed by this period of less than 24 hours when women were feeling free to talk about stories that had been festering for years. It was sort of an exhilarating feeling – like we're finally getting our moment on the stage – and then it turns out to be only a moment."<p>That's …

Feminism

Split Up the Ninth Circuit---but Not Because It's Liberal

President Trump’s frustration with federal judges, particularly on immigration issues, has led him to join calls to “break up” the sprawling Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco. “It just shows how broken and unfair our Court System is,” the president tweeted this week after …

Opinion

Beyond Hollywood: Reaching all workplaces with #MeToo

Time magazine declared the “Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo Movement its 2017 “Person of the Year.” “Me Too” creator, Tarana Burke, started the …

Liberal View

The right to vote — or not vote — divides Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court was deeply divided Wednesday over Ohio's method of purging voters who fail to vote or return warning notices, but it appeared the court's conservative majority may uphold the controversial practice.<p>The decision, to be rendered by June, will hinge on which action is …

Judiciary

The Terrible DACA Ruling Is a Symptom of Our Constitutional Order’s Atrophy

Josh Blackman offers the best legal analysis of Judge William Alsup’s ridiculous ruling barring President Trump from rescinding DACA.<p>But, without …

Conservative View

ENOUGH: #MeToo and the Cult of Desirability

<i>ENOUGH is a Rumpus series devoted to creating a dedicated space for essays, poetry, fiction, comics, and artwork by women and non-binary people that</i> …

Feminism

Daily Dicta: Clarence Thomas Tells All (To his Wife); Zach Fardon's Big Plans; FCA Report Card | Litigation Daily

This premium content is locked for<br>Litigation Daily subscribers only.<p>Subscribe now to enjoy unlimited access to Litigation Daily content,<br>• 5 free …

Law

Conference Report: January 5, 2018 Conference - ISCOTUS now

On Monday, the Supreme Court gave a death row inmate another chance to persuade the federal courts to consider whether his sentencing proceeding was …

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Grants Death Row Inmate New Appeal After Juror Openly Wondered 'If Black People Have Souls'

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-to-3 opinion that Keith Leroy Tharpe, a black inmate currently on death row in Georgia, will be allowed to …

U.S. Politics

US Supreme Court rules in favor of black death row inmate

The highest court in the US has ruled that a convicted black man who was tried by a racially-biased jury has a right to appeal. The court also said a …

Judiciary

When Will Ruth Bader Ginsburg Retire? The Supreme Court Justice Won't Let Trump Replace Her

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become an internet mainstay, and an important reason why American liberals are still holding onto hope …

Neil Gorsuch

Why gender equality will reach a tipping point this year

“We’ve finally reached a tipping point to stand up, to refuse ... to be treated as anything less than equal,” says Lauren Leader-Chivée, an activist and thought leader on diversity and women’s issues in the workplace. “That’s a major change. Women have been galvanized.”<p>Leader-Chivée is one of the …

Gretchen Carlson

PBS Anchor Offers Softballs to Joe Biden...But Pushes An Apology to Anita Hill

<i>PBS NewsHour</i> anchor Judy Woodruff interviewed former vice president Joe Biden on Thursday night, and most of it consisted of please-attack-Trump …

Anita Hill

With billions at stake, Supreme Court urged to revisit ruling shielding internet purchases from sales tax

The last time the Supreme Court took a hard look at how to impose sales taxes on home shopping, it was the era of mail-order catalogs — “before Amazon was even selling books out of Jeff Bezos’ garage,” lawyers recently told the justices.<p>In 1992, the high court upheld a constitutional rule that …

Politics

Trump DOJ Could Effectively Be Reviving A Long-Term Attack On Voting Rights

An effort by conservatives to move states away from drawing districts using total population — with a lawsuit civil rights advocates said was …

Race & Ethnicity

Though Biden regrets his Anita Hill role, he hasn't contacted her to say so

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Vice President Joe Biden, while continuing to express regret about Anita Hill's 1991 experience testifying that Supreme Court then-nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her, has not contacted Hill to apologize.<p>Biden has said recently that he regrets the way the …

U.S. Politics

With Time's Up, Women in Hollywood Are Offering More Than a Photo Op

The phrase “Hollywood activism” summons decades of liberal self-indulgence and empty gestures: “We Are the World” sing-alongs, star-studded PSAs, awareness-raising ribbons at award shows, Bono. It might look good and it might even draw attention, but no one really expects it to change much of …

Feminism

The Generational Differences In How We Talk About #MeToo

This past weekend, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that while she believes the #MeToo movement is a "good thing," people also need to …

Feminism

#MeToo in Our Schools: Hearing Black Girls in the Sexual Abuse Backlash

By Sikivu Hutchinson and Ashunda Norris<p>In 1991, African American law professor Anita Hill’s testimony against Clarence Thomas transformed her into a feminist icon in the fight against sexual harassment in the workplace. Building on Hill’s legacy, women in corporate America, state and federal …

Gender

Justice Clarence Thomas On Law Clerk Hiring, Interracial Marriage, And More

Justice Clarence Thomas (screencap via Daily Caller News Foundation)<p>Last year, a rumor about Justice Clarence Thomas supposedly considering …

Law

Barbara Boxer: Will 2018 be the Year of the Woman, this time for real?

For 10 years starting in 2007 I was either chairman or vice chairman of the United States Senate Ethics Committee, the only committee of the Senate equally divided between Democrats and Republicans. I can tell you without hesitation, that it is against the rules to ask your staff to carry your …

Anita Hill

Federal Judiciary to Assess Its Sexual Harassment Policies

WASHINGTON—Chief Justice John Roberts said Sunday that the federal judiciary would assess its own policies for addressing sexual harassment involving judges and court employees, joining a national reckoning that, after exposing sordid activity by Hollywood titans, superstar journalists and elected …

U.S. Politics