Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A Surprising Legacy From My Father, Antonin Scalia

The speaker at my high school graduation was my father, Justice Antonin Scalia.<p>Although he delivered a fine speech, he did not deliver the line I …

Conservative View

Clash at the Supreme Court

William D. Araiza (Brooklyn): Samuel Alito: Populist. Neil Siegel (Duke): The Distinctive Role of Justice Samuel Alito: From a Politics of …

U.S. Supreme Court

Armie Hammer on His Steamy New Movie, a Charmed Upbringing and Oscar's "Double Standards"

"I've heard the 'This is your moment' speech so many times," says the 'Call Me by Your Name' actor as he gets candid on his failed star vehicles …

The Lone Ranger

Gaze Into the 2018 Fortune Crystal Ball

1. Trump’s Triumph, and the EU’s Crisis<p>In the year ahead, India’s economy will climb, Britain’s delicate Brexit negotiations are likely to derail, …

Tech Industry

Trump Names Supreme Court Candidates for a Nonexistent Vacancy

WASHINGTON — No sitting justice on the Supreme Court has indicated plans to leave any time soon.<p>But tell that to President Trump, who announced on Friday his latest slate of judicial candidates to fill a vacancy that — as far as anyone knows — does not exist.<p>As a presidential hopeful, Mr. Trump …

U.S. Politics

Is It Time To Retire "Mom" & "Dad"?

<i>Deidre Olsen is a queer, non-binary writer and digital marketer based in Toronto. The opinions expressed here are their own.</i><p>Polly Pagenhart, an …

Parenting

Trump adds five names to list of possible Supreme Court nominees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has added five names to the list he will use to pick a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court if a vacancy arises, the White House said on Friday.<p>U.S. Appeals Court Judges Brett Kavanaugh, Kevin Newsom and Amy Coney Barrett, Georgia Supreme Court Justice …

News (U.S.)

Neil Gorsuch reflects on 'surreal' court tenure

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Justice Neil Gorsuch returned to the faithful on Thursday night to address the Federalist Society, a conservative group that was instrumental to his nomination to the Supreme Court.<p>Greeted by a standing ovation, Gorsuch delivered a rousing tribute to the conservative …

U.S. Politics

Why was the 'Jewish Nobel' snatched from Ruth Bader Ginsburg and given to Natalie Portman?

The Genesis Prize Foundation announced on Wednesday that the recipient of its first-ever “lifetime achievement award” would be U.S. Supreme Court …

Israel

‘Call Me by Your Name’: A Love Story Fueled by Strangers’ Chemistry

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — “You’ll be meeting in the man cave,” the publicist said, pushing open the door to the ground floor of a villa set in the lush gardens of the Sunset Marquis.<p>Previous hotel guests have included members of Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses and Metallica, and while they might never have …

Armie Hammer

Was Ruth Bader Ginsburg Snubbed For ‘Jewish Nobel’ — And Was Bibi Behind It?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently received a lifetime achievement award from a major Jewish philanthropic group. The group, the Genesis Prize Foundation, …

Jewish Culture

Level Up: 10 Products Every Feminist Needs

Because the future is female.<p>Wear your feminist agenda <i>literally</i> on your sleeve with these 10 empowering pieces. Not only will you kickstart important conversations around gender inequality, but sales of some of these products go toward amazing causes and organizations.

Feminism

Jimmy Kimmel Fixed Justice League With a New Kind of Hero

On Thursday night’s Jimmy Kimmel, the comedian riffed on the new DC comics movie <i>Justice League</i>. While the reviews about the superhero-stuffed film …

Entertainment

Wiping the stain of capital punishment clean

<b>Wiping the stain of capital punishment clean</b><p>On Monday, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a case with the potential to end this nation’s …

U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Flooded One of Houston’s Richest Neighborhoods to Save Everyone Else

“Next contestant, come on down.” On Oct. 6, in a bright courtroom in downtown Houston, Susan Braden, chief justice of the U.S. Court of Federal …

Houston

The Backlash Is Coming

Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Harvey Weinstein.Photo illustration by <b>Slate</b>. Photos by Win McNamee/Getty Images, Erik de Castro/AFP/Getty Images, and …

Feminism

Ruth Bader Ginsburg wins Genesis Foundation’s first lifetime achievement award

Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking to the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 2016. (Bob …

Jewish Culture

15 Things You Learn While Hanging Out With Armie Hammer

The words tumble out of Armie Hammer’s mouth so fast that sometimes they hit their mark before you realize what he’s even said. That attribute made …

Entertainment

50 Years Later, Just How Jewish Was ‘The Graduate?’

As a superfan of “The Graduate” I was thrilled to get my hands on Beverly Gray’s new book “Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How ‘The Graduate’ Became the …

Dustin Hoffman

I've Been On the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fitness Journey

I’ve been doing the Ruth Bader Ginsburg workout for almost a month and I am pleased to announce that I am now extremely hot and plan to live forever.<p>You may think that that’s not enough time for me to have a complete total body transformation like a late 90s Ryan Reynolds, or a mid-2000s Chris …

Fitness

The Clinton Legacy At 25: A Record Of Accomplishment Despite Revisionist Attacks

This month marks the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s winning the White House in 1992. People often forget where the Democrats stood before Clinton. Democrats had been out of power for 20 of the last 24 years and the sole Democrat to hold the White House lost reelection in a landslide after …

Democratic Convention

Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced

Men Of The Year<p>He's been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. But Colin Kaepernick's determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference.<p><b>In</b> …

Sports

Armie Hammer’s Complicated Affair With Call Me by Your Name

Armie Hammer is six-foot-five, a general advantage in life but one that doesn’t serve him well on the dance floor. “When I dance,” he told me …

Armie Hammer

Election results reinforce GOP urgency to confirm judges

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tuesday's elections favoring Democrats could give conservative forces more urgency in an area President Donald Trump is already moving on aggressively: reshaping the federal courts.<p>Trump and his advisers are moving at break-neck speed compared with past presidents. Republicans pushed four …

U.S. Politics

Trump's Election Inspired An Army Of Women To Run For Office. Meet 8 Of Them.

A year after the presidential election, women are fired up and demanding a seat at the table.<p>Laura Moser never had any desire to run for office. Her husband worked in politics, and she considered herself to be a highly “involved volunteer,” but beyond that maintained some space from the political …

Democratic Party

What if Hillary had won? A jolly trip down memory lane, alternate-timeline edition.

What if Election Day 2016 had gone a little differently? What if a freak snowstorm across the Rust Belt had kept rural Trump voters from the polls? What if Russia had read its psyops data wrong and pivoted its resources to Snapchat? What if James Comey had taken a closer look at those emails in …

Lifestyle

35+ of Your Favorite Feminist Books

This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by <i>Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch</i> by Anna Fleiss and Lauren Mancuso.<p>FEMINIST ICON CROSS-STITCH puts a new spin on …

Feminism

Justices seem inclined to side with tribe in casino case

Supreme Court justices suggested Tuesday that they would side with a Native American tribe in Michigan in a case that arose out of the tribe's …

Judiciary

What Is The Most Truthful Onscreen Version of Washington, D.C.?

Sorry, but ’24′ is trash<p>There are certain things that we learn about from film and television because if we are lucky or privileged, we never have to experience them firsthand. Things like the criminal justice system, the entertainment industry, human autopsies, espionage, or alien invasions. But …

TV

Supreme Court upholds death sentence for man who can't remember his crime

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that an Alabama prisoner on death row for more than 30 years can be executed despite having no memory of his crime.<p>The justices, without any noted dissents, reversed a federal appeals court ruling that had struck down Vernon Madison's death sentence for …

Judiciary