Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Roe v. Wade Lawyer 'Amazed' Americans Still Fighting Over Abortion

It was 45 years ago Monday — on Jan. 22, 1973 — that the U.S. Supreme Court announced its 7-2 decision in <i>Roe v. Wade</i>: that a woman’s constitutional …

Rights & Freedoms

Bozell & Graham Column: The Furious Fake News of Feminist Novelists

Since 1973, liberal feminists have celebrated the “right to choose abortion” without admitting the horror – over 60 million lives violently and …

Conservative View

Robert Redford addresses Time's Up, Me Too as Hollywood's 'tipping point' at Sundance Film Festival

Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time's Up movements were a "tipping point" that would change Hollywood in favor of women's equality and …

Gloria Allred

21 Trump Quotes About Women From His First Year In Office

Donald Trump’s first year in office is rapidly drawing to a close, and it has certainly been a challenging year — for immigrants, for people of …

Donald Trump

Oscar Predictions and Guild Prohibitions

The SAG Awards will celebrate women, producers are laying down the law on sexual harassment, and V.F. is making its best Oscar guesses.<p>It’s Friday, and <b>Ruth Bader Ginsburg</b> has taken <b>Harvey Weinstein’s</b> seat on the Sundance shuttle.<p>Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re making fearless Oscar nomination …

Beverly Hills

Sundance Film Festival: Susan Bay Nimoy's film 'Eve' focuses on 'women of age'

"It's a once in a lifetime thing," says Susan Bay Nimoy, matter-of-fact and convincing. "It came together as if it was meant to be."<p>Nimoy is sitting in the Bel-Air home she shared for decades with husband Leonard Nimoy talking about "Eve," an honest and quietly affecting short film she wrote, …

Sundance

A look at Sundance Film Festival's stronger than usual 2018 lineup

"Obsession. Unfetter. Unravel. Unleash. Fantasy. Nightmare." What does it all add up to? Would you believe Sundance 2018?<p>Though already first among …

Filmmaking

A documentary goes behind the scenes with 'RBG '—Ruth Bader Ginsburg

<i>U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks to high school students in the documentary, "RBG."; Credit: Courtesy of CNN Films</i>Elyssa Dudley …

Harvard Law School

Supreme Court To Hear Latest Challenge To Trump's Travel Ban

Almost a year after President Trump tried to bar travelers from some predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, the Supreme Court announced Friday that it will consider a legal challenge to the third version of that ban.<p>Lower courts have blocked every attempt by the …

World News

The Supreme Court Just Halted a Ruling that Deemed North Carolina’s Congressional Map Unconstitutional

On Thursday night, the Supreme Court halted a lower court ruling that ordered North Carolina officials to revise its map of the state’s congressional …

Judiciary

Argument analysis: Justices parse Fair Labor Standards Act protections for service personnel at car dealerships

<i>Encino Motorcars v Navarro</i> was up for a repeat performance yesterday, as the justices heard argument for the second time on the question whether the …

Sonia Sotomayor

Should the four SC judges have dissented publicly?

<b>YES | B.A. Desai</b><p>It is their duty as Supreme Court judges to protect the Constitution and democracy<p>An unprecedented event took place on January 12 …

Judiciary

HHS’s New Rule Allows Health Care Workers to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People and Abortion Seekers

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a new rule intended to expand “conscience protections” for health workers who don’t want to …

Rights & Freedoms

The El Salvador Tragedy

President Trump didn’t include El Salvador on his vulgar list of deplorables. But his forthcoming expulsion of nearly 200,000 Salvadorans will inflict more harm on that poor and violent country of 6.3 million people than any verbal assault. Actions speak louder than words. Haiti and the continent …

Opinion

Supreme Court halts redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court’s order for North Carolina to redraw its congressional district maps.<p>The court issued a stay …

Judiciary

With Sundance 2018, a festival reaches to meet the moment

Yes, there are still movies at the Sundance Film Festival.<p>But the 2018 edition of the preeminent indie film showcase, which kicks off Thursday night in Park City, Utah, also will be dealing with a moment of tumultuous upheaval and uncertainty in the culture. Multiple moments, to be more exact.<p>The …

Filmmaking

Sundance 2018: #MeToo movement set to colour first post-Weinstein festival

Films on sexual abuse and gender equality and a star-studded rally for ‘respect’ will headline a festival instilling tighter security measures<p>The #MeToo movement is set to hit Park City, Utah, this week as the 2018 Sundance film festival kicks off with a planned rally for “respect” and a schedule …

Celebrity News

7 Children’s Bookstores to Follow on Instagram

There is something so magical about children’s bookstores. Every time I visit my favorite local shop, which is quite frequently, I’m amazed by the …

Gilbert: Student jobs grant program respects Charter rights

The federal government’s decision to require a commitment to human rights in its Canada Student Job (CSJ) grants represents a bold move to advance …

Rights & Freedoms

Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court's order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the Constitution by drawing electoral districts intended to maximize their party's chances of winning.<p>The conservative-majority court granted …

Judiciary

U.S. justices sympathize with death row inmate's claim against lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled sympathy toward a Louisiana death row inmate convicted of a 2008 triple murder who is seeking a new trial because his lawyer told jurors over the defendant's objections that the man had carried out the shootings.<p>Based on …

News

Monica’s Lingering Legacy

“Did you know there’s not one kid who has died in Iraq who wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for Monica Lewinsky?” legendary <i>60 Minutes</i> chief Don …

Conservative View

Shabbat lounge to appear at Sundance Film Festival for second year

Stars at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend can partake in a range of Shabbat activities.<p>FROM LEFT, Nadav Schirman, Gonen Ben-Itzhak and Mosab …

Israel

I'm USA Today Network President Maribel Wadsworth, And This Is How I Work

Twenty-two years ago, Maribel Perez Wadsworth started at the Gannett-owned <i>Rockford Register Star</i>, covering Illinois agriculture. Now, as president of …

Supreme Court hears rare appeal challenging military judges

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court delved into unusual terrain on Tuesday when it heard arguments brought by military service members -- the first time the justices have heard such a case in 21 years.<p>At issue in the case -- Dalmazzi v. United States -- is an 1870 statute that prohibits …

Judiciary

The Notorious R.B.G., Live And In Person

Welcome back to Jane Looking Forward. If you wish to continue reading this weekly newsletter, please subscribe here. And spread the word!<p>She’s 84 …

Mike Pence

Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket

The U.S. Supreme Court could soon be delivering another jolt to Indian Country, as another treaty rights case is looming on the horizon.

Judiciary

Where Are the Supreme Court's Opinions?

Some Supreme Court watchers were hoping the justices might return from their winter break with a few opinions in decided cases. No such luck. This …

U.S. Supreme Court

I put Natalie Portman, Jared Kushner and other famous Jews into Google Face Match

(JTA) — Ever want to see yourself in painting form? If so, you’re not alone — Google’s Arts & Culture app’s Face Match feature is taking social media …

Jewish Culture

Movie News: Woody Allen And Mark Wahlberg Cause Controversy, Gal Gadot Glows

It’s been quite the week for shocking film and television news: A controversial article accusing Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct elicited dozens of …

Jewish Culture