Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justices could avoid issuing verdict on Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the president's power over immigration. But the case also could vanish into the legal ether, and that may be what a majority of the court is hoping for.<p>Getting rid of the case …

Politics

Black Robes and Crystal Balls

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are given lifetime appointments to decide paramount questions of law that affect almost every aspect of …

Equality

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn't make a dime. They're often banal, frequently fleeting and they're screened for an audience of just one. As for …

Neurophilosophy

Hillary Clinton and America Ferrera on Pain and Progress (and Hiking)

Hiking, yoga, reading, prayer, chardonnay (but not Xanax): These are the things, along with family and friends, that helped Hillary Clinton after her stunning defeat in the presidential election last year. But these are gentle pastimes. What about kicking things — or weeping?<p>“No,” Mrs. Clinton said …

Politics

ICYMI: SCOTUS Blocks Lower Courts, Reinstates Texas Congressional District Plans

Well, the controversial congressional maps in the Lone Star state that were struck own by two lower court decisions were given the green light by the …

Judiciary

Armie Hammer meets Ruth Bader Ginsburg in prep for role as her late husband

Armie Hammer is apparently prepping for his role as Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s late husband with a trip to Washington to see the Supreme Court justice …

U.S. Supreme Court

The New, More Conservative Supreme Court Is Wreaking Havoc

Actions by the Court this week affect refugees trying to come to the U.S. and whether Texas voters can be divvied up by race<p>The new Supreme Court …

Politics

Baby bibs that look like Ruth Bader Ginsburg's collars

It's never too early to get your little ones started on the road to success.<p>Luckily for us, New Jersey-based Becky Rodriguez of Etsy store dirtsa …

U.S. Supreme Court

Stone and Segall on Dianne Feinstein

In a <i>New York Times</i> op-ed, law professors Geoffrey R. Stone and Eric J. Segall come to Senator Feinstein’s defense.<p>I’ll volunteer that the …

Dianne Feinstein

The Supreme Court, with Donald Trump’s newest appointee, is really helping him right now

The Supreme Court has just handed Trump and the GOP two major victories, on gerrymandering and the travel ban<p>One of President Donald Trump’s only concrete achievements as president, at least so far, was successfully appointing Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court.<p>It appears that that …

Liberal View

Supreme Court blocks rulings forcing Texas to redraw districts

The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked lower court rulings that demanded Texas redraw boundaries for a number of congressional and state legislative …

Judiciary

Exposed: Ginsburg’s Just Revealed Her Disturbing Agenda For The Supreme Court

Advertisement - story continues below<p>According to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there won’t be enough female justices on the Supreme …

Conservative View

Ruth Bader Ginsberg on her workout, love life and the Notorious B.I.G.

She's already a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, a feminist icon and a hero to millennials, but at 84, <b>Ruth Bader Ginsburg</b> is about to add another unlikely string to her bow: fitness model.<p>The octogenarian judge — who charmed a packed house at Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theater on Monday night — …

Notorious B.I.G.

Supreme Court blocks lower court rulings on Texas districts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court is blocking lower court rulings that ordered Texas to redraw some congressional and legislative districts.<p>The 5-4 order issued late Tuesday means the state almost certainly will hold elections next year in districts that were struck down as racially …

Judiciary

Supreme Court grants Texas stay request on electoral maps

<b>(CNN) —</b> A closely divided Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state of Texas on Tuesday night, freezing a lower court opinion that had invalidated two congressional districts and state house districts in four counties. The ruling means the current state electoral maps will stay in effect pending …

Judiciary

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘Over the long haul, I have had it all’

Turning setbacks into opportunity has been an overriding theme of her illustrious career, and she has no intention of quitting the bench anytime …

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg speaks at Chicago college

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she'll remain on the court as long as she can work at "full steam."<p>The 84-year-old justice …

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court travel ban ruling puts refugees in spotlight again

An order to block refugees from entering the U.S. remained temporarily in effect Monday when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with …

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Auditorium Theatre, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

Revisit a classic film, hear customer-service horror stories, and get out of the house for this week's events. Here's some of what we recommend:<br>…

U.S. Supreme Court

Felicity Jones to play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in biopic

British actress Felicity Jones will portray Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a biopic after Natalie Portman dropped out.<p>Shooting …

U.S. Supreme Court

Armie Hammer Joins Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biopic On The Basis Of Sex

With Felicity Jones in place as US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in <i>On The Basis Of Sex</i>, director Mimi Leder has locked in a co-star for …

U.S. Supreme Court

Armie Hammer Joins Felicity Jones in On the Basis of Sex

Armie Hammer (<b>The Social Network</b>, <b>The Man From U.N.C.L.E.</b>) will join Felicity Jones in <b>On the Basis of Sex</b>, which Participant Media will produce and …

Movies

Paula Simons: Canada defined by inclusion, says Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

Beverley McLachlin never once said Donald Trump’s name.<p>But then, Canada’s famously discreet chief justice didn’t have to.<p>McLachlin was at the …

Canadian News

‘A gold mine of brilliance, common sense, humility, and virtue’

That’s the assessment of <i>Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived</i> that a distinguished academic recently passed along to me, …

Antonin Scalia

10 Inspiring Quotes From Women In The Labor Movement

This Labor Day weekend, let’s remember some of the incredible women of the labor movement and the value that we as workers bring to the table. With today’s competitive talent market, it’s critical that we take stock of our rights, and how we can leverage our power to create sustainable success in …

U.S. Supreme Court

How to power through a full day of meetings with your sanity intact

Meetings are the Anne Hathaway of the working world—moderately annoying, but entirely unavoidable.<p>As humans, we love to lament the time wasted in meetings, and then lament the time wasted on lamenting. Then we read articles about how bad meetings are and all the time we wasted in them.<p>Enough …

Productivity

How Will the Supreme Court Respond to the Arpaio Pardon?

Though its major import is President Trump’s official endorsement of racist discrimination in law enforcement, a flagrant contempt for judges is the subtext.<p>In the wake of President Trump’s pardon of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, reporters are likely to hear words as harsh as “disturbed” and …

Politics

Rebecca Solnit: if I were a man

Growing up, the author joked she was the perfect son: intelligent, ambitious, independent. How different might her life have been?<p>When I was very young, some gay friends of mine threw a cross-dressing party. My boyfriend at the time, with the help of his mother, did so well that a lot of straight …

Feminism

The Double Standard in the Progressive War against the Dead

Will Progressives erase the history of their racist heroes, or only their racist enemies?<p>Much of the country has demanded the elimination of …

Conservative View

The Progressive War Against the Dead

Much of the country has demanded the elimination of references to, and images of, people of the past -- from Christopher Columbus to Robert E. Lee -- …

History