Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaking at University of South Carolina's winter commencement

COLUMBIA — The Palmetto State will get a visit from a third U.S. Supreme Court justice this year when Stephen Breyer speaks at the University of …

U.S. Supreme Court

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 …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

Candidate Donald Trump asked black voters: ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’ Well, apparently, judgeships.

During the 2016 presidential election season, Donald Trump repeatedly asked black Americans what they had to lose by sending him to the White House to succeed the country's first black president.<p>Well apparently, the courts.<p>According to an analysis by the Associated Press, 91 percent of Trump’s …

U.S. Politics

The Secrets of Resilience

Does early hardship in life keep children from becoming successful adults? It’s an urgent question for parents and educators, who worry that children growing up in difficult circumstances will fail to reach their full potential, or worse, sink into despair and dysfunction.<p>Social scientists have …

Psychology

Trump judge nominee, 36, who has never tried a case, wins approval of Senate panel

Brett J. Talley, President Trump’s nominee to be a federal judge in Alabama, has never tried a case, was unanimously rated “not qualified” by the …

U.S. Congress

12 Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities Who Have Struggled With Imposter Syndrome

It's more common than you think.<p>It’s easy to feel like we don’t measure up or deserve some of the praise we receive for our successes, even when we’ve worked hard to achieve them. Some of the most successful people today often feel like frauds in light of their own achievements. And there’s a name …

Success

Who's talking to whom about free speech?

I came across this picture of the current Supreme Court justices. It must have been taken in an unguarded moment just before their annual formal …

U.S. Supreme Court

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

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

Nonfiction Books for Curious Middle Schoolers

Do you have an inquisitive middle schooler? Perhaps a budding scientist or an amateur historian? If so, here are 23 nonfiction books for middle …

Books

Supreme Court won’t stop execution of man who can’t remember murder

The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously reversed a lower court that had found an Alabama death row inmate ineligible for execution because his declining health had left him unable to remember the murder he had committed.<p>The justices said that since the Supreme Court has never found that a prisoner …

Judiciary

Sonia Sotomayor's New Children's Books Will Make The Young Feminists In Your Life Very Happy

Here's a spot of good news: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor announced that she'll be publishing three books for young readers over the next …

Sandra Day O'Connor

Women Who Rule the World: The 25 Most Powerful Female Political Leaders 2017

<i>This year’s top women in politics are at the forefront of efforts to reshape and retain global alliances.</i><p>Fewer than 10% of the U.N. member states have female leaders, but this year they are having an outsized influence on world events. The top three women on Forbes’ annual list of the most powerful …

Education

Indictments Of, By and For Hope

Hope-filled activism is what gets us beyond Donald Trump regime.

Liberal View

The Supreme Court permits the execution of a man who does not recall his crime

“IT MAY be simply my educational background”, John Roberts said at the Supreme Court last month, but the reasoning behind the case against …

Judiciary

Argument analysis: A quixotic search for the general meaning of state-court summary affirmances

When a state appeals court affirms a lower-court ruling without an opinion, is it endorsing the decision below? Is it rejecting it? Does the answer …

Judiciary

This 'Latina Made Not Maid' T-Shirt Is Selling Out & Here's Why You Should Own One Too

How many times have you seen your favorite Latina actress star as maids for an upcoming film? If you have a hard time remembering, let me refresh your memory with a few. There was <b>Jennifer Lopez</b>'s <i>Maid in Manhattan</i> (2002), <b>Nadine Velasquez</b>, <i>My Name is Earl</i> (2005), <b>Paz Vega</b> <i>Spanglish</i> (2004), <b>Roselyn</b> …

Jennifer Lopez

Rights Report: Week of October 30, 2017

Janine O'Malley at Farrar, Straus and Giroux has acquired, at auction, in a two-book deal, <b>Hafsah Faizal</b>'s debut novel, <i>We Hunt the Flame</i>. Faizal has …

Books

With Little Dissent, Supreme Court Justices Toast Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—A majority of Supreme Court justices reached across the ideological—and generational—divide Thursday to rule that their alma mater, Harvard Law School, totally rules.<p>“The Harvard justices who preceded those on this stage, from Joseph Story to Antonin Scalia, have had an oversize …

News (U.S.)

Supreme Court dismisses final case against Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court handed President Trump a victory Tuesday when it tossed out the remaining case challenging his earlier travel ban.The court issued …

Judiciary

The Supreme Court’s quiet gerrymandering revolution and the road to minority rule

<i>This month the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a Wisconsin case over the constitutionality of the Republican-dominated state legislature’s</i> …

Judiciary

Supreme Court Wipes Out Travel Ban Appeal

The Supreme Court dismissed on Tuesday the last remaining appeal in a pair of cases challenging President Trump’s executive order, issued in March, that sought to limit travel to the United States.<p>The March order was replaced in September with broader restrictions, and they have already been …

U.S. Politics

Why conservatives aren't buying Sen. John McCain's Trump-bashing

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is something the media must remember when it breathlessly reports on prominent Republicans speaking out against President Donald Trump. Sen. John McCain's recent criticisms, for example, are news, yes, and so were Mitt Romney's and Paul Ryan's and others' in the past. They deserve to …

Opinion

8 Inspirational Women to Dress Up as for Halloween

Because we can't all be Wonder Woman.<p>October 24, 2017<p>In 2017, the movie <i>Wonder Woman</i> was released. Not only did it feature a female protagonist (with …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Federal Judge Strikes Down New York City's Dragnet That Seized Thousands Of Cars Without Warrants

In the latest blow against civil forfeiture, Judge Ronnie Abrams ruled that New York City’s policy of seizing cars without warrants violated the owners’ Fourth Amendment rights. As part of a strategy to crack down on unlicensed taxis and other vehicles for-hire, between 2012 and 2015, inspectors …

Opinion

Dear President Trump: You. Diabetes Comments. Not good.

<b>To: President Donald Trump</b><p><b>From: “D-Mom” Moira, on behalf of all who live with diabetes</b><p><b>Re: “Her health. No good. Diabetes.”</b><p>According to multiple …

Diabetes

Nancy Drew lessons for us all to live by

Get a clue.<p>It’s no mystery why Nancy Drew has inspired girls who have grown into presidential candidates, Supreme Court justices and Oprah for almost …

Lifestyle

A Baker’s Toxic Recipe for Discrimination

AP Photo/Brennan LinsleyMasterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store, in Lakewood, ColoradoThe new Supreme Court term …

Equality

Harvard rescinds medal awarded to Harvey Weinstein in 2014

Harvard has decided to strip Harvey Weinstein of an award it gave him in 2014.<p>The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research voted unanimously on Wednesday to rescind Weinstein's W. E. B. Du Bois Medal. The movie mogul has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of …

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