Justices' Rulings Advance Gays; Women Less S - Gay men and lesbians still have a long way to go before they achieve the formal legal equality that women have long enjoyed. But they have made stunning progress at the Supreme Court over the last decade, gaining legal protection for sexual intimacy and unconventional families with stirring language unimaginable a generation ago.
Amid calls to retire, Justice Ginsburg says she's catching her second wind - "All I can say is that I am still here and likely to remain for a while," she said. In the past, Ginsburg has said she had a role model in Justice Louis Brandeis, who retired at 82. Now, she says, she'll take it year by year and stay "as long as I can do it full steam."
10 Supreme Court Rulings That Turned Corporations Into People - Last week's decision is the latest in a 200-year-long line of rulings giving businesses the same rights as humans.
Tribes write President asking for American Indian woman on Supreme Court - At the end of June, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe sent a letter to President Obama asking him to consider naming a Native American woman to fill the next Supreme Court vacancy.
Appeals Court Backs Use of Race in U. of Texas Admissions - A federal appeals court today upheld the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions. The ruling came in a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that public colleges could consider race in admissions, but only under strict conditions.
AAUW Blog: What Does the Hobby Lobby Decision Mean? - Not only did the Supreme Court get it wrong again, but they also singled out a huge portion of the population — women — for discrimination.
Birth Control Order Deepens Divide Among Justices - In a decision that drew an unusually fierce dissent from the three female justices, the Supreme Court sided Thursday with religiously affiliated nonprofit groups in a clash between religious freedom and women's rights. The decision temporarily exempts a Christian college from part of the regulations that provide contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
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