BY Amy LaCount
on Jul 02, 2013
Last December, Melissa Nelson lost a case at the Iowa Supreme Court in which she had filed for gender discrimination against her ex-boss. What were the charges? She was fired because she was simply too hot, and therefore, an obvious threat to her boss’s marriage.
You might find yourself asking, "Wait, WTF?"
Did Nelson ever fool around with her boss, or anything else inappropriate? No. This was simply…visual.
That’s right: Nelson wasn’t ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jun 27, 2013
Civil rights, you're doing it wrong. The Supreme Court has decided to strike down sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 - taking some major steps backwards for fair democracy in our country.
The Act was made to protect the minority vote and was a huge victory for the Civil Rights Movement in the '60s. All states run their own elections; that’s part of the deal, but the federal government provides the guidelines to do so via the VRA. Now those ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing
on Feb 27, 2013
There is some good and surprising news for gay marriage! A legal brief arguing that gays have a constitutional right to marry, signed by dozens of Republicans, is being submitted to the Supreme Court this week.
Yes, you read that right. As of Monday, over 75 Republicans, many well-known and influential, have signed their name to a document that opposes Proposition 8 and, supports same-sex marriage. This is in preparation for next month's Supreme court cases ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing
on Jan 29, 2013
It looks like ObamaCare will be heading to the Supreme Court again. Though the high court has found the Affordable Care Act to be constitutional, companies and institutions both big and small are taking issue with covering birth control.
The fierce backlash is in response to the section of the legislation that would have companies fully cover all "contraception methods and sterilization procedures" approved by the FDA. This includes the hotly debated ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 13, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stopped by Sesame Street to dish out some career advice to the adorably oblivious, princess-obsessed Muppet Abby Cadabby.
“Pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career,” says Sotomayor. "A career is a job you train for and prepare for and plan on doing for a long time."
Though it is technically possible to make a career out of being a princess—and young Ms. Cadabby may have ... Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Jun 28, 2012
Today is a historic date. June 28th, 2012, will go down not as the day that Obamacare was bolstered by the Supreme Court's supportive 5-4 vote, but as the day CNN and Fox reported that it wasn't.
At around 7 AM, both networks reported and discussed the court's decision to shoot down Obama's healthcare plan, one of the most, if not the most, crucial pieces of legislation to come out of his presidency. It goes without saying that most Americans and all of the major ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson
on Aug 31, 2011
A federal judge has blocked key parts of a Texas abortion law that would require doctors to provide a sonogram to pregnant women before they go through with the procedure. As written, the law would require women seeking an abortion in Texas to view a picture of the embryo or fetus and hear a description of its development before having the procedure. It was to take effect on September 1.
U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks found several portions of ... Read More
BY Jules Abraham
on May 10, 2010
Calling all women, liberals, and supporters of Gay Rights— Shhhh! Obama is sneaking you into the club. Solicitor General, Elena Kagan, has been selected to fill the seat of Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. She would be only the fourth woman since Sandra Day O’Connor in 1981 to serve on the High Court, and breaking new ground in the US as one of three Justices that are women serving concurrently. We gals have never before enjoyed such a ... Read More