Tag Archives: supreme court

BREAKING: Senate passes “nuclear option” so judicial confirmations only need 51 votes

TweetDid Majority Leader Harry Reid just win the day?  The so called “nuclear option” just passed and that means that the GOP, who have been blocking judicial and executive branch nominees for years, can no longer simply block nominations to the courts.  Prior to today, the GOP would simply refuse to allow confirmation hearings on [...]
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Breaking: Supreme Court won’t rule on abortion case

Tweet The Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss an abortion case is good in the short term, but don’t pop out the champaign yet.  Tweet
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Photo (of a painting) of the Day: The Women of the Supreme Court

Tweet A new painting depicts all of the four women who have ever, in the history of the United States, ever, ever, ever sat on the Supreme Court… ever! Can you name all of these women?  Tweet
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Today in History Quiz

TweetI’d like to do a nerdy thing today and offer a little history trivia. Thanks for indulging me. So… no cheating! Question: Why, on October 8, 1991, did seven congresswomen — Barbara Boxer (Calif.),Pat Schroeder (Colo.), Barbara Kennelly (Conn.), Louise Slaughter (N.Y.), Jolene Unsoeld (Wash.), Patsy Mink (Haw.) and Nita Lowey (N.Y.), as well as Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) — march from the House to the Senate in protest? [Answer [...]
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Why the VRA matters

TweetToday Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law one of the most draconian pieces of legislation destroying reproductive health to Texas women as Congress continues its hearings on the reinstatement of the Voting Rights Act. Last month, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in an extreme act of hubris by a 5-4 vote. [...]
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