Tag Archives: supreme court

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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Marriage equality’s hip hop theme song

Tweet The rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has broken records with their hits “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us.” And now, with their pro-marriage equality hit “Same Love,” which features out lesbian Mary Lambert, they’re shattering stereotypes. Just as “Same Love” supported this movement, the recent Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 [...]
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