RBG’s Fingerprints Are All Over Your Everyday Life


She expanded the possibilities of family life and work—for women and for men. By: Joe Pinsker\The Atlantic In her 87 and a half years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg left a significant mark on law, on feminism, and, late in her life, on pop culture. She also left a significant mark on everyday life in America, helpingContinue reading “RBG’s Fingerprints Are All Over Your Everyday Life”

A New Beginning at the Beginning: Restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965


Picture: Selma Times Journal A Mobile, Alabama man on a bicycle hauled a 100-pound casket across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on Monday morning during the second leg of his bid to restore a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Jeffery Jones, 54, said the casket is symbolic of the “death”Continue reading “A New Beginning at the Beginning: Restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965”

Voting Rights: Texas making it difficult for Blacks and Latinos to Vote


Just two hours after the Supreme Court reasoned that discrimination is not rampant enough in Southern states to warrant restrictions under the Voting Rights Act, Texas is already advancing a voter ID law and a redistricting map blocked last year for discriminating against black and Latino residents. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued a statement declaringContinue reading “Voting Rights: Texas making it difficult for Blacks and Latinos to Vote”

The United States Supreme Courts Decision on Arizona’s (SB1070) Immigration Law


  2012 United States Supreme Court Justices (top row left to right) Sonia Stomayor-Stephen Breyer-Samuel A. Alito  Jr-Elena Kagen (sitting  left to right) Clarence Thomas-Antonin Scalia-John G. Roberts                                                      Continue reading “The United States Supreme Courts Decision on Arizona’s (SB1070) Immigration Law”

India’s flip-flop on gay sex angers India’s Supreme Court


Additional Solicitor General says Home Ministry not in favour of decriminalising homosexuality; Government issues statement saying, ‘it has not taken any stand’ In Mumbai / New Delhi Embarrassed with the goof up it made in the Supreme Court during the hearing on decriminalisation of homosexuality, the Home Ministry on Thursday clarified that it had not calledContinue reading “India’s flip-flop on gay sex angers India’s Supreme Court”

Same-sex marriage cases wind their way to Supreme Court as political climate changes


Consider this bit of braggadocio about the advances of gay rights: More than two-thirds of Americans say they would vote for their party’s “well-qualified gay candidate for president.” The first openly gay male federal judge was just confirmed by an overwhelming majority in the Senate, and President Obama has nominated four other gay candidates for the bench.Continue reading “Same-sex marriage cases wind their way to Supreme Court as political climate changes”