| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is reportedly doing fine after a procedure Wednesday to implant a stent in her right coronary artery. But this health scare is sure to revive the debate about whether the 81-year-old leader of the court’s...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Just 12 years ago, it was illegal for gays and lesbians to marry anywhere in the U.S.
But Monday, the drive to legalize same-sex marriage — which began some two decades ago as a seemingly far-fetched quest — neared final victory as...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:31 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprising move that will allow gay men and women to get married in five additional states, with more likely to follow quickly.
On the first day...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:45 PM
It seems safe to say that when the U.S. Supreme Court heard Barnes v. Glen Theatre in 1991, it couldn't have foreseen the rampant hilarity, intellectual heft and kinetic amazement of "Arguendo," now at REDCAT through Sunday.
By applying the same...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 7:36 PM
The window for President Obama to add another liberal justice to the Supreme Court probably closed last week when Republicans took control of the Senate.
Over the last 10 years, the Senate's vote on high court nominees has increasingly followed party...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Judicial dissents often make for the most important, interesting and entertaining reading in major cases.
Now comes Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, bidding to take her place next to great dissenters Supreme Court...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Comedian Carol Burnett is working on a book about her television show, she told Rosie O'Donnell before an audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The Wall Street Journal reports that Burnett "is writing liner notes about various sketches she...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:12 AM
With only a few days left before election day, pretexts for panic over the sanctity of the ballot box are dwindling down to a precious few. Two political scientists from Virginia's Old Dominion University have done their part, with an article on the...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Easy for them to say, since they’re already on the Supreme Court, but three justices agreed the other day that the court isn’t diverse enough. In a forum at their alma mater, Yale Law School, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor and Samuel A....
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Now that the bicentennial observances of the Battle of Baltimore and penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" are over, it's worth getting back to the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. There is certainly plenty left to learn about that wrenching chapter...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:17 PM
In allowing Texas' voter identification law to go into effect, at least for the November election, the U.S. Supreme Court last week showed the nation precisely what it meant in 2013 when its conservatives struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act...