Tag Archive | "Supreme Court"

Things That Made Me Mad This Week

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Sometimes, there are just too many things to write about and just not enough time in the day!  If I had unlimited resources, I’d be writing more about these stories that really got my goat this week: Supreme Court Justice …

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All Eyes on the Supreme Court

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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It looks like it’s all SCOTUS all the time this summer — Justice John Paul Stevens is going, Solicitor General Elena Kagan is (most likely) joining, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is grieving, the Senate is attacking …

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What Not to Wear — Elena Kagan Edition?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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I’m a little sad that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and her White House handlers appear to have given in to the running media ‘Kagan is a fashion frump/is she a lesbian’ fascination. This is what Kagan looked …

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FOX & Friends Ponders Supreme Court Moms

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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As you may know, I’ve been wondering for a while whether we ought to have a mother of young children as one of the next Associate Justices of the Supreme Court. I was happy to have a bit of …

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The Supreme Court Could Still Use a Mom

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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I’m pretty happy that President Obama has nominated another woman to the Supreme Court — three out of nine still isn’t the ratio I’d like to see of women to men, but it’s a great step in the right direction.…

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Elena Kagan Isn’t Experienced Enough for the Supreme Court? Really?!

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Saturday Night Live had an especially timely segment on Weekend Update this week called, “REALLY?!” Government officials didn’t check the no-fly list until the plane with Faisal Shahzad was ready to take off?   Really?! Two TSA agents got into a …

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Sonia Sotomayor and the Code of Sexism

Friday, May 29, 2009

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Testy. Difficult. Nasty. Sharp-tongued. Those are just a few of the words being used by Republicans and the media to describe Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor. If they ring a bell, they should — it hasn’t been long since …

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Sonia Sotomayor and Elle Woods Have a Lot in Common

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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“Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see.” That’s what Supreme Court nominee and federal court judge Sonia Sotomayor has said in the past about how individual experience comes into play when deciding cases and looking at the …

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The Supreme Court Needs a Mom

Friday, May 22, 2009

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Another woman on the Supreme Court of the United States would be good, but I wonder if a woman who is a mother might be even better! No, not one to make the grilled cheese sandwiches and make sure everyone …

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Can Obama Take the Heat?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

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It’s probably an understatement to say that the drumbeat has been building for years for another woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. And it’s not just a beat anymore — it’s become a relentless pounding of women’s fists …

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Goodyear, You Can Spare $360K for Lilly Ledbetter

Thursday, February 5, 2009

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As so many women have been basking in the glow of the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the news reports reminded us that even though Lilly has become a standard bearer for the fight for fair pay …

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May I See Your Voter ID, Please?

Friday, May 2, 2008

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If you don’t have photo identification when you go to vote, but you’re registered to vote, should you be turned away? Some Republicans have long advocated that the answer to that question should be ‘yes.’ I’ve lived in a lot

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