Texas State Senator (and now folk hero) Wendy Davis filibustered the bill for close to thirteen hours under the state legislature’s stringent rules: no sitting, leaning, drinking water, using the bathroom, or speaking about subjects not germane to the topic at hand....more
Posts Tagged: Supreme Court
You may have noticed that all your Facebook friends are now the same person, and that person is a pink equals sign on a red background.
That’s because they support same-sex marriage, and the Supreme Court is hearing arguments today and tomorrow regarding the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California....more
Abigail Fisher, a 22-year old white girl, a graduate of LSU, just pleaded to the Supreme court that the University of Texas rejected her four years ago because of affirmative action.
UT says they’d have rejected her no matter her race; regardless, her suit might lead the Supreme Court to forbid the practice....more
Fisher claims that her whiteness was held against her, leading to the rejection of her college application....more
My favorite Supreme Court watcher, Dahlia Lithwick, is hosting her yearly round table on SCOTUS decisions over at Slate. Joining her this year are Judge Richard Posner and Professor Walter Dellinger.
The Supreme Court handed down a number of decisions today, but not the big one on the Affordable Care Act....more
For absolutely no reason except that I feel like it, I’m posting a lot about sex today, so in order to be consistent, Politics Sunday will be Sexual Politics Sunday for today and today only.
The Atlantic discusses the “sexual politics of nominating a Supreme Court Justice.”...more
In her scathing piece for Slate about Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Dahlia Lithwick compares the Supreme Court’s actions to those of the Blue Fairy in Pinocchio, saying that they turned “a corporation into a real live boy.” Lithwick doesn’t try to peer into the future (like Greg Palast does), but she does highlight what is, to me, the most important issue in this case, and in any case involving corporations–their legal personhood....more