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  • Bernie and me

    October 13, 2015 | 3:27 pm

    I spent a good portion of the winter of 1981 on the snowy porches of aging wooden homes in the blue-collar, Old North End of Burlington, Vt., watching Bernie Sanders promote his outsider candidacy for mayor against an entrenched Democratic Party incumbent.

    Hunched up inside a...

  • Franklin Graham wants Ginsburg and Kagan — and all the Supremes — to think as he does

    May 20, 2015 | 12:56 pm

    The Washington PostRaw Story and other outlets are reporting on preacher Franklin Graham’s appeal to followers to pray that the eyes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg “be opened to the truth of Scripture” when she considers the gay marriage case currently under consideration by the Supreme...

  • Natalie Portman to star as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in new movie

    May 11, 2015 | 12:43 pm

    Natalie Portman will star as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a new film.

    “On the Basis of Sex” will follow Ginsburg’s obstacles-filled career on the road to becoming the second female justice and the first Jewish female justice on the high court, Deadline...

  • Justice Kennedy key figure as U.S. top court tackles gay marriage

    January 16, 2015 | 1:06 pm

    For nearly two decades, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been building toward this moment in the history of gay legal rights in America.

    In decisions since 1996, Kennedy has broadened the court's view of equality for gays. Now, as the court said on Friday it would...

  • Read Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg’s dissent on Hobby Lobby ruling

    June 30, 2014 | 11:12 am

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a dissenting opinion on behalf of the liberal wing of the court.

    "In a decision of startling breadth, the court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law...

  • Divining the supremes on race

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 2, 2013 | 11:16 am

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the long-anticipated case of Fisher v. University of Texas. The thrust of the majority’s logic suggests that the advocates of race-conscious affirmative action will have a tough row to hoe from here on out.


  • Jewish groups ride roller-coaster week of Supreme Court rulings

    June 26, 2013 | 9:46 am

    A slight bump up on affirmative action, a plunge on voting rights, and on gay marriage, the mountaintop: federal legitimacy.

    It’s been a week of roller-coaster highs and lows at the Supreme Court for liberal Jewish groups. Their collective pledge: Stick it out.


  • Is DOMA doomed? Supreme Court indicates it may strike down marriage law

    March 27, 2013 | 11:41 am

    Several Supreme Court justices on Wednesday indicated interest in striking down a law that denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples, presenting the possibility of a major change in a few months in gay marriage law.

    Justice Anthony Kennedy, a potential swing...

  • An Iranian-Jew’s trip to the White House

    By Sam Yebri

    December 19, 2012 | 10:16 am

    “What is the difference between a New York City garment district bookkeeper and a Supreme Court Justice? Just one generation.”

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a daughter of Jewish immigrants, shared these words in 2004 at a celebration of the 350th anniversary of...

  • Obamacare’s heated day at Supreme Court: Kagan, Ginsburg attempt to aid defense of the law

    March 27, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    The Supreme Court appeared closely divided along ideological lines during tense arguments over President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Tuesday, with conservative justices vigorously questioning the Obama administration’s lawyer on whether Congress had the power to require people...