At approximately 10:15 this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court started hearing arguments on Proposition 8, the 2008 California initiative that banned same-sex marriage in the state. It was the court's first major hearing of gay rights in 10 years, and will be followed by consideration of the Defense of ... More >>
A 'power list' for the rest of us
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down and beats a confession out of it. This week, we examine the Supreme Court's ruling that video games should be considered art and we ask Ruth Bader Ginsburg if she has any ti ... More >>
Following Justice So-Bro Sonia Sotomayor's appointment last summer, Elena Kagan has "thrown down" for Manhattan today.
The Supreme Court ruled today that California's publicly financed Hastings College of Law has the right to deny recognizing a Christian students group that discriminated against homosexual students. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that the University of California was within its rights not to re ... More >>
Here we have Hilary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, part of Power Plays, a new exhibit of Kellesimone's work at a gallery in, uh, Santa Monica. The Margaret Thatcher and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paintings are way more intense. They're on view until January 2nd. Recommended for political junkies and/or s ... More >>
There was some concern for the Chrysler deal when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg granted a stay to Indiana state pension funds and others seeking to block the sale, previously cleared by a bankruptcy judge, of the collapsed car company's assets to Fiat, the Italian carmaker whose involve ... More >>
Ben Parmet went to Brooklyn's James Madison High School many, many years ago. He mentioned his days at Madison to Ben Goldberg, a volunteer at his nursing home, who as it happened also attended Madison, albeit much later, and who contacted the editors of the James Madison Alumni News about Mr. Par ... More >>
Heaven can wait: Chesley Sullenberger live, in "US Airways Flight 1549 Full Cockpit Recording" To try to counter the sickening economic news, remember another horror story that actually had a happy ending. Sully Sullenberger knows what "sickening" feels like, although his voice in the above cockp ... More >>
Bringing smarty back, Nancy Drew returns for another generation of young consumers
The Roberts Court signals the president that he is not immune from the Constitution
8 to 0 Supreme Court decision doesn't end the fight against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood is only the start
Susan Estrich makes the case for another Clinton in Chief
Groans heard as Bush hands Court pick to mystery nominee
John Roberts has an understated personality, but his record will be all torpedo.
Hillary walks tightrope! Schumer frolics in spotlight!
Loser versus loser: Handicapping the coming Supreme Court vacancies
Padilla remains gagged, but justice department tells 'his' story
McCarthyism Can Rise Again
Ralph Nader Keeps Democracy Alive
The Next President's Picks Could Determine the Fate of Roe v. Wade
Mets Fans Shout, 'Asshole! Asshole!'
What Will Happen to the Constitution If Clinton Is Convicted?
Is Time Up for Times Square Porn?