By Eloise PasachoffSep 28, 2018
A new book makes the bold claim that "the public school has served as the single most significant site of constitutional interpretation within the nation's history." Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Ruth Marcus / TruthdigMay 11, 2010
The first woman to be dean of Harvard Law School. The first woman to be solicitor general. But: the fourth woman, if Elena Kagan is confirmed, on the Supreme Court. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 27, 2010
Granted, Sandra Day O'Connor is retired from the U.S. Supreme Court, to which she was a Ronald Reagan nominee, but during a law school conference Tuesday at Gerogetown, the former justice still made concerned noises about the top court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 21, 2007
In an apparent rebuke to the Supreme Court's recent abortion decision, retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told Fox News that the law "shouldn't change just because the faces on the court have changed." O'Connor, who time and again swung the court in favor of a woman's right to choose, also criticized lawmakers who try to put political pressure on the judicial process. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 4, 2006
The Supreme Court will hear arguments next week regarding the constitutionality of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act passed by Congress. The case should indicate how the newly formed court will approach abortion rights without the presence of Sandra Day O'Connor. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 7, 2006
The Senate Democratic leadership will push for expanded access to contraceptives and sex education--a nationally popular move, but a bitter pill for the prudish right-wingers who are desperately afraid that someone, somewhere, may be enjoying a sexual act. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 10, 2006
"It takes a lot of degeneration before a country falls into dictatorship, but we should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings," former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told a Georgetown audience, according to an NPR report. (Hat tip: Huff Po) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 31, 2006
The Senate confirms Alito as the nation's 110th Supreme Court justice after the hastily conceived filibuster attempt of Sens Kerry and Kennedy | storyBuzzflash: "There is no 'center' support for Alito's actual positions There's just support for an image the Republicans createdof a harmless guy with a wife driven to tears" | editorial. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 13, 2006
As the hearings end, Democrats seem unlikely to filibuster the nominee. | storyAnd so much for a swing vote: Analyses of Alito's answers by both The New York Times and The Washington Post find the nominee most aligned with Scalia and Thomas. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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