A review of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life
The facts of the case portray a misogynist environment at West Point, a Hudson Valley institution that trains future military officers
It is fair to say that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 brought the United States into the 20th Century. That comprehensive law made it illegal to engage in racial, gender, and national origin discrimination in public accommodations–like hotels and restaurants–and employment. Yet, the law says very little about what exactly constitutes discrimination
the United States Supreme Court ended its 2015-16 term with a slew of high-profile opinions that for the first time in years did not leave progressives in a state of distress.
Court-watchers have come to accept, since at least the early 1990s, that the Supreme Court has been dominated by conservative Justices. This resulted from too few Democratic presidents and the good fortune that Republican presidents had in appointing more than their fair share of Justices
The story of how southerners flouted Brown v. Board of Education is familiar, but the disregard that white residents and community leaders in Prince Edward County had for black children is breathtaking
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled for the first time that transgender people are entitled to protections against discrimination under the U.S. Constitution.
In 1971, eight activists burglarized an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania to confirm suspicions that the agency was spying on and disrupting the anti-war movement. The break-in was obviously unlawful. It also exposed the FBI’s notorious COINTELPRO surveillance program, which sought to destroy the social and political movements that challenged the American status quo
By late June 2015, the Supreme Court will decide whether the U.S. Constitution recognizes the right to same-sex marriage. Although same-sex marriage is a true culture war issue, the chances are good that the Court will extend marriage rights to gays and lesbians.
Federal Court strikes down mandatory drug-testing for welfare recipients