There was little controversy when President Bill Clinton nominated Stephen Breyer to the bench in 1994. His tenure on the Supreme Court reflects those less partisan times.
Unlike in most countries, US Supreme Court justices enjoy life tenure. Some legal scholars believe that centuries-old custom, meant to protect judicial independence, no longer serves the public.
Many states have found ways to remove partisan politics from their court systems.
Republicans won the recent battle over nominations to the US Supreme Court with the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett. The loser might be the court itself.
Democrats are outraged at what they say is the hypocrisy of allowing a president to appoint a new Supreme Court justice near the end of his term. One of their biggest practical concerns is the ACA.
Special interests use the court as a public policy battleground. Here’s a rundown of how that works and which groups are likely to appear before a conservative court with Amy Coney Barrett on it.
With Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, Trump has fulfilled his pledge to replace the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a woman. But female judges don’t all decide alike any more than male judges do.
Many Supreme Court nomination battles depended on whether the president’s party also had control of the US Senate.
A more conservative court could choose cases that incrementally erode abortion rights, or they could push for reconsideration of the constitutional issues at the very heart of Roe v. Wade.
The Catholic charismatic movement in the United States began during the 1960s. The practices of Catholic charismatics encompass various forms of Pentecostalism.
The death of U.S. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has re-ignited debates on the protection of reproductive rights. This might be the time to examine an overlooked inconsistency in the pro-life argument.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death sparked many tributes to her work ending sex discrimination against women. That work also paved the way for successes in the fight for equal rights for the LGBTQ community.
With a new vacancy on the US Supreme Court, Donald Trump has the opportunity to alter the court’s direction for decades. He’s not the first.
From her early career as an academic to a Supreme Court justice, ‘RBG’ was a trailblazer in all aspects of her work. Though not without controversy, she leaves behind a huge legacy.
With the election just over 40 days away, the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg could become a pivotal issue in the race — and energise voters on both sides of the partisan divide.
In lawsuits across the country, the GOP and Trump campaign are trying to stop or dramatically curtail mail-in voting. Courts have largely sided with them, threatening massive disenfranchisement.
Does a foundation’s award of a US$1 million prize to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg raise ethical questions? It’s hard to tell, because the court has no published ethics guidelines.
The Supreme Court has taken up several cases of sex discrimination against LGBT workers who were fired from their jobs. But the majority of other cases of sex discrimination rarely make it to court.
There’s been a reversal of power between religious and secular sides of American culture. The Supreme Court is now at the center of that shift.
Trailblazing US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known to many as the ‘Notorious RBG’. But the new film On the Basis of Sex is a muted portrayal of her.