Supreme Court

This Week in History: September 23 - 27 

This Week in History: September 23 - 27 

Three major historical events took place this week throughout the years: the Supreme Court of the United States was officially established in 1789; the Little Rock Nine attended their first full day of classes at Central High School in Little Rock, AR in 1957 and Sandra Day O’Connor took the Oath of Office to become the first female Supreme Court justice of the United States in 1981.

Opinion: Blocking the Louisiana abortion law

Opinion: Blocking the Louisiana abortion law

The Supreme Court justices voted with a 5-4 majority, with Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Ginsburg, Kagan, Sotomayor and Breyer opposing the enactment of the law. Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh would have been in favor of the law, had it been enacted.

Adoption agency laws unfair to LGBT citizens and others

Adoption agency laws unfair to LGBT citizens and others

Back in 2015, I really felt like the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage was a conclusion. In a way, it was. After years of progress on the issue, it was suddenly legal everywhere. Full acceptance of same-sex couples, both socially and legally, seemed inevitable to me at the time. In hindsight I was incredibly naive.

When you learn a precedent-setting Supreme Court case happened in your hometown

When you learn a precedent-setting Supreme Court case happened in your hometown

My first reaction was to be very proud. Although Trumbull was accused of gender discrimination, I was proud to come from the same town of under 40,000 people as the plaintiff, who brought this case all the way to the Supreme Court from the 06611 zip code, and eventually went on to win.