Opinion: How Ginsburg made the law fairer for every woman
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing marks the end of an era in more ways than one. Having repeatedly beaten cancer, Ginsburg had come to almost seem invincible. She was a larger than life figure who became a hero to many young women trying to follow the path she forged in the legal profession. Ginsburg's age and frail health were no secret, but her loss still comes as a shock.
How you can stir up some 'good trouble' through causes John Lewis supported
John Lewis' tireless push for civil rights did not die with him on July 17, 2020. The longtime representative of Georgia's 5th congressional district spent his lifetime fighting for the oppressed and forgotten. And he wrote the playbook for the next generation to get into what he called "good trouble, necessary trouble."
Opinion: Attention Mitch: Filling RBG's seat now could break American democracy
While a law student at the University of Kentucky, the institution where I teach, Senator Mitch McConnell surely learned about the importance of justice and democracy. In the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing on Friday evening, there is one action that McConnell can take that may very well save our democracy: announce that the Senate will not consider a Supreme Court nomination until after Inauguration Day 2021.
Right-wing media uses misleading local story to suggest coronavirus cover-up
A version of this story is also appearing in the Reliable Sources newsletter. Click here to sign up for free. If you don't get your news from right-wing media, it is likely that you haven't heard about this story. But for those who do rely on outlets such as Fox News or Breitbart for information, a scandal of towering proportions has been brewing in Nashville, Tennessee.
Analysis: GOP senators will face ultimate test of loyalty to Trump
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday -- followed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's statement that "Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate" -- creates a stark choice for the 52 GOP senators that boils down to this: Just how loyal are you to President Donald Trump?
Notable names on Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees
President Donald Trump has updated a roster of more than 20 potential Supreme Court nominees in recent weeks, a list that includes prominent and lesser-known conservatives who would undoubtedly tilt the court further rightward if one were appointed.