One of the many issues the new Supreme Court Justice will have to address is what to wear. A lace jabot like Sandra Day O'Connor? Something more modern? We talk to Susan Scafidi, a law professor at Fordham Law School who writes the blog Counterfeit Chic.
Advocates for gay marriage in California hoped the State Supreme Court would overturn last November's ballot initiative that took away the right to same-sex marriage, but their hopes were dashed yesterday when the court upheld Proposition 8.
President Obama is expected to announce that he will fill retiring Justice David Souter's seat on the high court with Sonia Sotomayor. For more about the potential Justice we turn to Slate Magazine's Senior Legal Correspondent Dahlia Lithwick.
President Obama will nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the as his first appointment to the court. For what the rest of the nation needs to know about this likely pick, we turn to New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny.
Several administration officials say President Obama has settled on his pick for the Supreme Court. The name that's being floated is Sonia Sotomayor. Joining us to discuss her background and her record as a judge is the New York Times' Adam Liptak.
The guilty verdict reached against an Egyptian businessman surprised many in the country. As Aya Batrawy reports, it wasn't because of a lack of evidence, it was that Egyptians figured the rich and powerful could never be brought to justice.
Joining The Takeaway to talk about the first piracy prosecution in the U.S. in more than a century is Ron Kuby, a criminal defense lawyer who's been consulting on the case on behalf of the defendant's parents.
Lawmakers have touted the credit card reform bill heading to the president's desk as 'a victory for every American who holds a credit card.' But Donna Rosato, a senior writer at Money Magazine, says consumer behavior is unlikely to change.
For a look at how the new restrictions may affect we got here and what the credit card industry has done to perpetuate this kind of debt The Takeaway is joined by Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University.
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Grand juries decided not indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The decision enraged many Americans, who questioned why the incidents didn't deserve an open trial — exactly the reason why the UK, the originator of grand juries, abolished its own system long ago.
A new Pentagon report say there's progress on reporting sexual assaults in the military. But Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, whose proposed reforms were rejected earlier this year, says commanders have been "a complete failure" in protecting those who report crimes — and plans a new push to pass her bill.
For years, the coal industry has enjoyed tax benefits and exemptions from strict environmental regulations. But those days might be over: President Barack Obama is using EPA authority under the Clean Air Act to try to curb coal power plant emissions, including CO2 and mercury. But coal interests are fighting back in the courts.
Edward Snowden's biggest legacy may not come from changed laws or powers — it may just be the way that the debate over privacy has forced big companies like Apple and Google to safeguard its customers' information in more ways.
Politicians and officials across the Caribbean have come under fire in recent weeks for statements that seem to downplay rape and blame victims. But there's evidence that women may no longer be willing to tolerate such comments.
Minority voters once faced poll taxes, tests and other blatant methods of keeping them away from the polls. But while those methods are gone, political science says voter discrimination is now simply more subtle — and possibly more widespread.
In the wake of the Germanwings crash last week, information about the medical history of pilot Andreas Lubitz has been scarce. But many Germans are still happy with their country's strict privacy laws, and don't think such disasters should change anything.
It’s been six months since 43 Mexican students vanished from the city of Iguala in Guerrero, Mexico. But some parents and families of the students say there are unanswered questions about what happened that fateful night, and that their ordeal is not over.
Whether it’s driving five miles over the speed limit or breezing past a stop sign on your bike, chances are, we have all broken a few — or more — rules of the road. When it comes to obeying traffic laws, “we’re all criminals,” says the author of this survey.