Will the Supreme Court’s Lethal Injection Review Kill the Death Penalty?

by Annie Waldman ProPublica, Feb. 4, 2015, 11:39 a.m. Last week, the Supreme Court put three executions in Oklahoma on hold as it reviews the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty protocol. If the nation’s top court strikes down Oklahoma’s lethal injection procedure, what would it mean for the death penalty? We’ve asked the experts […]

Pregnancy Discrimination Case Reaches Supreme Court

by Nina Martin ProPublica, Dec. 3, 2014, 7 a.m. Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in yet another blockbuster case at the intersection of sex discrimination, workplace law and reproductive justice. The central issue in Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service is simple enough: to what extent does the federal Pregnancy Discrimination […]

SCOTUS Says: Religion > Corporations/People > Women

The Supreme Court announced its decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores today. It was… kind of a kick in the gut. Let’s break it down in really super simple terms. The family that owns Hobby Lobby did not want to pay for birth control that they felt implicated them in abortions.  Because Jesus trumps […]

Gay Marriage is the Mormon Birth Control

I once heard an NPR report about Pope John Paul II visiting a Central American nation. After a service at a huge soccer stadium, the reporter spoke with a number of people as they left the venue. One woman, a mother with teenagers, was ecstatic after being in the same stadium as her beloved pope. […]