SCOTUS Ruling Not a Religious Freedom Victory

SCOTUS Ruling Not a Religious Freedom Victory

Some houses of faith in the U.S. will see the recent Supreme Court ruling as a victory for religious freedom. Many conservative faith leaders and constituents have supported the Republican Party’s efforts to increase the number of conservative SCOTUS justices by...
No Religious Test in Judge’s Confirmation Hearing

No Religious Test in Judge’s Confirmation Hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin hearings today on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, she would fill the seat that has been vacant since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last month. In...
Civil Dissent: Can US Politics Return To It?

Civil Dissent: Can US Politics Return To It?

A young woman I know, a middle-schooler, has named her new kitten after Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She learned about Ginsburg when she read a children’s book about her: I Dissent (more on that later). The girl became a fan, and now the cat is named “Ruthie.” I can’t think...
RBG: Thank You for the Legacy, Inspiration

RBG: Thank You for the Legacy, Inspiration

When I was in the seventh grade, we had a career day in one of my classes. Before the day arrived, we were instructed to choose a career and come to school dressed as someone from our chosen profession. The profession I chose was a lawyer. On career day, I showed up...
I Dissent: RBG’s Legacy of Defending the Powerless

I Dissent: RBG’s Legacy of Defending the Powerless

On the autumnally crisp morning of Saturday, Sept. 19 – just hours after we were gutted by the news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had lost her most recent bout with cancer – my boyfriend and I biked the short distance from my Washington condominium to the Supreme...