In addition to championing women’s rights, late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took a strong and sophisticated stand on protecting nature and the climate.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been involved in some of the court's most important decisions. In a one-on-one interview, Ginsburg explained that she views the Second Amendment as outdated, and drew connections between fair pay for women and immigration reform.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent decades working in the legal system and in her time has helped push the rights of women. After two decades as a Supreme Court justice, Ginsburg says she is committed to working until her body no longer allows it.
The provision of the Voting Rights Act that states which jurisdictions must get federal permission for changes to their voting standards was struck down on Tuesday by a divided Supreme Court. The overall law remains in tact, but will require Congressional action for pre-clearance to happen.
The Court heard the second of two cases regarding same-sex marriage this week. Legal scholar Emily Bazelon says the Justices' comments indicate that the Court could strike down the law which prevents legally married same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits.
President Obama's health care law has survived one of the most historic Supreme Court battles in decades. The court upheld most of the law's provisions, including the individual mandate, in a split 5-4 decision that will affect millions of Americans.
The Supreme Court unanimously agreed yesterday to reject a lawsuit brought on by six states, New York City, and several land trusts, seeking to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from major power plants. Jeff Rosen of George Washington University joins us.