By the mid-1990s, however, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor warned the court was going too far by applying the arbitration law to override state laws. "The court has abandoned all pretense of ascertaining congressional intent with respect to the Federal Arbitration Act, building instead, case by case, an edifice of its own creation," she wrote. … [Read more...] about How the Supreme Court is invoking a 1925 law to restrict workers’ rights today
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The wedding of Jeffrey Trammell and Stuart Serkin took place in the lawyers’ lounge at the court, the Associated Press reports. The couple has been together for 36 years, according to William & Mary News & Events, which reports that Trammell was a 1973 graduate and the school’s first openly gay rector. O’Connor is a former William & Mary chancellor. … [Read more...] about Another same-sex couple is married at the US Supreme Court; who officiated?
"It informed his enormous sensitivity to individual rights dealing with social and marital status," Turley said. "He would speak and write most profoundly and passionately when he was discussing the right to privacy and intimacy and dignity. It's something that resonated clearly and deeply within him." … [Read more...] about ‘The Decider’: Kennedy’s legacy as a Supreme Court swing vote
As a state Supreme Court justice for more than a decade, her list of rulings is longer than many other potential Trump picks. When she was nominated for the federal bench, the Denver Post noted that she would likely "echo" Gorsuch's "conservative approach to the law," citing dissents she wrote in favor of a school-voucher system, eminent domain actions by the city of Telluride and other matters. … [Read more...] about One of these women could be Trump’s Supreme Court pick
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