Supreme Court sexism?

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had to deal increasingly with the question whether she’ll step down from the bench while a Democratic president is still in office.  Yes, she is 80 years old- the oldest member of the Court- and there’s the danger of health issues forcing a resignation during a conservative presidency.  But hey, but the life expectancy of women in the US is five years more than men.  That means that Justice Scalia (77) should consider stepping down as well as Justice Kennedy (77) and Breyer (75), right?  At least we should expect more interviewers asking them the question only posed to Justice Ginsburg…


Big month for SCOTUS

SCOTUSJune is going to be a busy month for the Supreme Court of the United States.  The justices will be issuing decisions on affirmative action, same-sex marriage, voting rights, and gene patents over the next few weeks.   Be sure to regularly check SCOTUSblog; they’ll be live-blogging this morning on the affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

*I’ll be doing live sketches for the Washington Post the week of the same-sex marriage decisions.