13 years ago today

On Dec. 12, 2000 the Supreme Court issued a decision on Bush v. Gore, effectively deciding the presidential election.  Here’s the cartoon I did about it, which was also part of my entry which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001:121300SupremeCourtDecision


Supreme Court back in session

It’s the first day of the Supreme Court’s 2013 term.  Head over to SCOTUSblog to read about what’s coming up.SCOTUSplayingcard

A historic week at the Supreme Court

Here’s a few photos from this morning at the Court: SCOTUS06242013cameras SCOTUS06242013EarlyLine2

SCOTUS update

We’re down to the last week of the Supreme Court’s 2012 term and still no opinions on gay marriage,  affirmative action, and voting rights.  SCOTUSblog will begin live blogging Monday at 9am and expect opinions to start coming in at 10am. As I mentioned before, I’ll be doing live sketches of the action outside of the Court so check back here and at the Washington Post.     GayCouple

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.

Historic week for gay marriage and equal rights

Crowds line up for gay marriage cases. Photo by David Lloyd

Crowds line up for gay marriage cases. Photo by David Lloyd

Today the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the first of two cases for same-sex marriage.  Opponents will argue that legalizing these unions will destroy the traditional definition of marriage since marriage is about “responsible procreation and child-rearing” (tell that to couples who choose not to have children or the elderly couple who have found happiness again).  This is a simple question of equal rights. Why shouldn’t gays, who pay taxes and participate in society just like anyone else, be able to marry?  Churches will still be able to decide which couples can be married within the church; this will not impact them.  It will be interesting to see which Justices support the Separation of Church and State and which ones are still living in the pre-Loving v. Virginia era.