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Celebrating Louis Brandeis

The great progressive fighter became the first Jewish Supreme Court justice 100 years ago this month

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Louis Brandeis: The Jewish Boy From Kentucky Who Became a Supreme Court Legend

A new biography examines the ground-breaking cases, comportment, and all-around genius of the country’s first Jewish justice

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Auction: Taft’s Anti-Semitic Letter Opposing Louis Brandeis’s SCOTUS Nomination

Bidding begins at $15,000, if you’re into that sort of thing

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Wonder Women

This week on Unorthodox, the Jewish Supreme Court nominee with a not very Jewish-sounding name, plus Ladino songstress Sarah Aroeste, and ACLU lawyer Gillian Thomas

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What’s in Merrick Garland’s Name?

For better or worse, we must know. (And we found out.)

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A Love Supreme

Today, the nation’s highest court affirmed same-sex marriage. For my family, and tens of thousands of others, it’s a cause for celebration.

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Supreme Court Backs Obama in Jerusalem Passport Case

Americans born in Jerusalem still cannot claim Israel as their place of birth

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‘Bubbe, You Were Sleeping at the State of the Union!’

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains her televised snooze

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Getting New Biography

‘Notorious R.B.G.’ reflects Supreme Court justice’s Internet popularity

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Heart Procedure

The SC Justice is resting comfortably after treatment for an arterial blockage

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Supreme Court Justice Arrives Late to Baseball Playoff Because of Yom Kippur

Justice Stephen Breyer answers to a higher authority

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Sorry, Argentina, but a Debt Is a Debt

For advice on struggling nations seeking debt restructuring, look no further than Jewish law

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Supreme Court Rules For Hobby Lobby on Contraception Mandate

The case exposed sharp divisions among American Jews

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Supreme Court Corrects Kagan Dissent

The original text misidentified America’s first Jewish community

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Elena Kagan’s Very Jewish Dissent—and Mistake

The Supreme Court Justice appeals to her heritage, with one small misstep

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Supreme Court Grounds Rabbi’s Airline Lawsuit

Rules against kvetchy customer who lost frequent flier status over complaints

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Supreme Court Justices Are Like Your Parents

Not because they judge, because they don’t know how to use technology

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A Pride Weekend Shabbat For the Ages

After the DOMA ruling, Edith Windsor and Roberta Kaplan’s Shabbat service

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Maintaining a Family Fiction About My Uncle—and His Partner of 33 Years

Last week’s Supreme Court decision on gay marriage came too late for Uncle Bill, who had to keep his relationship a secret

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Jewish Groups Respond Voting Rights Act Decision

The chorus seems discontented

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Why Today is Different From All Other Days

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act

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What The Gene Patent Ruling Means for Jews

Supreme Court decision will make BRCA mutation testing more accessible

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Edith Windsor Speaks

A wide-ranging interview with the crusader to end DOMA

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Daybreak: Will Justices Act on DOMA?

Plus disputed texts in Russia to be moved into a Jewish museum

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Gay Marriage’s Legal Crusader

Roberta Kaplan took the fight for marriage equality to the Supreme Court

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Let My Justices Go!

The Supreme Court will hear some big cases during Passover

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Robert Bork (1927-2012)

Among many things, Bork was an unsuccessful Supreme Court nominee

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Elena Kagan Likes to Hunt

The Supreme Court Justice shoots to kill

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A Federal Appeals Court Rules Against DOMA

It’s the second court to do so

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West Bank Outpost’s Last Stand

In the wake of the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision that Migron, a settlement north of Jerusalem, must be demolished, residents ponder their next step

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