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The Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill Controversy in a Minute
The story of the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill controversy is the focus of a new film, Confirmation , premiering Saturday on HBO. On July 1, 1991 President George H.W. Bush nominated Thomas to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Thomas seemed well on his way to being confirmed by the Senate until
High Court Tie Lets States Face Lawsuits in Other States
A tie vote from the Supreme Court means California officials can be hauled into a Nevada state court to face allegations in a long-running tax dispute with a Nevada inventor
Justices Extend Ruling on Repeat Offenders' Prison Terms
The Supreme Court has extended its year-old ruling that makes people convicted of repeated violent crimes eligible for reduced prison terms
Ted Cruz Defended Texas Ban on the Sale of Sex Toys in State
Defending a Texas state law banning the sale of sex toys, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz argued in a 2007 court brief that individuals have no legal right to use them, even in the privacy of their own bedrooms
5 Familiar Names (and Faces) You'll Recognize in 'Confirmation'
While there are a bevy of familiar television stars in HBO's upcoming movie "Confirmation," one of the most startling revelations is the sheer number of familiar names among the characters. The drama portrays the confirmation hearing process for Clarence Thomas and the sexual harassment allegations
Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill Controversy In a Minute
Here's some fast facts you need to know about the Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill controversy before you watch the HBO movie "Confirmation".
'Confirmation': Kerry Washington Says Clarence Thomas Hearings Would Be Different If Anita Hill Were White
Kerry Washington plays Anita Hill , the law professor thrust into the national spotlight when she accused then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his 1991 confirmation hearings, in the new HBO film, "Confirmation." Although the film centers on gender issues,
What the Supreme Court's 'One Person, One Vote' Ruling Means for the States
The Supreme Court , in a unanimous decision on Monday, said that states can continue to draw their legislative districts based on the total population and not just eligible voters, upholding the "one person, one vote" principle. The case, Evenwel v. Abbott, was brought by two voters in Texas, Sue
Joe Biden Slams 'Biden Rule,' Calls for Consideration of Merrick Garland to SCOTUS
Vice President Joe Biden called on Senate Republicans today to consider President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland , while also defending his past comments that Republicans have used to defend their move to deny Obama the ability to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia .