Obama nominates SC Justice Beatty to be federal judge

Source: John Monk/The State WASHINGTON, DC- President Obama on Thursday nominated S.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice Don Beatty and Spartanburg attorney Donald Coggins Jr. to be federal judges in South Carolina. The nominations are the result of an agreement between Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who is backing Coggins, and Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., who is backing Beatty, according to numerous legal …

Supreme Court Urged to Hear Historic Oklahoma Gay Rights Case

Source:   Christ Castell/NewsOk WASHINGTON — The Tulsa County couple who challenged Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage nearly 10 years ago urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to use the case to decide the issue for the entire nation. Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin, who have won favorable rulings this year from a federal judge in Tulsa and a federal …

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg: America Has A Real Race Problem

Source: Ian Millhisher/Think Progress The Supreme Court was “once a leader in the world” in combating racial discrimination, according to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “What’s amazing,” she added, “is how things have changed.” Ginsburg, who was one of America’s top civil rights attorneys before President Carter appointed her to the federal bench in 1980, spoke at length with theNational Law Journal‘s Marcia …