"It is a day to note and to celebrate a civil-rights revolution that is nearing a complete victory. But it is also a moment when other progressive causes are losing ground in the Supreme Court. On race and voting rights, the Roberts Court’s likely direction is all too clear."
"Do Democrats want to make sure that a President of their party is in office when Ginsburg leaves the Court? Then win the next election; battle it out, rather than fretting and sighing about how an older woman doesn’t know when it’s time to go.”
Photograph by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty
"For more than a decade, Ginsburg has worked with a trainer in the Supreme Court’s small ground-level exercise room. Recently, Breyer used a machine that Ginsburg had been using; she set it at six, while he could handle only five. Kagan uses the same trainer as Ginsburg, and when the younger Justice struggles with fifteen-pound curls the trainer says, ‘C’mon! Justice Ginsburg can do that easily!’"
— From the archives: Jeffrey Toobin profiles Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
"I wrote my will in doubletalk: if our marriage has federal recognition, this is the path; if our marriage does not have federal recognition, that is the path. It took a lot of work to make up such an eventuality-burdened document, and the idea that half of it became irrelevant on Wednesday, with the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, makes a concrete difference in my life and even in my death."
— Andrew Solomon on falling in love with marriage and what the DOMA decision means for internal and external homophobia: http://nyr.kr/14cJK0f
Ariel Levy was with Edith Windsor when she learned about the Court’s decision to strike down DOMA this morning. “Windsor said ‘I wanna go to Stonewall right now!’ Then she called a friend and said, ‘please get married right away!’” Click here to read more about Windsor’s reaction and see exclusive photographs: http://nyr.kr/10V23ch