1. INEQUALITY

    Justice Ginsburg: Court Fails Women

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was nominated by former U.S. president Bill Clinton, makes remarks during a forum at the Newseum to mark the 30th anniversary of the first female Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's first term on the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW SOCIETY) - RTR30M7O

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    While gay rights charge full-force ahead, women's equality is stagnant, if not backwards, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says. While the court is using language of "equal dignity" in recent rulings supporting same-sex couples, gender cases rarely get the same consideration of equality. The court has yet to embrace "the ability of women to decide for themselves what their destiny will be," she said in a law school speech last week.

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