Supreme Courtship

The U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term facing questions of women's rights and gender discrimination -- the very realm in which new Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her mark. Cases to watch:

ABORTION (NOW v. Scheidler) The Question: May abortion clinics use federal racketeering laws to stop harassment and blockades by pro-life activists? Prediction: The court, and Ginsburg, will say yes.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT (Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc.) The Question: Must a complainant prove that vulgar and sexually suggestive conduct by a boss is "psychologically damaging" or merely "offensive to a reasonable person" ? Prediction: The court, and Ginsburg, will...

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