A federal judge refused to block a legal challenge against Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in California. Both sides expect the case to go to the US Supreme Court.
On Jan. 11, the two lawyers who argued the Bush v. Gore in 2000 will begin their case against Proposition 8.
Jeffrey Toobin examines the nine personalities that sit on the nation's highest court.
The Monitor's language columnist looks at a term that almost everyone wants to pin on Sarah Palin.