The U.S. Supreme Court is shown on Dec. 4, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The court, continuing a years-long pattern, has declined to hear a constitutional challenge to a state gun law.
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Anita Hill speaks during "TimesTalks Presents: Kerry Washington and Anita Hill Confirmation" on April 8 in New York City. Hill is now a professor of race and gender policy at Brandeis University.
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The Planned Parenthood women's health organization has come under fire from Republicans after an undercover video allegedly showed a Planned Parenthood executive discussing selling cells from aborted fetuses.
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Gay rights advocates John Lewis (left), and his spouse Stuart Gaffney kiss across the street from City Hall in San Francisco, on Friday following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide.