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  • Justice Ginsburg: We Need An All-Female Supreme Court

    11/26/2012 8:30:05 AM PST · by chessplayer · 55 replies
    ( – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says there will be enough women on the Supreme Court when all nine justices are female. “So now the perception is yes women are here to stay. And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court]? And I say when there are nine, people are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that,” she said.
  • Justice Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not to the US ..

    02/02/2012 3:30:12 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 51 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 1-30-12 | Al-Hayat (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which aired on Al-Hayat TV on January 30, 2012. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: It is a very inspiring time - that you have overthrown a dictator, and that you are striving to achieve a genuine democracy. So I think people in the United States are hoping that this transition will work, and that there will genuinely be a government of, by, and for the people. [...] I met with the head of the elections commission. I think that the first step has gone well, and that elections...
  • New York Times Calls Ruth Bader Ginsburg A 'Moderate'

    06/21/2011 5:13:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Fox News this weekend, Jon Stewart famously denied that the New York Times pushes a liberal agenda. Perhaps the man from Comedy Central sees the paper as "moderate." After all, the Times itself apparently doesn't believe there are any liberals on the Supreme Court. In an editorial today, the paper described Ruth Bader-Ginsburg and every other member of her liberal wing of the Court, as "moderate." The Times' mind-boggling notion of what constitutes a "moderate" came in its editorial blasting the Supreme Court's decision of yesterday throwing out a huge class-action sex-discrimination case against Wal-Mart. Here's the relevant excerpt...
  • Martin Ginsburg, justice's husband, dies

    06/27/2010 1:02:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 27, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Martin Ginsburg, the husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a prominent lawyer in his own right, has died. He was 78. The Supreme Court says in a statement that Ginsburg died at home Sunday from complications of metastatic cancer.
  • Zzzzzzzzzz (Ginsburg: Obama SotU put her to sleep)

    02/03/2010 12:19:00 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 1,423+ views
    The National Law Journal ^ | 02/03/10 | By Jonathan Hayter
    Appearing before a sold-out audience in New York last week, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg that she found it hard to stay awake during the State of the Union address. Something to do with that Campari spritzer and a glass of wine she'd had during dinner with the other justices. Justice Stephen Breyer nudged her awake a few times during the speech; she recalled fondly how former Justice David Souter would give her a "gentle pinch" when she had the sleepies. Ginsburg mused that, although she had trouble keeping her eyes...
  • Justice Ruth Ginsburg briefly hospitalized for drowsiness

    10/15/2009 8:41:13 AM PDT · by farlander · 25 replies · 1,509+ views
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized overnight after experiencing extreme drowsiness but was later released, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday. Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Ginsburg, who has been treated for pancreatic cancer, was evaluated at the Washington Hospital Center and found to be in stable health after she fell from her seat on a plane before departing for London.
  • Report: Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Fall

    10/15/2009 7:56:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 2,154+ views
    Report: Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Fall Reuters reports that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was taken to the hospital after experiencing drowsiness and falling. Thursday, October 15, 2009 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reportedly was released from the hospital Thursday after falling from her seat on an airplane. Reuters reports that Ginsburg was taken to the hospital after experiencing drowsiness and falling. She was later found to be in stable condition.
  • Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg says her grandson born in Paris is a “natural born” citizen

    09/29/2009 4:09:26 AM PDT · by Man50D · 169 replies · 4,668+ views
    American Grand Jury ^ | September 28th, 2009
    .. and the fruitloops just keep getting jucier and jucier! Of course this was posted on an Obot’s website. You can google it if you want. I will not give credence to this website but I will darn sure explain that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is wrong! Justice Ginsburg: My grandson was born in Paris of U.S. citizen parents. I had never considered him a naturalized citizen of the United States. Justice Ginsburg again: There is a debate over whether my grandson is a natural born citizen. I think he is. Ruth, grow up and take your collective head out of...
  • Justice Ginsburg at Washington Hospital Center

    09/24/2009 11:42:20 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 25 replies · 1,371+ views ^ | September 24, 2009 | Robert Barnes
    Update. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to the Washington Hospital Center Thursday after falling ill at the Supreme Court. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Ginsburg fell ill after receiving an intravenous iron therapy. Arberg said Ginsburg felt better after being attended by a physician at the court, but was taken to the hospital as a precaution. Ginsburg's health has been a concern since the 76-year-old justice was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. In February, doctors removed her spleen and a tiny tumor on her pancreas. Ginsburg said the operation was a complete success, and that she was...
  • Examining Justice Ginsburg and Abortion as Health Care

    07/23/2009 4:50:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 4 replies · 311+ views
    Opposing Views ^ | July 23, 2009 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    President Obama wants to get health care reform accomplished by the first week of August. Although there are many substantial issues which are unclear, central to the debate is the role of abortion as a covered benefit. While the nation has been focusing on health care, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently gave readers of the New York Times Magazine a brief history lesson, taking us back to another era where abortion and health care were issue. In a July 12 article in the New York Times Magazine, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the following regarding Roe v. Wade,...
  • Ginsburg and the Surplus Population

    07/17/2009 5:36:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 927+ views ^ | July 17, 2009 | Michael Gerson
    WASHINGTON -- There was a scandal this week concerning the Supreme Court, though it didn't concern the nomination of its newest member. The New York Times Magazine printed a candid interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, including this portion: Q: "Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure? And also, the lack of Medicaid abortions for poor women?"
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a Question of Eugenics

    07/15/2009 11:01:44 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies · 783+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 15, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    Here's what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in Sunday's New York Times Magazine: "Frankly I had thought that at the time (Roe v. Wade) was decided," Ginsburg told her interviewer, Emily Bazelon, "there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of." The comment, which bizarrely elicited no follow-up from Bazelon or any further coverage from the New York Times — or any other major news outlet — was in the context of Medicaid funding for abortion. Ginsburg was surprised when the Supreme Court in 1980 barred taxpayer...
  • What the hell did Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean when she linked abortion and eugenics?

    07/11/2009 4:57:30 PM PDT · by fiodora · 48 replies · 1,750+ views ^ | July 12th, 2009 | Damian Thompson
    The mainstream media have been incredibly slow to pick up on a creepy comment by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a New York Times interview published today but flagged last week. In it, Ginsburg talks about on Roe v Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalised abortion: Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. What? You can find the full...
  • Ginsburg Originally Thought Roe v. Wade to Limit 'Populations We Don’t Want to Have Too Many Of'

    07/10/2009 7:08:21 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 76 replies · 6,311+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7/10/09 | by Christpher Neefus
    In an interview to be published in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she thought the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion was predicated on the Supreme Court majority's desire to diminish “populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” In the 90-minute interview in Ginsburg’s temporary chambers, Ginsburg gave the Times her perspective on Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s first high court nomination. She also discussed her views on abortion. Her comment about her belief that the court had wanted to limit certain populations through abortion came after the interviewer...
  • Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg: I Thought Roe Would Help Eradicate Unwanted Populations

    07/09/2009 11:11:12 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 75 replies · 2,146+ views ^ | July 9, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2009 ( - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seems to have made a stunning admission in favor of cleansing America of unwanted populations by aborting them. In an interview with the New York Times, the judge said that Medicaid should cover abortions, and that she had originally expected that Roe v. Wade would facilitate such coverage in order to control the population of groups "that we don't want to have too many of." The statement was made in the context of a discussion about the fact that abortions are not covered by Medicaid, and...
  • Ginsburg: Abortion for Undesirable Populations

    07/09/2009 5:07:35 AM PDT · by marcbold · 109 replies · 7,337+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 7-9-09 | Patrick Archbold
    I am always amazed that the pro-abortion types don't slip up and tell the truth more often. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just did. In an interview with the New York Times on Sotomayor Ginsburg opined that what she originally thought (read hoped) that Roe would result in Medicaid funded abortion: Q: Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure? And also, the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women? JUSTICE GINSBURG: Yes, the...
  • Let the Unraveling Begin (Ginzburg on Abortion to get rid of unwanted populations!)

    07/08/2009 4:05:45 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies · 1,080+ views
    National Review Blog ^ | july 8, 2009 | James C Capretta
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sotomayor and Abortion for Undesired “Populations” [Ed Whelan] In this interview from this coming Sunday’s issue of the New York Times Magazine, Justice Ginsburg sees fit to offer her views on a range of matters, including: 1. Interviewer Emily Bazelon states that Ginsburg “was forceful about why she thinks Sotomayor should be confirmed.” Just the topic, of course, that any Supreme Court justice should see fit to opine on the day before a confirmation hearing starts. Ginsburg offers this feeble defense of Sotomayor’s “wise Latina woman” comment: “Think of how many times you’ve said something that...
  • Ginsburg: I thought Roe was to rid undesirables

    07/08/2009 6:57:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 227 replies · 6,400+ views
    WND ^ | 7/8/09 | staff
    In an astonishing admission, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she was under the impression that legalizing abortion with the 1973 Roe. v. Wade case would eliminate undesirable members of the populace, or as she put it "populations that we don't want to have too many of." Her remarks, set to be published in the New York Times Magazine this Sunday but viewable online now, came in an in-depth interview with Emily Bazelon titled, "The Place of Women on the Court." (snip) Question: Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the...
  • Justice Ginsburg: I Thought Roe v. Wade Was to Get Rid of Undesirables....

    07/09/2009 4:53:27 AM PDT · by IronKros · 26 replies · 1,642+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 08, 2009
    In an astonishing admission, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she was under the impression that legalizing abortion with the 1973 Roe. v. Wade case would eliminate undesirable members of the populace, or as she put it "populations that we don't want to have too many of." Question: Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure? And also, the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women? Ginsburg: Yes, the ruling about that surprised...
  • (SCOTUS) Justices Reject Sotomayor Position 9-0 -- But Bigger Battles Loom

    06/30/2009 2:58:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 988+ views
    National Journal ^ | June 29, 2009 | Stuart Taylor, Jr.
    Unlike some of my predictions, this one proved out. In fact, even Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 39-page dissent for the four more liberal justices quietly but unmistakably rejected the Sotomayor-endorsed position that disparate racial results alone justified New Haven's decision to dump the promotional exam without even inquiring into whether it was fair and job-related. Justice Ginsburg also suggested clearly -- as did the Obama Justice Department, in a friend-of-the-court brief -- that the Sotomayor panel erred in upholding summary judgment for the city. Ginsburg said that the lower courts should have ordered a jury trial to weigh the evidence...
  • Ginsburg's Pernicious Views

    06/30/2009 2:17:36 PM PDT · by Bob017 · 6 replies · 636+ views
    Half Sigma ^ | Half Sigma
    Instead of rejoicing over the outcome of the Ricci case, the fact that four justices signed on to GInsubrg’s dissenting opinion fills me with both anger at liberals and dread that the liberal viewpoint will eventually triumph over reason and sensibility. Ginsburg writes, “The Court’s order and opinion, I anticipate, will not have staying power.” I translate this as meaning that Obama is going to be president for another seven and a half years, so the liberals are only one heart attack away from reversing Ricci and imposing their will. It’s an unusually unsportsmanlike statement and demonstrates a disrespect for...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg overheard calling the New Haven Firefighter test inherently racist...

    06/30/2009 3:25:33 PM PDT · by seven.sixtwo · 54 replies · 2,385+ views
    I heard this audio clip on the Roger Hedgecock show yesterday. posted here: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Test was racist?
  • Ginsburg stalls sale of Chrysler: Court to consider creditor concerns

    06/09/2009 2:05:46 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies · 1,164+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2009 | William Ehart
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday put the brakes on Chrysler's sale to Fiat -- at least for now -- indicating that the court will consider a longer-term delay sought by Chrysler creditors. Justice Ginsburg's one-sentence order that the sale is "stayed pending further order" fostered uncertainty about Chrysler's fate, but the language she used left open the possibility that the court might approve the deal within days. Failure to complete the transaction by June 15 would allow Italy's Fiat Group to walk away -- with a $35 million breakup fee -- but Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne...
  • "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" (A Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mother's Day Forget Me Not)

    05/10/2009 12:38:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1,075+ views
    Ethics and Public Policy Center ^ | June 8, 2005 | Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Brenda Feigen Fasteau
    Cover    Excerpt from "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Cover Only [PDF format, 11 kb] 1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Prostitution:    Excerpt from "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg - p72 [PDF format, 45 kb] 2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Segregating Prisoners by Sex    Excerpt from "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg - p75 [PDF format, 30 kb] 3. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Rights of Bigamists    Excerpt from "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" - Ruth Bader...
  • Courting Disaster

    04/13/2009 6:08:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 724+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 13, 2009
    Jurisprudence: For Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. law is not enough. She believes American judges should apply foreign law to domestic cases. How can such a person serve on our highest court?Speaking last week at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law at a symposium in observance of her 15 years on the Supreme Court, Ginsburg said she didn't "understand all the brouhaha lately from Congress and even from some of my colleagues about referring to foreign law." "Why shouldn't we look to the wisdom of a judge from abroad with at least as much ease as we...
  • Obama May Get to Appoint Two Supreme Court Judges

    11/10/2008 7:09:07 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 95 replies · 1,205+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 6, 2008 | Lucile Malandain Lucile Malandain
    President-elect Barack Obama may have the rare chance to appoint two judges to the Supreme Court, giving the former law professor an opportunity to make a further lasting mark on American society. Already observers are weighing in on what Obama could do in the key decision on replacements for the highest court in the land. "It is quite likely he would choose a woman or a minority," said Nathaniel Persily, a law professor at Columbia University in New York. "If he could find a Hispanic woman, that would be ideal, the best choice," he added. Only two women have served...
  • Justice Scalia: Ruth Ginsburg Is My Best Friend

    05/18/2008 10:43:48 AM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies · 388+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5-16-08 | Philip V. Brennan
    Of all of Antonin Scalia's fellow justices, ultra liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is his best friend. That’s the surprising admission of Scalia, a target of liberals who all but worship Ginsburg. He revealed his closeness to her Friday during an appearance on the "Laura Ingraham Show" where he spoke about his new book “The Art of Persuading Judges.” “I consider myself a good friend of every one of my colleagues, both past and present,” Scalia told Laura. “Some more than others. My best friend on the Court is and has been for many years, Ruth Ginsburg. Her basic approach...
  • Justice Bader Ginsburg visits Atlanta, noting threats to women's rights

    10/22/2007 3:58:44 PM PDT · by Baladas · 14 replies · 150+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/21/07 | Steve Visser
    She is short, powerful and understated. And at one time, she was underestimated. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made clear her perspective on some issues when she spoke Sunday at an Atlanta synagogue. It matters that women and minorities are on the high court — if only for the public get equal access to the bathroom, she said in one of the lighter moments of her talk. The court itself, while collegial, has entered a period of turbulence with a series of 5-4 decisions that started with Bush v. Gore, the decision that ended the 2000 presidential election...
  • 'Today' Bouquet to Ginsburg Pits 'Rights' Groups vs. 'Conservatives'

    06/02/2007 6:40:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 572+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the MSM world of NBC, the only "rights" groups are liberal ones. And Supreme Court justices, at least women ones, are there to serve as advocates for their sex. That was evident from the segment "Today" ran this morning, focusing on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The gist was that with Sandra Day O'Connor gone, it's a lonely struggle for Ginsburg as the high court's sole woman. And "Today" portrayed matters as a struggle not between liberals and conservatives, but between conservatives and various "rights" groups.Campbell Brown introduced the segment. 'TODAY' WEEKEND TODAY CO-HOST CAMPELL BROWN: One thing...
  • Ginsburg discusses court integrity, Congress on campus visit

    04/09/2006 10:56:44 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 11 replies · 698+ views
    Daily Nebraskan ^ | 4/10/06 | MEREDITH GRUNKE
    As the world becomes more watchful and the relationship between the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress more heated, it was not likely attempts to curb the court's independence would be successful, said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during her appearance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Friday. While delivering the 40-minute Roman L. Hruska Lecture at the College of Law and during her morning visit to the College of Journalism and Mass Communication's media law class, the petite woman with a Brooklyn accent delivered strong messages about current issues involving the integrity of the Supreme Court. ``In some political circles, it...
  • Ginsburg Faults GOP Critics, Cites a Threat From 'Fringe'

    03/18/2006 8:38:26 PM PST · by tbird5 · 51 replies · 1,348+ views ^ | March 17, 2006 | Washington Post Staff Writer
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg assailed the court's congressional critics in a recent speech overseas, saying their efforts "fuel" an "irrational fringe" that threatened her life and that of a colleague, former justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Addressing an audience at the Constitutional Court of South Africa on Feb. 7, the 73-year-old justice, known as one of the court's more liberal members, criticized various Republican-proposed House and Senate measures that either decry or would bar the citation of foreign law in the Supreme Court's constitutional rulings. Conservatives often see the citing of foreign laws in court rulings as an affront...
  • Justice Ginsburg Reveals Details of Threat (USSC targets of society's "irrational fringe")

    03/15/2006 2:17:12 PM PST · by Liz · 142 replies · 4,976+ views
    WASHINGTON Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she and former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor have been the targets of death threats from the "irrational fringe" of society, people apparently spurred by Republican criticism of the high court. Ginsburg revealed in a speech in South Africa last month that she and O'Connor were threatened a year ago by someone who called on the Internet for the immediate "patriotic" killing of the justices. Security concerns among judges have been growing. Conservative commentator Ann Coulter joked earlier this year that Justice John Paul Stevens should be poisoned. Over the past few months...
  • Ruth Bader Snoozeburg

    03/07/2006 10:03:09 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 75 replies · 2,562+ views ^ | 03-07-06 | Farah, Joseph
    Ruth Bader Snoozeburg -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 7, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Actual artist rendition of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg asleep during hearing Most Americans didn't see this picture. I'm quite sure they would have if the Supreme Court justice asleep at the switch were Clarence Thomas or Antonin Scalia. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg But it was Ruth Bader Snoozeburg catching 40 winks during a Supreme Court hearing last week. And she is a darling of the U.S. media. Why? Let me count the ways this extremist pleases my colleagues. She is on record as a...
  • Ginsburg Snoozed Through Arguments

    03/02/2006 8:25:33 AM PST · by Alamo City Commando · 12 replies · 448+ views
    All Things Conservative ^ | 3/2/2006 | Bill Crawford
    Can you imagine the uproar if Scalia or Thomas did this: The subject matter was extremely technical, and near the end of the argument Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dozed in her chair. Justices David Souter and Samuel Alito, who flank the 72-year-old, looked at her but did not give her a nudge.
  • Snorer in the court? Ruth Bader Ginsburg snoozes

    03/01/2006 10:54:55 PM PST · by Tim Long · 155 replies · 4,287+ views ^ | March 1, 2006
    Justice dozes off during political redistricting hearing, colleagues let her sleep Was it a case of dreaming of a better America, napping on the job, or just being asleep at the switch? Serving on the highest court in the land is apparently a tiring affair for at least one Supreme Court justice who caught 40 winks on the bench, literally. According to the Associated Press, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg snoozed during testimony today over political redistricting in Texas. "The subject matter was extremely technical," notes AP writer Gina Holland, "and near the end of the argument Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...
  • Justice Ginsburg Goes It Alone (Whaa! Whaa! Whaa!)

    02/18/2006 5:27:30 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 62 replies · 1,984+ views
    The AP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 18, 2006 | Darlene Superville
    It will be a different scene Tuesday when the black-robed justices of the Supreme Court emerge from behind a red, velvet curtain and take their seats at the mahogany bench. Instead of two female justices, there will only be one. Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court, retired last month. That left Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the lone female among the nine justices, a distinction she seems unhappy about. "I would not like to be the only woman on the court," Ginsburg said in a speech last September, a practical appeal to President Bush to...
  • Russert on Alito: "Would Have Been Helpful to Have More Ammunition" - and Who Is Liu?

    01/13/2006 5:10:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 74 replies · 2,481+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein January 13, 2006 - 07:53 Discussing the Alito hearings on this morning's Today show, Matt Lauer and Tim Russert sounded less like host and analyst and more like two teenaged boys, griping as they exit the theater that the movie didn't deliver enough exploding cars and train wrecks. Lauer's opening question sounded a theatrical theme: "did the event live up to its billing?" Russert panned the performance's lack of fireworks: "It sure didn't, Matt. People talked about a confrontation. It certainly wasn't that. It started off with a bang and ended with a whimper." But to the...
  • Kumbaya or The Battle Hymn of the Republic?

    06/20/2005 7:52:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 379+ views
    “He has loosed the fateful lightening of His terrible swift sword. He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat.” Those are two lines of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic“. Do they describe the current bunch of Republicans in Congress? As the Democrats continue to be mired in their out-of-power position, they have become more shrill, more audacious, more “in your face”. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois even compared our service people holding enemy combatants in Guantanamo to Hitler, Pol Pot, etc. He is unrepentant, but this is usual for the leftists. The Democrat Party was at...