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  • Justice Kagan Performs Her First Same-Sex Wedding

    09/23/2014 7:29:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    CBS-DC ^ | 9-22-14
    Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Kagan presided on Sunday over the wedding of former clerk Mitchell Reich and Patrick Pearsall in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Monday that the same-sex ceremony was the first at which Kagan officiated. Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have previously officiated at the wedding of gay and lesbian couples, including at the Supreme Court. Ginsburg most recently performed the wedding of Washington theater...
  • Did Ruth Bader Ginsburg Incite Hatred for Islam?

    06/30/2014 1:00:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to go back, ladies and gentlemen, to the Jeffrey Toobin sound bite, not 'cause it's Toobin, but because he read Ruth "Buzzi" Ginsburg dissenting opinion which, by the way, is 35 pages long. That's pretty sweeping dissent for a narrow ruling. Thirty-five pages. And she whines a lot in her dissent. For example, "Until today, religious exemptions had never been extended to any entity operating in 'the commercial, profit-making world.'" I knew I was right about that. I knew that in that sense, I don't think we can call landmark, but it certainly is unprecedented....
  • Ruth Ginsburg Slams Decision of ‘Startling Breadth’ in Hobby Lobby Dissent

    06/30/2014 11:23:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Meidaite ^ | 06/30/2014 | by Evan McMurry
    In a strong dissent on the so-called Hobby Lobby case Monday morning, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sharply disagreed with the deciding justices in language so harsh Justice Anthony Kennedy felt the need to respond in his own concurring opinion. “In a decision of startling breadth, the Court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs,” Ginsburg wrote. “In the Court’s view, RFRA demands accommodation of a for-profit corporation’s religious beliefs no matter the impact that...
  • Romney's Agents Stage Coup at GOP Convention

    08/28/2012 5:17:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 124 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 8/27/12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Fresh from the 2010 Tea Party wave that brought millions of new conservative voters into the Republican ranks and restored the GOP to control of the House of Representatives, Washington’s Republican political class is wasting no time in ensuring that the same grassroots conservative voters who have brought them to the threshold of capturing all three branches of government are permanently frozen out of influence in the Republican Party apparatus. In response, grassroots conservatives have launched an unprecedented Rules fight that threatens to up-end the carefully choreographed coronation of Mitt Romney. The Rules Committee report, which is set to be...
  • Republicans reach rules change deal to avert floor fight

    08/27/2012 7:00:25 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 61 replies
  • GOP Rules Committee Rapidly Moving to Shut Out Grassroots at 2:00 p.m. Today (It's not over)

    08/28/2012 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 532 replies
    RedState ^ | Tuesday August 28, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    At 2:00 p.m. today in Tampa, the Republican National Committee, led by Team Romney, is moving to shut down conservative grassroots activists. I’ve been on the phone with several individuals involved in the fight who tell me that the fight is not over, it is only just starting.Specifically, the media is reporting that the rules fight is over because Team Romney is abandoning Ben Ginsberg’s effort to allow candidates to control delegates. Under an initial proposal, delegates would, in effect, be chosen by the presumed nominee’s campaign and not based on votes in the states and delegate selection processes in...
  • The Statism of Ginsberg

    08/05/2012 10:38:46 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-05-12 | Skookum
    On the surface it is laughable, but beneath the robe, Ginsberg gives us another glimpse of her statist underwear. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the cerebrally inept U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who needed to be coached by Liberal judges in front of the bench on how to plead for the Obama's Affordable Care Act, took part in an examination of arias for legal precedent at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in Chicago. Predicatably, Verilli’s contribution was little noted and soon forgotten; but just as predictably, Ginsberg seized the opportunity to enunciate her totalitarian statist ideology. After...
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    05/09/2012 4:48:26 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    America's First Freedom ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O.E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE BELIEVE. "I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa...a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights..."-Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. \ That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn to uphold, drew...
  • Judicial Tyranny - Impeach Justice Ginsburg

    02/06/2012 9:19:43 AM PST · by setourchildrenfree · 27 replies
    http://setourchildrenfree.com ^ | 2-6-12 | Tony Caruso
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's interview to an Egyptian televison network the other day gave us a rare insight into why America is has so quickly gone down the road of self-destruction - judicial tyranny, plain and simple.
  • US Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg: South Africa has a better Constitution model than US.

    02/04/2012 2:17:13 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 126 replies
    Patroit Action Network ^ | 2/4/2012 | Darla Dawald
    US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg tells Egyptians: Don’t look to the “OLD US Constitution” for guidance in drafting a new constitution. Justice Ginsburg holds in high esteem the constitution of South Africa and Canada.
  • Justice Ginsburg to Egyptian TV: You probably don’t want to use our Constitution as a model

    02/03/2012 3:41:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2012 | Allahpundit
    Via MEMRI TV, skip ahead to 9:28. I’m actually sort of charmed that a left-wing jurist thinks it matters much what’s written in a nation’s constitution. Our Supreme Court managed to tease a right to abortion out of a clause governing legal procedure, didn’t it? Seventy years earlier, a right-wing Court teased a right of contract out of the same provision. If you can do that, there ain’t much you can’t do. In fact, we’re on the cusp right now of Congress being granted a new power to force Americans to buy certain products; the clause responsible for that, which...
  • 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...
  • Justice Ginsburg Not Leaving Court 'Anytime Soon'

    07/02/2011 3:08:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2011
    Democrats and liberals have a nightmare vision of the Supreme Court's future: President Obama is defeated for re-election next year and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at 78 the oldest justice, soon finds her health will not allow her to continue on the bench. The new Republican president appoints Ginsburg's successor, cementing conservative domination of the court, and soon the justices roll back decisions in favor of abortion rights and affirmative action.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsberg to Retire?

    05/28/2010 4:50:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies · 1,043+ views
    American Spectator ^ | May 28, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Senate staffers Thursday were hearing rumors (ultimate source unknown) that the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Gingsburg is less than two months away. The plan reportedly is this: If Elena Kagan's nomination to the court can be confirmed early this summer, Ginsburg would then announce her retirement, so that confirmation for Ginsburg's replacement could be finished before the end of the year. Those who believe the rumor see the Ginsburg retirement scenario as a signal that the Obama administration fears Democrats may lose enough Senate seats in the mid-term election to make it more difficult to confirm...
  • The Poet Versus the Prophet/On standing up to totalitarian Islam

    05/16/2010 12:39:02 PM PDT · by cricket · 8 replies · 311+ views
    Newsreal blog ^ | May l4, 2010 | Mark Goldblatt
    I got to know the poet Allen Ginsberg towards the end of his life. Not very well, just a nodding acquaintance, but after he died I attended a memorial in his honor at the City University Graduate School. At that service, his personal assistant related a story about Ginsberg’s reaction to the death sentence pronounced on the novelist Salman Rushdie by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. Rushdie’s “crime,” you’ll recall, was writing a provocative, perhaps even blasphemous novel inspired by the life of Muhammad called The Satanic Verses. Though I might be screwing up a few details, the gist of the...
  • 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 Ginsberg Hospitalized after anemia treatment at 7:45

    09/24/2009 5:00:44 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 145 replies · 6,255+ views
    Nothing further
  • The Supreme Court, Abortions, and the Culture Wars

    07/11/2009 5:11:42 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 5 replies · 401+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 07/11/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Remember when Bill Bennett said this. If you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose -- you could abort every black baby in this country and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossibly ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down.
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court Challenges Obama Over Chrysler (video)

    06/09/2009 9:40:31 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 12 replies · 567+ views
    ECR ^ | 09 Jun 09 | EC
    Yesterday afternoon the Supreme Court put the brakes on Obama's plan to re-allocate ownership of Chrysler to the unions who helped to destroy the company. Obama's plan was to give a huge chunk of ownership to the unions at the expense of those debt holders who are senior to the union's claims... Ruth Bader Ginsberg issued the stay today - yeah, I'm surprised, too.
  • BREAKING: USSC delays Chrysler asset sale!

    06/08/2009 1:08:48 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 293 replies · 18,628+ views
    CNBC Breaking News (live) ^ | 08 JUL 09 | dcbryan1
    Breaking on CNBC: USSC delays Chyrsler asset sale! Mourdock: USe of Tarp Funds in automotive industry was illegal Obama admin had urged USSC NOT to keep chrysler deal on hold
  • NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE

    06/03/2009 12:22:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 278+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | June 2, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2009 NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Daniel Ginsberg, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, vice Craig W. Duehring. Louis B. Susman, of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • Why the law is foreign to Ginsberg

    05/02/2009 6:19:17 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies · 538+ views
    RenewAmerica.Us ^ | 4/27/09 | Selwyn Duke
    There is an old saying, "A man who is capable of deceiving only others is not nearly as dangerous as a man who is capable of deceiving himself." Truer words were never spoken. When a person lies, he is deceiving others about reality, but at least knows he is engaging in deception. But when someone rationalizes — which is when you lie to yourself — he is truly lost. He then not only bends reality for others as a by-product of bending it for himself, but he can render untruths without having to lie. This is because a lie is...
  • Why the Law is Foreign to Ginsberg

    04/25/2009 10:37:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 971+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 26, 2009 | Selwyn Duke
    There is an old saying, "A man who is capable of deceiving only others is not nearly as dangerous as a man who is capable of deceiving himself."  Truer words were never spoken.  When a person lies, he is deceiving others about reality, but at least knows he is engaging in deception.  But when someone rationalizes -- which is when you lie to yourself -- he is truly lost.  He then not only bends reality for others as a by-product of bending it for himself, but he can render untruths without having to lie.  This is because a lie is...
  • BUNNING'S VULNERABILITY GROWS; THE RETURN OF BOB SMITH;

    02/23/2009 3:34:42 AM PST · by Impy · 29 replies · 1,122+ views
    Poltics1 ^ | 02.23.09 | Vin Gopal
    KENTUCKY. US Senator Jim Bunning (R) is already expected to face a tough fight for reelection next year, as leading Bluegrass State Democrats are lining up to run. Over the weekend, Bunning helped to contribute to his reputation for making erratic comments. Speaking at a Lincoln Day event over the weekend, Bunning said that US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will be dead from pancreatic cancer within the next nine months. Bunning also complained the NRSC isn't doing enough financially to help him and other embattled conservative incumbents. In related news, The Hill reports that State Senate President David...
  • Bunning: Justice Ginsberg likely will be dead before year's end

    02/22/2009 9:39:46 PM PST · by RebelTex · 87 replies · 4,308+ views
    Courier-Journal | Joseph Gerth
    National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman John Cornyn of Texas, is supporting RINO's instead of conservatives in distribution of campaign funds.
  • Obama, Ginsburg and Guns

    02/09/2009 4:06:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies · 1,633+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 9, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being treated for pancreatic cancer. While Americans pray for her recovery, this sad news is a sobering reminder that President Obama is likely to appoint several justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. And in the aftermath of last year’s landmark decision on the Second Amendment, gun owners need to zero in on what these events mean for the future of the right to bear arms. Last year the Supreme Court held in D.C. v. Heller that the Second Amendment secures the right to bear arms for individual Americans. In doing so, the Court rejected...
  • USSC Justice Ginsburg has surgery for pancreatic cancer

    02/05/2009 10:02:56 AM PST · by Kieri · 177 replies · 6,184+ views
    CBS Radio | 02/05/09 | CBS Radio
    No further updates but I'm sure there will be soon.
  • 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...
  • NJDC Accuses McCain of “Picking on Jewish Supreme Court Justices”

    08/21/2008 9:54:12 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 28 replies · 298+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 8/21/08 | Bill Levinson
    Group also whitewashed MoveOn.org hate speech, published anti-Christian hate video The National Jewish Democratic Council is grasping at straws in its latest effort to smear John McCain. “McCain Picking on Jewish Supreme Court Justices?” (http://njdc.typepad.com/njdcs_blog/2008/08/mccain-picking.html) says, When Pastor Rick Warren asked Senator John McCain to name his least favorite current U.S. Supreme Court justices it seemed that he was picking on the Jewish members of our highest court. A review of the Kelo vs. New London decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that municipalities can collude with private developers to use eminent domain to steal property for private...
  • COURT DECISION WILL KILL PEOPLE

    06/13/2008 6:21:04 AM PDT · by shortstop · 42 replies · 146+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/13/08 | Bob Lonsberry
    In the latest effort to deconstruct and destroy the United States, the Supreme Court has decided that a foreign terrorist captured on foreign territory trying to kill Americans has just as many constitutional rights as a Wal-Mart shoplifter. The liberals think this is a good thing. That's because they're America-hating idiots. Sorry, Obama, but if the shoe fits, cram it up your backside. In the liberal world view, where the war against terror is no larger than Gitmo and Abu Ghraib, the United States military is a collection of war criminals and puppy killers. Guantanamo Bay – where jihadist murderers...
  • William F. Buckley Jr. interviews Allen Ginsberg in 1968

    02/27/2008 12:10:22 PM PST · by opineapple · 1 replies · 669+ views
    I found these on youtube: Ginsberg Sings On Firing Line Buckley and Ginsberg, using sock puppet actors
  • Lone female judge on top US court finding majorities harder to come by without O'Connor (heh)

    06/04/2007 12:04:16 AM PDT · by Baladas · 15 replies · 816+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | June 4, 2007 | The Associated Press
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no need any longer for her "I'm Ruth, Not Sandra" T-shirt now that she is the only woman on the top U.S. court. She could, however, use former colleague Sandra Day O'Connor's vote. O'Connor retired from the Supreme Court last year, replaced by a man. Her departure almost certainly cost Ginsburg's side a victory in an abortion case, decided 5-4 in April, and might have been a factor in a wage discrimination lawsuit the court last week decided, also by a 5-4 vote, against a woman and in favor of her employer. Ginsburg and O'Connor, the...
  • The General Grubbiness of Allen Ginsberg Or: Why I love The New Criterion.

    09/14/2006 8:09:29 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 38 replies · 977+ views
    NRO ^ | September 14, 2006 5:56 AM | By John J. Miller
    Some people have a favorite poem. Not me. I have a least favorite — and I remember precisely the moment when I knew that it was utter rubbish. It happened while I was reading The New Criterion, whose 25th anniversary is now upon us — about which more in a moment. The poem is “Howl,” by Allen Ginsberg — and oh, gentle reader, how it reeks to high heaven. Although it’s vulgar and verseless — or perhaps because it’s vulgar and verseless — “Howl” is routinely hailed as one of the finest accomplishments of the so-called Beat Generation. Earlier this...
  • High Court Avoids Immigration Focus on Rico's Application to Business Relationships

    04/27/2006 2:13:47 PM PDT · by twidle · 9 replies · 514+ views
    Law.com ^ | April 27, 2006 | Tony Mauro
    Supreme Court appearead sympathetic to pleas by business advocates not to "RICO-ize" all types of business relationshiips as Justice Stephen Breyer put it, during oral arguments Wednesday. The court heard deabate in Mohawk Industries v. Williams, a class action brought against Georgia carpet manufacturer Mohawk Industries under the civil portion of Rico, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.(snip) RICO law was amended by Congress in 1996 to include hiring of illegal aliens among the "predicate acts" that can trigger a RICO claim. Some business advocates have sounded a broader alarm about the cases. "If the Supreme Court sides with...
  • Supreme Court's Ginsburg Offended by "Outrageously Anti-Abortion" Homily at Mass

    02/09/2006 5:14:18 PM PST · by wagglebee · 193 replies · 5,662+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/06 | LifeSiteNews
    WASHINGTON, February 9, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The February edition of the Jewish bimonthly magazine, Moment, carries an excerpt from a book by Abigail Pogrebin, Stars of David; the book details conversations Pogrebin had with 62 famous Jews.  The excerpt features Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of Pogrebin's subjects.  What Ginsburg had to say about Christianity was noted by Catholic League president Bill Donohue:"In the January 30 edition of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger, Abigail Pogrebin was asked which Jewish persons have left a 'profound impression' on her.  She answered, 'I will never forget Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg saying,...
  • Justice Ginsburg law lecture series to focus on 'Sexuality at Work'

    02/04/2006 7:43:08 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 43 replies · 833+ views
    Yale Law School professor Vicki Schultz will headline Thomas Jefferson School of Law's sixth annual Women and Law Conference Feb. 10. As this year's Ruth Bader Ginsburg lecturer, Schultz will give the keynote speech, focusing her remarks on the conference's theme, "Sexuality at Work." The event will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 200 of the school's Courtyard Building. "We always select a lecturer who is extremely well known and a person who is at the cutting edge of women's legal issues," said conference co-founder and organizer Susan Bisom-Rapp. "(Shultz's) work in sexual harassment law is quite...
  • Supreme Court Arithmetic (Conservatives should hope Bush's next choice gets fewer than 58 votes)

    02/04/2006 12:19:50 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 89 replies · 1,825+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 13, 2006 | Jeffrey Bell & Frank Cannon
    IF PRESIDENT BUSH GETS TO make a third appointment to the Supreme Court this year, odds are he'll be filling a seat occupied by one of the court's five liberals. Their average age is 72, while the average age of the court's four conservatives is 58.In that eventuality, you'll know something historic has happened if Bush's nominee gets 58 votes--or fewer.In the current Senate, there are 54 Republicans--55 if you insist on counting Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee, who voted against Samuel Alito and admits he didn't vote for the Bush-Cheney ticket in the 2004 election. Alito won the votes of...
  • Caption this photo!

    02/01/2006 10:38:32 PM PST · by Checkers · 69 replies · 2,505+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-1-2006 | n/a
  • Dirt-Digging Delay (Alito Delay Could Come Back to Haunt GOP)

    11/05/2005 12:11:30 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 132 replies · 2,588+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 5, 2005 | The Editors
    Supreme Court: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., announced that the confirmation process for Judge Samuel Alito will be the longest in more than 14 years. Advantage: mudslingers. Former Pennsylvania Rep. Pat Toomey came within a hairsbreadth of beating incumbent Specter for the Republican nomination last year, and there was a big reason: fears that, as the new Judiciary chairman, the socially liberal senator would sabotage President Bush's promise to appoint justices in the mold of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Now the worries about Specter are coming true. In spite of the White House request to wrap up...
  • Invoking the Clinton Precedent [What Happened To This Precedent With Roberts And Meirs?]

    10/10/2005 7:00:49 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 56 replies · 1,851+ views
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 24, 2005 | Ronald A. Cass
    AS WE AWAIT President Bush's nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, all the talk is about precedent. Roe vs. Wade. What does a judge do when a precedent is based on shaky legal ground? The Ginsburg Precedent: How much does a nominee have to answer, and how do you draw the line? Yet the most important precedent hasn't been mentioned: the Clinton Precedent. To refresh our memories, President Clinton had a chance to make two appointments to the Supreme Court. The first came with the retirement of Justice Byron White, a conservative who cast one of the...
  • Who Is The Dems' Standard Bearer? (Ginsburg Standard Vs. Dean Standard)

    09/30/2005 1:16:27 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 486+ views
    Ginsburg Standard Vs. Dean Standard   THE HOWARD DEAN STANDARDDean Attacked Roberts For Not Answering Questions:DNC Chairman Howard Dean: "Despite His Refusal To Answer Basic Questions About His Views And Record, John Roberts Is Set To Begin His Lifetime Appointment As Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court." (Democrat National Committee, "Dean Statement on Senate Vote On Judge Roberts," Press Release, 9/29/05)Dean Even Said To Be Prepared For Unprecedented Filibuster Of Next Supreme Court Nominee: "In An Interview, [DNC Chairman Howard] Dean Said Democratic Unity Is Essential In The Upcoming Battle And That The Party 'Absolutely' Should Be Prepared To...
  • They Said It! (Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Endorses Ginsburg Precedent)

    09/29/2005 2:41:38 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 1,217+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | September 29, 2005
    "[Justice Ginsburg] Said She Agreed With A Position Taken By Federal Judge John G. Roberts During His Confirmation Hearing To Replace The Late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.  Roberts Invoked Ginsburg When He Refused To Speculate On How He Would Rule In Cases Before The Court." (Estes Thompson, "Justice Ginsburg Says She'd Prefer Another Woman On Court," The Associated Press, 9/29/05) Ginsburg: "Judge Roberts Was Unquestionably Right ... My Rule Was I Will Not Answer A Question That Attempts To Project How I Will Rule In A Case That Might Come Before The Court." (Estes Thompson, "Justice Ginsburg Says She'd...
  • John Kerry will vote against John Roberts

    09/21/2005 9:38:43 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 98 replies · 2,927+ views
    JohnKerry.com ^ | September 21, 2005 | John Kerry
    I will vote against the nomination of John Roberts to serve as Chief Justice of the United States. I refuse to vote for a Supreme Court nominee who came before the Senate intent on demonstrating his ability to deftly deflect legitimate questions about his views, opinions and philosophy. If he is confirmed – and he may well be – the Roberts Court will shape the course of constitutional law for decades to come. It will decide dozens of cases that will define the depth and breadth of freedom in America – our commitment to civil rights, our dedication to civil...
  • From Hegel to Wilson to Breyer (Liberal constitutional theory returns to its foreign roots)

    09/20/2005 4:24:04 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 791+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 20, 2005 | Paul Mirengoff & Scott Johnson
    GEORG HEGEL was a German philosopher of the early 19th century. Hegel believed that history unfolds through a "dialectical" process, in which each stage is the product of the contradictions inherent in the ideas that defined the preceding one. Within these tensions and contradictions, Hegel believed, the philosopher can discern a comprehensive, evolving, rational unity. He called that unity "the absolute idea." History consists of an inevitable and progressive march to that idea.Until recently it appeared that Marxism (which borrowed Hegel's dialectic but replaced "ideas" with economic systems and classes--hence "dialectical materialism") would represent Hegel's most enduring contribution to the...
  • Day 1: Democrats Attack; Forget Past (Ignore Ginsberg Precedent)

    09/12/2005 3:55:19 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 1,849+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | September 12, 2005
    Democrats Ignore Ginsburg Precedent And Claim Unprecedented 75,000 Plus Pages Of Documents Released Aren't Enough__________________________________ DEMS FORGET ABOUT GINSBURG PRECEDENTDemocrats Suggest Roberts Should Reveal His View On Certain Issues:Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE): "And We'll Be Faced With Equally Consequential Decisions In The 21st Century. Can A Microscopic Tag Be Implanted In A Person's Body To Track His Every Movement? There's Actual Discussion About That. You Will Rule On That - Mark My Words - Before Your Tenure Is Over." (Sen. Joe Biden, Committee On The Judiciary, U.S. Senate, Hearing, 9/12/05) Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE): "Can Brain Scans Be Used To Determine...
  • The Ginsburg Standard

    07/25/2005 4:06:23 AM PDT · by harpu · 13 replies · 753+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/25/05 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Twelve years ago at a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Sen. Patrick Leahy propounded a theoretical question about constitutional separation of church and state. "I prefer not to address a question like that," replied the Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Leahy, a dogged questioner, pressed for an answer. "Senator," Ginsburg persisted, "I would prefer to await a particular case." In response, Leahy was uncharacteristically obsequious: "I understand. Just trying, Judge. Just trying." Will Pat Leahy, now Judiciary's ranking minority member, and his Democratic colleagues exercise such forbearance when Judge John G. Roberts predictably takes the same...
  • PRECEDENT FROM THE CONFIRMATION HEARINGS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG FOR THE CONDUCT OF JUDICIAL NOMINEES

    07/20/2005 4:47:42 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 34 replies · 1,852+ views
    The Federalist Society ^ | July 20, 2005 | Jay T. Jorgensen
    Both the federal courts and the United States Senate rely extensively on precedent for the conduct of their current affairs. Whether or not a particular practice is embodied in any formal rule, both the courts and the Senate have regarded continuity of past practice as an essential part of orderly and fair government and have followed their precedents absent some compelling reason to change.As any person who follows the news knows, the Senate has recently found itself embroiled in controversies about how senators and nominees to the federal bench should behave in posing and answering questions during the judicial confirmation...
  • Supreme Hype - Let's separate some of the developing mainstream mythologies.

    07/05/2005 12:29:06 PM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 857+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2005 | Richard Baehr
    The media is abuzz and hoping for a great battle. While most Americans are not particularly excited about the choice of a new Associate Justice for the Supreme Court, activists from the left and right, and those who report or comment on politics, are fired up. So it is a worthwhile exercise to separate some of the developing mainstream mythology about the current and future state of the Court from the reality. 1. Sandra Day O’Connor has not been the key swing justice. The liberal activists, Democratic senators and their media acolytes have been making the case that O’Connor has...
  • Black-robed Robin Hoods - (picture Ruth Bader Ginsberg in snug green tights, for starters..WOW!)

    06/27/2005 10:45:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 1,369+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 26, 2005 | BARBARA SIMPSON
    Picture this: Ruth Bader Ginsberg wearing a snug, green outfit, complete with tights. Then picture four of her high-court compatriots, John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer doing the same. It's a tough visual, I admit, but given their property-rights ruling, we now know what those members of the U.S. Supreme Court must be wearing under their black robes. Think "jolly, old England" and the fellow in the green outfit who stole from the rich to give to the poor. He didn't do it alone. Robin Hood had his band of merry men to help. It wasn't...