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  • ‘RBG’: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became a Summer Box Office Avenger

    05/14/2018 3:02:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | May 14, 2018 | Rebecca Rubin
    While “Avengers: Infinity War” has dominated the box office in recent weeks, a new documentary about a different kind of hero has still managed to draw crowds. “RBG,” a look at the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (the glass-ceiling shattering jurist who became a meme), secured the 10th slot at the domestic box office this weekend with $1.16 million. That’s a major feat considering that the non-fiction film, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, was showing in just 180 screens. Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media’s collaboration launched in limited release on May 4, with...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Loves" Her Upcoming Biopic, Director Says

    04/25/2018 5:40:40 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 25, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    Director Mimi Leder said Wednesday that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "loves" the upcoming biopic On the Basis of Sex, in which Felicity Jones plays the justice. "Madame Justice loves the movie. Her nephew wrote it and she approved the script. Her reviews of Ms. Jones were magnificent," Leder said during a Focus Features luncheon at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. On the Basis of Sex will begin a limited run in theaters on Nov. 9, the heart of awards season, and will also be timed to Ginsburg's 25th anniversary on Supreme Court. Jones portrays Ginsburg as a crusading...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers a new excuse for Hillary's loss

    02/12/2018 2:23:03 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 55 replies
    americanthinker ^ | February 12, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Apparently intoxicated by adulation coming her way as progressives desperately want her not to retire, Ruth Bader Ginsburg skates close to political advocacy, which should be taboo for a Supreme Court justice. Last night, she offered a new excuse for Hillary Clinton's failure to win what most journalists and politicians believed was a slam-dunk presidential race. Ginsburg said she thought it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to "get by the macho atmosphere" dominating the election. This represents an escalation from her earlier charges that "sexism" played a major role in the election, as she did last September: CNN's Poppy Harlow...
  • Doubling Down: Ginsburg Blames 'Macho Atmosphere' & 'Sexism' for Clinton Loss

    02/12/2018 9:44:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2018
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doubled down on comments she made last year that sexism "no doubt" played a role in Hillary Clinton's 2016 election defeat. During a Columbia University Women's Conference event on Sunday, Ginsburg was asked to clarify remarks she made last September, in which she said sexism was a "major, major factor" in how the election played out. "I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by even the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would have been criticized," Ginsburg said. "I think...
  • Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg: ‘Macho Atmosphere’ and ‘Sexism’ Caused Hillary Clinton to Lose

    02/12/2018 9:19:32 AM PST · by Lera · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/18 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Full title : Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg: ‘Macho Atmosphere’ and ‘Sexism’ Caused Hillary Clinton to Lose 2016 Election Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg claimed Sunday that “sexism” and a “macho atmosphere” contributed to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election loss. Ginsburg, speaking at a Columbia University Women’s Conference event, was asked to elaborate on remarks she made in September, claiming that “sexism” played a major role in the 2016 election. “I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by even the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would...
  • Justice Ginsburg, 84, Signals Intent to Work for Years More [Wishful speaking alert]

    01/28/2018 5:20:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 27, 2018
    In different circumstances, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court. But in the era of Donald Trump, the 84-year-old Ginsburg is packing her schedule and sending signals she intends to keep her seat on the bench for years. The eldest Supreme Court justice has produced two of the court's four signed opinions so far this term. Outside court, she's the subject of a new documentary that includes video of her working out. And she's hired law clerks to take her through June 2020, just four months before the next...
  • Justices Kennedy and Ginsburg plan to continue into 2019 and 2020

    01/24/2018 8:10:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/24/2018 | Ed Straker
    Supreme Court justices Anthony Kennedy and Ruth Ginsburg have announced plans to keep hiring law clerks for the next few years, which means they aren't retiring any time soon. Ginsburg, affectionately known by her fans as the "Notorious RBG," has already hired four clerks for the October 2018 term and four clerks for the October 2019 term, which ends in June 2020, according to CNN.  The news hints that Ginsburg is planning to stay on for the coinciding terms. Meanwhile, Kennedy's recent law clerk hires are also telling. According to Above the Law, which first reported the law clerk news, he's selected four clerks for...
  • Report: Trump Doesn’t Expect Ginsburg And Sotomayor To Make It Through His First Term

    10/16/2017 8:46:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 100 replies ^ | 10/16/2017 | Thomas Phippen
    President Donald Trump expects to nominate a total of four Supreme Court justices, claiming that three seats will likely become vacant during his first term, anonymous sources told Mike Allen of Axios. Trump expects to fill the seats of Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor in addition to nominating Neil Gorsuch, who Trump nominated to fill former Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat earlier this year. Scalia died in 2016, well before Trump took office.
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fails to Retire, Again; Also, Anthony Kennedy

    06/27/2017 8:04:21 PM PDT · by MilesVeritatis · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 26, 2017 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg declined to announce her retirement, once again, on the last day of the session on Monday. Also, Justice Anthony Kennedy declined to his announce his retirement, though he could do so over the summer. The 84-year-old Ginsburg — the “Notorious R.B.G.,” to her fans — has been on the Court since 1993, when she was appointed by President Bill Clinton. Since then, she has been a reliable liberal vote for 24 years....
  • Alan Dershowitz: 'Ginsburg Should Recuse Herself From Any Case That Involves [] Trump Personally'

    06/26/2017 8:51:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Laura ^ | June 26, 2017 | Alan Dershowitz/Laura Ingraham
    Alan Dershowitz: 'Justice Ginsburg Should Recuse Herself From Any Case That Involves President Trump Personally'
  • Ginsburg Better Do Right Thing and Recuse Herself From Trump Travel Ban Case

    06/05/2017 4:35:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies ^ | 6/4/2017 | Robert Barnes
    If campaign comments are evidence of bias in a way that invalidates the actions of a decision-maker (as the 4th Circuit claimed), then the same logic the 4th Circuit used to deny Trump’s travel ban must require Ginsburg’s recusal in the Supreme Court’s review of that travel ban. The standard for recusal does not require a judge admit their bias. It only requires a review whether the public might “reasonably question” the “impartiality” of the judge in the matter. Liberals argued Justice Scalia merely hunting with a Vice President compelled his recusal. As Justice Scalia recognized, recusal is appropriate whenever...
  • How can Ginsburg participate in Travel Order case after her *campaign* statements about Trump?

    06/03/2017 7:29:10 AM PDT · by digger48 · 48 replies ^ | Friday, June 2, 2017 | William A. Jacobson
    Donald TrumpÂ’s second Executive Order on visa entry from six majority Muslim countries is now before the Supreme Court. Trump is seeking review of the 4th CircuitÂ’s decision upholding a Maryland District Court injunction halting the Executive Order. In addition to the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari asking SCOTUS to hear the case on the merits, Trump has a request for a stay of the lower court injunctions pending a decision on the merits. The application is on a fast track, with the Court setting June 12 as the deadline for opposition papers. The 4th CircuitÂ’s decision found that...
  • Brilliant new plan: Trump gets Ruth Ginsburg to retire and agrees to replace her with… Garland

    04/18/2017 1:00:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m not sure who Allan Smith at Business Insider ran into who put a bug in his ear to talk to Trump confidant Chris Ruddy, but it must have been one heck of a conversation. The bottom line is pretty much the summation found in the title of this article. In order to avoid any more angst or consternation around Supreme Court nominations, Trump could short circuit the entire discussion by getting Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire now rather than trying to stick it out for four more years. And what would she get in return? A promise that...
  • Justice Ginsburg: Sen. Lindsey Graham one of the ‘women of the Senate’

    04/12/2017 3:08:32 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    HotAir ^ | 04/11/2017 | John Sexton
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the late Justice Antonin Scalia were honored Monday by Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. During a speech she gave at the event, Justice Ginsburg described Senator Lindsey Graham as one of the “women of the Senate.” Justice Ginsburg gave a brief talk about civility and her friendship with the late Justice Scalia. She then made an implied contrast between the era in which she and Scalia were confirmed and the present day. “I thought back to the 1993 confirmation of my nomination to the court,” she said. She continued, “The hearing was altogether civil....
  • OUCH ! ... Lindsey's a girl !

    04/11/2017 1:52:35 PM PDT · by knarf · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | April, 11, 2017 | knarf
    As we all knowThe Supreme Court actsas if it is passing LAW. Did Ginsburg just violate TITLE IX ?Speechless
  • Opinion: Ginsburg gambled to stay and now she may lose her legacy

    04/11/2017 12:30:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2017 | Jonathan Turley
    The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court represents a huge political victory for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who gambled on blocking the nomination of Merrick Garland in the hopes of a GOP electoral victory. It may also have been an equally huge loss for the of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who ignored increasing calls for her retirement during the Obama administration to avoid the prospect of the flipping of her seat from a liberal to a conservative member. That gamble — whatever calculation — could now cost a sweeping number of key cases hanging by a...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg confuses Lindsey Graham for a woman

    04/11/2017 11:33:55 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2017 | Ryan Lovelace
    "I thought back to the 1993 confirmation of my nomination to the court—the hearing was altogether civil, the vote was 96 to 3. For Justice Scalia, the vote was unanimous," Ginsburg said. "Let's hope members of Congress, the members that Allegheny College has already honored — Vice President Joe Biden and Senator John McCain, the women of the Senate, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham — let's hope that they and others of goodwill will lead in restoring harmonious work ways." Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Health: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    04/08/2017 8:00:57 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 69 replies
    Heavy News ^ | April 1, 2017 | Wendy Watkins
    Just how much influence is President Donald Trump going to have on the U.S. Supreme Court? His administration hasn’t been quiet about its hopes to replace as many as four justices — with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg near the top of the list. But with rumbling concerns about her health, Ginsburg doesn’t appear to be ready to step down. In fact, the same week she was a no-show at President Trump’s address to Congress, she was in the news for her impressive workout regimen. Now aged 84, and the senior member of the high court’s four-person liberal wing, Ginsburg has...
  • Trump's Next SCOTUS Picks? (VANITY)

    04/07/2017 1:06:39 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 33 replies
    Moi ^ | April 7, 2017 | Self
    Rank your recommended "List of 21" nominees for any future Trump SCOTUS nominations! (Obviously we are recommending "in the abstract," i.e., without knowing what the current political weather will be when a vacancy arises. If another "Access: Hollywood" recording comes out, Trump will be hard-pressed to pick a woman, etc.) My considerations, in order of importance, are: 1. Clearly constitutionalist. If we blow it on this point, the rest doesn't matter. Never forget that Brennan, Warren, Blackmun and Souter were all REPUBLICAN nominees. 2. Sufficiently non-controversial, so that we don't lose squish GOP Senators like Collins and Murkowski. (This will...
  • Gorsuch's Foes Embarrass the Senate [Incl.Sen. Hatch Support of Ginsburg, Beyer]

    03/28/2017 8:19:24 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 26, 2017 | Sen. Orrin G. Hatch
    Although I am a committed conservative, I have voted for the Supreme Court nominees of both parties—even those I might not have chosen myself—as long as I have been assured of their fitness for office. I helped shepherd through President Clinton’s nominees, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. Both had shown themselves to be honorable, capable jurists with reputations for careful, non-ideological work on federal appeals courts.