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  • From ‘rage aria’ to ‘lovely duet,’ opera does justice to court, Ginsburg says

    07/08/2015 1:11:57 PM PDT · by Borges · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/8/2015 | Geoff Edgers
    “He sang with great verve,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said of Justice Antonin Scalia in a phone interview with The Washington Post this week. “Nino,” as she calls him, is her philosophical opposite and great friend. And Saturday, Ginsburg will watch and listen to their relationship played out on the stage at the Castleton Festival in Virginia. Derrick Wang’s one-act opera, “Scalia/Ginsburg,”
  • Presiding at Same-Sex Wedding, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Emphasizes the Word ‘Constitution’

    05/18/2015 12:19:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/18/2015 | Maureen Dowd
    The groom and groom strolled down the aisle to the mellow strains of “Mr. Sandman.” Wearing her black robe with her signature white lace collar, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the marriage on Sunday afternoon of Michael Kahn, the longtime artistic director of the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, and Charles Mitchem, who works at an architecture firm in New York. The gilded setting was elegant: Anderson House in the Embassy Row neighborhood, the headquarters in Washington of the Society of the Cincinnati, a club for the descendants of the French and American soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary...
  • Antonin Scalia: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The high Court’s counterweight

    04/19/2015 2:29:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Time ^ | April 16, 2015 | Antonin Scalia
    ... Having had the good fortune to serve beside [Ruth Bader Ginsburg] on [the U.S. Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court], I can attest that her opinions are always thoroughly considered, always carefully crafted and almost always correct (which is to say we sometimes disagree). That much is apparent for all to see ...
  • CAAP Calls on Justices Ginsburg and Kagan to Recuse Themselves from Same-Sex Marriage Decision

    03/13/2015 9:14:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 12, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The founder and president of a coalition of black pastors has called upon U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the same-sex marriage case that is currently before the high court. In a recent press release, Rev. William Owens of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) cited Ginsburg’s and Kagan’s “stated bias” as reason to recuse themselves in order to preserve the integrity of the court. Owens and his organization have launched a petition to bring attention to the alleged “lack of impartiality” on the part of the two justices. In February, Ginsburg,...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Americans Are Ready for Gay Marriage [Link Only]

    02/12/2015 6:16:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] | February 12, 2015 | Greg Stohr
  • Stent Placed in Heart of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    11/26/2014 7:49:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 26, 2014 | Pete Williams
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent heart surgery Wednesday morning after experiencing discomfort during exercise, the court said. Ginsburg, 81, had a stent placed in her right coronary artery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She was resting comfortably and was expected to be discharged within 48 hours, the court said.
  • Justice Ginsburg has it backwards

    10/18/2014 3:30:54 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2014 | Walt Bussey
    In her dissent to the Supreme Court’s ruling that Texas could enforce its voter ID law, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote: "The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters." No, Justice Ginsburg; the greatest threat to confidence in our election process is that too many people may vote who are not legally qualified to vote, or that may vote fraudulently. How confident can honest citizen voters...
  • Obama's Master Plan With Eric Holder

    10/07/2014 4:45:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 7, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I discussed how I believe Rush Limbaugh was right in saying that Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation is not in any way a simple bon voyage. Rather, it is a deliberate ploy to maneuver him into an even greater place of influence, possibly even the Supreme Court. The most obvious replacement on the Supreme Court is liberal-leaning Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton with a 96-3 Senate vote, something she admits today would never happen because of her liberal voting record and her connection with the American...
  • Justice Ginsburg Trashes Texas Pro-Life Law Closing Abortion Clinics, Should Recuse Herself

    10/01/2014 3:06:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Casey Mattox
    In a recent interview with Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had harsh words for a Texas law regulating the health and safety of abortion clinics that is almost certainly headed to her desk. This is remarkable enough. As Ed Whelan and Prof. Josh Blackman have noted, these are exactly the kind of remarks, prejudging a specific case, that should trigger a responsibility to recuse. But propriety aside, the comments also evince an unmoved confidence in the abortion industry’s assertions, even when they are proven false. Turning her ire from the Texas legislature to the courts,...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg goes political: I can’t resign with this Senate

    09/24/2014 6:44:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 90 replies
    wash times ^ | 9/24/14 | c chumley
    Supreme CourtJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took a hard look at the political landscape, saw a Senate that was looming as unfavorable to her leanings and summed up her fate: I can’t resign now — there’s nobody like me who could be confirmed, she said. “Who do you think President Obama could appoint at this very day, given the boundaries that we have? If I resign any time this year, [Obama] could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court,” Ms. Ginsburg, 81, said in an Elle Magazine excerpt released on Tuesday. “Anybody who thinks that if...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Male justices can’t understand Hobby Lobby case because genitals

    07/31/2014 2:49:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/31/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg evolved this summer from a mere figure of authority into a liberal celebrity when she authored the dissenting opinion in the Hobby Lobby case. Ginsburg’s dissent, which has been ubiquitously dubbed “scathing” and/or “blistering” in the press, prompted the left to craft a cult of personality around her. Liberal outlets dubbed her “Notorious R.B.G.,” whiny folk artists converted her opinion into a terrible but nevertheless widely shared song, and The New Republic laughably dubbed Ginsburg “the most popular woman on the internet.” Take that, Kate Upton.All this hero worship was entirely unearned, but...
  • The Supreme Court’s Coming Paralysis

    07/24/2014 4:00:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jeff Greenfield
    Why there’s really no chance President Obama will be able to appoint another Justice to the bench, regardless of what happens in November. It’s a question that’s roiled the liberal universe for years: Why won’t 81-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg resign from the Supreme Court and give President Obama the chance to pick her successor, in case the Senate turns Republican after the mid-terms? Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe, one of the left’s jurisprudential heroes, had a ready answer to that question when it was posed to him at the University of California Santa Barbara late last month....
  • Meanwhile, Outside the Panic Room: Contraception, Hobby Lobby, and Women’s Rights

    07/10/2014 7:40:42 AM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 7/10/14 | Helen Alvare
    Prior to the 2012 HHS Mandate, there were no “runs” on birth control suppliers, nor were there demonstrations in the streets by women demanding free birth control. Nowhere was there observed a dearth of women willing to work for businesses informed by a religious conscience on matters of contraception or abortion. This should come as a shock to those predicting the end of women’s freedom as a result of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood. It should also shock those protesters screaming about women’s ovaries on the steps of the Supreme Court. It should even shock...
  • On Hobby Lobby: Where Ginsburg and Alito Go Astray

    07/07/2014 1:15:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 7, 2014 | JOSHUA SCHULZ
    As a faithful Catholic with moral objections to forced Christian complicity in both abortion and contraception, I had many reasons to rejoice in the Supreme CourtÂ’s majority decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby written by Justice Alito. Unfortunately, the CourtÂ’s reasoning was not one of them. Two premises in the majorityÂ’s argument were especially troubling: first, the CourtÂ’s assertion of the legal inscrutability of moral and religious beliefs, and second, its assumption of the GovernmentÂ’s claim that contraceptives and abortifacients are necessary for womenÂ’s health and well-being. Contrary to the first premise, I agree with dissenting Justice Ginsburg that...
  • The only way to end racial discrimination is…through racial discrimination?

    04/23/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-23-2014 | MOTUS
    “Justice Sotomayor seemed to mock one of Chief Justice Roberts’s most memorable lines. In a 2007 decision that limited the use of race to achieve integration in public school systems, he wrote, ‘The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.’” On the contrary, the Wise Latina believes that the only way to end discrimination on the basis of race is…to discriminate on the basis of race.Let’s examine the basis for her contention, beginning with Big Guy’s basis for social justice: empathy: But it’s those five percent of the...
  • The question facing Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Stay or go?

    10/07/2013 8:07:32 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 36 replies
    WP (Washington Post Sunday Magazine) ^ | 10/4/13 | Robert Barnes
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  • The Ugly, Unknown Story Behind Roe v. Wade

    09/25/2013 3:01:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | September 25, 2013 | Scottie Hughes
    It’s not often that I agree with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but she was right for more reasons than she probably realized when she said last year that the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade went “too far, too fast.” Roe protected almost all abortions from the democratic process and led to four decades in which, by even the most conservative estimates, 50 million American babies were aborted and pulled from their mother’s womb.And, now thanks to a revealing book out this week called Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade by veteran attorney Clarke...
  • Justice Ginsburg on “Judicial Activism” in the Roberts Court

    08/30/2013 8:58:58 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 15 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | August 27, 2013 | Jonathon Adler
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes the Roberts Court is “one of the most activist courts in history,” according to a widely cited interview with the NYT‘s Adam Liptak.    ”Activist” is a slippery label, often indicating nothing more than disagreement with a Court’s decision in a given case.  fortunately Justice Ginsburg provided Liptak with a definition.  Specifically, Ginsburg told Liptak that “if it’s measured in terms of readiness to overturn legislation, this is one of the most activist courts in history.”  This is one way to define judicial activism, but if this is the definition Justice Ginsburg wants to use, her accusation...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to preside over gay wedding

    08/30/2013 3:38:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2013 | By Lawrence Hurley
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to officiate at a wedding ceremony between two men this weekend, just two months after the court issued high-profile rulings on the highly divisive issue. As reported by the Washington Post, Ginsburg will preside over the wedding of Michael Kaiser, the president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, and John Roberts, an economist.
  • Ruth Ginsburg not planning on leaving SCOTUS any time soon

    07/07/2013 6:03:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/06/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Reuters landed the inside track on a question which has been quietly simmering on the back burner since the unpleasant events of last November. Given four more years in office, and given the ages and states of health of various members of the Supreme Court, would Barack Obama be making any more appointments to the bench? In an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the answer to at least one of the seats under discussion would seem to be no. At age 80, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, leader of the Supreme Court’s liberal wing, says she is in excellent health,...
  • Exclusive: Supreme Court's Ginsburg vows to resist pressure to retire

    07/04/2013 10:56:55 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 75 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 4, 2013 | By Joan Biskupic | Reuters – 5 hours ago
    At age 80, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, says she is in excellent health, even lifting weights despite having cracked a pair of ribs again, and plans to stay several more years on the bench. In a Reuters interview late on Tuesday, she vowed to resist any pressure to retire that might come from liberals who want to ensure that Democratic President Barack Obama can pick her successor before the November 2016 presidential election.
  • Vanity - SCOTUS Watch June 3rd - June 7th

    06/03/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    It is that time of year where the SCOTUS makes its decisions for the term. Who knows what decisions will be handed down this week. I do not expect any gay marriage decisions until the final days of the term.
  • Full Spin Mode on IRS, Benghazi, AP Scandals as WH Advisor Does 'Full Ginsburg'

    05/19/2013 8:48:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Senior White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer is set to perform the 'full Ginsburg' on Sunday, appearing on all five major Sunday morning news shows in the latest sign that the Obama administration is determined to fight for control of the news cycle following an explosion of major scandals in the past several days. Pfeiffer will appear on CNN's State of the Union, ABC's This Week, CBS's Face the Nation, NBC's Meet the Press, and Fox News' Fox News Sunday. The White House began suffering unusual setbacks in the media following the revelation that its edits to "talking points" on the...
  • Justice Ginsburg: 'Unelected Old Men' Decided Roe v. Wade

    05/14/2013 8:13:22 AM PDT · by Bratch · 44 replies
    Big Government ^ | May 13, 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg criticized the Roe v. Wade decision Saturday, stating that it overruled the democratic will by handing down a decision made by “unelected old men.” Speaking at the University of Chicago Law School, the 80 year-old justice said that the 1973 decision, together with Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion until the ninth month of pregnancy, was too overreaching. Ginsburg said it would have been her preference that the High Court struck down only the Texas law in question without a decision that affected other states. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Ginsburg indicated that...
  • Ginsburg: Roe Abortion Ruling Made for Easy Pro-Life Target

    05/13/2013 5:10:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Over the weekend, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg complained that the decision in the Roe v Wade case that allowed virtually unlimited abortions was too overreaching. She grumbled that it was decided in such a way that it made for an easy target for pro-life advocates complaining about its extremity. From a report on her talk: “That was my concern, that the court had given opponents of access to abortion a target to aim at relentlessly,” she told a crowd of students. “… My criticism of Roe is that it seemed to have stopped the momentum that was on...
  • William H. Ginsburg dies at 70; Monica Lewinsky's attorney

    04/03/2013 8:37:18 AM PDT · by haffast · 24 replies
    L A Times ^ | April 2, 2013, 8:43 p.m. | Elaine Woo
    William H. Ginsburg, a seasoned medical malpractice attorney who bolted to national prominence in the brutal arena of Washington politics as Monica Lewinsky's lawyer, died Monday at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 70. snip Later, in an open letter to Starr in California Lawyer magazine, he wrote: "Congratulations, Mr. Starr! As a result of your callous disregard for cherished constitutional rights, you may have succeeded in unmasking a sexual relationship between two consenting adults." snip
  • Abortion, eugenics and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    12/28/2012 8:29:57 AM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | December 26, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Exclusive: Jack Cashill rejects writer's attempt to soften justice's 'too many' remark In a recent article in Slate, Emily Bazelon attempts to purge from the record comments Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made to Bazelon about abortion a few years prior. In a 2009 interview for the New York Times Magazine, Ginsburg said the following: “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.” In the course of the Slate article, Bazelon goes to great and unconvincing lengths to...
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: Justice Ginsburg shrugs off rib injury

    08/09/2012 9:27:08 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 Aug 2012 | Joan Biskupik
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 79, the eldest member of the bench and leader of its liberal wing, said she cracked two ribs in June but met all her work obligations and remains committed to staying on the court at least three more years. Interviewed by Reuters in her chambers on Tuesday, Justice Ginsburg said she felt fine and showed no sign of the injury, which has not been previously reported. "At first I thought it was nothing," said Ginsburg, who fell at home. She added, however, that the injury occurred at the start of the Supreme Court's difficult...

    08/04/2012 6:03:21 AM PDT · by Liberty Ship · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 3, 2012 | Jason Keyser
    CHICAGO (AP) -- It turns out lawyers and opera singers have more in common than booming voices and a love of melodrama. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is among the jurists who have looked for legal lessons in arias, and she got a chance Friday to indulge both passions at the American Bar Association's annual meeting in Chicago. Along with U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Ginsburg took part in an unusual panel discussion of the intersection of opera and the law, listening to a few live performances of some of opera's greatest works. They mused about such issues as...
  • Oh my: Is Ginsburg writing the main ObamaCare dissent?

    06/26/2012 7:32:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via DrewM, I'm embarrassed that it didn’t occur to me in the other post to ask whether any of the Court's liberals have taken on a conspicuously lighter workload lately. Sotomayor's written the fewest among the Court's left wing, according to Sean Trende, but that might be due to the fact that she's a junior justice and isn't getting as many assigned to her.What's Ginsburg been up to, though? There are three cases left on the court’s docket, and the cases will be released in reverse order of the authoring justice’s seniority — beginning with Justice Elena Kagan, the newest...
  • Ruth Ginsburg: Expect “sharp disagreement” in SCOTUS rulings

    06/17/2012 6:37:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Sometimes, if you have nothing to say, it’s probably best to say nothing at all. This is an old saw which was apparently lost on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week, when she decided to take time out of her busy schedule and talk about the court’s upcoming decisions --- including the one on the Obamacare mandate --- by not really saying anything. With a wry smile, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg laid waste Friday to all those rumors about the fate of the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court.“Those who know don’t talk. And those who talk...
  • Report: Ginsburg sees ‘sharp disagreements’ as court rulings near (Commiecare˜™ deathbed?)

    06/16/2012 6:34:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/16/12 | Ben Geman
    Report: Ginsburg sees ‘sharp disagreements’ as court rulings nearBy Ben Geman - 06/16/12 11:05 AM ET Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is predicting “sharp disagreements” on the high court as the justices are on the cusp of landmark rulings including the fate of President Obama’s healthcare law. “As one may expect, many of the most controversial cases remain pending,” she said in remarks Friday evening to the American Constitution Society, according to CNN. “So it is likely that the sharp disagreement rate will go up next week and the week after.” The high court is slated to rule in...
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | 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...
  • 'A Legal Backwater' (rkba)

    04/24/2012 5:17:10 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 24 apr 2012 | Seth Lipsky
    So many constitutions worldwide -- and how many except ours recognize the right to keep and bear arms? America is in danger "of becoming something of a legal backwater," a justice of the High Court of Australia, Michael Kirby, is quoted as telling the New York Times. His comment is in a scoop that ran under the headline "?'We the People' Loses Appeal With People Around the World." The story follows up on an interview Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave to Al-Hayat TV in Egypt. In the interview she said that were she drafting a constitution in the year 2012,...
  • Why Justices Ginsburg and Breyer should retire now

    04/11/2012 8:22:09 PM PDT · by RC one · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 28, 2011 9:58 AM | Randall Kennedy
    Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer should soon retire. That would be the responsible thing for them to do. Both have served with distinction on the Supreme Court for a substantial period of time; Ginsburg for almost 18 years, Breyer for 17. Both are unlikely to be able to outlast a two-term Republican presidential administration, should one supersede the Obama administration following the 2012 election. What's more, both are, well, old: Ginsburg is now 78, the senior sitting justice. Breyer is 72.
  • How the Constitution Crisis Will End

    03/21/2012 9:07:25 AM PDT · by harpu · 12 replies · 2+ views ^ | April 2012 | Stephen Flurry
    What happens when leaders put themselves above the law. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg must have missed the memo about Egypt’s radical Islamist transformation over the past year. Since Hosni Mubarak’s government crumbled under heavy pressure from the United States, Islamic extremists have been assaulting Coptic Christians, raping their wives and daughters, and burning their homes and churches to the ground. In September, terrorists ambushed Israel’s embassy, prompting a late-night emergency evacuation in September. In January, Islamist hard-liners, led by the Muslim Brotherhood, won 72 percent of the seats in Egypt’s parliament. They refuse to recognize the State of...
  • Two Justices Suggest Citizens United Ruling Should Be Reconsidered In Montana Case

    02/18/2012 11:17:53 AM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2012
    Two Justices Suggest Citizens United Ruling Should Be Reconsidered In Montana Case Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, center, and Stephen G. Breyer, second from right, suggested Friday that the court reconsider its controversial 2010 decision that allowed unlimited corporate and union spending in elections. By Robert Barnes February 17 Two Supreme Court justices suggested Friday that the court reconsider its controversial 2010 decision that allowed unlimited corporate and union spending in elections. The suggestion came as the court blocked a Montana Supreme Court decision upholding a century-old ban on corporate campaign spending in the state. The Montana ruling seems...
  • Are Conservatives with Ginsburg or the Founders on the Constitution?

    02/18/2012 6:02:39 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    When Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in Egypt recently that she "would not look to the U.S. Constitution if [she] were drafting a constitution in the year 2012," it was no surprise. In that the Constitution militates against a nanny state and preserves a status quo, it is by its very nature a conservative document. This is why liberals hate it so. And, as the power of the left grows via their control over the culture, their teeth and contempt for the Constitution are displayed ever more (see Obama, Barack et al.). But what of conservatives? Some may say that I...
  • Diminishing the Constitution

    02/14/2012 12:14:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | February 10, 2012 | NA
    It is certainly no surprise for gun owners to see the New York Times run a story belittling the United States Constitution. After all, the Times has worked for decades to devalue our founding document. "[I]ts influence is waning," opines the Times. It is "terse and old, and it guarantees relatively few rights." The paper faults the Constitution for being difficult to amend and reflective of the times in which it was written. While the Times does not go so far as to claim the U.S. Constitution has been bad for America, it does lament that it is of "little...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Barack Obama v. the Founders

    02/14/2012 4:07:26 AM PST · by drpix · 10 replies ^ | 02/13/2012 | Peter Wehner
    Two recent interviews with two prominent liberal figures help cast some revealing light on modern liberalism’s attitude toward the Constitution. Let’s start with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who said in an interview earlier this month with Al Hayat television, “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. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, have an independent judiciary. It really is, I think, a great piece of work that...
  • Justice Ginsburg and the Need to Oppose Radical Judicial Nominees

    02/08/2012 8:26:51 AM PST · by IbJensen · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/7/2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    While most of us have been caught up in the brouhaha of electoral politics, liberal activists have been working indefatigably to pack the courts – the unelected branch of government – with radical statists. We might have turned over a number of congressional seats in 2010, but Obama has successfully turned over many conservative seats in our federal court system. Since taking office, Obama has appointed 125 people to federal judgeships, including 25 to appellate courts, and 2 to the Supreme Court. After three years, Obama’s mark on the federal courts is beginning to become quite potent. The Fourth Circuit...
  • 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...
  • Ginsburg Tells Egyptians: Look To The Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not The U.S.

    02/02/2012 4:44:58 PM PST · by LSUfan · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 1 Feb 2012 | MEMRI
    Liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tells Egyptians: Look To The Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not To The U.S. Constitution
  • Justice Ginsburg visits mark Arab Spring uprisings (Egypt and Tunesia)

    02/02/2012 12:21:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WREX-TV / The Associated Press ^ | February 2, 2012 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court's midwinter break is often used by justices to fly off to sunny vacation spots or European capitals where they address an audience or two on someone else's tab. But this year, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is on a different sort of visit to two North African countries where popular uprisings helped topple longtime leaders. Ginsburg wrapped up a State Department-sponsored visit to Egypt on Wednesday with a public seminar at the Cairo University law school. The 78-year-old Ginsburg told students she was inspired by last year's protests that led to the end of Hosni Mubarak's regime. "This...
  • Justice Ginsburg Slides to Safety off Airplane

    09/14/2011 1:02:23 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 16 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 9/14/11 | AP
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is 78 and has battled cancer, was forced to slide down an emergency chute to evacuate a flight at Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, a court spokeswoman said.
  • Federal Court Rules That TSA ‘Naked Scans’ Are Constitutional

    07/17/2011 6:38:06 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 110 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2011 12:13pm | Kashmir Hill
    Last weekend, a Tennessee woman was arrested at the Nashville airport for disorderly conduct after she refused TSA security measures for her children. The woman didn’t want her two children to have to go through a whole-body-imaging scanner. When a Transportation Security Administration officer told her the machines were safe, she said, “I still don’t want someone to see our bodies naked.” She won’t be pleased with a ruling then out of the D.C. Circuit today. This morning, the federal court ruled that the “naked scans” of air travelers do not violate Americans’ constitutional rights. Privacy rights group EPIC had...
  • Ginsburg's Non-Retirement a 2012 Pro-Life Election Opportunity

    Ginsburg's Non-Retirement a 2012 Pro-Life Election Opportunity Washington, DC -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the five members who constitute the pro-abortion majority on the nation's highest court, insists she will not retire anytime soon. Her decision could set up a 2012 election opportunity for the pro-life movement.
  • An inconvenient Justice

    07/03/2011 10:43:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | July 3, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    It is dawning on the Left that their messiah is turning into a Pied Piper, and some among them are scared that a conservative successor to President Obama would appoint too many Supreme Court justices. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 78 and a colon and pancreatic cancer survivor, and as such, is just beginning to see opinions starting to be published to the effect that she should leave the bench now, so as to allow President Obama and the Democrat-led Senate confirm a left wing justice to replace her. Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the brightest stars among left wing legal...