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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ginsberg: Roe V Wade was to reduce undesirable population types.

    07/08/2009 9:45:39 PM PDT · by 51773photo · 15 replies · 1,053+ views
    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 ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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?
  • Anti-Trust or Anti-Trustworthy?

    06/23/2009 10:05:03 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 249+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 19, 2009 | Mytheos Holt
    Anti-trust or Anti-trustworthy? by: Mytheos Holt, June 19, 2009 Last month, assistant Attorney General Christine Varney announced plans by the Obama administration to reinvigorate antitrust policy as a step to solve “cases where monopolists try to use their dominance in the marketplace to stifle competition and harm consumers," a plan legal critics are warning is on a “collision course” with recent precedent set by the Supreme Court, and by extension, with the constitutional rule of law itself. For his part, DC Appellate Court Justice Douglas Ginsburg argues that recent Supreme Court decisions show a “more informed approach to antitrust cases”—one...
  • "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...
  • Christine M. Flowers: Legal Contamination ( Justice Ginsburg & "foreign law" )

    04/17/2009 5:04:38 AM PDT · by kellynla · 15 replies · 628+ views ^ | Philadelphia Daily News | Christine M. Flowers
    LAST FRIDAY, the Supreme Court's sole female justice told a group of budding lawyers in Ohio that U.S. courts, including her own, should refer to foreign law when deciding cases and that any squeamishness about that was just a "passing phase." The internationalists cheered. They've been lobbying for one big international tribunal of love and mutual respect for years. And they've criticized those who think U.S. courts should stick to U.S. laws and our U.S. Constitution (which Madame Justice Ginsburg swore to uphold and defend as part of her oath of office) as jingoistic and narrow-minded. Listen, they say, it's...
  • Mark Steyn: We are the world

    04/13/2009 5:38:48 AM PDT · by kellynla · 17 replies · 1,421+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 12, 2009 | Mark Steyn
    Wiser Cornerites than I have weighed in on the transnational inclinations of some of the lawyerly nominees to this Administration, but it seems to be the way the wind is blowing. For her part, in the observances of her 15th anniversary on the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the subject of foreign law: “I frankly don’t understand all the brouhaha lately from Congress and even from some of my colleagues about referring to foreign law,” Justice Ginsburg said in her comments on Friday... “If we’re relying on a decision from a German judge about what our Constitution means,...
  • Ginsburg Shares Views on Influence of Foreign Law on Her Court, and Vice Versa

    04/11/2009 6:16:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 837+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 11, 2009 | Adam Liptak
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — In wide-ranging remarks here, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended the use of foreign law by American judges, suggested that torture should not be used even when it might yield important information and reflected on her role as the Supreme Court’s only female justice. ... “I frankly don’t understand all the brouhaha lately from Congress and even from some of my colleagues about referring to foreign law,” Justice Ginsburg said in her comments on Friday. The court’s more conservative members — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Samuel A. Alito Jr., Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas...
  • Justice Ginsburg Laments Being Court's Only Woman

    04/10/2009 10:34:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies · 1,411+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | April 10, 2009
    Justice Ginsburg laments being court's only woman By MATT LEINGANG, Associated Press Writer Friday, April 10, 2009 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday it's lonely being the only woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. Ginsburg told law students at a symposium at Ohio State University that she misses her former colleague Sandra Day O'Connor, who retired in 2006. "It's lonely for me, not that I don't love all my colleagues. I do," Ginsburg said. Women bring a life experience to the court that men can't, she said. When members of the public visit the court to watch the proceedings, Ginsburg...
  • Ginsburg: Possible court opening soon

    03/13/2009 11:48:30 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 39 replies · 1,089+ views
    <p>BOSTON (AP) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told law students there could be an opening on the Supreme Court soon but didn't hint at who might be leaving. Ginsburg spoke Friday at New England Law's annual "Law Day."</p> <p>In a question-and-answer session, she said the nine justices only take pictures together when a new member is added. She said: "We haven't had any of those for some time, but surely we will soon."</p>
  • Gun-control advocates buoyed by Supreme Court ruling on firearms

    02/25/2009 8:47:47 PM PST · by Flavius · 34 replies · 2,063+ views
    the hill ^ | 02/24/09 | By Reid Wilson
    Gun-control advocates buoyed by Supreme Court ruling on firearms By Reid Wilson Posted: 02/24/09 08:41 PM [ET] In its first major ruling on gun rights following a sweeping decision that largely defined the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday offered a hopeful sign to gun control advocates by upholding a ban on some gun ownership rights. The seven to two majority opinion, authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, upheld a 1996 amendment that prevents those convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse from owning firearms. The Supreme Court ruled a challenge the Bush administration made to a Fourth Circuit Court of...
  • Senator Says Justice Ginsburg May Die This Year

    02/23/2009 9:02:56 AM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies · 1,662+ views
    AP Report ^ | February 23, 2009
    Senator says Justice Ginsburg may die this year Supreme Court justice returned to work Monday after surgery ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. - U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning said his support for conservative judges may come into play shortly because one of the Supreme Court's liberal members, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, could die in less than a year from pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg has "bad cancer. The kind that you don't get better from," the two-term Kentucky Republican said during a 30-minute Lincoln Day dinner speech Saturday in Elizabethtown, according to the Courier-Journal of Louisville. Doctors diagnosed the 75-year-old justice and removed a small tumor...
  • Ginsburg's illness could lead to Obama appointment (shudder)

    02/05/2009 4:35:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 104 replies · 2,829+ views
    AP ^ | 2/5/2009
    Some presidents are handed the chance to remake the Supreme Court for a generation, if enough justices leave. Others wait in vain to make even one appointment. President Barack Obama took office with a strong prospect that his first four years in office could bring two or more openings on the high court, though he may well be replacing aging liberal justices with younger ones. Barring the unexpected, the court's balance of power — four on the left, four on the right, one in the middle leaning right — is not likely to change significantly. Word of Justice Ruth Bader...
  • (Supreme Court Justice) Ginsburg is hospitalized with pancreatic cancer

    02/05/2009 11:22:30 AM PST · by Pfesser · 164 replies · 6,557+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 02/05/09
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Thursday after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the court said. Ginsburg, 75, had the surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She will remain in the hospital for seven to 10 days, said her surgeon, Dr. Murray Brennan, according to a release issued by the court. The court announcement said the cancer is apparently in the early stages.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery today for pancreatic cancer.

    02/05/2009 10:12:46 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 15 replies · 1,537+ views
    CNN ^ | Feb. 5, 2009 | CNN
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery today for pancreatic cancer.
  • 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.
  • 100 Most Powerful Women: #72 Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Beware Obama's Supreme Court Picks)

    10/04/2008 12:51:54 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 56 replies · 1,098+ views
    Forbes ^ | 08/27/08 | Tatiana Serafin
    On the court since 1993, cast her liberal vote in high-profile cases this term, with 5-4 decisions on the rights of terrorism suspects, the rights of gun owners and the death penalty.
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Change Basis for Allowing Abortions to Slavery Amdt

    09/03/2008 10:28:39 AM PDT · by julieee · 33 replies · 561+ views ^ | September 3, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Change Basis for Allowing Abortions to Slavery Amdt Washington, DC ( -- In an amazing admission, pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a feminist group that the basis for legalized abortion should be changed from the so-called right to privacy to the anti-slavery provisions found in the Constitution.
  • Supreme Court Will Hear D.C. Guns Case

    11/20/2007 10:17:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 325 replies · 313+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/20/7 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will decide whether the District of Columbia can ban handguns, a case that could produce the most in-depth examination of the constitutional right to "keep and bear arms" in nearly 70 years. The justices' decision to hear the case could make the divisive debate over guns an issue in the 2008 presidential and congressional elections. The government of Washington, D.C., is asking the court to uphold its 31-year ban on handgun ownership in the face of a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the ban as incompatible with the Second...
  • Rudy Giuliani said he will pick judicial nominees like Roberts & GINZBURG!

    11/11/2007 3:53:43 PM PST · by Sun · 62 replies · 91+ views
    I was listening to a talk show and the sub host (Barret Duke) said that Rudy Giuliani said on Hannity and Colmes that pro-choice/pro-life is not a critical factor, but what's important to him (Rudy) is to pick a nominee that is very intelligent, very honest and good lawyer on the court, BUT.......... GET THIS!!: Rudy said that Roberts fits that category the SAME WAY that Ruth Ginzburg fits that category. This is INCONSISTENT. How do we know what we will get when he talks like that?
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Happy With Democratic Congress

    10/12/2007 1:30:59 AM PDT · by NinoFan · 26 replies · 732+ views
    FOXNews ^ | Oct 11, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Are relations between lawmakers and judges better with Democrats in control of Congress? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seems to think so, according to a talk on judicial independence she gave at a recent judges' conference. "Particularly since the 2006 election, I am pleased to relate, rapport between Congress and the federal courts has markedly improved," Ginsburg said at a meeting of American and Canadian judges in Vancouver. No bills limiting judges' independence have been introduced in the current Congress and "one sees far fewer broadsides against 'activist judges' reported in the press," Ginsburg said. Democrats, it should be...
  • Need help with an Alan Ginsburg quote.

    09/21/2007 1:23:52 PM PDT · by VR-21 · 38 replies · 408+ views
    I just left a thread that dealt with the "Boomer Left," and I was thinking about some of the older people who influenced (manipulated in many ways) the Boomer Left. One of these was the "beat poet" Alan Ginsburg.I remember reading him quoted as saying something to the effect "We'll get you through your kids."Can anybody provide me with the actual quote, and when/where he said it. Thanks.
  • Schumer says No More Judges for Bush

    07/31/2007 4:13:21 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 51 replies · 2,531+ views ^ | July 30, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    Schumer says No More Judges for Bush By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2007 ( - President Bush can expect to make no more Supreme Court judicial appointments "except in extraordinary circumstances" according to Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). "We should reverse the presumption of confirmation. The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance," Schumer said Friday at the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. "We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito." Schumer and other Democrats fear that another justice like Justice Alito could presage the...
  • Leading Pro-Abortion Democrat: Slow Down on Supreme Court Judges

    07/31/2007 3:17:01 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 533+ views ^ | July 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- One of the top pro-abortion Democrats in the Senate says he wants Congress to slow down on confirming the next Supreme Court nominee if President Bush has a chance to pick one more before the end of his term. Sen. Charles Schumer, of New York, commented on the same day a poll showed a majority of Americans backed the high court's decision in the partial-birth abortion case. Schumer said on Friday at the American Constitution Society convention that the Senate should only confirm Bush's next high court nominee "in extraordinary circumstances" and should "reverse the presumption...
  • Ginsburg a minority of one on high court

    06/04/2007 5:33:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies · 878+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2007 | Mark Sherman
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no need any longer for her "I'm Ruth, Not Sandra" T-shirt. She could, however, use 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 only women among the 110 justices in U.S. history, were not always on the...
  • Alarming: The Dissent's Opinion in Gonzales v. Carhart

    05/03/2007 4:23:55 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 657+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 5/1/07 | Mario Diaz
    At the beginning of her dissent in the recent Partial Birth Abortion (PBA) case, Gonzalez v. Carhart, Justice Ginsburg, joined by Justices Stevens, Souter and Breyer, called the majority's decision "alarming." Though there is nothing legally alarming about this decision, Justice Ginsburg and other abortion advocates' feelings were deeply hurt by what they consider an intrusion on their rights. Yes, this decision is an intrusion on the tight grip they've had on abortion jurisprudence in America. In the past, abortionists enjoyed an unprecedented level of respect, security and even admiration that the country's highest Court did not show this...

    04/22/2007 9:33:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies · 981+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | April 22, 2007 | David Reinhard
    Sunday, April 22, 2007 Here's what the Supreme Court said Congress could prohibit in last week's Gonzales v. Carhart decision. Here's what the Supreme Court said is not included in a woman's constitutional right to an abortion: A abortion doctor extracts a baby, feet first, from a mother's womb down through the birth canal until only its head remains inside. The abortion doctor plunges the tips of his surgical scissors into the back of the still-living baby's skull, inserts a suction device into the opening and vacuums out the baby's brains. The abortion doctor then proceeds to completely remove the...
  • Supreme Court Rules on Abortion Procedure

    04/21/2007 3:32:40 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies · 435+ views
    azconservative ^ | 21 Apr 2007 | John Semmens
    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Congress’ ban on a gruesome abortion procedure. The 5-4 ruling said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed in 2003 is not prohibited by the Constitution. The opponents of the act “have not demonstrated that the Act would be unconstitutional,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion. Abortion rights groups claim that the partial birth abortion is sometimes the safest procedure for a woman. Dr. Kenneth Killborn, co-chair of Practicing American Physicians for Abortion (PAPA), defended the procedure. “If we were to do the dilation and extraction and pull the fetus out...
  • The Ginsburg Worldview

    04/20/2007 3:20:55 AM PDT · by lancer256 · 9 replies · 760+ views ^ | 04/19/07 | david limbaugh
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissenting opinion in Gonzales v. Carhart illustrates the moral depths and quagmires of irrationality to which the political and cultural left in this country have descended. In Carhart, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, a limited congressional ban on partial-birth abortion that was shot down by lower federal courts. What stands out in Ginsburg's opinion is not her condemnatory legal critique of the majority opinion, but her philosophical/political assertions. While she pays lip service to the supposedly conflicting interests of the government in "safeguarding a woman's health" versus "preserving...
  • Would Giuliani Nominate a Judge Like Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

    02/19/2007 10:50:00 AM PST · by pissant · 102 replies · 1,748+ views
    CBN ^ | 2/6/07 | Dave Brody
    Now that Rudy Giuliani is in, his conservative critics are going to go to town on him from abortion to marriage to yes, even judges. Just recently as this weekend, Giuliani said he would appoint judges like Scalia, Alito and Roberts. That's music to the ears of social conservatives. But, less than two years ago, in July of 2005, when he appeared on Fox's Hannity and Colmes he said this about judges: Host Alan Colmes: "Now, Roe versus -- now, you are pro-choice. How important is it to you as a pro-choice Republican to have a pro-choice on the court...
  • Seven dwarfs more famous than US judges: poll

    08/14/2006 3:09:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,447+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/14/06 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three quarters of Americans can correctly identify two of Show White's seven dwarfs while only a quarter can name two Supreme Court Justices, according to a poll on pop culture released on Monday. According to the poll by Zogby International, commissioned by the makers of a new game show on pop culture called "Gold Rush," 57 percent of Americans could identify J.K. Rowling's fictional boy wizard as Harry Potter, while only 50 percent could name the British prime minister, Tony Blair. The pollsters spoke to 1,213 people across the United States. The results had a margin...
  • Rush reading FR's "Congressman Billybob" right now!

    06/30/2006 9:24:33 AM PDT · by LS · 104 replies · 7,855+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 6/230/06 | LS
  • Renaissance of Idealism in the Legal Profession

    05/23/2006 4:27:43 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Supreme Court of the US ^ | May 2 | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    I am glad to be associated with the effort American Bar Association President Mike Greco has spearheaded, the Renaissance of Idealism in the Legal Profession. Renaissance means rebirth, so it is fitting to recall some of the prominent proponents of idealism and public citizenship among lawyers in generations past. The Chief Justice who presided over the construction of the Supreme Court building in the early 1930s, William Howard Taft, famously said: "We must make it so that a poor [person] will have as nearly as possible an equal opportunity [to access justice]." "[A]shamed as we [should] be of it," Taft...
  • Ginsburg: Congress' Watchdog Plan 'Scary'

    05/02/2006 7:17:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 1,393+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/2/06 | Gina Holland - ap
    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Tuesday that a Republican proposal in Congress to set up a watchdog over the federal courts is a "really scary idea." Ginsburg told a gathering of the American Bar Association that lawyers should stick up for judges when they are criticized by congressional leaders. "My sense now is that the judiciary is under assault in a way that I haven't seen before," she said. As an example, she mentioned proposals by senior Republicans who want an inspector general to police judges' acceptance of free trips or their possible financial interests with...
  • Courting Abroad (The use and abuse of foreign law by the U.S. Supreme Court)

    04/01/2006 1:09:07 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 702+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 10, 2006 | Jeremy Rabkin
    PRESUMABLY, IT WAS NOT quite the debate Justice Ginsburg had in mind. But then, it's not clear that what she really wanted was a debate. Maybe we should have one, anyway.At the beginning of February, Ruth Bader Ginsburg traveled to South Africa, where she gave a public address on "The Value of a Comparative Perspective in Constitutional Adjudication." She defended the Supreme Court's recent practice of taking guidance from foreign law when interpreting the U.S. Constitution. She acknowledged that the practice has been criticized. She expressed concern at bills before Congress condemning the practice.Justice Ginsburg has given this sort of...
  • Three Real and Growing Threats to Our Free Speech

    03/23/2006 4:40:26 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 204+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 3/23/06 | Purple Mountains
    Three disturbing trends threaten the free speech of all Americans: 1. the attempts by certain liberal judges to have constitutional issues decided by the application of international laws, 2. “hate speech” being redefined as any criticism of a religion or of any characteristic of a group, and 3. the attempts now underway to reinstate what is cunningly called “the Fairness Doctrine”. Supreme Court justices Breyer and Ginsburg, both liberals, have recently given speeches in which they argued for the application of international laws in deciding cases that came before the Supreme Court.
  • Impeach Justice Ginsburg?

    03/22/2006 5:56:38 AM PST · by yoe · 22 replies · 841+ views
    Power Line ^ | March 22, 2006 | Paul Mirengoff
    Jim Lindgren at the Volokh Conspiracy provides a thoughtful, well-reasoned response to my suggestion that there now exists a case for impeaching Justice Ginsburg based on the use she wants to make and/or is making of foreign law in constitutional adjudication. Lindgren concludes: "I don't know whether a Justice should ever be impeached for holding a bad judicial philosophy, but such a philosophy would have to be far more unusual than Justice Ginsburg's to form a plausible basis for impeachment." As Lindgren notes, I'm not advocating that Ginsburg be impeached -- I haven't studied the matter enough to know whether...
  • Dump Snoozeburg

    03/21/2006 1:18:52 PM PST · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 10 replies · 1,108+ views ^ | March 21, 2006 | Joseph Farah
    Actual artist rendition of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg asleep during hearing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is playing the victim. It's an old trick she probably learned when she served as a political director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Here's how the old saw goes: Right-wingers criticize me. This enflames "fringe" elements who believe them. This results in threats to my life. Maybe what's really enraging Americans about the 73-year-old Ruth Bader Snoozeburg, as I have dubbed her following her recent inability to stay awake during court proceedings, is the fact that she doesn't understand her proper...
  • Citing Foreign Law [WaPo criticises Justice Ginsburg]

    03/21/2006 5:46:04 AM PST · by Cboldt · 8 replies · 471+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 21, 2006 | Opinion Column
    IN A SPEECH last month at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made some unfair insinuations about critics of the use of foreign law in American courts. Justice Ginsburg was defending what is, in our view, a perfectly defensible proposition: that American courts should "learn from legal systems with values and a commitment to democracy similar to our own." Yet in doing so, she managed to link those who take an opposing view to the legacies of slavery and apartheid and to paint them as "fuel[ing] the irrational fringe" in its threats against judges. ... ......
  • Public Comments by Supreme Court Justices Veer Toward the Political

    03/19/2006 2:37:39 PM PST · by Crackingham · 18 replies · 791+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/19/6 | Adam Liptak
    Speeches by Supreme Court justices are usually sleepy civics lessons studded with references to the Federalist Papers and the majesty of the law. That seems to be changing. This month, former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told an audience at Georgetown University that a judiciary afraid to stand up to elected officials can lead to dictatorship. Last month, speaking in South Africa, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that the courts were a safeguard "against oppressive government and stirred-up majorities." ....... The recent speeches, said Kermit L. Hall, the editor of "The Oxford Companion to the United States Supreme Court," may be...
  • A Decent Respect for the Opinions of [Human]kind

    03/16/2006 4:32:37 AM PST · by bondjamesbond · 45 replies · 501+ views
    Supreme Court Archives ^ | 2/7/06 | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    "A Decent Respect to the Opinions of [Human]kind": The Value of a Comparative Perspective in Constitutional Adjudication Constitutional Court of South Africa February 7, 2006 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Associate Justice Supreme Court of the United States South Africa's 1996 Constitution famously provides in Section 39: "When interpreting the Bill of Rights, a court . . . must consider international law; and may consider foreign law." Other modern Constitutions have similar provisions, India's and Spain's, for example. In the United States the question whether and when courts may seek enlightenment from the laws and decisions of other nations has provoked heated...
  • 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...
  • DFU SONG: I Dreamed a Dream (Ruthie Bader Ginsburg falls asleep while hearing arguments)

    03/02/2006 2:47:36 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 656+ views
    DFU SONGS | 2-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - I DREAMED A DREAM - 2nd version She had a dream while on the bench...goodness, they all watched Ruthie drooling Listening to those arguments...for her that must be really grueling And then they all had heard her was a moment we should treasure We know the Coke can guy had laughed...for him it really seemed a pleasure Now the time perhaps is is time that she retires To the left it will bring are gonna hear them scream, scream, scream, scream, scream She had a dream while lawyers dueled...she saw a world without right...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sleeps During Testimony Over TX Redistricting

    03/02/2006 1:32:22 PM PST · by jdm · 145 replies · 4,733+ views
  • 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...
  • Flashback - Slate: The Supreme Court Shortlist - The views of the likely candidates. (In retrospec)

    02/19/2006 10:41:28 AM PST · by new yorker 77 · 36 replies · 1,017+ views
    Slate Magazine ^ | July 1, 2005 | Emily Bazelon & David Newman
    Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced Friday that she is stepping down from the Supreme Court. In anticipation of resignations—Chief Justice William Rehnquist's had been thought most likely—the Bush administration has floated several names for possible nominees. What views have the president's shortlisters expressed, on and off the bench? In order of our best guess as to the likelihood that they'll be chosen, here's a guide to the prospective nominees' records. 1) Michael J. Luttig, 51 2) John Roberts, 50 3) Emilio Garza, 58 4) Michael McConnell, 50 5) Alberto Gonzales, 49 6) J. Harvie Wilkinson III, 60 7) Edith Brown...