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  • Ted Cruz Is Right to Call for Retention Elections for the Supreme Court

    07/04/2015 9:18:13 AM PDT · by VinL · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/4/15 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Within the space of just 48 hours, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the president is above the law; that straightforward statutory words may be twisted to mean the opposite of what they say; that discrimination — heretofore, the textbook example of a willful act — can be committed unconsciously, thereby supplanting our constitutional foundation of equal opportunity for all with the totalitarian’s dream of guaranteed outcomes for favored factions; and that five politically unaccountable lawyers, by dint of being issued robes, may impose their vision of the good society on 320 million Americans, reimagining our most basic institutions,...
  • BFFs Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia agree to disagree

    06/22/2015 12:17:58 PM PDT · by Borges · 34 replies
    LAT ^ | 6/22/2015 | DAVID G. SAVAGE
    Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia seem unlikely friends. Though both grew up in New York City and graduated from Ivy League law schools, Scalia went on to become a lawyer in the Nixon administration and a founder of the conservative Federalist Society, and Ginsburg led the women's rights project at the American Civil Liberties Union. He's brash and burly and believes in strict adherence to the Constitution's original text. She's soft-spoken and slight and believes in a "living Constitution" that can change with the times. On controversial cases, they are often the most likely of any pairing of...
  • Justice who loves gay marriage may force it on those who don't

    05/21/2015 1:39:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    A conservative legal organization is calling for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from deciding the marriage case now before the court. "A judge should avoid the appearance of impropriety as much as possible," says Roger Gannam, senior counsel with Liberty Counsel. Ginsburg, a far-left justice, had conducted five same-sex marriage ceremonies before the high court heard the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges in April. A ruling is coming in June.More recently, Ginsburg presided over the so-called marriage of two men in Washington, D.C., reportedly emphasizing the word "Constitution" in the ceremony to the delight of (a)ttendees.
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Isn’t Even Pretending to Be Impartial

    05/20/2015 7:33:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/20/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    Since there was no bride to be the “belle” at the ritzy D.C. wedding of Shakespeare Theater Company artistic director Michael Kahn and Manhattan architect Charles Mitchem this weekend, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who officiated, was happy to play the part. And she did so with panache, says Maureen Dowd: The most glittering moment for the crowd came during the ceremony. With a sly look and special emphasis on the word “Constitution,” Justice Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States. . . . The...
  • 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...
  • Natalie Portman will play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On The Basis Of Sex

    05/08/2015 5:52:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 65 replies
    ew.com ^ | May 8, 2015
    Natalie Portman will play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex, EW has confirmed. Deadline.com was first to report the news. The film will follow Ginsburg’s life as she fights for equality in her career as the second (and first Jewish) female justice. Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) is in negotiations to direct, with a script being written by Daniel Stiepleman.
  • 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 ...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Birthday: 10 Gifts to Get the 'Notorious' Supreme Court Justice

    03/15/2015 10:33:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | March 15, 2015 | VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest sitting Supreme Court Justice, turns 82 Sunday. To borrow the words of the late rapper Biggie Smalls, who inspired Ginsburg’s “Notorious R.B.G.” nickname, if you don’t know, now you know. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg is the second woman justice in U.S. history and, as Reuters reported, she has no plans to retire anytime soon, despite some calls for her to step down. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Embraces ‘Notorious R.B.G.’ Tees Justice Ginsburg Earns Her 'Notorious' Nickname With Black Gloves To celebrate, here are 10 things (some farfetched, others easy...
  • Justice Ginsburg: Pro-life laws are a ‘crying shame’: make it harder for poor women to get abortions

    02/19/2015 7:01:38 AM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNew ^ | 2/18/15 | Lisa Bourne
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has called state laws protecting the unborn in the U.S. a “crying shame.”Ginsburg argued in an MSNBC interview Monday that abortion helps women, specifically poor women, and said that the prospect of overturning Roe v. Wade is “the worst case” scenario.Granting her status as “a champion of reproductive freedom,” the NBC network asked Ginsburg how “it feels” for her to look across the country, seeing “states passing restrictions that make it inaccessible if not technically illegal.”“Inaccessible to poor women,” Ginsburg responded with a clarification. “It’s not true...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Americans are ready for marriage equality

    02/17/2015 7:43:39 PM PST · by annalex · 62 replies
    LGBTQNation ^ | Thursday, February 12, 2015 | LGBTQNation staff/Ginsburg
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Americans are ready for marriage equality The 81-year-old justice discussed the public’s increasing acceptance of gays against the backdrop of resistance by Alabama officials to a federal court order that took effect Monday and made it the 37th gay-marriage state. With the high court set to rule on the issue by June, she said it “would not take a large adjustment” for Americans should the justices say that gay marriage is a constitutional right. “The change in people’s attitudes on that issue has been enormous,” Ginsburg said. “In recent years, people have said, ‘This is the way...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she was drunk when she fell asleep at the State of the Union

    02/13/2015 11:30:25 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 99 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 13 February 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she wasn't '100 percent sober' when she nodded off during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address last month. The 81-year-old Supreme Court Justice blamed her colleague Anthony Kennedy for poorly timed catnap, telling attendees of a Smithsonian Associates event in Washington, D.C. that he brought a 'very fine California wine' to dinner that was too good not to indulge in.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Believes The US Is Ready For Gay Marriage [Not Ready Judicial Dictatorship]

    02/12/2015 8:03:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | February 12, 2015 | Amanda Holpuch
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Believes The US Is Ready For Gay Marriage US supreme court justice, expected to rule in favor of marriage equality in June, tells Bloomberg: ‘The rest of us recognized they are one of us’ US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also said Obamacare was a ‘giant step’ towards universal healthcare and will be a big part of the president’s legacy. Amanda Holpuch 12 February 2015 The US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she thinks the country is ready to accept a ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, should the nation’s highest court decide...
  • 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
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-12/ginsburg-says-u-s-ready-to-accept-ruling-approving-gay-marriage-i61z6gq2
  • Ginsburg says she would overturn campaign spending case

    02/04/2015 3:11:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 5:23 PM EST
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says if there is one decision she could overturn from the past 10 years, it would be the 2010 Citizens United case that allowed virtually unlimited corporate spending on political campaigns. Speaking to students at Georgetown University Law Center, Ginsburg said Wednesday that the nation’s political system “is being polluted by money.” …
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes surgery to address artery blockage

    11/26/2014 5:30:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to hospital on Wednesday where she underwent heart surgery to address a blockage in her right coronary artery. “The coronary blockage was discovered after Justice Ginsburg experienced discomfort during routine exercise last night and was taken to the hospital,” read a statement on her condition. “She is resting comfortably and is expected to be discharged in the next 48 hours.”Now, health scares like these are nothing to joke about, and all our readers surely wish “The Notorious R.B.G.” well. That having been said, it would be dishonest to not note the...
  • 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...
  • An Unlikely Trio Files a Rare Supreme Court Protest (Ginsburg, Scalia, Thomas)

    10/14/2014 7:40:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 14, 2014 | Russell Berman
    Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia share a famous fondness for the opera, but they don't often find themselves on the same side of divided Supreme Court decisions. So it was noteworthy on Tuesday when, along with conservative Justice Clarence Thomas, Ginsburg and Scalia teamed up to file a strongly-worded dissent in the court's decision to reject an appeal in a crack-cocaine sentencing case. The move to submit a signed dissent, noted first by Reason.com, was rare enough. The Supreme Court denies a vast majority of the petitions it receives, usually without any explanation or dissenting opinions. That's true...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Poor People Should Have Abortions, Not Children

    09/24/2014 7:59:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The headline for this article may seem controversial, but that’s another way to state the pro-abortion views Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spouts in a new interview. “It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people,” Ginsburg says. This isn’t the first time she’s sounded in favor of eugenics. Ginsburg caused a stir in July 2009 when she made comments about the Roe v. Wade abortion case that appeared racist. In an interview with the New York Times, Ginsburg said made it appear she supported Roe for population control reasons targeting minorities. ruthbaderginsburgRoe...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Really Wants Poor People To Stop Having Babies

    09/24/2014 11:00:31 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/24/2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Five years ago, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the most fascinating thing in a candid interview with Sunday New York Times Magazine reporter Emily Bazelon: "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." People who aren’t as gung-ho about the snuffing out of young life as your typical mainstream media journalist noted this interview and discussed the deep ties of abortion and birth control to the progressive eugenics movement. In 1992, Ron Weddington, co-counsel in...
  • Justice Ginsburg: “no urgency” yet on same-sex marriage

    09/17/2014 10:26:41 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 9 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 16, 2014 | Dale Carpenter
    Tonight in a public question-and-answer session at the University of Minnesota Law School, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the Court did not need to rush into the question of same-sex marriage because the lower courts had not yet disagreed on the issue. Asked whether she thought the Court might take the issue up this Term, Justice Ginsburg noted that all three appellate courts to address the issue so far (the Fourth, Seventh, and Tenth) have struck down state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples. She added that we are still awaiting a decision from the Sixth Circuit, which has been...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Laments That Roe Abortion Case Activated a Pro-Life Movement

    09/11/2014 12:01:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 58 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/11/14 | Dave Andrusko
    It seems as if every few months pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives a speech and/or interview in which she talks about how if only the Supreme Court had reached the same decision it did in Roe but over time, step by step, “the public would have reacted in a more positive way than it did,” as she told Jill Filipovic of Cosmopolitan this week.This is what I have previously described as the “tempo” argument. Justice Ginsburg has not a single pro-life metacarpal in her body, but she often argues that it would have placed the “right” to...
  • WH not worried about Ginsburg chatter

    07/20/2014 6:25:43 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/20/14 | Amie Parnes and Justin Sink
    The White House says it’s not worried about a possible retirement by Ruth Bader Ginsburg or any other Supreme Court justice. Speculation on the high court’s next vacancy has centered on the 81-year-old Ginsburg, who has had health problems. Some on the left have openly worried it could be tough for the Obama administration to fill a vacancy, especially if the GOP wins back the Senate this fall.
  • Ginsburg's "blistering" dissent to Hobby Lobby ruling is statist ravings

    07/01/2014 7:43:50 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 28 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 7/1/2014 | Steve Berman
    As always, Mother Jones left her dim porch light on for all the Leftist moths to gather.  They’ve published the 8 “Best Lines from Ginsburg’s Dissent” on the Hobby Lobby decision. They’re described as “blistering”.  I got a blister on my tongue from biting it to keep from laughing too hard.  Really.  They’re short so I’ll list them in full and save you a few brain cells from having to actually visit MJ. "The exemption sought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would…deny legions of women who do not hold their employers' beliefs access to contraceptive coverage""Religious organizations exist to...
  • The Hobby Lobby decision isn’t narrow

    06/30/2014 10:08:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 30, 2014 | Irin Carmon
    The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is being called narrow by some analysts, but that’s true only in that Hobby Lobby got everything it wanted and nothing more. In her blistering dissent Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg correctly called it “a decision of startling breadth.” The question before the Court was twofold: Do corporations enjoy the same protections for religious liberty as individuals do? And if so, does providing contraceptive coverage in an employee health plan – as required under the Affordable Care Act – violate that liberty? Justice Samuel Alito, writing for all of the Republican-appointed...
  • Justice Sotomayor: Saying it's so, Makes it so

    04/29/2014 7:54:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    The nice thing about modern America is that, if you don't like a certain form of reality, you can always make up your own version. It helps to have a few federal judges in your corner -- such as the ones currently busy with re-imagining marriage as an institution open, on an equality basis, to same-sex as well as different-sex pairings. Then there's Justice Sonia Sotomayor, declaring that a call for no racial discrimination is tantamount to a call for racial discrimination of a very racial, and detestable, sort. Joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sotomayor last week let loose...
  • JUSTICE SCALIA: 'FOOLISH' TO HAVE THE SUPREME COURT DECIDE IF NSA WIRETAPPING IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    04/19/2014 2:49:04 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 105 replies
    Breitbart.tv ^ | 4/19/2014 | Pam Key
    Thursday in an interview conducted at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about their views of the First Amendment. Moderator Marvin Kalb questioned Scalia about whether the NSA wiretapping cloud be conceivably be in violation of the Constitution: Justice Antonin Scalia said, "No because it's not absolute. As Ruth has said there are very few freedoms that are absolute. I mean your person is protected by the Fourth Amendment but as I pointed out when you board a plane someone can pass his hands all over your body that's a terrible...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg should do all liberals a favor and retire now

    02/14/2014 1:23:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/14/2014 | Michael Cohen
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the more important liberal litigators and jurists of her generation. She has been trailblazer on the issue of women's legal rights and a powerful voice for progressive causes as a justice on the highest US court in the land. And she must retire. Right now. While we're at it, Stephen Breyer should retire too. This call has nothing to do with either justice's job performance. Ginsburg's commanding dissent in last year's 5-4 decision to overturn a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is compelling evidence that she remains a vital member of the...
  • Washington Post Presses Justice Ginsburg: ‘Time to Leave?’ ‘A Justice Selected by…President Cruz…’

    10/06/2013 9:26:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 6, 2013 - 11:48 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In a major feature piece published this weekend, the Washington Post Magazine—with its eye on a closely divided Supreme Court and the end of Barack Obama’s presidency in 2016—asked Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she was going to get off the court and make room for Obama to appoint a younger liberal justice to replace her. The piece, written by Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes, made not-so-subtle references to Justice Ginsburg’s “84-year-old ankle” and “84-year-old head.” … “The reality of the court, and the parties, these days is that Ginsburg … should know that a justice...
  • Ginsburg: Gay marriage shows Constitution’s genius

    09/07/2013 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 6, 2013 10:28 PM EDT | MaryClaire Dale
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently officiated at a friend’s same-sex wedding, told a Philadelphia audience Friday that growing acceptance of gay marriage reflects the “genius” of the U.S. Constitution. Ginsburg said equality has always been central to the Constitution, even if society has only applied it to minorities—be they women, blacks or gays—over time. “So I see the genius of our Constitution, and of our society, is how much more embracive we have become than we were at the beginning,” Ginsburg said in a far-ranging discussion of her work at the National Constitution Center, steps from the...
  • Ginsburg will be first justice (of the Supreme Court) to officiate same-sex wedding

    08/30/2013 6:44:49 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday August 30 2013 | Robert Barnes
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court member to conduct a same-sex marriage ceremony Saturday when she officiates at the Washington wedding of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser. The gala wedding of Kaiser and economist John Roberts at the performing arts center brings together the nation’s highest court and the capital’s high society and will mark a new milepost in recognition of same-sex unions. Such marriages were virtually unheard of a little more than a decade ago but now are legal in the nation’s capital, 13 states and in all or part of 17 other countries....
  • 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.
  • Ginsburg Says Roe Gave Abortion Opponents Target

    05/11/2013 7:08:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    ap ^ | May 12, 2013 | JASON KEYSER
    One of the most liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could be expected to give a rousing defense of Roe v. Wade in reflecting on the landmark vote 40 years after it established a nationwide right to abortion. Instead, Ginsburg told an audience Saturday at the University of Chicago Law School that while she supports a woman's right to choose, she feels the ruling by her predecessors on the court was too sweeping and gave abortion opponents a symbol to target. Ever since, she said, the momentum has been on the other side, with anger...
  • 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...
  • Cleaning Up After Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    11/26/2012 6:26:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Of all the sloppy and confused decisions rendered by the Supreme Court in recent years, few compare with CLS v. Martinez (2010). The decision was more than just poorly reasoned. It was also based upon willful blindness toward factual misrepresentations by the defendants in the case. Justice Ginsburg authored an opinion she knew she could arrive at only by pretending to believe facts she knew were not true. Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, offers a good critique of the decision in his new book, Unlearning Liberty. I write about it today because...
  • 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...
  • Conservative Interpretations

    03/30/2012 3:35:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg likes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "ObamaCare." Why, she asked toward the end of three days of hearings, shouldn't the court keep the good stuff in ObamaCare and just dump the unconstitutional bits? The court, she explained, is presented with "a choice between a wrecking operation ... or a salvage job. And the more conservative approach would be salvage rather than throwing out everything." "Conservative" is a funny word. It can mean lots of different things. It reminds me of that...
  • 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...
  • Justice Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not to the US

    02/03/2012 2:27:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    MEMRI ^ | January 30, 2012 | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Video at Link.
  • 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...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsberg Delivers Her Verdict on Obama's SOTU Speech Last Night

    01/26/2011 7:42:01 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 72 replies
    Zimbio ^ | January 25, 2011
    The verdict is in!
  • Breyer: Founding Fathers Would Have Allowed Restrictions on Guns

    12/12/2010 11:33:59 AM PST · by driftdiver · 217 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Dec 12, 2010 | Foxnews
    If you look at the values and the historical record, you will see that the Founding Fathers never intended guns to go unregulated, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer contended Sunday. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Breyer said history stands with the dissenters in the court's decision to overturn a Washington, D.C., handgun ban in the 2008 case "D.C. v. Heller." Breyer wrote the dissent and was joined by Justices John Paul Stevens, David H. Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He said historians would side with him in the case because they have concluded that Founding Father James Madison was more...
  • Don't Give Trial Lawyers This Booster Shot

    10/27/2010 10:23:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    The American ^ | October 15, 2010 | John E. Calfee
    Anyone who thinks the vaccine case now before the Supreme Court is merely a matter of giving injured plaintiffs their day in court has misconceived the stakes for those who reap the benefits of vaccines. The U.S. Supreme Court has just heard oral arguments in the case of Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, in which the parents of a severely disabled child wish to sue the manufacturer of a childhood vaccine for causing their child’s disability. At this stage, the dispute is over a purely legal issue: the scope of federal preemption. The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act largely removed childhood...
  • Supreme Court rejects case of woman ejected from Bush speech

    10/12/2010 2:55:41 PM PDT · by thecodont · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | October 12, 2010|9:15 a.m. | By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court turned down a lawsuit today against aides to former President George W. Bush for having ejected a Colorado woman from one of his public speeches because her car had a bumper sticker that said "No More Blood for Oil." By a 7-2 vote, the court let stand a ruling that held the president is free to select his audience at public speeches and to have his aides remove persons who may disagree with him. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented, saying the Constitution does not permit officials to exclude persons simply "for holding...
  • Justice Elena Kagan's first vote is against an execution

    10/28/2010 5:41:14 AM PDT · by jda · 34 replies
    Los Angela Times ^ | 27 October 2010 | David G. Savage
    Justice Elena Kagan cast her first recorded vote on the Supreme Court late Tuesday, joining the liberals in dissent when the high court cleared the way for the execution of an Arizona murderer. The 5-4 ruling overturned orders by a federal judge in Phoenix and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that had stopped the execution by lethal injection of Jeffrey Landrigan. A judge had put the execution on hold because she said she was "left to speculate" whether this drug was safe for its intended use. "There is no evidence in the record to suggest...
  • Top liberal law prof advised Obama not to pick ‘bully’ Sonia Sotomayor [calls her Aff Action hire]

    10/28/2010 12:37:22 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    One wonders how Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center managed to get a hold of a private letter sent to President Obama by Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe advising him against nominating Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but be that as it may, its contents are quite interesting and show just how nakedly political Tribe’s view of a justice really is and also how little he thinks of Sotomayor. In the May 2009 letter (PDF link here), Tribe advises Obama to refrain from choosing Sotomayor because “she’s not nearly as smart as she seems to think...
  • Tribe to Obama: Sotomayor Is “Not Nearly As Smart As She Seems To Think She Is”

    10/28/2010 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/28/10 | Ed Whelan
    I’ve obtained a copy of an interesting letter that Harvard law professor Larry Tribe wrote to his protégé, President Barack Obama, in the immediate aftermath of Justice Souter’s announcement of his decision to retire from the Court. I will post a PDF of the letter shortly. [Update: Here’s the letter.] In the meantime, I’ll call attention, in this post and two or three others, to some of its highlights. The express purpose of Tribe’s letter is to urge that Obama nominate Elena Kagan to the Souter vacancy. But before making his affirmative case for Kagan, Tribe argues strongly against the...
  • Maria Shriver Hosts 3-day Women's Conference (CA)

    10/25/2010 12:44:30 AM PDT · by onyx · 15 replies · 1+ views
    NBClosangeles ^ | Updated 12:10 PM PDT, Sun, Oct 24, 2010 | City News Service
    b>Conference focuses on creating "architects of change (LOL) California first lady Maria Shriver will host the annual Women's Conference beginning Sunday in Long Beach, with the event featuring more than 140 speakers and participants, including Oprah Winfrey, first lady Michelle Obama and second lady Dr. Jill Biden. The event, which runs from Sunday to Tuesday, is expected to attract 30,000 participants to the Long Beach Convention Center. Among the speakers expected to take part are Erin Brockovich, Campbell Brown, Deepak Chopra, Giada De Laurentiis, Linda Ellerbee, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Arianna Huffington, Billie Jean King, Matt...
  • Ginsburg: OK to look to foreign law for good ideas

    07/30/2010 1:48:19 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2010
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says judges can look to foreign law for good ideas without diminishing their ability to apply U.S. law faithfully. Ginsburg told a meeting of international lawyers Friday that American judges can learn from their foreign counterparts when seeking solutions to "trying questions." Ginsburg said high court nominee Elena Kagan got it right when she told senators at her confirmation hearing that she was in favor of good ideas "wherever you can get them."
  • Try Google-ing "Ruth Bader Ginsburg." Trust me, it aint pretty!

    10/23/2009 5:49:53 PM PDT · by brycemax · 11 replies · 731+ views
    Think that everything you get with a Google search is the real deal? Not when you search for "Ruth Bader Ginsburg"! And this is one search you might regret making! NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the cartoon within this thread. Thanks much peeps!
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after feeling ill at work

    09/24/2009 5:14:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 1,037+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2009
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after feeling ill at work.