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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    04/19/2014 2:49:04 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 105 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
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  • 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 / ^ | 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 · 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.
  • Does Feminism Portend the Rise of a New Master Race? (neo-eugenics alert!)

    08/18/2009 6:47:46 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 16 replies · 1,751+ views
    Renew America ^ | August 18, 2009 | Carey Roberts
    Were you taken back by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg's recent admission that Roe v. Wade was decided because persons were worried about "populations that we don't want to have too many of"? Ginsburg's atavistic views can be traced back to the pioneering work of Margaret Sanger, the celebrated American feminist who later founded Planned Parenthood. Beyond her feverish crusade to convince women to use birth control, Sanger was an unapologetic eugenicist. In her book The Pivot of Civilization she wrote, "More children from the fit, less from the unfit — that is the chief issue of birth control." In...
  • Populations We Don’t Want Too Many Of? (The disturbing remarks of Justice Ruth Ginsburg)

    08/04/2009 6:44:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1,300+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 8/4/2009 | Warren Throckmorton and Paul Kengor
    As Sonia Sotomayor was readying for her confirmation hearings, The New York Times Magazine cast a loving gaze toward the lone female Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In so doing, the Times inadvertently shed light on some remarkable thinking by Justice Ginsburg. Those thoughts are so bracing that they ought to upstage the abortion questions surrounding the Sotomayor nomination. Ginsburg long ago declared her support for Roe v. Wade. Now, however, she has declared something more. When the subject in her interview with the Times’ Emily Bazelon turned to abortion, Ginsburg said, “Reproductive choice has to be straightened out....
  • Examining Justice Ginsburg and Abortion as Health Care

    07/23/2009 4:50:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 4 replies · 311+ views
    Opposing Views ^ | July 23, 2009 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    President Obama wants to get health care reform accomplished by the first week of August. Although there are many substantial issues which are unclear, central to the debate is the role of abortion as a covered benefit. While the nation has been focusing on health care, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently gave readers of the New York Times Magazine a brief history lesson, taking us back to another era where abortion and health care were issue. In a July 12 article in the New York Times Magazine, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the following regarding Roe v. Wade,...
  • 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...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • Dickerson on 'This Week': GOP Opposition To Obama Sup. Ct. Nominee Would Be 'Fake Fight'

    12/28/2008 9:55:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies · 1,342+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer are "moderate" liberals. And Republican opposition to Obama Supreme Court nominees would constitute a "fake fight" demonstrating that the GOP remains mired in the culture wars. Such was the collective wisdom of two of the roundtable members on ABC's "This Week" today. Before moving to the substance, a word about the roundtable's lopsided composition, which resembled nothing more than Homecoming for public radio types. To "balance" David Brody of CBN, ABC chose Kurt Andersen of Public Radio International, Alison Stewart of NPR, and John Dickerson of Slate and . . . NPR. Andersen kicked...
  • Did Progress Begin with Roe v. Wade?

    10/26/2007 1:13:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 157+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 10/26/07 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    n a speech delivered in Atlanta over the weekend, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared that banning abortion "would have a devastating impact on poor women." Bader's suggestion, that abortion is a solution to the problems of poor women, is on a par with Jonathan Swift's long-ago solution to the Irish poverty problem in his essay, A Modest Proposal. But at least Swift was writing satire. "Facts," as John Adams stated so clearly, "are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."...
  • High Court Has No Rules Governing Health

    07/31/2007 2:29:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 834+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 7/31/7 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Two Supreme Court justices have had cancer. Another has a stent to keep an artery open. Now the chief justice has suffered his second unexplained seizure in 14 years. Like society at large, the court lives with health issues large and small, letting the justices themselves decide whether and how to continue their work. In an institution that zealously guards the justices' privacy, how much to tell the public also gets decided on a case by case basis. "There is quite a long history of illnesses, especially among older members of the court over the years and...
  • Evangelical Christians Press For Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

    07/29/2007 10:24:21 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 19 replies · 492+ views
    (PORTSMOUTH, NH) Dozens of Evangelical groups, meeting for the first time under the umbrella organization Council For New World Evangelicals, have called for John Roberts to step down as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and allow Ruth Bader Ginsburg to assume command. According to a statement issued today and sent to President George Bush, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be the perfect choice to head a more tolerant and less divisive Supreme Court. Pamela R. Falcone, president of Evangelicals For Birth Tolerance, acknowledges Ginsburg’s longstanding support for abortion, but doesn’t find that prohibitive. “I’m getting sick tired of people perceiving...
  • New rhetoric in SCOTUS abortion ruling (Ginsgerg: Stop calling a 2nd trimester "fetus" a "baby")

    04/19/2007 9:56:32 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 138 replies · 3,260+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 04/19/07 | PETE YOST
    Ever since Roe v. Wade in 1973, graphic descriptions of abortion have been staples of abortion opponents. Abortion rights advocates have preferred more scientific terms. Neither is by accident. The Supreme Court adopted the more graphic approach Wednesday as a conservative majority of justices upheld a nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure. "The way in which the fetus will be killed ... is of legitimate concern" to the government, the majority said. In opinions after Roe v. Wade, the decision saying a woman has a constitutional right to abortion, clinical terminology has been the order of the day at...
  • 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...
  • (Ruth Bader) Ginsburg Should've Resigned, Run for State Legislature

    03/22/2006 5:19:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 976+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 3/22/06 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s authority, she apparently believes, extends all the way to rewriting the Declaration of Independence. Words written by Thomas Jefferson and edited by Benjamin Franklin won’t do for her. “A decent respect to the opinions of [human]kind,” she entitled a speech delivered last month at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, The address might have gone wholly unnoticed were it not belatedly reported last week that Ginsburg took the occasion to reveal that some idiot writing on an Internet chat site a year ago had called for violence against Ginsburg and then-Justice Sandra Day O’Connor because they...
  • 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...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sleeps During Testimony Over TX Redistricting

    03/02/2006 1:32:22 PM PST · by jdm · 145 replies · 4,733+ views
  • Supreme Court's Ginsburg Offended by "Outrageously Anti-Abortion" Homily at Mass

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

    01/22/2006 9:44:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,132+ views
    Reason ^ | January 19, 2006 | David Boaz
    It didn't matter then—it shouldn't nowRemember all those news stories in 1993 about how the nomination of former ACLU lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg to replace conservative Justice Byron White on the United States Supreme Court would "tilt the balance of the court to the left?" Of course you don't. Because there weren't any. In the past three months, the major media have repeatedly hammered away at the theme that Judge Samuel Alito Jr. would "shift the Supreme Court to the right" if he replaced retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. According to Lexis/Nexis, major newspapers have used the phrase "shift the...
  • Excuse Me, Justice Ginsburg, But Your Politics Are Showing

    09/26/2005 6:12:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 64 replies · 2,102+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 9/26/05 | Stephen Crampton
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has announced that while she does not like being the only female on the Court, just "any woman will not do" to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Apparently merely being appointed for life with authority to declare what is and is not law in America is not enough anymore; sitting Supreme Court Justices should now be allowed to dictate who will become future Justices, as well. Justice Ginsburg fumed, "I have a list of highly qualified women, but the president has not consulted me." How dare him! I expect the White House will...