March 19, 2004 |
Thirteen Republican members of Congress on Thursday asked Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to withdraw from all future cases having to do with abortion because of her affiliation with the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund.
September 26, 2009 |
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had cancer surgery earlier this year, made a quick return to work after feeling ill at the office and spending Thursday night in a hospital as a precaution. The 76-year-old justice was released from Washington Hospital Center in the morning and was at her desk by early afternoon, the court said. Ginsburg became lightheaded in her office Thursday afternoon after receiving treatment for anemia. Although she was found to be stable after an examination, the court said, she was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
August 9, 1993 |
Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Sunday that future medical advances may make the law "irrelevant" to the abortion issue. "I expect that, more and more, science is going to make that problem much less turbulent," she told reporters. "Science is going to put this decision in women's own hands, and the law will become irrelevant."
October 22, 2007 |
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that even if the court's Roe vs. Wade decision is reversed, it has paved the way for women's permanent access to abortion. She compared abortion statutes to divorce requirements that differ by state, saying that women able to afford train or plane tickets could still obtain an abortion in states that legalize the practice. "I do not believe the court's overruling Roe vs.
March 16, 2004
"Ginsburg Has Ties to Activist Group" (March 11) concerns the association of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund. This appears to be nothing more than an association with the group from which she came -- much like the association of Justice Thurgood Marshall with the NAACP. To attempt to equate the legitimate activities of Justice Ginsburg with the very questionable duck hunting trip taken by Vice President Dick Cheney and Justice Antonin Scalia is totally dishonest.
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July 27, 2011
California Supreme Court nominee Goodwin Liu Age: 40 Occupation: UC Berkeley law professor; expert on constitutional law, education policy, civil rights and the U.S. Supreme Court Education: Bachelor's degree in biology from Stanford University; master's from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar; graduate of Yale Law School, where he was a member of the Yale Law Journal Personal background: Son of...
May 23, 2011
One of the most important functions of the Supreme Court is to put legal limits on police excesses. But the court failed to fulfill that responsibility last week when it widened a loophole in the requirement that police obtain a warrant before searching a home. The 8-1 decision came in the case of a search of an apartment in Kentucky by police who suspected illegal drugs were being destroyed. The police, who said they smelled marijuana near the apartment, had knocked loudly on the door and shouted, "This is the police.
October 8, 2005 |
Connecticut libraries lost an emergency Supreme Court appeal Friday in their effort to be freed from a gag order and participate in a congressional debate over the Patriot Act. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg denied the appeal and offered an unusually detailed explanation of her decision. Ginsburg said the American Civil Liberties Union had made reasonable arguments on behalf of its client, identified in a filing as the Library Connection, an association of libraries in Connecticut.
December 6, 1996 |
President Clinton will have clap-along gospel music and the poetry of a home-state friend at his swearing-in next month, a spokesman said Thursday. The program for the Jan. 20 ceremony, headlined by Arkansas poet Miller Williams, opera diva Jessye Norman and three gospel choirs, was designed as a dual celebration of Clinton's governance and the legacy of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
August 4, 1994 |
Stephen G. Breyer was sworn in as the nation's 108th Supreme Court justice Wednesday at a private ceremony at Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's Vermont summer home. Breyer's wife, Joanna, was the only witness at the swearing-in, conducted by Rehnquist, court spokeswoman Toni House said. Breyer replaces Justice Harry A. Blackmun, whose retirement took effect when Breyer took the two oaths required by the Constitution and the Judiciary Act of 1789.