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.
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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...
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.
February 26, 2014 |
When an occupant of a home refuses to allow police to search the premises, officers should keep their distance until they obtain a warrant based on probable cause. In a case from Los Angeles, the Supreme Court on Tuesday needlessly weakened that important 4th Amendment principle. The 6-3 decision eviscerated a 2006 ruling in which the court ruled that police must respect "a physically present inhabitant's express refusal of consent to a police search" even if a spouse or roommate gives consent.
March 20, 2008 |
Stanford vs. Cornell, how the alumni match up: First glance: Stanford is tough to beat with 18 Nobel Laureates and four Pulitzer Prize winners.
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.
April 7, 1997 |
In what has been dubbed the capital's wedding of the year, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell were married Sunday inside a cozy inn as a light rain fell outside on blooming dogwoods in rural Virginia. Among the approximately 75 friends and family members attending were ABC's Barbara Walters, Republican Sen. John W. Warner of Virginia and former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and his wife, Nancy.