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September 21, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is "recovering without complications" from the colon-cancer surgery she underwent Friday at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. Ginsburg, 66, fell ill while teaching in Crete in July. She was hospitalized there on July 18, but was not diagnosed with cancer until last week.
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OPINION
March 19, 2014
Re "Much depends on Ginsburg," Opinion, March 16 As a lawyer and an Irvine resident, I respect and commend Erwin Chemerinsky for what he's done as the founding dean of the UC Irvine Law School. But he's wrong to say that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should resign soon so President Obama can put someone like her on the court. No one currently on the court is as intelligent and respectful of the Constitution as Ginsburg. Her opinions and dissents are based on the law and articulated so as to make her a stalwart defender of the rights of all people, not just those with money and power.
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NEWS
January 15, 2000 | From The Washington Post
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who underwent colon cancer surgery last September, said Friday that she has been going through "precautionary" chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and that they have not interfered with her work. Ginsburg said, "In consultation with Dr. Leonard Saltz of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center in New York, I have been undergoing a precautionary, post-surgery course of chemotherapy and radiation at Washington Hospital Center."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Broadcasters are hoping that the daughter of a Supreme Court justice can help them convince the high court that Aereo -- the start-up service that streams local TV signals via the Internet -- is illegal and needs to be shutdown. In their 65-page briefing filed Monday to the Supreme Court, broadcasters -- including ABC, CBS, NBCUniversal, Fox and Los Angeles Times parent Tribune Co. -- cited work critical of a lower court ruling favoring Aereo by Jane Ginsburg, a professor at Columbia University's School of Law and daughter of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  In an April 2013 article for the Media Institute that was cited twice, Ginsburg called a ruling in support of Aereo by the U.S. 2nd  Circuit Court of Appeals, a "decision so inconsistent with statutory text and policy as to inspire surmise that the ruling was an April Fool's prank.
NEWS
September 18, 1999 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, underwent surgery for colon cancer Friday, and neither her doctor nor a court spokeswoman would speculate on her prognosis. Ginsburg, 66, was taken ill this summer in Crete, where she was teaching law classes as part of a program sponsored by Tulane University, a court official said. Her condition was initially diagnosed as acute diverticulitis, an intestinal inflammation.
NEWS
February 3, 2001 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a mildly worded criticism of her conservative colleagues, said this week that the justices should have exercised "restraint" in December and stayed out of the Florida vote recount battle. Instead, the court, on a 5-4 vote, agreed to hear an emergency appeal from George W. Bush and then stopped the hand recount sought by Vice President Al Gore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1993
As one of those who was privileged to witness the work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she and a handful of remarkable women built a framework of legal support for women's equality in the 1970s, I find her selection to the U.S. Supreme Court nothing less than magnificent. She is a pragmatic visionary. She is dedicated to the most noble ideals of our legal system and her contribution to those ideals has been enormous. President Clinton's penchant for subjecting those whom he professes to respect to the Washington feeding frenzy before he abandons them is, at best, inhumane.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1993
I am now confused by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's call for equality between the sexes. She says, "It is essential to a woman's equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling" (July 22). Women have something men will never be have, the miracle to bear life. Now it's important to reduce this ability to be equal with men. I find this to be completely in error. There is a tragic thought that a fetus is a nonentity in the first trimester. At the point of conception, the embryo is living and growing.
OPINION
March 19, 2014
Re "Much depends on Ginsburg," Opinion, March 16 As a lawyer and an Irvine resident, I respect and commend Erwin Chemerinsky for what he's done as the founding dean of the UC Irvine Law School. But he's wrong to say that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should resign soon so President Obama can put someone like her on the court. No one currently on the court is as intelligent and respectful of the Constitution as Ginsburg. Her opinions and dissents are based on the law and articulated so as to make her a stalwart defender of the rights of all people, not just those with money and power.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Broadcasters are hoping that the daughter of a Supreme Court justice can help them convince the high court that Aereo -- the start-up service that streams local TV signals via the Internet -- is illegal and needs to be shutdown. In their 65-page briefing filed Monday to the Supreme Court, broadcasters -- including ABC, CBS, NBCUniversal, Fox and Los Angeles Times parent Tribune Co. -- cited work critical of a lower court ruling favoring Aereo by Jane Ginsburg, a professor at Columbia University's School of Law and daughter of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  In an April 2013 article for the Media Institute that was cited twice, Ginsburg called a ruling in support of Aereo by the U.S. 2nd  Circuit Court of Appeals, a "decision so inconsistent with statutory text and policy as to inspire surmise that the ruling was an April Fool's prank.
NEWS
July 5, 2013 | By Michael McGough
How old is too old for a Supreme Court justice?   Eighty-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has told a reporter that she is in excellent health and plans to remain on the court for several more years. Ginsburg told Joan Biskupic of Reuters that she wants to stay on the bench at least as long Justice Louis Brandeis, which would mean remaining until April 2016. She also said her new “model” was Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired at the age 90 in 2010. (Stevens is still active on the public-speaking circuit.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2010 | By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau
Georgetown University law professor Martin D. Ginsburg, the husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died Sunday of cancer, the Supreme Court announced. He was 78. Though he was among the nation's foremost experts on tax law, Ginsburg relished his role as the outgoing half of one of Washington's prominent couples. Marty and Ruth Ginsburg were married for 56 years, and friends often described theirs as a successful marriage of two seemingly quite different individuals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams
Goodwin Liu may be poised to become the youngest judge on the nation's busiest appeals court, but he was nonetheless a late bloomer. Born to Taiwanese immigrant parents, Liu didn't learn English until he went to school in rural Florida. His parents nudged along his math skills during summer vacations by leaving problems on the kitchen table before they left for work. He wasn't a good reader, he concedes, and had to bone up on vocabulary during all-nighters with the dictionary to get an SAT score good enough to get into Stanford.
NATIONAL
February 14, 2009 | David G. Savage and Karen Kaplan
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg went home from the hospital Friday with an encouraging lab report that found no sign her cancer had spread. The 75-year-old had surgery a week ago to remove a tumor on her pancreas. A 1-centimeter pancreatic lesion spotted by CT scan last month proved benign, according to her surgeon.
NEWS
February 3, 2001 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a mildly worded criticism of her conservative colleagues, said this week that the justices should have exercised "restraint" in December and stayed out of the Florida vote recount battle. Instead, the court, on a 5-4 vote, agreed to hear an emergency appeal from George W. Bush and then stopped the hand recount sought by Vice President Al Gore.
NEWS
December 13, 2000
Justice Ginsburg, with whom Justice Stevens joins, and with whom Justice Souter and Justice Breyer join as to Part I, dissenting. * I The chief justice acknowledges that provisions of Florida's Election Code "may well admit of more than one interpretation." Ante, at 3.
NEWS
July 5, 2013 | By Michael McGough
How old is too old for a Supreme Court justice?   Eighty-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has told a reporter that she is in excellent health and plans to remain on the court for several more years. Ginsburg told Joan Biskupic of Reuters that she wants to stay on the bench at least as long Justice Louis Brandeis, which would mean remaining until April 2016. She also said her new “model” was Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired at the age 90 in 2010. (Stevens is still active on the public-speaking circuit.)
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