Ginsburg, 83, a liberal appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1993, acknowledged that the Senate, which has the responsibility to confirm or reject judicial nominations, did not have to confirm the nominee. But she said it did have an obligation to at least consider Garland instead of taking no action at all.
Ginsburg has long been known for her frankness. Joan Biskupic, the journalist who reported Ginsburg’s statements on Trump, writes that, having met with her “on a regular basis for more than a decade,” he “found her response classic.”
“I find it baffling actually that she says these things,” Arthur Hellman, a University of Pittsburgh law professor told the Post. “She must know that she shouldn’t be. However tempted she might be, she shouldn’t be doing it.”
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday morning in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which links together four cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in states that do not recognize the right of gay couples to marry.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke for many liberals and women’s health advocates with her searing dissent to the majority decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. Now, songwriter Jonathan Mann is singing for them. As Think Progress explains, Mann — who has been writing a song a day for years — took less than […]
By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times In its decision Monday in the Hobby Lobby case, the conservative Supreme Court majority that upheld corporations’ religious objections to birth control spends an inordinate amount of time defending itself from the reasoning and wrath of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent. Justice Samuel Alito, whose name is on the […]