Tag: Ginsburg, Ruth Bader

What if the Supreme Court Had an L.G.B.T. Justice?

Near the end of this year’s hit Broadway show “What the Constitution Means to Me,” the audience hears a scratchy old recording of an oral argument at the Supreme Court. The year is 1965, and the justices are debating the topic of married women’s right to birth control. Or that’s the idea, anyway; for what feels […]

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As the Supreme Court Gets Back to Work, Five Big Cases to Watch

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court returns to the bench on Monday to start a term that will be studded with major cases on gay and transgender rights, immigration, abortion, guns and religion. The rulings will arrive by June, in the midst of an already divisive presidential campaign. That will thrust a court that has tried […]

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How to Impeach Trump, Do Justice and Win an Election

I’m going to discuss impeachment today, but first I want to talk about the National Symphony Orchestra’s opening concert and gala last Saturday night. It was very revealing. At mid-concert, the chairman of the Kennedy Center, David M. Rubinstein, came out to greet the audience and the V.I.P.s. He welcomed the different ambassadors, then he […]

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Supreme Court Backs New Trump Asylum Restrictions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to bar many Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The court said the administration may enforce new rules that generally forbid asylum applications from people who had traveled through another country on their way to the United States without being […]

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‘I Am on My Way to Being Very Well,’ Justice Ginsburg Tells Thousands of Fans

WASHINGTON — “How am I feeling?’ Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked on Saturday, articulating the question on the minds of nervous liberals and many of the 4,000 people who had stood in line for hours to see her interviewed in a cavernous convention center. “This audience can see,” she said, “that I am alive.” The […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Tumor on Her Pancreas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent treatment for a malignant tumor discovered on her pancreas, according to a news release issued by the Supreme Court on Friday. “The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the statement said. The abnormality was first discovered in early July after a […]

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A Supreme Court Term Marked by Shifting Alliances and Surprise Votes

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court term that ended on Thursday was expected to be a blood bath for its four-member liberal wing. Instead, shifting alliances produced a series of surprising liberal victories. Some were minor, and some were tentative. But in the end, the court’s liberals prevailed in fully half of the 14 rulings decided […]

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Ginsburg Hints at Sharp Divisions Ahead as Supreme Court Term Nears End

WASHINGTON — In 2012, as the Supreme Court was mulling the fate of President Barack Obama’s health care law, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed the American Constitution Society, a liberal group. “This term has been more than usually taxing,” she said. Two weeks later, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined Justice Ginsburg and the […]

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Clarence Thomas’s Dangerous Idea

Criticizing his fellow justices’ decision to block part of an Indiana law that banned abortion based on sex, race or disability, Clarence Thomas performed a public service: He brought two competing historical narratives into contact with one another, on an issue where ideological arguments often pass like trains in the night. The Thomas argument, common […]

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