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Notorious RBG Makes Opera Debut

Bader Ginsburg gets her first speaking role at Washington National Opera

(Newser) - The curtain rose on Act 2 of "The Daughter of the Regiment," revealing a tiny woman barely visible in a large dome chair with her back to the audience. Suddenly, she swiveled around—and there was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reports the AP . Cheers and prolonged applause rang... More »

Who RBG Thinks Is 'Dumb': NFL Anthem Protesters

And 'disrespectful,' she tells Katie Couric—but she wouldn't arrest them for it

(Newser) - Since NFL player Colin Kaepernick first refused to stand for the national anthem in August, he (and other protesters in the sports arena who've followed suit) has had his share of supporters and detractors . Count Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the latter category after a Yahoo interview Monday with Katie... More »

RBG Isn't Retiring Anytime Soon

Bader Ginsburg says she'll keep going on Supreme Court until she can't do it 'full-steam'

(Newser) - As the Supreme Court starts its new term Monday and the gossip mill restarts on who will fill Antonin Scalia's empty seat, there's at least one other judge's chair that's not being willingly relinquished in the near future. Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down for an interview... More »

Ginsburg: I Shouldn't Have Trashed Trump

Supreme Court justice says she shouldn't have spoken about a candidate for public office

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been roundly criticized since slagging Donald Trump in multiple interviews over the past week. On Thursday, the Supreme Court justice conceded that perhaps it wasn't a well-thought-out campaign after all, the Wall Street Journal reports. "On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press... More »

Ginsburg Blew It With Trump Remarks

Critics say her disparagement of Donald was 'unethical' and costs her credibility

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg would probably need something harder than a bottle of fine California wine to get her to vote for Donald Trump in November—in fact, she doesn't even want to think about him as president, as she told the AP in an interview last week before piling... More »

Trump on Ginsburg: I Hope She 'Gets Off the Court'

He slams her SCOTUS justice's 'highly inappropriate' comments about him

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been criticized by analysts for her recent anti-Trump remarks , and now Donald Trump himself is getting in on it. "I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly," Trump told the New York ... More »

Ginsburg's Trump Remarks Could Be Problematic

Critics say partisan comments could come back to haunt her

(Newser) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known for being outspoken but she should have kept her thoughts about Donald Trump to herself, critics say. The Supreme Court justice told the AP she couldn't imagine what the country would be like under Trump and joked to the New York Times about... More »

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Definitely Isn't a Trump Fan

And she has a prediction for the upcoming election

(Newser) - The AP sat down for an interview with the Supreme Court's elder stateswoman, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who had some thoughts on the upcoming presidential election. Or, more accurately, a lack of thoughts. "I don't want to think about that possibility," Ginsberg says regarding a President... More »

Supreme Court: Illegally Obtained Evidence Is OK

5-3 ruling bolsters police power

(Newser) - A divided Supreme Court bolstered police powers on Monday, ruling that evidence of a crime in some cases may be used against a defendant even if the police did something wrong or illegal in obtaining it, the AP reports. The 5-3 decision drew heated dissents from liberal justices who warned... More »

Meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Insect Doppelganger

Praying mantis species named after SC justice

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg: booze-swilling Supreme Court justice, part-time actress , and … new namesake of a praying mantis. Scientists from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History were examining 30 praying mantis specimens when they discovered that species—typically classified using a male specimen—could be differentiated simply by looking at female... More »

What Day Job? Supreme Court's RBG Tries Acting

Ginsburg will have a cameo in 'The Merchant of Venice'

(Newser) - Art often imitates life, and that will ring true for none other than Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this summer as she throws off her court garb and dons stage attire for her role in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Vox reports. The 83-year-old justice's cameo appearance... More »

Natalie Portman Cast as Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Biopic 'On the Basis of Sex' follows career of RBG

(Newser) - The Notorius RBG is coming to the big screen: Natalie Portman will play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a biopic called On the Basis of Sex, reports Deadline . The film will follow Ginsburg's early career, with a focus on the equal-rights obstacles she overcame on her path to the Supreme... More »

What to Know as Gay Marriage Goes Before Supreme Court

Arguments begin today on whether states can ban same-sex marriage

(Newser) - Arguments are set to begin this morning in Obergefell v. Hodges, a group of appeals from couples in four states that will force the Supreme Court to confront whether gay marriage is a constitutional right in all states, the Hill reports. Some things to know:
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Who Goes to SOTU Sober? Not Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice had vowed to 'stay away from the wine' this year, but oh well

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been making headlines lately, from her proclamations that America can handle gay marriage to inspiring a University of Maryland student's elaborate upper-arm tattoo . Yesterday the Supreme Court justice cleared up a more sopoforic scandal that's been circulating: her alleged nap during President Obama's... More »

Ginsburg: America Can Handle Gay Marriage

As gay Americans have come out, we 'recognized they are one of us'

(Newser) - As far as Ruth Bader Ginsburg is concerned, America is ready for gay marriage. In an interview yesterday, the Supreme Court justice said she believes a high court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage would be accepted at this point, Bloomberg reports. "The change in people’s attitudes on that issue... More »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital

She'll be at work on Monday: rep

(Newser) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital today after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman says. The 81-year-old jurist was sent home and was expected to be at work when the court hears its next round of oral arguments on... More »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Heart Surgery

Stent was implanted to clear blockage

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a stent implanted to clear a blockage in her right coronary artery. A court spokeswoman says Ginsburg had some discomfort last night during routine exercise and was taken to the hospital. The 81-year-old Ginsburg had the procedure this morning after a coronary... More »

Justice Ginsburg Does the Unusual: Issues a Correction

Incorrect sentence removed from her dissent on Texas voter ID law

(Newser) - On Saturday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law in the November election. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was among the three justices who didn't side with the majority, and she yesterday took what the Wall Street Journal terms an "extraordinary... More »

Ginsburg Should Have Retired This Summer

Timing is crucial for a progressive replacement: Chemerinsky

(Newser) - She's said it before and she's saying it again: Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn't going anywhere. In an interview with Elle , the 81-year-old Supreme Court justice, who reacted furiously to the Hobby Lobby ruling , says women's rights will take a more progressive turn "when we have... More »

Ginsburg: 'Notorious RBG' Is Just 'Wonderful'

Supreme Court justice knows about that meme, thank you very much

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg emerged as something of a folk hero in some camps with her furious dissent in the Hobby Lobby ruling on birth control. Actually, more of a rap hero, given the renewed attention to that whole "Notorious RBG" Tumblr . Now, Katie Couric sits down with the 81-year-old... More »

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