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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'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 »

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 »

SCOTUS Nominee Merrick Garland Is Obama's Sacrificial Lamb

'He is a prop, chosen to spend the next eight months as a prop'

(Newser) - It seems unlikely Republicans in Congress will give President Obama's Supreme Court nominee a hearing, and that's exactly the point, writes Slate's Jim Newell, who describes Merrick Garland as Obama's "rope-a-dope nominee." "He is a prop, chosen to spend the next eight months... More »

AG Lynch: Take Me Out of SCOTUS Running

AG thinks nomination process would 'curtail her effectiveness in her current role'

(Newser) - Last month Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval took himself out of the running for the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia . Now another big name has bowed out: Attorney General Loretta Lynch, NBC News reports. "As the conversation around the Supreme Court vacancy progressed, the Attorney... More »

Clarence Thomas Breaks a Decade of Silence

Supreme Court justice hadn't asked a question from the bench since 2006

(Newser) - Clarence Thomas jolted a courtroom awake Monday during Supreme Court proceedings when he did something he hasn't done in more than 10 years : He asked a question, the AP reports. The usually reserved justice—whose long silence has been dubbed a "curiosity" and raised accusations of neglecting his... More »

Scalia Had a Slew of Health Issues

Justice suffered from diabetes, obesity, other ailments: doctor

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suffered from a host of ailments that contributed to his death, including coronary artery disease, obesity, and diabetes, according to a letter from his physician. The letter—addressed to Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara, who determined Scalia died of a heart attack and no autopsy... More »

Who Might Take Scalia's Seat?

Look toward the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

(Newser) - With the death of Antonin Scalia , the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court, comes the inevitable question of who might succeed him on the bench. Some of the bigger names being floated, via USA Today and Roll Call :
  • Sri Srinivasan: The 48-year-old Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit judge
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Some Votes Cast by Scalia Will Now Be Void

If the case hasn't been publicly decided, including a big union one

(Newser) - The death of Antonin Scalia has many wondering whether President Obama will be able to fill his Supreme Court seat. But there's lots more coverage pouring in about the late justice:
  • So what happens if a case ends in a 4-4 tie before a new judge is in place?
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Will Obama Be Able to Pick Scalia's Successor?

Senate is being asked to hold off on any nominee

(Newser) - The unexpected death of Antonin Scalia in the midst of an election year already has people calling on the Senate to hold off confirming any nominee that President Obama might put forward. Ted Cruz was one of the first: "We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the... More »

Scalia: Wouldn't Surprise Me If Death Penalty Struck Down

Justice also talks retirement plans, how the Constitution isn't flexible

(Newser) - The death penalty is not long for this Earth, or at least for the US, if Antonin Scalia's predictions are to be believed. The conservative Supreme Court justice spoke Tuesday at the University of Minnesota Law School, and capital punishment was brought up after Scalia started expounding on his... More »

Supreme Court's Ruling Full of Spider-Man Quips

Elena Kagan is a comic book fan in real life

(Newser) - The inventor of a popular Spider-Man web-shooting toy can't keep reeling in royalties after his patent ran out, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today. Stephen Kimble sold his patent on the toy to Marvel in 2001, and as the Verge explains, Marvel said it would pay him royalties indefinitely.... 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 »

Sotomayor to Trigger Times Square Ball Drop

She'll be 1st Supreme Court justice to do so

(Newser) - Sonia Sotomayor is set to make history tomorrow night as the first Supreme Court justice to lead the world's most-watched New Year's Eve celebration. The Bronx native has been chosen to follow the likes of Bill Clinton, Lady Gaga, and Muhammad Ali by pressing the crystal-covered button to... More »

Ginsburg: Sorry, Liberals, I'm Not Retiring

At 80, she still feels up to the job at Supreme Court

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg knows full well that many liberals would love for her to retire from the Supreme Court to give President Obama a chance to appoint her successor. They can forget about it, reports AP : "I think one should stay as long as she can do the... More »

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