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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Same-Sex Marriage, Women’s Rights, Health

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(Bloomberg) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks about efforts to improve women’s rights and the outlook for legalizing same-sex marriage. Ginsburg, speaking with Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr and Matthew Winkler in Washington on Wednesday, also discusses the her career, health and relationship with President Barack Obama.

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Stanford Rathbun Lecture 2017 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Rathbun Visiting Fellow 2017, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, shares her vision for a meaning life while in conversation with The Rev. Professor Jane Shaw, Dean for Religious Life, on February 6, 2017 in Stanford Memorial Church. The Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life honors the late Stanford Law School Professor Harry Rathbun. For more information about the Rathbun program, visit rathbun.stanford.edu.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Swearing-In (1993)

Found at: http://youtu.be/mJW4olEDzxM

I ran across the following very interesting video clip. I know you sure admire RBG just like I do. Take a look!

This is video footage of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg being sworn in as Associate Supreme Court Justice. This footage is official public record produced by the White House Television (WHTV) crew, provided by the Clinton Presidential Library.

Date: August 10, 1993
Location: East Room. White House. Washington, DC

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Local Identifiers: MT01028

This material is public domain, as it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the U.S. government as part of that person’s official duties. Any usage must receive the credit “Courtesy; William J. Clinton Presidential Library,” and no exclusive rights or permissions are granted for usage.

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June Predictions

Found at: http://ruthbaderginsblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/june-predictions.html

I know you guys all admire the Notorious RBG as much as I do. I came across the next very interesting blog. Sweet beans!

It’s June. The Supreme Court’s current term will be ending later this month. Here are my insane predictions for how things will unfold for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka Real Bad Gangsta, and the rest of the Court.
 ***Justice Anthony Kennedy, appearing without explanation in a full-body cast and considerable laceration on his face, announces that the Court rules in favor of government in King v. Burwell.            After explaining the legal reasoning behind the decision, Justice Kennedy says, “On a more personal note, I have come to understand recently…” He pauses to wince, then continues, “Very recently…the fundamental importance of health care. I now understand it cannot be played with so flippantly, either as legal issue or…” He lets out a whimper. “As a matter of life or death.” As he speaks, his eyes keep shifting nervously to his left, where Justice Ginsburg is sitting. She smiles contentedly as he reads his opinion, and gives a silent chuckle when he speaks the words “life or death,” and glances at him with a raised eyebrow.            The following day, Justice Kennedy appears in Court miraculously healed, free of the cast and the laceration, if still a little pale and shaken. ***
In the case concerning disparate impact in housing, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., Justice Thomas writes the majority opinion, joined by the the four other conservatives, in which he declares that disparate impact claims are unconstitutional because racism is not only over, but racism never even existed. In response to the dissenting justices, Justice Thomas claims that those who think we should acknowledge race suffer from profound delusions and are probably medically insane.             In response, Justice Breyer writes a dissent, documenting racism from colonial America to the present day. The justices adjourn two separate times, for lunch and then dinner, while Justice Breyer, occasionally in tears, reads a synopsis of his 948-page-long opinion.
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 In Glossip v. Gross, the Court rules 5-4 that Oklahoma may use its three-drug protocol in executions. Justice Scalia writes a concurrence in which he states he would find unconstitutional any method of execution that does not inflict at least moderate pain on a prisoner and that he believes executions are best carried out when there is some doubt about the prisoner’s guilt. Justice Ginsburg writes the principal dissent, joined by the three other liberal justices, saying that while they would find this method of execution unconstitutional, they would rule in Oklahoma’s favor if Justice Scalia would be willing to be injected with a tiny, non-lethal dose of midazolam, just enough so that he feels like he’s burning alive for a few minutes. Justice Scalia does not respond to that point.*** On the last day of the term, Chief Justice John Roberts states that Justice Ginsburg has two announcements, the first being the Court’s opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges. She explains that the Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs on sex discrimination grounds, explaining that bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutionally discriminate on the basis of sex. She cites various cases she successfully argued as a women’s rights litigator in the 1970s, clearly taking great pleasure in the outcome of her work.            “With the case decided,” she continues, “I have a personal announcement to make.”            Shocked gasps echo through the courtroom, and the entire audience is rapt. Though the possibility of Justice Ginsburg’s retirement has been sometimes discussed, no one expected it today. But they don’t know RBG.            “With the right to marriage now constitutionally guaranteed for same-sex couples,” she says, “I would like to announce that I am getting married. Here. And now.”            The doors of the Courtroom open. A woman in a modest but resplendent wedding dress walks in, poised and confident, a lace veil covering her face. She paces forward. The Courtroom is intensely silent but for the clicking heels of the bride-to-be. Holding a bouquet of white roses, she approaches the bench.            Justice Ginsburg stands up from her chair, walks around to the front of the bench to stand with her fiancé before Chief Justice Roberts. RBG lifts the veil to reveal a glowing Justice O’Connor. The audience in the Courtroom lets out a collective gasp.            Justice Ginsburg turns to the audience. “This may not be a bond of romantic love, but it is a relationship of true affection. And for the tax benefits. Okay, primarily for tax benefits.”            An annoyed Justice Alito mutters under his breath, “See, I told you marriage was about regulating economic relations.”            “Plus, these two old widows need company sometimes,” Justice O’Connor adds with a smile.            “Not all that old!”  RBG chimes in, a twinkle in her eye.            They begin reciting their vows, with an entirely businesslike Chief Justice Roberts officiating. Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan look on in tears. Justice Kennedy watches, head cocked, with an amused smile. Justice Thomas has fallen asleep. Justice Alito continues to roll his eyes and shake his head. Justice Scalia keeps shifting in his seat, an annoyed and uncomfortable expression on his face.            “That’s it!” he blurts out. “I retire!”            “Oh, shut up, Nino!” Justice Ginsburg says with a laugh.            The vows completed, the Chief Justice impassively announces the couple married, and the audience rises to their feet in ovation. The newlyweds skip out of the Courtroom hand in hand. They run the length of the Great Hall and out the front doors of the building to Justice Ginsburg’s flying unicorn, Vera, waiting outside at the top of the steps. The two climb on Vera’s back.            “Fly, girl, fly!” RBG calls.            “That’s ‘Fly, woman!’” Vera replies in whinny, and all three laugh.            Vera kicks off into the sky, a rainbow trailing behind her. Justices Ginsburg and O’Connor wave to the crowd below.            “See you in October!” shouts to the masses. ***So, yeah, all that’s going to happen.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gay Icon, Part III

Found at: http://ruthbaderginsblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/ruth-bader-ginsburg-gay-icon-part-iii.html

I know you guys admire Ruth Bader Ginsburg just like I do. I ran across the next very interesting blog. Sweet beans!

Forget Anthony Kennedy. Let’s just call this another victory for RBG!
Real Bad GangstaIt’s nice that Anthony Kennedy didn’t allow “religious freedom” objections to keep him from ruling for same-sex marriage. But it would have been nice if he had taken the same approach in the Hobby Lobby case last year. You know who did? RBG!

Thank you, Justice Ginsburg! You are the TRUE hero!

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Perspective That Comes With Motherhood

Found at: http://youtu.be/a284cn4ti3Y

I ran across the next very interesting vid. I can tell you sure admire RBG in so far as I do. Sweet beans!

Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent a large portion of her legal career advocating for women’s rights and was appointed as the second female justice to the Supreme Court in 1993. In this animated interview, she describes attending law school with a 14-month-old baby at home. Ginsburg attributes some of her career successes to her husband’s flexibility and the experience of being a mother. “I think I had better balance, better sense of proportions of what matters,” she says. “I felt each part of my life gave me respite from the other.”

This interview was conducted by Ryan Park for his story “What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taught Me About Being a Stay-at-Home Dad”.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Notorious RBG

Found at: http://youtu.be/kW6YEZMtIto

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a pop culture icon.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Notorious RBG

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a pop culture icon.
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The Ghost of Abigail Fisher is Haunting the Supreme Court

Will the Fisher v. University of Texas nightmare ever end? I feel like it’s haunting me. We need a SCOTUS exorcism, led by RBG, where the justices (those who voted against granting cert, anyway) banish Abigail Fisher’s petulance from the Court’s docket forevermore.
Fisher, begone!What is Abigail Fisher even doing these days? Is she trying to get a second bachelor’s degree at UT? Or is she just living in Edward Blum’s holding pen for potential litigants?
How about for Fisher, rather than ruling on the legal merits, Justices Thomas and Sotomayor simply lip sync for their lives, RuPaul’s Drag Race-style, and whoever wins gets to choose the outcome? If you agree with this solution, write your suggestions for which song they should lip sync in the comments section below. Maybe RuPaul can guest judge at the Court that day. (“Justice Thomas, sashay away.”)
Well anyway, the Court ended an exciting term today. And by exciting, I mean not dreadfully disappointing for liberals. In fact, it was a pretty good term for RBG-Americans. It’s probably a good sign when Justice Ginsburg isn’t forced to pen any towering dissents during the term.
Today in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, our judicial queen wrote for the five-justice majority that democracy is not only good, it’s constitutional. Four of her colleagues disagreed. Apparently for the conservative justices, democracy is more applicable in some cases than in others. When it comes to, say, same-sex marriage or the death penalty, it should be up to the people. Campaign finance and gun control, not so much. And of course, the voting public has no role in changing their electoral systems; that must be left up to state legislators—you know, the people who benefited from the current electoral systems. Chief Justice Roberts wrote in dissent, “Unfortunately, today’s decision [upholding a popular referendum] will only discourage this democratic method of change [i.e., the constitutional amendment process, in which a minority of states, and an even smaller minority of state legislators, can prevent an amendment from being ratified].” To quote Justice Scalia, “Huh?”
The power of the jabot.Then there was Justice Breyer’s dissent in Glossip v. Gross (a perfectly vile name for a lethal injection case), which only Justice Ginsburg joined, marking one of the important milestones in a liberal justice’s tenure: when they decide that the death penalty is irremediably unconstitutional. Justices Brennan and Marshall both arrived at that conclusion relatively early in their time on the Court; Justices Blackmun and Stevens both waited to the very end.
I found Justice Ginsburg’s decision to join Breyer’s dissent especially interesting because RBG has stated previously in interviews that she had decided not to follow the Brennan/Marshall approach because she felt that it had removed them from the debate entirely and that she could have more influence if she if she took a more open approach. I wonder what changed. Maybe Glossip helped make it clear that among the current justices, the lines have been drawn and there’s not much room for influencing a decision, so she might as well come down completely against the death penalty. But of course, that’s total speculation. In any case, it’s heartening to see her and Breyer take a definitive stand.
Well, that’s it for the 2014 term. All there is to do is wait for the horror of Fisher II. I’ll be looking forward to that lip sync.