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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist pioneer and progressive icon, dies at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazer who fought for gender equality as a lawyer and became a beloved hero of the progressive movement as a justice, died on Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer. When she was confirmed to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a reserved and relatively unknown court of appeals judge, but […]

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Gorsuch, speaking to students on Constitution Day, honors Ginsburg

Posted Thu, September 17th, 2020 4:45 pm by Kalvis Golde Justice Neil Gorsuch praised Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s four decades of service as a judge, telling schoolchildren across America on Thursday to “think about the sacrifices she’s made on our behalf. We owe her a very great deal.” Gorsuch’s comments came during a “Virtual Student […]

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Justices release December calendar

Posted Wed, September 16th, 2020 4:05 pm by Amy Howe The Supreme Court on Wednesday released the calendar for the December argument session, which will include the clash between the Department of Justice and the House Judiciary Committee over the committee’s efforts to obtain secret materials from the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Over […]

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Trump releases new list of potential Supreme Court nominees

Posted Wed, September 9th, 2020 6:18 pm by Amy Howe With just under two months remaining before the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump on Wednesday released a new list of potential Supreme Court nominees – his fourth such list since 2016. The announcement of the new list fulfilled a promise that the president made […]

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Experts tout proposals for Supreme Court term limits

Term limits for Supreme Court justices, once a fringe idea, have seemingly entered the political and academic mainstream. Recently, both the conservative Federalist Society and the liberal American Constitution Society have hosted events and published scholarship on the question. The Center for American Progress joined the conversation on Tuesday with a virtual discussion of recent […]

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Ginsburg announces new cancer treatment

Posted Fri, July 17th, 2020 1:21 pm by Amy Howe Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced Friday that she began treatment earlier this year for liver cancer. The 87-year-old justice, who has battled cancer on four previous occasions, indicated that chemotherapy is “yielding positive results,” and she emphasized that she remains “fully able” to do her […]

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Ginsburg hospitalized for possible infection

Amy Howe Independent Contractor and Reporter Posted Tue, July 14th, 2020 6:05 pm Posted Tue, July 14th, 2020 6:05 pm by Amy Howe Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted Tuesday morning to a Baltimore hospital “for treatment of a possible infection” and will remain there for a few days so that she can receive intravenous […]

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Court releases October calendar

Posted Mon, July 13th, 2020 4:22 pm by Amy Howe Today the Supreme Court released its calendar for the October argument session, which begins on Monday, Oct. 5, and continues through Wednesday, Oct. 14. The justices will hear 10 hours of oral argument over five days; they will not hear argument on Monday, Oct. 12, […]