Many turned to social media during this year’s State of the Union to call out Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for nodding off, but does Justice Anthony Kennedy deserve some of the blame?
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery.
When justices are named to the Supreme Court, they hold that seat for life. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 81, the oldest sitting justice and a powerful voice on the bench. Jeffrey Brown gets views from Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California-Irvine and Jeffrey Rosen of George Washington University on the political ramifications of a retirement, and the idea of Supreme Court term limits. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court on Thursday allowed, at least for now, an evangelical college in Illinois that objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan to avoid filling out a government document that the college says would violate its religious beliefs. Continue reading
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg garnered a lot of media attention this week for her scathing dissent on the Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling, and it has not all come from the usual sources. Outside the pages of … Continue reading
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed 20 years of restrictions on corporate campaign contributions. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal explains the controversial ruling and how it will likely affect future political campaigns. Continue reading
In other news, at least 39 people were killed in a wave of attacks across Pakistan on Thursday, and the Social Security Administration announced it will not enact a cost of living increase in benefits next year. Continue reading
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions due to their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor supported as an appeals court judge. Continue reading
In Friday’s other news, a commuter plane crash killed 50 near Buffalo, New York and the Dow Jones Industrial Average had its lowest finish since last November. Continue reading
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Thursday after being diagnosed with what is apparently early-stage pancreatic cancer, the high court said. Continue reading