Having endured hours of questioning by senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month, Judge Brett Kavanaugh seemed to be well on his way to confirmation to the Supreme Court. But that was before late last week, when a new and unsavory allegation emerged against Kavanaugh, a conservative who is reputed to be a brilliant jurist, a devout Catholic, and a kind man who has a great love of basketball and baseball. On Sunday, Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford came forward in an interview with the Washington Post, detailing her allegation that the future judge assaulted her at a party when they were both in high school in the 1980s. Ford's identity had been anonymous before, when she outlined the alleged misconduct in a letter to Democrats that has yet to be released. Ford's decision to go public, done out of "civic responsibility," she said, threw a curveball in Kavanaugh's confirmation process. When is Kavanaugh supposed have a committee vote? What about the full … [Read more...] about What’s next in Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to be Supreme Court justice?
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Entertainment US Supreme Court Justice receives lifetime award in Israel By IAN DEITCH Associated Press LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story July 04, 2018 03:50 PM JERUSALEM U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg received a lifetime achievement award from a prominent Jewish organization in Israel on Wednesday. Ginsburg cited Holocaust diarist Anne Frank among others in a speech at a ceremony in Tel Aviv that touched on her fight for women's rights and quoted from Jewish traditions and history. Ginsburg, 85, has served on the Supreme Court since 1993. She is just the second female justice and often cites her Jewish heritage as a source for her love of learning and sensitivity to the plight of oppressed minorities. Ginsburg quoted from a statement she gave years ago when she was asked about how her Jewish heritage fits together with her occupation as a judge. Help us deliver journalism that makes a difference in … [Read more...] about US Supreme Court Justice receives lifetime award in Israel
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the diminutive 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice, has become an inspiration and a judicial rock star to generations of women as well as men.Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s engaging documentary “RBG” goes beyond the “Notorious RBG” t-shirts and tats, diving into Ginsburg’s trailblazing early career as an attorney as well as her current cult status. The shirts and Kate McKinnon impressions are fun, but it’s that work fighting gender discrimination as an attorney that’s the really fascinating part of the film.The film covers Ginsburg's entire life, beginning with her upbringing by Russian Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn. One of nine female students out of a class of over 400 at Harvard Law School, Ginsburg quietly struggled to be taken seriously by her all-male professors. One of her classmates recalls the dean of the school inviting the nine female students to dinner, and asking them how they felt about taking spots away … [Read more...] about ‘RBG’ shows how the Supreme Court Justice Gins-burned chauvinism
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index The star of the documentary “RBG” has embraced her popularity as another tool in her effort to help women advance. Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Washington screening of the documentary about her, “RBG.” Credit Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times Supported by ByMelena Ryzik May 9, 2018 WASHINGTON — No one knew when, or even how or where, Ruth Bader Ginsburg would pop up. The Supreme Court justice was due at a screening here of “RBG,” a new documentary chronicling her exemplary life. But she was not tied to the night’s tightly scripted schedule — at some point she would just appear, “like a ninja,” an organizer said. Gathered in a theater at the Naval Heritage Center, the crowd was amped. There were lawmakers (progressive Democrats and a smattering of conservatives); the justice’s family, friends and former law clerks; her colleague Justice … [Read more...] about Ninja Supreme Court Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Fun With Fame
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Movies Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by RBG Directed by Julie Cohen, Betsy West Documentary PG 1h 37m More Information ByA. O. Scott May 3, 2018 Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, but she’s probably the first justice to become a full-fledged pop-cultural phenomenon. “RBG,” a loving and informative documentary portrait of Justice Ginsburg during her 85th year on earth and her 25th on the bench, is both evidence of this status and a partial explanation of how it came about. Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, the film is a jaunty assemblage of interviews, public appearances and archival material, organized to illuminate its subject’s temperament and her accomplishments so far. Though it begins with audio snippets of Justice Ginsburg’s right-wing detractors — who see … [Read more...] about Review: In ‘RBG,’ the Life and Times of a Beloved and Controversial Supreme Court Justice