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Another Supreme Court Vacancy This Summer?

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The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is hinting at a new Supreme Court vacancy this summer.

Liberals Still Think They Can Guilt Trip Ruth Bader Ginsburg Into Retirement

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Some people on the left are still trying to convince Ruth Bader Ginsburg that she needs to just step out on the ice floe already.

Happy Birthday Justice Ginsburg, We Need To Put You Out To Pasture

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Another liberal legal scholar is calling on Justice Ginsburg to resign. She’s unlikely to listen to them.

Justice Ginsburg Has No Plans To Retire Anytime Soon

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Once, against Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes it clear she isn’t going anywhere.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Roe v. Wade Went Too Far

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Justice Ginsburg made some interesting comments about Roe v. Wade recently. Could they be a signal about where the Court is headed on gay marriage?

Liberals Want Justice Ginsburg To Resign Before 2012 Elections?

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A few liberal law professors say Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should resign now so President Obama can pick her successor.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Trailblazer

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If there’s an area where our attitudes and behaviors have changed more radically in my lifetime than gender equality, I can’t think of it.

Supreme Court Confirmation Crisis?

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Are we nearing the point where presidents won’t be able to fill Supreme Court vacancies?

Veterans on the Supreme Court

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RedState‘s Erick Erickson notes that, not only would Elena Kagan replace the Supreme Court’s last Protestant but also “the last of the military veterans on the United States Supreme Court.” Indeed, according to his Wikipedia entry, John Paul Stevens “began work on his master’s degree in English at the university in 1941, but soon decided […]

Elena Kagan Changes Mind on Supreme Court Confirmation Candor

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People are having fun with reports that Elena Kagan, who argued as an advisor during the Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirmation that Supreme Court nominees should be required to give very detailed answers to policy questions, has changed her position now that the shoe is on the other foot. Kagan wrote in 1995 that the confirmation […]

Hillary Clinton Too Old For Supreme Court

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Speculating on Supreme Court appointments is a great parlor game and throwing the “pick a politician” wildcard into the game is especially fun. Ezra Klein jumps in with both feet: I’ve always been partial to the idea of seeing Hillary Clinton appointed to the Supreme Court. She’s got a law degree, of course. She’s practiced […]

White Firefighters Win, Sotomayor Loses

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By a slim 5-4 margin, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the white New Haven firefighters whose promotions were denied because not enough non-whites passed the promotion exam.  Among those ruling the other way on the lower court was a certain wise Latina. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, […]

Souter Retiring?

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Gerard Magliocca points to evidence that Justice David Souter is about to retire from the Supreme Court: Above the Law is reporting that Justice Souter has not hired clerks for the upcoming Term. While he is typically the last Justice to hire clerks, this is late even for him. This fact, combined with what I’m […]

Bunning: Ginsburg Likely Dead Soon

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U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning guessed that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would likely be dead from pancreatic cancer within nine months. During a wide-ranging 30-minute speech on Saturday at the Hardin County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner, Bunning said he supports conservative judges “and that’s going to be in place very shortly because Ruth […]

Ginsburg’s Replacement

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It seems mighty churlish to be speculating about replacements for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg only a day after her surgery for pancreatic cancer but such is punditry.  Jeffrey Toobin gets us started with some interesting considerations: A woman? It seems certain. It’s inconceivable that the Court could be all-male when the legal profession as a […]

Ginsburg Has Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

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The health woes of our sole remaining female Justice continue: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Thursday after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the court said. Ginsburg, 75, had the surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She will remain in the hospital for seven to 10 days, said her […]