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Amy Coney Barrett sworn in at White House ceremony
"Night Amy Coney Barrett became the 9th United States Supreme Court Justice in one of the most partisan displays of power. We have witnessed in the past few decades Republicans use their political majority to force Barracks confirmation before election day. So far sixty million votes have already been cast in the 2020 election embarrassed nomination process was one of the fastest ever for Supreme Court nominee lasting a little more than a month after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Barrett answered less than 20% of the questions posed to her during her sneering leaving many Americans unclear about how the new Justice might lean and frustrating Democrats who remember how President Obama scotus nominee Merrick Garland wasn't even granted a hearing the current team was the culmination of nearly four Decades of work on reshaping the court Mitch McConnell starkly said this on Sunday a lot of what we've done over the last four years would be undone. gamer later by the next election won't be able to do much about this. for a long time to come
Fresh update on "bader ginsburg" discussed on Before Breakfast
"Is to be a little deaf sometimes. Sometimes it's best to pretend that you didn't hear what someone just said. You may recognize this tip from the late. Supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg. She liked to quote the advice. Her mother-in-law gave her on her wedding day in every good marriage. Her mother-in-law said it helps sometimes to be a little deaf having been happily married for more than sixteen years. I agree with this advice. Or at least i hope my husband does when it comes to what comes out of my mouth. Not every expression of irritation needs to be addressed. There are times when we all say things. We shouldn't have often when we're tired or rushed. Usually these comments are not indications of deep seated feelings. And there's really not a lot to discuss about them so best to let them go and move on now letting a stray insensitive comments past unacknowledged. Doesn't mean you're. I am pretty sure. No one ever called ruth bader ginsburg a doormat. It just means that you choose your battles when necessary. You can assert yourself. You can have a difficult conversation but you can also choose to direct your attention elsewhere. Being able to look the other way could help in your marriage and in your parenting and professional life to when you tell your daughter. You can't go to the zoo day. And she says under her breathy never go anywhere. It is not helpful to remind her that you went to the amusement park last weekend. Just let it go likewise when you overhear a colleague complaining that the it department didn't have any positions this year while every other department did it is probably not going to contribute to corporate harmony. If you point out how much the. It department saw its responsibilities grow. Just keep on working and don't join in even with our closest friends. We sometimes say things that sting without intending to there are no relationships with our immune to thoughtlessness or lapses in judgement. It goes without saying that it's important that others treat us with respect and kindness and that we treat others that way too. sometimes we do need to address things. People say but on the fairly rare occasions when people who usually do show respect. Say something insensitive. We can decide to let it go. It is not necessary or helpful to engage with every slight. If you're looking for some middle ground you could try this phrase which is attributed to psychologist lisa d'amour who wrote untangled which is about raising adolescence. I am going to pretend. I didn't hear you say that this is especially good for kids because you are tagging the comment as not okay but you are also strategically not engaging with it. The kid knows that you expect better in the future but also knows that mom or dad is bigger than the grumpiness. That just happened so the next time. Someone says something less than ideal pause and decide whether you'll choose to hear and engage with it. You may decide that you didn't hear a thing. In the meantime the says laura thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time. Hey everybody i'd love to hear from you. You can send your tips your questions or anything else. Just connect with me on twitter. Facebook and instagram at before breakfast pod. That's b. e. the number four then breakfast p o d you can also shoot me an email at before breakfast podcasts. At iheartmedia dot com. That before breakfast is spelled out with all the letters. Thanks so much. Look forward to staying.
Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice
"Judge Amy Coney. Barrett is now Justice Amy Coney Barrett Justice Clarence. Thomas swore her ended a White House ceremony last night. Start. Off. I am. Berry took the oath of office hours after the US, Senate voted largely down party lines to confirm her on this vote the as fifty to the Naser forty-eight, the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is confirmed as expected. One GOP senator broke with Republicans that was Senator Susan. Collins of Maine Democrats were lockstep in opposition the forty eight year old Barrett fills the seat vacated by the late Justice Ruth Bader GINSBURG or confirmation likely gives conservatives on the high court a five to three advantage over the courts liberal wing with Chief Justice John Roberts serving a swing vote on many issues.
Senate on track to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court despite Democrats efforts to block
"Democrats argued the winner of the presidential election Should choose the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is replacement. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted Republicans for rushing the process to confirm Barrett during an election year even though they wouldn't do the same. Four years ago, when the president Obama nominated Merrick Garland, confirming a lifetime appointment this late into a presidential election season is outrageous. It is even more galling, of course, because nearly every Republican in this chamber led by the majority leader four years ago refused. To even consider the Supreme Court nomination of a Democratic president. If she's confirmed Barrett could be sworn in by the end of the day.
Democrats Plan To Boycott Senate Committee Vote On Barrett
"Democrats will boycott The committee vote for Amy. Call me Barry. It's a Supreme Court nomination. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will boycott today's committee vote on barrettes Supreme Court nomination. The plan comes Is 10, Democrat. Democratic senators on the panel have been discussing how to protest the GOP's plan to confirm Barrett next week to the seat held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate. My lorry leader Chuck Schumer and the Democrats on the committee said in a joint statement that the push to confirm Barrett was a sham process and accused Republicans are breaking the promise and rules established. Are refusing to give Merrick Garland, the former president Obama's final Supreme Court nominee. Ah, hearing or a vote, so they say they will boycott today. In our so they're expected to hold a couple of press
Mississippi asks Supreme Court to review 15-week abortion ban
"The attorney general of Mississippi, asking the nation's highest court to review its 15th week abortion ban. CBS's Katie. Myth tells us if the court accepts the case, it could lead to a reconsideration of Roe versus Wade Recipes. Ban is one of two abortion related cases that are currently awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on whether to hear that The court declines to hear those another 17 are just one step away. Abortion rights groups fear that have successfully confirmed Judge Bear it will be less protective of abortion rights than her predecessor. Liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg voting in the Senate for the confirmation of any Cockney Berry expected to take place on Monday.
Amy Coney Barrett & The State of SCOTUS
"So the topic I want to go to now is on the question timing the fact that this nomination is coming rather late in the fourth year of a president's term has made it controversial in fact, timing of just. Nominees to nominations to the supreme. Court has been controversial now for four or five years for a variety of reasons. So that's the first question. I would like each of you to tell me your position on on the question. Should the Senate be voting on a nomination to the Supreme Court right now sire you yes or no on that? I. Mean Yes. John All right cy you are yes. On the same question Irwin should the Senate be voting on a Justice of the supreme? Court now yes or no no amy honeybear bear should not be confirmed at this time. All right. Thank you I. Want to go first use for your reasons. Why are you a? Yes on the on the question of the timing of the nomination right now well, on the question of timing I think the Senate has the authority to consent the president is nominated someone. I don't see any reason why the Senate Caq Senate is doing other things it's it's considering thrown a virus relief. Of course, it can legislate until the members leave. and. So nothing nothing prevents the president from nominating someone nothing prevents Senate from acting upon that nomination and I think there three positions John. I think one position is you must vote on the nomination I. think that was Erwin's position for years ago. A second position is you can vote on the nomination, but you shouldn't that might ear ones position today and I the the middle position, which is you can vote on the nomination and you should. Thank your ticket back to you. So what I hear size saying is the Senate has every legal and constitutional right to be doing this now. They, certainly have the legal and constitutional right to do it, but they shouldn't do it. This is stunning hypocrisy by the Republicans for years ago Senator Mitch McConnell said, the American people should have a voice in the selection and the next Supreme Court justice. Therefore, this vacancies should not be filled into we have a new president. Antonin Scalia died in February two, thousand sixteen. President Obama named Mira Garland for that seat in March of two thousand sixteen. There was eight months before the election was to be held in the Republicans wouldn't hold hearings or wouldn't hold about Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September eighteenth of twenty twenty, and already the Republicans are looking to fill that seat. There is historical precedent. On October twelfth eighteen sixty four chief justice Roger Tawny died the president Abraham Lincoln didn't try to fill the vacancy in the month before the election or nineteen fifty-six Justice Sherman Minton resigned from the court but President Eisenhower didn't try to pick the successor instead an October fifteenth. He made a recess appointment of a Democrat William Brennan. So whoever won the election would pick the successor? Alright let. Let me jump in because I I WANNA give cya chance to respond to some of what you're saying. So so I think we heard from Irwin saying that. eight months. was enough of a lead time and they were talking about the case of Merrick Garland back in two thousand sixteen. But that one month one and a half months is too short and he sites precedent of other examples where presidents had more of that timeframe. So what's your response to that? I think are ones making a slightly different point I think if. They. Can See had risen eight months ago I think are only making the same exact point, which is what's good for the goose is good for the Gander. So it's not really a question of timing. There's plenty of time as Irwin and other people now there there's GonNa be a vote in the Senate. The point is about equity I. Think the point is about precedent in Irwin has some precedents would, of course, you can go back to previous administrations in sight other presidents. John Marshall was appointed days before John Adams left the Presidency Steven Briar was nominated and appointed to the circuit court after Jimmy Carter lost. So there, there are precedents obviously for acting after the election. Let alone before I understand there's some raw feelings about what happened four years ago and I understand that people have flipped Irwin. Himself is flipped a apparently senator McConnell may have slipped as well. I think. It's unfortunate. This game of delaying nominations has gone on for quite a long. I have a colleague who waited two years before she withdrew for circuit court position because it wouldn't allow vote. That's just sort of power politics on both
What we've learned about Barrett's views on abortion cases
"Judiciary Committee hearings in full swing this week. Arlene's outta wrote this report. For many feminists, it is the most painful, outrageous and sad irony that the Supreme Court seat once held by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the most staunch supporters of women's rights and civil rights, will soon be held by another woman. But one who seems to be the mirror opposite of R B, G and all her views the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings this week on the nomination of Amy Cockney Barrett to the Supreme Court. But her views on full display despite the fact that she repeatedly refused to answer questions about her opinions, questions on such settled issues as the right to birth control and the right to vote, including a peaceful transition of power. As the result of that vote, all got I cannot comment answers. When asked about her view opposing same sex marriage, she offhandedly used the term sexual preference when referring to the LGBT plus community, even though many activists say the term is offensive. One after another Democratic senators tried to press her on her record, such as the fact that she previously signed onto an ad describing abortion as barbaric and calling for the Roe v. Wade decision to be overturned. Her two dissenting opinions and abortion related cases, one of which involved allowing minors to get an abortion without notifying parents by way of judicial bypass, and another that would have required fetal remains to be formally buried. Observers say 17 cases related to abortion are one step away from the Supreme Court and three including a 15 week abortion ban from Mississippi could be taken up as early as its next session. And her only nod to any progressive opinion. Barrett seemed to support the idea of desegregation by calling the Brown v. Board of education decision a super precedent that isn't likely to ever be overturned. The Judiciary Committee is set to vote to approve barrettes nomination next week with a vote of the full Senate by the end of the month. Bang. With the nomination of Amy Cockney Barrett to the U. S. Supreme Court. Questions about her ties to the religious right have raised concerns about the fate of Roe v. Wade and a person's right to reproductive choices. Her turn. Reporter Ellen La Luzerne spoke with Karen Garst, who author to anthologies about the impact of religion on women. Women beyond belief, and women versus religion. Last received her PhD in curriculum and instruction from UW Madison and is a current resident in the state of Oregon. 2016 you published a book Women Beyond belief. In the book's introduction, You stated that you wrote the book after learning of the 2014 U. S. Supreme Court decision regarding Hobby lobby's denial of reproductive care for their employees. Your reaction was to question why a corporation can use its religious beliefs. To dictate the healthcare a woman could receive. Fast forward to today when we're witnessing the Supreme Court nomination process for a woman who is a valid Lee, a member of an extremist religious sect that believes that women should submit to their husbands What was your reaction when you heard about the nomination of Amy Clooney Barrett for the U. S Supreme Court. First of all, I wasn't surprised because Trump has already appointed people to the Supreme Court. I didn't watch quite a bit of the confirmation hearings of his previous nominees, so I wasn't surprised that he appointed someone who's conservative. He vowed when he was elected that he would appoint justices to the Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade. If Connie Bear is confirmed, What is your opinion about the impact that this might have for future cases such as the Affordable care act and a woman's right to choose? Well, I think it's going to have very dilatory ous impacts because now we're going to have a Supreme Court. That is considered very conservative. I believe six of the justices will be considered Catholic, and there are going to write decisions as they have for that have a conservative bent. I think it's very unfortunate that the Supreme Court has become so politicized. If we look in our history. One of the things that I was doing some research on was previous decisions and Brown vs the Board of Education. Which desegregated schools was fundamental change to the way this society was operating was a 9 to 0 decision, and people saw what was happening in society, and I talked to a friend of mine who is a lawyer there. Who said, you know, there's this public sentiment. That's how culture changes. And people were attuned to that, And now we're not appointing people to the Supreme Court who have an open view. They're very, very one sided, and I think it's totally tragic that she's going to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What do you think the consequences will be for Roe v. Wade and access to freedom of choice? An abortion? There will always be abortion. The question is whether it's going to be safe and whether it's going to be legal. There has been throughout time before Roe v. Wade. It was back alley abortions, and I think younger women today they don't know what it was like before then Roe v. Wade. If it were completely overturned, I think would have a revolution. It might take a while to put it together. Rather, I think what they'll do is just approved all these restrictions on it, making the doctors who on abortion clinics we associate with the hospital, whether it's making AA lot regulations on the clinic itself and what it can have and what it has to have delegating more. The authority of states and people are going to have to say I don't want to live in a state like this. If they overturn it completely and make abortion illegal. I just Hey, I'm ready to start the revolution. I don't think they're going to go that far. But who knows? What do you think, drives the women who are supporting people like Coney, Bharat and Support these types of efforts to keep women as subservient to men, such as the belief system of Annie Cockney Barrett. Religion is an indoctrination in a set of beliefs. I'm 70 when I was growing up in the fifties in Bismarck, North Dakota. Every person I knew went to a church or there were three Jewish families who went to a synagogue. But it was part of everybody's life. So you're indoctrinated in that It's your family. Everybody else around you is like that. Unless you're exposed to something different. This shapes who you are. And we know that Trump was elected by conservatives by people who identified as religion, particularly fundamentalist religion. That's too he appeals to, and it's unfortunate that the religion hasn't changed enough to deal with our society today. What is interesting to me? Is that this woman, Amy Cockney Barrett is very intelligent. She is ah, Notre Dame professor. She's an appellate court judge, and she has seven kids. I can't imagine trying to balance all that. But in spite of that conservative religion, it is pretty hard to say, Well, she's helped meat of her husband because she is Ted her own career. In your
Thousands protest Trump’s Supreme Court pick at Women’s Marches
"Thousands of protesters took the city streets of the nation yesterday In the annual women's March in the Bay Area, hundreds of activists marched along Market Street in San Francisco from Civic Center to the Embarcadero. Samantha Schmidt, reporter with The Washington Post. Two covers Gender says the main focus of this year's march at the nation's Capitol was the ongoing Supreme Court nominations. Many people were dressed up as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while others were dressed in the red rose and white bonnets or something handmade in Of course, the reference to Amy Cockney Barrett than that, of course, was for the nomination hearings. Schmidt says this year's March took on an angry or vibe than in past years, with intense confrontations between anti abortion counter protesters outside the Supreme Court.
Demonstrators gather for Women's March in San Francisco, Washington DC, and cities around the country
"Hundreds of women and reproductive rights advocates took to the streets of San Francisco this afternoon as well to protest the president and his pick for the next Supreme Court Justice crowd marched along Market Street from Civic Center to the Embarcadero behind a banner declaring march for our rights. It was part of a number of marches across the counter country and the annual women's March demonstrators in Washington took direct focus at the nomination of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett. Samantha Schmidt to reporter with The Washington Post. Two covers gender says Was a clear divide between protesters who support abortion rights and those who are anti abortion, an issue that remains at stake. If Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, you could sense it in people that this is AH, feeling more urgent Both sides. Of the You know this today, especially over abortion rights feel that this is more tense, more urgent. And for a lot of people, This is a really scary time, says many protesters were dressed as the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Others were dressed as Barrett.
Nationwide Women’s Marches Protest President Trump and Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Nomination
"Took part In the women's March more from CBS News correspondent Michael George. Women marched in cities across the US, including New York and the nation's capital, urging Americans to cast their ballots. I would say you have to vote your rights are in question right now many voiced opposition to President Trump's conservative Supreme Court nominee, Amy Cockney Baron. Who would replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She just can't get confirmed, were really big RV fans to the annual Women's March started the day after President Trump's inauguration in January. 2017 trailing in the polls, the president is targeting battleground states holding a Saturday rally in Michigan.
Thousands of Women to March in Los Angeles, Participate in Other Pre-Election Actions
"Thousands of women have been taking to the streets and Ella Pasadena, Long Beach torrents and Laguna Niguel in a Siri's of pre election marches. They're trying to promote voter registration and other actions aimed at focusing on women's reproductive issues. They're also marching in protest of the Trump administration's efforts to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November 3rd election. Women's March. Executive director Rachel O'Leary, Carmona says it's one of many demonstrations happening across the country this weekend. Those air very diverse as well. Some of them are virtual as I've said, but one is a march from with better. Ginsberg's dorm, A college dorm room. Tio State Capitol. One is a caravan of golfers today's gatherings or the second this year under the women's March banner.
Thousands gather for Women's March to protest Trump, Barrett nomination
"Is taking place in hundreds of communities across the country today, including one in Washington Square Park, and as you might be able to figure out from that chance. One of the main messages from those taking part was a call to vote. President Trump out of office next month. Marchers also protest in the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett. They wore lace collars in black robes in honor of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The women's March has been drawing millions of participants to Washington, D, C and other major cities every January. The first one was the day after President Trump was sworn in, but today's event was organized to get out the vote. March leaders expected fewer people to take part in this one because of the pandemic.
Crowds Rally for 2020 Women's March in Washington, DC
"The women's march taking place this our downtown. The event comes ahead of unexpected Senate vote on President Trump's pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U. S. Supreme Court and the presidential election or Misers say the gathering includes a text banking telethon with the goal of sending five million messages to get out the vote and that participants must wear masks and practice. Social distancing. The first women's March took place in D. C a day after President Trump's
GOP pushes Barrett toward court as Democrats decry sham.
"Republicans powered Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett close to confirmation yesterday pushing past Democrat objections and other properties during the covid nineteen crisis in the drive to seat President Donald Trump's pick before the November third election. The Senate Judiciary Committee said October Twenty second for its vote to recommend Barrett's nomination to the full Senate the final confirmation vote expected by month's end. You don't convene a Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the middle of a pandemic when the Senate's on recess when voting has already started in the presidential election in a majority of states declared Senator Chris coons. Republicans eager to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader. GINSBURG counted that trump is well within the bounds to fill the vacancy and they have the votes to do it. Barrett's information would bring the most pronounced ideological change on the court in thirty years poised to launch a new era of court rulings on abortion voting rights and other matters that are now open to new uncertainty. The forty eight year old Barrett was careful during two days of public testimony, not to tip her views on many issues or take on the president who nominated her facing almost twenty hours of questions from senators. She declined to offer specifics beyond the vowed to keep open mind and take the cases as they come. Barrett refused to say whether she accepts the science of Climate Change under questioning from Kamala Harris saying she lacked the expertise to know for sure and calling it a topic to controversial to get into. Barrett framed acknowledgement of a man made climate crisis as a matter of policy not science when she was pressed by the Democratic senator from California the Federal Appeals Court judge responded that she did think Corona virus was infectious and smoking caused cancer but rebuffed Harris on the climate change question for seeking to solicit an opinion on a matter of public policy. Especially, one that is politically controversial effectively ignoring science in the face of the ever-present. Climate. Crisis.
Final day of Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings
"Today's the last day of the Amy Cockney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin at the top of the hour. The 48 year old conservative judge was nominated by President Trump to fill the seat of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg and is expected to be confirmed by the GOP controlled Senate.
Statue Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg Coming to Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point, New York
"A bronze statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be unveiled in downtown Brooklyn during women's history month next year. Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn. In 1933. Paul Travis of Real estate management firm Washington Square partner says the statue will be placed in front of their city point development. When she passed away. It just reinforced for us, and I think all the people we've been working with How how significant it is for Brooklyn to pay testimony to her legacy. The unveiling a set for March 15th Ginsberg's birthday.
Amy Coney Barrett: Trump Supreme Court nominee faces questions
"Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney. Barrett is facing senators questions this morning for the first time during confirmation hearings. The mood is likely to shift to a more confrontational tone. When Democrats get their turn. She was the nominated to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Republicans have the votes for confirmation.
Dont Mess With Notorious RBG: How to Fight For The Supreme Court
"To this week's on one with Angela. Arrived podcast. NATORI is a CB does not have the same notoriety as notorious RPG and what is really notorious is the Senate Republicans for trying to bulldoze the traditional Supreme Court nominations process. So we have assembled an all star legal panel today that also reflects how Supreme Court should look it probably also think here to break it all the way down like a fraction are Kristen Clark President and Executive Director of the National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Christopher. Kane. Chief counsel of demand Justice Ellie Misao justice correspondent at the nation and Tina Johnson President and CEO of times up. Hello everybody. Angela. Thank you so much for being here. So I want to start with giving honor where honor is due in. That is to start with Ruth Bader GINSBURG who we lost on September. Eighteenth. I feel like she held on just as long as she possibly could end for that I say thank you. To our BG to the to the real story is and I just wanted to give you all the opportunity to share some thoughts on route Baiter ins, birds passing on her impact in jurisprudence in which he wrote some phenomenal opinions including just two words, I dissent and you know anything else on your hearts to share about that because then we're going to get into the battle that is the Supreme Court nominations but I really WanNa give her some some time just do. Well, if you're a lover of justice than you definitely are feeling this, you're feeling the loss of Justice Ginsburg on the court right now having been inside the court was always great to see her in action. She was always an active questioner questioner always asking all of the tough questions and and really pushing. The. The Orleans before her. I also think though about Thurgood Marshall and what he meant for the court and Thurgood Marshall is somebody who dedicated his career to the practice of civil rights law when he was appointed in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, seven, and justice Ginsburg frank lease the only a second civil rights lawyer to sit on the court. So right now we're at a moment where there's that void that vacancy in terms of somebody brings that lens to the issues that come before the court. So for me that really matters because we're not getting that with this nominee has been put forward. I'm. Christian I agree with you completely, I mean this this her career even before she got on the court is astonishing in all of us who are working women who are women who can sign around credit card applications and hold a mortgage in our own name and pursue our careers including. Alexis. Johnson wrote this morning you know including the current nominee to the court. We are -bility to do that to repair Berg I mean she dreamed up the idea that the equal protection clause should cover women equally as we weren't in there we were you know the kinds of. Laws kept women out of the economic life of our country. Were not challenged until she had the foresights quite frankly and the legal ability to think that up and percents that and so even before she got on the court Mike Thurgood, Marshall's she had transformed landscape forever for all of us and my dog is Getting this okay. Tina go ahead see. My my story about Ginsburg is is a personal one. So I was in high school I was on trial and a week with states or nationals whatever and one of the guest judges was at school year. And then after the thing he he gave a talk for for the kids and we got to ask questions I asked him a question and answering made fun of. I I asked him how he squared his opinions about originalist. I didn't know what was called originalism. Downing intangible whatever. But how he's wearing those opinions. Brownie. Be Bored event, which was obviously against the original intent of the founding slavers. Yet like super important right and he laughed at me and then everybody else laughed and you're like I. Don't know what they're teaching school and everybody else. A bunch of jokes and then some like really not really credible answer I would later. So he kind of any make of me dismissing it is sat down kind of embarrassed son how GINSBURG heard this story? I am magid now that since they were friends was probably bragging. Point about how? Of. This seventeen year old or sixteen year old. But anyway she's GonNa Message to remark. That was held back. Kids they keep descending. which you know is again, I didn't even realize how awesome and amazing was. Sixteen seventeen year old kid. But it really to me goes to show that at even kind of social setting in A. In a private setting as it must have been for her earth the story. The her her commitment to raising credible questions and raising the sense not backing down She lived at right and she gave me a nice little note when I was a kid. To keep trying.
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"This is josh barrow and welcome to left. Right and center. You're civilized yet. Provocative antidote to self contained opinion bubbles the dominant political debate. It is the fourth week of september and this week ruth bader ginsburg became the first woman and first jewish person to lie in state at the. Us capitol ginsberg died last friday at the age of eighty seven complications of pancreatic cancer. She served twenty seven years on the court as an icon of its liberal wing. Her death creates an opening on the court less than two months before the election. One republicans are hurrying to fill with a conservative replacement. Were recording this show. On friday morning and president trump has said he intends to announce a nominee on saturday. We have some suppositions about who is likely to pick and by the time you're listening to this show. The pick may have already been announced on next week show. We'll talk extensively about the nominee but for now let's look at ginsberg's legacy and what her death is likely to mean for the future of law in america to talk about that. Let's bring in our left right and center panel as always your center. I'm joined by michael. Brennan dougherty senior writer at national review on the right and on the left journal buoy columnists of new york times. Hello hey there hello. Josh are especially this week. Is emily baz staff writer at the new york times magazine. Hello emily josh. So what is going to be ruth. Bader ginsburg lasting effect on the law ruth bader ginsberg's primary lasting effect is her a fight for equality. She was fierce litigator in the nineteen seventies. Four fighting gender discrimination and so a lot of the law that we now take for granted that requires the government to treat the same of different genders. Unless there's a really good reason to treat them differently. We got a lot of that law. From cases that ginsberg brought and then when she was on the supreme court she kind of put a capstone on that area of litigation and a case involving the all-male admissions policy of the virginia military institute. Since then she's continued to be a real advocate for equality in all kinds of forms. And so she's very well known. For example if our descent she wrote in the voting rights case shelby county vs holder in two thousand thirteen thousand case in which the conservative majority said that things had changed enough in the south and other places with a history of voting discrimination mostly against black people and that it was time to lift various protections against that. Kind of racial discrimination and ginsburg said no and she had this great line. She said it was taking down your umbrella when your umbrella is what's preventing you from getting wet and so that's also an important part of her legacy djamil. I think it's interesting. The focus on ginsberg's descents. And i realized that this isn't something that just happens for liberal members of the courts. Scalia also had famous sense that that his fans were big fans of but it's sort of i think emblematic of where liberals have been in a lot of jurisprudence that she would end up being known so much for cases in which her side was losing. Yeah i think that's right over the last ten years especially in these major cases. Let's say over the last fifteen years with major cases were ginsburg. it's been the minority and thus articulated the mainstream liberal position in a very forceful way and i think that has helped solidify her icon status in the eyes of many liberals Even as it is indicative of the into which on these you question like voting rights campaign finance These questions of political economy. That come to the court Liberals have been on the losing losing end. I know that on social issues. It's been a little different. And i think Michael own to speak to that. What do you make of repeater ginsburg legacy from a conservative perspective. Know there's a couple of points to it. I think i mean her icon. Status that has been referred to i think really is only become achieved in the last half decade You know book came out. I think that called notorious. Rpg that that sort of transpose. The internet fan culture onto a feminist icon and a lot of the celebration was about her litigation before she was on the court and a little less about her opinion writing so You know. I personally think that. The kind of an icon status that conservatives gave justice scalia and that progressives are giving ruth bader ginsburg is probably an unhealthy sign in a democratic party to kind of you know it's in a way it's we're kind of giving into the idea that the justices on the supreme court are these philosopher kings and queens that we just have to honor from a great distance rather than our sense of ourselves as a self governing people. So i've been a little disturbed by that but there's no doubt that she's one of the most remarkable people of the twenty th century and into the twenty first emily that icon status. I think a lot of people have misgivings about it. In the way that michael describes there especially with how that relates to the circumstances. We're in right now. Which is to say in two thousand thirteen. Two thousand fourteen. There was significant pressure on ginsburg to retire at that point. Also some pressure on justice steven brier. Who's five years younger than her The that basically that they needed to get off the court at that time when there was a democratic president a democratic senate so that they could be replaced with other liberal judges who were younger who would serve for decades afterward because otherwise the concern was exactly the situation That she would die before she had another opportunity to retire under a democratic president and she would be replaced in such a way that the court would move to the right. I mean if we thought of justices more is just people who do a job and who apply a certain judicial philosophy rather than being so indispensable as individuals. Wouldn't that have led us to a to a better decision here for liberals that would have led to a less conservative court in the long run. Yes i think it probably would. And i share michael's misgivings about the kind of celebrity culture of supreme court justices. It just creates a kind of merging together of law and politics. That makes me uncomfortable. That said i think the real problem. We have supreme court appointments in. The united states is life tenure for supreme court justices almost no other country in the world. Does it this way. It means that we have these people in tremendously powerful positions for decades and decades. And i just think that's like too much power to give any one individual over a course of twenty five or more years. And i think that the way in which the timing of the death of a justice whether it's antonin scalia in two thousand sixteen or now with justice ginsburg it just has a working to huge effect on american politics and i am very much in favor of set terms. Eighteen years is a good number that you could pick for supreme court justices. Some people think you would need a constitutional amendment to make that happen. Other people think actually you could rotate them onto the appeals courts without changing the constitution in any case from a policy perspective. I think it would address a lot of the concerns. Raise one thing that i've been hearing from both liberals and conservatives in recent days is a wish that the court was less powerful and less central in our politics that basically the court would be less polarized if it was at the center of fewer key policy arguments that polarized the country and well. That sounds nice to me in theory. I'm sort of struggling to understand exactly what that would mean in practice gym and you wrote a column this week saying down with judicial supremacy that we shouldn't be deferring just to the supreme court to decide what the constitution means. So would that mean in practice. Should the supreme court for example be less inclined to throw out abortion restrictions of the sort that have been imposed in states like louisiana and texas If the court is not going to be the arbiter of what the constitution requires think. It's worth clarifying that to save if the supreme court is not the sole arbiter of what the constitution means doesn't mean that the supreme what what the supreme court says about the constitution is thus meaningless. I think what it means. Is that other a other. Constitutional actors specifically presidents and the congress also make a judgment about what the constitution means. There is actual kind of back and forth between the three branches on disputes. About what the constitution means. I think in practice what it means that there will be disputes. The court either doesn't step into or defers to the states or Or issues should've narrow rulings right..
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on People of the Pod
"Lessons on Friday afternoons now and every week it's a mad scramble to wrap up my work, grab his racket bottle and sneakers and get both kids out the door. Then back home an hour later for Chabad, dinner. So tennis will be on our minds. My daughter Rose is itching to play with her brother and when she's old enough, we'll give tennis a try. In New Jersey, where we live Ruth Bader Ginsburg happened to play a small role in making sure rose can play tennis one of the many stories about our legacy. This week included one by New York Times sports writer Andrew Kay. He tracked down Abby. Selden of Cape Cod. Massachusetts. Who at the age of fifteen nineteen seventy-two sued officials with the State of New Jersey and her high school in Teaneck because there was no tennis for girls no girls team not co ED team. No tennis girls. When her family contacted the ACO, you the organization connected her with a young rutgers law professor and volunteer who had just co founded the ACLU's women's Rights Project Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She had a colleague represented the family in a lawsuit charging depth. The rules barring abby and other girls from competing alongside boys violated the equal protection clause of the fourteenth amendment. Over time the State of New Jersey agreed to allow girls to try out for boys, teams, and the lawsuit was dropped doors across the state swung open for young female athletes. But sadly, things didn't get easier for abby. She joined the team just as she had hoped to. But the boys were cruel and faced no consequences for that cruelty during a team workout. One of them caused her to tumble down a flight of stairs leaving her bruised and unwilling to go back. It didn't stop her from playing. She fought for and won a scholarship to Syracuse and became a certified tennis pro at age twenty, one as sixty, four with two titanium knees she still plays today. Now, what struck me about Abbie's recollection is that she's pretty sure she and RPG never met in person they shared four long phone conversations and even though she only remembers bits and pieces what she does remember is the encouragement and the reassurance from the kind soft spoken woman on the other end of the line who was fighting for her. Now Max's started first grade and his teacher sends several emails a day to communicate with the students and their parents. The tagline on those emails is the famous Maya Angelou. Quote people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did that they will never forget how you made them feel. I love that my son is learning that notion early in life because this story illustrates it's true..
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"Exactly, right and I should also say that you know the very first sex discrimination case that she handled her husband actually brought to her attention. Gregory was a tax case involving a guy who couldn't deduct the care of his aging mother under the tax code. But if he'd been a woman, he could have and the two of them took that case together he did it from the tax perspective and she did it from the sex-discrimination perspective. You all touched on it in the film but during. The election season in the runup to November twenty sixteen. Ruth Bader Ginsburg made some uncharacteristically harsh comments about candidate then candidate Donald Trump. Says back in July of two thousand sixteen. She told The New York Times quote he is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says, whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that. Job also said quote I can't imagine what this place would be. I can't imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as president she later had to apologize for those comments it was. Thought by many that she stepped out of bounds and as a supreme, court justice should not have said, those kind of things about someone that could be president. Nina. How much how out of line was it? I remember when it happened and I said this feels weird and if that were to do it, it was out of line and it wasn't and she did it more than once in the space of three days I think she did it three times. Why did you do it? I? Have No. Idea is inappropriate after the the first time she did it, it didn't seem to get much attention it but once it was on the front page of the New York Times, Cub whom and she knew she'd made a mistake she made an apology. But of course that prompted Donald trump than I guess it was candidate trump to call her a loser. WHO's lost it and all kinds of other things but it was it was a mistake and there's no way you can take back a mistake like that except to apologize does it tarnish her legacy? No I don't think. So if she had kept it up, it would have. I. Think. You know for Julian Betsy. How much did she talk about that moment and what did she say was her mental calculus going into it. Well she after she did apologize she basically said I think it would have been best. SAID NOTHING and so she wasn't really going to elaborate. We did ask her about The idea that that somehow disqualifies her from you know sitting on cases involving the current administration and she was very forceful in saying if anybody thinks that who I might have voted for as president is going to affect the way I, do my job in interpreting the laws they do not understand how the UT basically how I work and how the judicial system works. Yeah. Yeah. You know I wanNA talk about. The notorious are BG's place in the culture right now you guys hit on it towards the end of the film but. This woman who has for her entire life been intellectual and quiet and focused is now at eighty five, a bigger star than she's ever been. Why why now and why her it's she's in a very unique moment that seems. Surprising. Yeah we think that it began in two thousand thirteen with Shelby County case. That cases? Where the Supreme Court McCarthy ruled that certain oversight of voting in states which had a history of discrimination against African Americans could be loosened because our country has changed and she wrote a stinging dissent in which she said taking away these protections is like getting rid of your umbrella in a rainstorm just because you're not getting wet..
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"There was another case with a woman who had joined the Air Force and was married but she did not qualify for a housing allowance that her male counterparts Dot v Indeed Sharon frontier. Oh. When she was lieutenant in the Air Force as you say, couldn't get the same housing benefits for. Married Woman that married man in the air force could have gotten a she thought the whole thing couldn't possibly be how it was. She just auto someone made an administrative error all just get this all straightened out and was sort of horrified not only that she was denied the benefits but also I think by the condescending attitude that she was treated with which was kind of like, Hey, you're lucky to be. In the Air Force at all lady and she just said forget it. I'm going to fight this got a lawyer Ruth Bader. Ginsburg who was then working with the women's rights project took on the case and she and lawyer who had originally brought it together or unit before the Supreme Court and just starting off on on Ruth Bader Ginsburg path of making the case that men and women should be treated. Equally, under the US Constitution Yeah and so she ends up during this time period are during what six cases in front of the Supreme Court she wins five of those six. It's a very it's so interesting because she's always so calm and self possessed but she said she didn't eat lunch that day because she hers argument was the first one after lunch and she was afraid she'd throw up in the courtroom sheet lunch. We know there's one once or I'm gonNA tell. I I met her by phone. I was a brand new reporter assigned to cover the Supreme Court. And I am trying to learn everything I can learn about the court, and of course, I know next to nothing and there's this brief and it's I guess what seventy two and argues it's it was the first sexist rumination case to go to the Supreme Court and it argues that women are covered by the fourteenth amendment guarantee of equal protection of the laws. Now, this is a post civil war constitutional amendment, and so I I didn't really understand why this would apply to women why wouldn't apply to you know it was enacted for the freed slaves. It's to hear you say that because I hear equal protection now into me in my mind, it applies to everyone and everything, but it didn't during. A that's what I thought. So I, go I, call her up this I. Look on the Front of the brief. It's written by professor at rutgers named Ruth Bader Ginsburg I call her up and I emerged from the phone booth like an hour later. Sort of like a a goose who'd been. Force Fed information for an hour to get me ready for to produce my liver in this case, my story and And and what she said.
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"It's been a minute listeners today we are giving you a very special bonus episode going to revisit a conversation I had a while back with two women who made the award winning documentary all about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. and. As I'm sure you've noticed the conversation after Ginsberg's death, it moved quickly from honoring her life to speculating about what comes next and who might replace her on the Supreme Court. Listeners I am not a good speculator. So in this episode, we are just going to take some time to look back at RPG's life and legacy. So.
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey
"To someone like Amy Coney Barrett, it's you're probably not going to be able to find like a guy that's GonNa come out and say, yeah when I was seventeen amy conybeare assaulted me at a party like you're probably not gonna be able to find a bunch of accusers real or not toward a woman, it's going to be much harder to do amy co conybeare seems to be at the top of the list. We know that she visited the White House. She's got a great record as a judge She is a I believe of seven. She is a Catholic from New Orleans and she has a very illustrious career in she was on the shortlist. A few a couple years ago when Brett Cavanaugh was nominated. and. She already has tax coming her way and we have a taste of what those attacks are going to look like. This is from Ron Charles at the Washington Post. He tweeted this amy conybeare at the judge at the top of trump's list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said we should always remember that a legal career that a quote legal career is a means to an end and that end is building the Kingdom of God, and of course, they tweeted this as if it was a bad thing. Well, let me let me break this to you for people who aren't Christians all Christians believe this in every endeavour in life we believe that that is our goal to advance the Kingdom of God. That's our. That's our goal in life. That is our aim in guys. Christians have been running a lot of things in this country for a very long time whether you believe it or not. They've done a heck of a good job and heck of a good job securing your rights in your liberty that doesn't mean the church has never been wrong. That means that the majority of the Church of the Roman Catholic Church has never been on the wrong side of issues because unfortunately, of course that has happened but. The idea that this is novel that all the sudden we're worried about the Christian faith in regards to someone's ability to be able to judge. Rightly, that's crazy like Christians have been on the Supreme Court. They have been a federal judges for as long as America has existed as long as we have had federal judges in the Supreme Court. So the only thing that has changed is the increase in anti Christian bigotry on the left it has it the influence of Christianity certainly has increased over the past few decades but. anti-christian intimate certainly has especially on the left until you're going to see these kinds of attacks on her faith..
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on Into America
"Ruth. Bader GINSBURG died on Friday. At, the age of eighty seven on the eve of Russia Shana, the Jewish New Year. She spent twenty seven years solidifying her place in history as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. I am proud to nominate this pathbreaking attorney advocate and judge to be the one hundred seventh justice to the United States Supreme Court. It was June of Nineteen ninety-three when President Bill Clinton stood in the Rose Garden to introduce his nominee. Ruth Bader GINSBURG would become the second woman to join the country's highest court following Sandra Day O'Connor in nineteen, eighty one and the courts first Jewish woman justice. The announcement, the president just made. Is Significant I believe. Because it contributes to the end of the days. When women. At least half the talent pool in our society. Appear in high places. Only as one at a time performers. As. She accepted Nomination Ruth Bader Ginsburg dedicated the moment to her mother who died just Ginsburg was graduating high school. I pray that I may be. All that she would have been. Had she lived in an age. When women could aspire and achieve. And daughters are cherished. Sons. In her Senate confirmation hearings, she passionately defended women's rights including the rights when abortion. This is. something. Central to a woman's. Life to her dignity. It's a decision that she must make. Or herself. For Justice Ginsburg the fight for women's rights with lived. Decades earlier at Harvard Law School, she was one of only nine women in her class of five hundred. In her last year, she transferred to Columbia Law following her husband. Marty to New York for job of the tax attorney. Despite graduating first in your class in nineteen, fifty, nine with stints on the Harvard. And Columbia Law reviews no law firm in New York would hire her. GINSBURG has said that she quote struck out when three grounds she was Jewish a woman and a mother. So she clerked and eventually taught at Rutgers and Columbia universities before joining the American Civil Liberties Union. And it's those years that would become foundational not only to her career in public service, but the effort to end gender discrimination in America. They began in Nineteen seventy-two when Ginsburg signed on as the founding director of the ACLU's women's rights project. She began serving as general counsel for the Organization in Nineteen seventy three. At the ACLU GINSBURG argued over three hundred gender discrimination cases, six of which came before the Supreme Court. She won five of them..
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on PRI's The World
"As you know at the age of eighty seven, there's been an outpouring of recognition for her work fighting for justice in many corners of American society, WE WANNA look at a period of her lifespan. The US in the early nineteen sixties Ginsburg traveled to Sweden and learn Swedish by the way to work on a law project with the sweetest color, it helped to shape or views on gender equality and the Law Karen Maria Brasilias is a former Norwegian Supreme Court justice. She's also the daughter of unders Brasilias. The sweetest scholar Ginsburg worked with in the nineteen sixties judge Brasilia's I'd like to start with your reaction to the news of Ruth Bader GINSBURG's death. What have you been feeling? Well, I've been feeling a lot of sadness. I had a great admiration for and she has played a very important part in. My family's lives. Right in the early nineteen sixties, Ruth Bader Ginsburg traveled Sweden to work on a research project with your father under his azaleas explain what that project was about what were they research at Columbia? University they were undertaken to present the rules on civil procedure in several European countries and loose and my father went off to The Swedish part of the project? Do you have any memories of her from the time. My memory is of a person which was very serious who was very eager to do live work. And who was very interested in the way we in Sweden arranged the way Eh that women. Interestingly, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke some years later and said that her eyes were opened up in Sweden for the first time. She saw law school classes where a quarter of the students were women. So coming from the US, just how surprising would that have been? Do you think too young Ruth Bader Ginsburg it was very surprising I mean if you look at her background her. Experiences from Harvard and Columbia women were minority and was a fighting minorities. I was studying law in Sweden that time. That were not very many quality questions involved in studying. Also, the society was two very different, a degree arranged so that Women could marry an continued studies than they. All these the rules had to fight for, and also to have children I'm that were kindergartens. Childcare centers wed kits will take care of roof. Child into one of those during her stay learned and she was very, very pleased with. The facilities that were offered what are the things about the climate around gender politics at that time in Sweden? Do you think influenced Ruth Bader GINSBURG. Thinking I think that the state to a very large extent engaged itself in facilitating The women. Would treated equally in many more aspects than the were. United. States. And talks with my mother who was a feminist very early feminist and talks.
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on Radio Boston
"What does the death of Ruth? Bader GINSBURG mean for us as a community and a country what have you learned about her in the last few days that surprised you that you didn't know where were you and what were you thinking when you first found out about her death on Friday join the conversation Nancy. I. I. My my brain is Kinda stuck on you talking about this woman who you knew well, but who was also illegal giant as the person you want to be I mean that's Really saying something. Well I I remember As I wrote in an op Ed I recently did that I was in my twenties I was. Very, young lawyer we had Students at Yale Law School put together a women a lot of course it was one of the first women in the law courses and the constitutional part of that we've been in the course was really being framed by the ACL US women's rights project. In other words, we're learning about what Ruth Bader Ginsburg was doing to litigate to break down. People don't re recall in the seventies. The law embodied discrimination against women. There were rules that women could do X. or Y. Women couldn't. Serve on juries women women couldn't be executors of wheels. If there was a man was contesting in the law embodied discrimination against women in very fundamental and explicit ways, and she was sort of steadfastly knocking them down and they would be a women in the law conference where all of us twenty somethings would go and and she would be the keynote speaker. And I was. Blown away she's a very soft spoken speaker and but what what the message had clarity to it, which has never dimmed an clarity to the relationship between legal discrimination and societal discrimination concern about the way women were treated and all aspects of life. Sort of breaking down what the stereotypes where you know women as mother. As child rear and men not so much and she was radically in that vision I. Love to quote a something out of her first textbook where she. talked. About how a gender discrimination traps, not just women but men. In sex roles, you know provider on the one hand childcare person on the other. And as the mother of sons. I I am thrilled that can envision being caregivers. In ways that my father certainly. couldn't envision so I listened to her and I wanted to be her..
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"The same way. I would hope that Justice Ginsburg did the the law being of the teacher as much as decider. We'll Nancy Gertner served on the Federal Bench in Massachusetts. She's also a lecturer at Harvard, Law School, and editor of the forthcoming representative and dissenting opinions of justice. Ruth Bader GINSBURG judge Gertner thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you Barbara mcquade stand by here for just a moment we're going to talk more about how women in the law are carrying forward with Peterka. Games bronze legacy. We'll be back. This is on point. Own. This is on point I magna Taco Bardy tomorrow on the show, we're going to be talking about the latest developments in the creation of a vaccine for the novel Corona Virus, and we want to hear your questions and how you're thinking about vaccine development right now. So we're going to try something a little bit different. We're going to ask you asking you right now to essentially participate in an on point mad lib. So here's what we want you to do. We want you to leave us a voicemail that we might use in tomorrow's show and we want you to complete this sentence. Okay. So here's a sentence goes when there is a coronavirus vaccine, I will. Blink the fill that in I will what So let us know at six, one, seven, three, five, three, zero, six, eight, three. That's four tomorrow's show. Today we are remembering the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader GINSBURG and we're talking to women in the law about how Justice Ginsburg Changed America for women and for men and I'm joined today by Barbara mcquade. She's a law professor at the University of Michigan she served. As US attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan from two, thousand, fifteen to twenty seventeen and joining us now as well is Laura Brill she served as a law clerk with justice Ginsburg from nineteen, ninety, six to nineteen ninety-seven. She's a founder and director of the Civic Center a nonprofit that's focusing on high school voter registration and civic engagement Laura. Brielle, welcome to you. Hi Magna. So I I will tell us what was it like to be a justice GINSBURG's clerk. clerking on the Supreme Court and especially for Justice Ginsburg is just the best job that any person coming out of law school and. Recently. Graduated can have the The cases are always interesting and you get to see or argument Basis and the justice was. So Septa even then it was soon after she had been a kid but we all admired her so much both for. The work that had gone into. Becoming Justice and for her incredible diligence and passion. In the law and she modeled that for us every day and so how take us behind the scenes there I mean you you got to see. A side of the court that the rest of Americans simply just do not ever. So how did Justice Ginsburg model those very things. Yes. So so much of the work of the court is research and writing and editing and the justice cared about words and cared about the quality of an opinion and the hard work that goes into it in a way that was. That was where the modeling was. Every word in her opinions was her own sh we would. Prepare draft opinions for her on a regular basis, and you know this was in the late nineties but we did have computers and but she would. Literally, sometimes cut out with scissors language that we had put on paper for her in a draft opinion and tape it onto a yellow pad where she would write what she really wanted to say. In. Her own words and we were lucky if what she if a couple of sentences that we had written, no, made it in through that process. Will you heard earlier Nancy Gertner and Barbara mcquade talking about Not only the types of legal arguments that justice Ginsburg made either in her majority opinion or in her dissents. Strategies. She used to make them and particularly the strategy of of not trying not to alienate anyone involved I in in the arguments You. Did, you ever have moments with her or any of your fellow clerks where you know she would say, maybe this language is too strong or that language won't be effective. I mean did you how did you see her approach play out and how she formulated her decisions? Yes, she cared very much about words and language, and one of the ways that came through was in really trying to fairly present the arguments. Of the other side let's say she was ruling against a party or if there was a descent not. not misrepresenting anything and also being Being careful just not to not to overstate things and to state things with. Great accuracy I'll say there are a couple of words specific words that stand out that she liked to use. She would use pass marking for a very important new opinion instead of groundbreaking she liked the word way paver for somebody who had blazed a new trail and I think that was part of her. Using language to draw connections to people and to shine light instead of creating barriers. You Know A. Wonder. She talked about how? After Justice Sandra Day. O'connor stepped down from the bench that there was a very lonely period where she was the only woman on the court for for a while until just a send Sotomayor was appointed to the supreme. Court. What do you think she made you weren't clerking for her that time obviously but I presume you stayed in touch and like what did you really make of the fact that so many decades four decades practically after. She she argued that the suite of historic cases before that very court that there was still one woman. On the United States Supreme Court. Yes I do you know she did talk openly about that feeling of loneliness and and I think part of why she did that was to help other women who may be the only one out there. You know recognized that they're what they're experiencing is You know happens in all different parts of life and she did have a very strong bond with justice O'Connor they they were the year I was clerking they were. Mis. Identified and mistaken for one another by the oral advocates on multiple occasions and to the extent that they got t shirts made up that said, I'm Sandra Ruth and Ruth Not Sandra and. You know they they had a very. Very. Strong bond and I think she you know despite that personal sense of loneliness I do think she took a lot of pride and seeing the ways in which women had. You know advanced in the profession and the way her law clerks were working around. The country is judges, law professors and involved in public life..
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Person who? Captured the imagination of. My daughters. And a lot of women in this country simply because. She stood out as somebody who believed in something bigger than herself. She taught at Columbia loss off school. She was a leading. Attorney for the ACLU's women's rights project. She did all this while raising. Two children. Of that during a time when she was litigating cases before the United States Supreme Court. Mind you that an attorney who peers in front of that court rarely. Does full time in. That's their whole business. There aren't very many of those lawyers. Around. A May argue two or three maybe four cases a year in front of the United States Supreme. Court. So the complexity and nature of the cases that she was preparing for required enormous amounts of research. Leaf of Fester wrote in an article for courts. Online magazine quote one of these calls came. The morning after Ginsburg stayed up all night writing a brief working at her Columbia Office. She picked up the phone and gave appointed responds quote this child has to parents please alternate calls. It's his father's turn on quote. Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived which she believed. `nother thing she believed in In her life principles was life changing inspiration can come from anywhere. and. In Ruth Bader GINSBURG's life. She was open to other people's points of view. And whenever? She. Heard the word feminists. She helped to shape. What's possible for women? She also believed that a woman should be vaction. Called Vision and action. We can join hands with others like mind. candling lights along paths leading out of the terrible terrifying darkness. May those lights guide us through the coming days? Another thing that Ruth Ginsburg believed in was not taking yourself too seriously. She was not up above appearing at mock trials for Shakespearian characters she loved opera and actually appeared at one point on stage in an opera but she did not put anything ahead of her work including three broken ribs. Lastly one of her principals was. You're never too old for fish net. Enough said. So. With all of that. It's hard not to celebrate the life. Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg she is one of those Americans that will live on in history and her legacy will be bright. Sad to see her go. It's sad to see people who even in this day and age cannot see beyond. Their own. Their. Own Self. To not take a moment to pause. In recognized the tremendous. Accomplishments of this woman. Because it wasn't always in the winning that she made the best points. Often, it was in dissent. We should never forget that as Americans. No matter how divided we are. Rest in Peace Ruth Bader. GINSBURG. America love..
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on At Liberty
"Happy New Year. We've got lots of exciting new content in the works for twenty twenty but this week we're bringing back a very special episode from two thousand nineteen last January. I spoke with Lenora Nora Lapidus. The former director of the women's Rights Project Lenora passed away just a few months after the interview. Having fought a long battle with cancer Lenora was a true. ACLU legend. She started as an intern in nineteen eighty eight later served as legal director of the ACLU of New Jersey and for nearly early two decades led the ACLU's women's rights project which was founded by Ruth Bader Ginsburg during this memorable conversation. Lenora reflects on her own journey. Ernie as a women's rights advocate and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lasting impact on the ACLU. We hope you enjoy this gem from the Liberty Archive Lenora. It's a great pleasure and honor to have you with us. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thanks so much great to be here. Can you start by telling us a bit about the founding of the ACLU's women's rights project and the role of Ruth Bader Ginsburg sure. The women's rights project was founded by Ruth Bader Ginsburg in one thousand nine hundred seventy seventy two. The prior year she had written a brief on behalf of the ACLU in a case called read versus read. This was the case in which for the very first time the. US Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection Clause prohibited sex-discrimination. Just as it prohibited prohibited discrimination on the basis of race that case challenged in Idaho law that said if a mother and father both wanted to be the administrator for child state after the child passed away the court automatically would grant the father this right because because he was a man and Ruth Bader Ginsburg challenges law arguing that there could not be a preference on the basis of sex for no other reason and that men should not automatically be preferred over women. The Supreme Court agreed and struck down the Idaho Law finding finding that it violated equal protection on the basis of sex so following the supreme court's decision in Reid versus Reid the Aclu Seattle U. Board decided that women's rights would be the organization's top priority and they created the women's rights project to litigated sex-discrimination the nation cases and they hired Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lead that project. She did so until nineteen eighty when she was appointed to be the judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals and during that decade of the nineteen seventies she brought case after case to the Supreme Court establishing establishing the constitutional basis for prohibiting sex discrimination. Why did the board decide to prioritize women's rights? At that time this was of course. The beginning of the nineteen seventies when the women's rights movement was really kicking into full gear and there was a lot of activism. visit them around women's rights but there wasn't yet really litigation challenging the host of sex discriminatory laws that existed so the board decided that as Ruth Bader Ginsburg had written in this brief in Reid versus Reid that we could start start. A project here really focused on challenging all of these laws that discriminated on the basis of sex in the movie on the basis of have sex. It's centers around case called more. It's versus commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and one of the interesting features of that case. was that it was actually a male plaintiff that that was used to argue. That sex discrimination was unconstitutional. And as I understand it that was actually not unique to that case. Where there was a male plaintiff? Used to argue for gender-equality. Can you talk a little bit about the risks of that type of approach so a few answers first of all yes more. It's it's actually the very first case in which Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a brief arguing that the Fourteenth Amendment Prohibited sex-discrimination This is Fourteenth Amendment which provides that everyone is equally protected by the constitution. That's correct the equal protection clause of the fourteenth amendment was a Provision that she was bringing these cases under so in Moricz sheep. I laid out her theory. That just as equal protection clause prohibited committed at the time. Race discrimination so too. Should it be read to prohibit sex discrimination because of the way the cases work their way up through the courts Reid versus Reid got to the Supreme Court before more. It's dead so she actually took much of the brief that she had written in more. It's and use that the brief in Reid versus Reid but more involved a statute that provided if someone was taking care of an elderly parent they could get a tax deduction for hiring someone to provide some of that care while they had to go out work however that only applied if the person taking care of the elderly parent was either a daughter or a daughter in law. Not if it was an unmarried son. So Mr Morris thought this was very unfair and challenged I it and Ruth Bader Ginsburg learned about the case and she and her husband Marty Ginsburg who was a tax expert decided that they would would represent him and they did and it got only to. The Court of appeals where they prevailed but then of course Reid versus Reid came in between the Supreme Court level. So more it's never went up to the Supreme Court. This notion of representing accenting men to challenge. sex-discrimination was in fact something that Ginsburg did throughout her time at the Aclu Women's rights project. She represented men in a number of different cases on the theory. That sex-discrimination harms men as well as women. Because in both instances offenses it forces people into particular gender roles one of Ginsberg's favorite cases was a case she brought to the Supreme Court in Nineteen Eighteen. Seventy five that case was weinberger versus wise in Feld and in that case. She argued on behalf of Stephen Weisensee. Feld who was a father whose wife had died in childbirth and he was unable to stay home and take care of his newborn son because social security regulations provided that survivors benefits were only available for mothers whose husbands had died. Not Her father is whose wives had died and again Ginsberg brought this case to the Supreme Court. Arguing that that with sex discrimination and the court ruled in favor of Stephen Watson Feld so is that kind of strategy still in use today to take plaintiffs that are representing the flip side of the issue that that the core of the question. Yeah actually we have a case right now against J. P. Morgan Chase and J. P. Morgan Chase provides rides sixteen weeks paid parental. Leave for mothers who have just given birth but only two weeks for fathers who have just had a child eld. There is perhaps some discrepancy for mmediately after childbirth. When a woman who's just given birth needs to recover from giving birth however after that time the parental leave is really providing bonding time for a parent to bond with their new child? And so we we believe that that should be provided equally to mothers and fathers. The case brought on behalf of a father here is not only beneficial to men who want to spend time with their children but also begins to break down the gender stereotypes that caretaking for for newborn Israeli women's work and that winds up harming women in the workforce because then employers feel like it's more of a burden to Oh have women they won't hire them They won't promote them so really Using men as plaintiffs in these cases benefits both men and women one of the scenes that really stuck with me from the movie was when Ruth Bader Ginsburg describes a list that's been compiled of the hundreds of laws laws that discriminate on the basis of sex and caused them a hit list and it's sort of portrayed that the ACLU women's rights project is going. Make this list. They're working document for their agenda over the next several years and I wonder as the current head of the women's rights project how much progress has been made on that list. Yeah so one of the great things that happened in the more its case was that the government attached an appendix to its brief that listed these thousands thousands of laws that all differentiated on the basis of sex and treated people differently. Just simply based on whether they were women or men during during the nineteen seventies this was in fact the list that provided many of the cases that Ginsberg and her colleagues here at the ACLU brought brought to the Supreme Court and they were successful in striking down law after law that differentiated on the basis of sex by the end of the seventies most of the federal laws which were what they were challenging for the most part most of those laws that differentiated on the basis of sex were declared unconstitutional. And so in many ways the most explicit sex discrimination was taken in care of and those laws were struck down however many of the same issues that Ginsberg and her colleagues were challenging still oh exists so for example. A huge priority of Gins Burns was these gender roles and particularly Gender roles in the family we still see for example huge problems with pregnancy discrimination. That's one of the top priorities of the ACLU women's rights project today where employers refused to provide accommodations for pregnant workers. For for example. We have several cases on behalf of police officers. They're fully capable of continuing to do their jobs but for the final few months of their pregnancy request desk duty rather than going out on patrol in even though police departments will provide desk duty to officers for a whole host of reasons sends if the reason is because the officers pregnant then the police departments are unwilling to do so that of course violates the pregnancy discrimination act twitches part of title seven which prohibits employment discrimination but nevertheless many employers still do treat pregnant workers differently from other workers in the workplace. That's really interesting. I think in the current context. There's a lot of debate. Publicly about gender roles within the family and also in the workplace can think about all of the different recent developments in terms of the so-called pink wave in the midterm elections the metoo movement but the role of of gender in our society is being sort of reconsidered in a very deep way. So I'm wondering how you and the women's rights projects see yourself positioned and within the current context and how it's affecting your priority issues. All of that has had a huge impact on our work and on the the ACLU overall many of the ACLU's new members. The majority are women and enlarge part. They are activated by the same frustration with the role of women that continues today. So in the wake of the metoo movement we started getting many more calls from workers who were complaining about sexual harassment and just recently we joined forces with some other attorneys who are representing presenting workers at McDonald's and this is a nationwide effort on behalf of low wage workers who work at McDonald's restaurants around all over the country and our subject to sexual harassment where there are really very few policies in place to prevent vent and remedy sexual harassment when it occurs working within a multi issue organization like the Aclu sometimes the values that we hold dear intention the example of sexual assault and sexual harassment comes to mind where you and your team have been doing amazing work to make sure that there is recourse available to women who have suffered this sort of mistreatment while at the same time we also are committed to making sure that there are protections in place for people who are accused of misconduct this is particularly acute in the criminal context and we know that our criminal justice system is rife with bias and racism and an overemphasis on incarceration when these types of tensions arise. How do you negotiate these important questions? Yeah I think the fact that the ACLU is a multi issue organization gives us some added expertise that we can bring many of these this debates for example even in just the workplace sexual harassment context. We care very much about the victims of of sexual harassment. We also care very much about fair process for who's ever accused and so we are able to bring into those discussions this dual expertise and I think that is really helpful on the criminal justice side. I will say that one of the the issues we also care very much about it in the women's rights project is women who are caught up in the criminal justice system and that is sometimes overlooked and folks folks think about criminal justice as mostly being about men and that is really not true. Women in fact are the fastest growing population. Shirow the criminal justice system. What kinds of issues around women's incarceration are you taking up at the moment we've been working with our human rights program recently away looking at Oklahoma? which has the highest rate of female incarceration and the ways in which women who are are charged with crimes often put in jail even before going through trial and being convicted of a crime but are pretrial awaiting a determination termination the majority of women who are incarcerated where the primary caregiver before their incarceration so when a woman is incarcerated? The issues are not only only about her and her rights but what is going to happen to the children who she was responsible for and that's a huge problem in Oklahoma so our human rights it's program recently published a report looking at mothers who are incarcerated and the ways in which the criminal justice system and the pretrial system in particular really has these huge ripple effects on women and their families taking a step or two backwards looking at the kinds of cases aces that the women's rights project and other projects within the ACLU are working on now in comparing them to the types of cases that Ruth Bader Ginsburg and others brought earlier on in the women's Loyd's project. Some of the issues are very similar issues around parenting and workplace equality so the pregnancy discrimination work that we're doing the paid family leave work that we're doing some of those are very much the same issues of gender stereotypes and just on that. I'll tell you a quick story. When I first started as director of the women's Rights Project I went and met with Justice Ginsburg in her chambers and I said to her you know we've obviously made a lot of progress? You did a tremendous amount during the nineteen seventies while you were at the Aclu you what do you think are the remaining issues that are still most critical today and this was you know almost twenty years ago I had this conversation Chen Winter. She said at the time I think we made a lot of progress. In getting women into the workforce but we've made far less progress getting men to be able to play an equal role in the family. And when I began that was one of my major goals was to try to to change both workplaces and cultural norms so that men could play more of an equal role in the family. We are still fighting that fight now now again. Almost twenty years later some issues that we're working on now were not part of the dock at all so a large part of our work is around gender based violence and that was really not seen in the nineteen seventies as a civil rights issue..
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on Why Am I Telling You This?
"Remorse thank you I've been president for less than a year and I already had a Supreme Court appointment to make I wanted to do a good job excellent candidates and I carefully reviewed their resumes but also their life stories Hillary and a lot of other people had already told me I needed to take a hard look at Ruth Bader Ginsburg they had ever met actually but Hillary had met her granddaughter because she went out and did a preschool event not long before I now her appointment and she thought her granddaughter was a pretty good advertisement for her grandmother but she told me do you need to know about this person because you've liked people who have good life stories who've actually lived what they say they believe for those you haven't seen the recent films about a remarkable life very short version she grew up in Brooklyn in a family of modest means and as you heard Stephanie say thanks to her mother's relentless early encouragement she attended Cornell University and then Harvard Law where she helped her husband and partner Marty through cancer treatment while simultaneously raising her daughter in working toward a degree when he took it bob in New York she left Harvard now that was a big sacrifice their within five hundred people at Harvard Law School and she was one of nine women today students in law school or women.
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"Died in twenty ten i think and it's a love story and they managed to find early video of the two of them when they're in their early twenties that is just heartbreakingly touching and sweet yeah i want to ask one how much time did you spend with rb g and for how long and what surprised you most about her i think we probably spent a total of about twenty hours with her between various events that she was at that we were filming and an interview and time at home and in the gym i think the most surprising thing about her is her penchant for adventure and excitement maybe not what you picture in any eightyfive year old woman but particularly softspoken one such such as her along with the riding the elephant scene which we have in the movie she also likes to parasail and whitewater raft and her son said he has to sort of fire with our not to go horseback riding on vacation so sort of plays against the image might have of justice ginsburg why this movie now i mean ruth bader ginsburg has been in the public consciousness now for decades why now in what made you wanna do it now well you know justice ginsburg starting in two thousand thirteen twenty fourteen started to take on an enormous amount of internet fame betsy and i had each interviewed her previously for other documentary projects and in early twenty fifteen we just said someone has to do a full dress documentary on justice ginsburg telling the full life story and why shouldn't it be us i mean even some of her biggest fans some of them eleni owes who are putting tattoos on themselves ruth bader ginsburg face don't really know everything that she accomplished for american women and it just was a story that you know we wanted to tell.
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"So we have julie cohen in betsy west in new york all right folks introduce yourselves hi i'm betsy west and i am one of the directors of our bj i'm julie cohen and i'm the other director of our bg and friend of the show nina totenberg in dc hello hi sam i'm in la so this is probably the most geographically diverse taping in the show's history thanks for making it happen guess excellent so we are here to talk about a new documentary about some of the three of you know very well ruth baiter ginsburg julie betsy tell me briefly about this film and how it came to be well this is a portrait of supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg many people know her as the notorious our bg because of the kind of stinging dissents that cheese written and her internet of fame but this is a complete portrait that tells the story of an extraordinary woman who threw her facing personal challenges and professional challenges really changed the world for american women with her work arguing as a lawyer before the supreme court in the nineteen seventies let me just say something here because these ladies won't to their own horn okay my husband saw this movie with me when it was finally together and he said it was the best documentary he'd ever seen what is unusual about it is it's completeness ruth bader ginsburg did change the way the world is for american women whether they know it or not because when she began her crusade there were thousands literally thousands of state and federal laws that treated men and women differently so that's the legal part the part that is so sweet about this movie and so different about it is that they so perfectly captured her relationship with her late husband who.
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from almond board of california did you know almond farmers and processors are supporting research into restoring depleted groundwater through onfarm recharge grow what you know at almonds dot com slash water al from npr i'm sam sanders it's been a minute on today's show we are talking about the documentary are the jeep it's all about the court justice ruth bader ginsburg we talked to betsy west in juliet cohen that the two directors behind the film we also talked to npr's very own supreme court correspondent nina totenberg because she knows a lot about the supreme court and ruth bader ginsburg so much so that she was also in the movie this film it covers a lot rb jeez entire life growing up in new york being one of the first female students at harvard law school working on women's rights cases with the aclu back in the seventies and arguing cases in front of the supreme court back then six times female citizens of the we are denied equal protection by the total absence of their peers from the jury theory israeli little difference between men and women so i wouldn't measure either of aware of that in theory awesome talks about ruth bader ginsburg now and how even at eighty five years old she is still working till two or three in the morning she's still going out too late night dinners after the opera for me the most poignant parts of this film are these discussions about ruth later ginsberg's fifty plus you marriage to the late mardi ginsburg it was as beautiful partnership that really helped ruth thrive over her career the filmmakers say it was a truly feminist marriage i think you'll enjoy this chat for all of those reasons and also because the conversation starts out with nina totenberg singing as she walked into our studio enjoy.
"bader ginsburg" Discussed on Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film
"Welcome to pure non fiction the podcast interviewing documentary filmmakers i'm tom powers the documentary programmer for the toronto international film festival and artistic director of doc and y c on this episode i interview betsy west and julie cohen the filmmakers of our bg about supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg now playing theaters the film looks at justice ginsberg's personal and professional history including her days as a women's rights attorney when she brought cases before the supreme court terribly terribly near risk but then i looked up and i thought i have a cath devonian's i knew that i was speaking to men who didn't think there wasn't any such thing as genderbased discrimination and my job was to tell them it really bill also looks at justice ginsberg's long marriage to mardi ginsburg who was ahead of his time as a husband supporting his wife's career i have had the great good fortune to satellite with the partner truly extraordinary for his generation a man who believed at age eighteen when we met that a woman's were whether at home or on the job is as important as a man's our bg is the first feature length documentary for betsy and julie but they both have deep media experience betsy was a producer and executive at cbs news for many years and now teaches columbia journalism school she worked with julie on the series makers about the women's movement the maker series gave betsy her first experience interviewing justice ginsburg later julie interviewed ginsburg for her documentary the sturgeon queens about new york's icon ick fish store rawson daughters but those were brief encounters undertaking a full length documentary and ginsburg was a more daunting task our bg had its premier at the sundance film festival and i showed it the miami film festival rice sat down with betsy and julie i started by asking how they embarked on this project betsy goes i.