Tag Archives: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

McConnell Blocked Ginsburg Memorial In Rotunda

From Susan Page’s coming book, Madam Speaker: When Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in September, Pelosi proposed that the groundbreaking feminist lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. She would have been the first woman in history to be so honored. McConnell rejected the idea on the grounds that there was no precedent for such treatment of a …

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Dem Bill Would Honor RBG With Capitol Hill Monument

ABC News reports: Democratic lawmakers have offered legislation to build a monument on Capitol Hill to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who became a liberal icon during her years on the high court and died in September. The House bill was sponsored by Rep. Lois Frankel (Fla.) along with Reps. ackie Speier (Calif.), Brenda Lawrence (Mich.), Veronica Escobar …

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RBG’s Trainer Does Pushups Before Her Casket [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Friday. She may also be the only person to lie in state who has had a mourner do calisthenics in front of their casket. Bryant Johnson, Ginsburg’s longtime trainer, dropped and gave the Justice a quick trio of push-ups when it …

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LIVE VIDEO: Ginsburg Lies In State At US Capitol

NBC News reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first woman and first Jewish person ever to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol when she is honored on Friday. Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, are among those planning to pay their respects. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Biden’s vice presidential nominee, also …

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Trump Loudly Booed While Visiting Ginsburg’s Casket

The Independent reports: President Donald Trump was met with loud booing and chants of “vote him out!” as he arrived at the Supreme Court on Thursday morning to pay respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Videos from Capitol Hill showed the president wearing a face mask and standing alongside first lady Melania Trump at the Supreme Court, with …

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Death Of Ginsburg Spurs Surge In Voter Registrations

CNBC reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday helped prompt a surge in voter registration, according to voting groups. Since then, these organizations have seen a wave of engagement that carried through to National Voter Registration Day, which was Tuesday. Just over 62% of those they helped register were female. Those who registered the most through Vote.org were …

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Ted Cruz Blocks Senate Resolution Honoring RBG

The Texas Tribune reports: A ceremonial resolution honoring the life of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg failed in the Senate on Tuesday after U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz objected to language his Democratic counterparts added noting her dying wish that a successor not be chosen until after the presidential inauguration early next year. “Unfortunately, the Democratic leader …

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LIVE VIDEO: Ginsburg’s Casket Arrives At SCOTUS

CNN reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns for the final time to the Supreme Court this morning, and an army of more than a hundred of her former clerks will meet the casket and accompany it up the stone steps leading to the great hall. Besides her family and written opinions, Ginsburg’s clerks are her most lasting legacy. They began …

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Trump Wasn’t Told About Ginsburg’s Death During His Friday Rally Because Aides Feared Cultists Would Cheer

The New York Times reports: When news broke on Friday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, President Trump was just five minutes into a campaign rally in Minnesota and aides opted not to pass word to him onstage. If he announced the death of the liberal justice from the lectern, they feared the crowd would cheer. But cheers that …

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Brooklyn Municipal Building To Be Named For RBG

NY1 reports: The Brooklyn Municipal Building will be named after late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday. During his daily briefing, the mayor noted the honor is a testament to Ginsburg’s roots and legacy that began in the borough. “It’s personal for us as New Yorkers,” de Blasio said. The building, located …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Be First Woman To Lie In State

USA Today reports: The late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, becoming the first woman in history so honored. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that Ginsburg’s casket would be placed in National Statuary Hall, where a formal ceremony will be held for invited guests only. A separate ceremony will be …

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Trump To Announce Nominee “Friday Or Saturday”

The Hill reports: President Trump plans to announce his nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, he said in an interview on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning. “I think it’ll be on Friday or Saturday,” Trump said when asked when he would announce his decision, adding that he wanted to …

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ActBlue Raises Record $100M After Death Of Ginsburg

The Washington Post reports: The Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue announced Sunday it has raised $100 million from small-dollar donors since news broke Friday night of Ginsburg’s death, in a sign Democrats are rapidly mobilizing ahead of a potential Supreme Court nomination battle. “Small-dollar donors have now given $100 million on ActBlue since 8 p.m. ET Friday, investing in candidates up …

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ActBlue Raises Record $46M After Death Of Ginsburg

The New York Times reports: Democratic donors gave more money online in the 9 p.m. hour Friday after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced — $6.2 million — than in any other single hour since ActBlue, the donation-processing site, was started 16 years ago. Then donors broke the site’s record again in the 10 p.m. hour when donors gave …

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RBG’s Death Imperils Outcome Of Obamacare Case

The Huffington Post reports: The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a tragedy for the country, which has lost a groundbreaking legal icon, and for the many causes she championed. It could also be a tragedy for the millions of people who depend on the Affordable Care Act for health insurance because of a lawsuit that the Supreme Court is …

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Hillary Clinton: Don’t “Give An Inch” In SCOTUS Fight

“The Democrats who are in the Senate will have to use every single possible maneuver that is available to them to make it clear that they are not going to permit Mitch McConnell to enact the greatest travesty, the monument of hypocrisy that would arise from him attempting to fill this position. “Let’s go down fighting. And let’s not give …

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AOC On Ginsburg: “Let This Moment Radicalize You”

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is urging her social media followers to let Ginsburg’s death “radicalize you” ahead of the November election. In an Instagram live video Friday night, the freshman lawmaker with celebrity status said the Supreme Court vacancy underscored what is at stake in November. “Let this moment radicalize you,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Let this moment …

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Obama On Vacancy: “Apply Rules With Consistency”

From a statement issued last night by Barack Obama: Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals. That’s how we remember her. But she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored. Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing …

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Schumer Quotes 2016 McConnell In RBG Statement

The Insider reports: Senate Minority Chuck Schumer issued the same statement following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. Ginsburg died at the age of 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. The Supreme Court Justice battled multiple forms …

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Mourners Pay Tribute To RBG On Supreme Court Steps

CBS News reports: A large crowd of people gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court on Friday night after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Well-wishers left flowers and signs and broke into applause and songs, and the American flag outside the Supreme Court was lowered to half-mast. “I think it’s a testament to who she was as …

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