Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Susan J. Demas: Why didn’t COVID make us question what the ‘pro-life’ movement is about?
Updated, 10:52 a.m. 9/3/21 This week, my almost 19-year-old daughter stepped foot on her college campus to take classes for the first time (a year late thanks to the loud, selfish minority’s continual refusal to take COVID seriously). As I hugged her goodbye, it occurred to me that she now has fewer rights as a […]
Column: Mr. Justice Breyer, thank you for your service. Now please retire.
People wonder how Republicans captured the U.S. Supreme Court, which now has a 6-3 conservative majority among the justices. Those six conservative justices were all nominated by Republican presidents. Mostly, Republicans accomplished this long-sought goal simply by taking the high court seriously. Even though terms like conservative and liberal shift somewhat over time, conservative in […]
Klobuchar questions Barrett on rolling back abortion rights
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar pressed Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday about why she doesn’t classify the landmark case that allows pregnant women to chose to have an abortion as “super precedent,” meaning Roe v. Wade would never be overturned. Barrett told the Minnesota Democrat that scholars have noted that even though Roe v. Wade isn’t considered […]
Susan J. Demas: Your health and safety is being decided by leaders who believe the rules don’t apply to them
Nine days out from President Trump’s triumphant nomination of ultra-conservative Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, experts are increasingly warning that the maskless celebration was a super-spreader event. Trump is hospitalized with COVID-19, staging increasingly bizarre (and now dangerous) PR stunts, culminating with an extremely ill-advised joyride around D.C. before returning to Walter Reed […]
Susan J. Demas: I had a painful miscarriage. I don’t know what would have happened in Amy Coney Barrett’s America.
Fourteen years ago, I found myself home from work relatively early and went to (very uncharacteristically) lie down for a few minutes, exhausted from covering the statewide primary election. I got up to take a shower and felt something rush out of me. When I looked down at the bathroom floor that was covered in […]
Trump nominates Barrett for SCOTUS, Michigan GOP Senate nominee says he backs process
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday introduced federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee, setting off a confirmation battle that could secure a conservative court for generations. “She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect and sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution,” […]
2 more senators side with GOP leaders’ push for Supreme Court vote
WASHINGTON — Two key Republican U.S. senators indicated Monday they won’t stand in the way of a furious effort by the Senate GOP to confirm a nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy before Inauguration Day. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday and said that her last wish was not to be replaced until a […]
Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick by Friday or Saturday
Updated, 1:36 p.m., 9/21/20, with Michigander Joan Larsen on Trump’s list President Donald Trump said Monday that he would announce a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by either Friday or Saturday. During a morning interview on “Fox and Friends,” the president said the administration wanted to pay its respects to Ginsburg, who died […]
Anti-McConnell fundraiser raises about $1.4M for Peters
A fundraising campaign to defeat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has raised about $1.4 million for the campaign of U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The “Get Mitch or Die Trying” fundraiser, created by the progressive group Crooked Media helmed by President Barack Obama campaign […]
Dozens attend candlelight vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Lansing
Dozens of Michiganders gathered at the Hall of Justice in Lansing on Saturday night to hold a candlelight vigil honoring the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, the second ever woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died Friday afternoon at age 87 from complications from metastatic cancer of the […]
Susan J. Demas: RBG is gone. This is why we fight.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best known as a steely champion of women’s equality, gave voice to the voiceless. And as a legendary Supreme Court justice, she was committed to ensuring their rightful place in America until the day she died. We have lost so much as a country during these last four years of Donald Trump’s […]
From hospital, Justice Ginsburg slams Trump birth control rules
WASHINGTON — Hospitalization for a gallbladder condition didn’t stop U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from assailing Trump administration’s birth control rules on Wednesday. Ginsburg, 87, was hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday night, but was animated as she participated in an oral argument via teleconference surrounding a Trump administration policy that allows […]