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It’s New Hampshire primary day! Get prepared with your Tuesday installment of the Three Martini Lunch. Join Jim and Greg as they applaud Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for telling her fellow supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment that the effort died in 1982 and they need to start over again if they want […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Presidential Ukraine Phone Transcript: Nothingburger? Not Exactly.

 
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President Trump has declassified and released the transcript of his phone conversation in July with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy (See our post here.) The transcript is a complete nothingburger when it comes to the loony Left’s (and NeverTrumper’s) insane desire to remove President Trump from office. Trump did not, as had been alleged by partisan hacks in the Fake News, threaten to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless they gave him dirt on Biden. (Why this would have been an impeachable offense is not clear to me, in any case.)

Some people are suggesting that, like a Rorschach test, the transcript reveals different things to different people. Those who hate Trump will use it against him, those who love him will use it to defend him. Sure. Absolutely. This has been the case with many things over the past three years. But here’s the thing: Some people have a track record of being wrong, and other people have a track record of being proven right by the facts. The people who told you yesterday the transcript would show Trump had corruptly threatened Ukraine with withholding military aid in exchange for opposition research on a potential rival were wrong

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Justice Ginsburg Completes Radiation Therapy for Malignant Tumor

 

The Supreme Court announced today that Associate Justice Ruth Ginsburg, 86, has completed a three week course of radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for a malignant tumor on her pancreas. The tumor was detected during a blood test in early July and confirmed through a biopsy on July 31. In addition to the radiation therapy, Ginsburg also had a bile duct stent installed. According to the Office of Public Information at the Supreme Court, the tumor was “definitively treated” and there is no sign of disease elsewhere in her body.

Ginsburg has had cancer numerous times. Most recently, just last December she had a lobectomy on the left side of her lungs to remove cancerous nodules, also performed at Memorial Sloan Kettering. That procedure caused her to miss oral arguments at the Supreme Court, the first time she’d been absent since joining the court.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Real Story Behind ‘On the Basis of Sex’

 

The new highly publicized movie “On the Basis of Sex” offers a somewhat fictionalized account of the early professional life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Intermingled with her life story, the film presents an idealized narrative of her early legal crusade against gender discrimination, fought in part with her late (and most devoted) husband, the eminent tax lawyer Martin Ginsburg.

Ginsburg argued or participated in several of the early influential cases on sex discrimination and went on to found the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. When she started teaching, she was one of only about 20 female law professors in the United States. She was very much a pioneer in the women’s rights movement, motivated by her own life experiences. She had on numerous occasions been rejected from positions solely on grounds of her sex, notwithstanding her great academic distinction, and was well aware that similar obstacles fell in the path of other women who sought to make a career in the law. The film goes into these issues in depth, but I shall not dwell on them here. I am a lawyer, not a film critic, so I will comment only on Justice Ginsburg’s substantive arguments against gender discrimination

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ruth Ginsburg’s Going to Die (or Resign) — Can the Left Handle It?

 

Ruth Bader Ginsberg was missing from the bench on Monday as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for several cases. This absence raises speculation about her health. It’s the first time she’s missed oral arguments in 25 years. That seems impressive, but on the other hand it also seems like a basic requirement of the job. In any case, the 85-year-old far-left justice is recovering from surgery she underwent last month to remove two cancerous tumors from her lungs. Ginsburg’s tumors were found after she fell in her office in November and broke two ribs, an ironically fortunate event, as it turned out.

We all wish her well health-wise. At least I do. My mother died from cancer that was present in her lungs. But let’s not fool ourselves: Ginsburg’s 85. Even without the cancer she’s at the end of her time on the court. There’s a very high probability (not certainty) that she will either resign due to health reasons or go join her friend the great Antonin Scalia in the hereafter within the next six years. And that means that President Trump is going to nominate her replacement. And when that happens Democrats are going to lose their everlasting skeet balls.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the allegation emerging now against Brett Kavanaugh but dating back to the 1980’s, and while the allegation is disturbing, they agree a lot more specifics need to come out before it can be taken credibly. They also applaud Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for […]

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Richard Epstein reacts to the recent Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis, defending the right of employers to use arbitration and avoid class action lawsuits. More

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Ruth Bader Ginsberg made an interesting remark, referring to Lindsey Graham as one of the women of the Senate: http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/11/ruth-bader-ginsburg-refers-to-lindsey-graham-as-one-of-the-women-of-the-senate-video/ More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Politician

 

RBG New RepublicMore than a few eyebrows have been raised recently about the conspicuous entry of another distinguished voice into the maelstrom of the current presidential race. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has taken up herself in a series of interviews and pronouncements to lace into Donald Trump and all but endorse Hillary Clinton as President of the United States. In her discussion with New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak, she sounded just like another partisan political figure opining in the sad state of politics in the United States.

At one level there was nothing surprising in these particular remarks. Anyone who has paid the slightest attention to her work on and off the Court in recent years knows of her diehard liberal views on virtually all these issues. Her denunciations of Donald Trump, her endorsement of Merrick Garland for the open seat on the Supreme Court, her criticism of the Senate to move forward on the nomination, her intense dislike of Heller on the Second Amendment, and of Citizens United on First Amendment protection of corporate speech are all part of the basic liberal playbook to which she subscribes. Only her reference to her late husband Martin Ginsburg that “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,” gives some wry sense of the level of her discontent.

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Because she didn’t resign during the last six years. If for any reason we lose a member of the Supreme Court during the rest of O’s presidency, he will have to get his nominee through a Republican senate. RBG is 81 years old and appears to be looking to stay through the rest of this […]

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