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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 10:08 PM
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Justice Ginsburg: "my two newest colleagues are hardly shrinking violets."
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke Thursday about a landmark Supreme Court decision stemming from a state law that favored men over women. The law existed in 1971 at a time when Ginsburg was working as a young lawyer and law professor with an expertise in gender discrimination.

It was an Idaho probate law that read males must be preferred to females when more than one person was equally qualified to administer an estate. Long before she took the bench as a Supreme Court Justice, Ginsburg challenged the law and won the decision...

Ginsburg was asked about the role of women on the Supreme Court and she noted that for the first time in history, three women are now sitting on the bench. She talked about the period of time beginning with Justice Sandra Day OConnors retirement in 2006 when she was the only woman on the bench.

I was alone, she said, and Im not a very large person. It wasnt the right picture, she said. But now there I am toward the center and Justice Kagan is to my left and Justice Sotomayor to my right, she said. And for those of you who have attended a court hearing lately will know my two newest colleagues are hardly shrinking violets.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/justice-gi... /

Obama's best two decisions.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 10:20 PM
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1. Agreed. He's picked good justices.
Edited on Sat Nov-19-11 10:20 PM by ellisonz
I don't think most people realize this, but right now there is not a single Protestant justice. We have 6 Catholics and 3 Jews.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12...
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 10:38 PM
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2. I'm looking forward to the day
when at least five or six of the justices are women. Heck, we should have two hundred years of only women on the Supreme Court to balance the 200 years it was only men.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 10:48 PM
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3. That's the final straw...
Obama must be primaried! :-(
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