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Supreme Court troubled by DA's rejection of black jurors

...learned of the arrest only after the jury had been seated. "That seems an out and out false statement," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said.Breyer drew an analogy with a grandson who was looking for any reason not to do his homework, none of them...
Nation and World
Justices review choice of all-white murder trial jury

...remaining black prospective jurors.The case arrives at the court a few months after Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the court should consider declaring the death penalty unconstitutional. Foster's case highlights several...
Nation and World
Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor formed the majority with Kennedy on Friday, the same lineup as two years ago...
Trial begins in fight over control of oldest national synagogue

...religious liberty. The letter is read annually at Touro, and in recent years, U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan have given the keynote address during the ceremony."It has stood as a beacon of religious freedom...
Regional News
After historic arguments, gay marriage ruling coming

...was a fundamental right and a state would need a truly compelling reason to deny it to a class of people. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said heterosexual couples would retain the same marriage benefits they currently have, whether or not same-sex...
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High court upholds use of controversial execution drug

...Breyer said the time has come for the court to debate whether the death penalty itself is constitutional. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined Breyer's opinion."I believe it highly likely that the death penalty violates the Eighth Amendment...
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Court balks at last-minute voting changes

...American Indian tribe, while Texas does not.In a sharply worded dissent for three justices in the Texas case, Ruth Bader Ginsburg said her colleagues in the majority were allowing misplaced concerns about chaos in the voting process trump "the...
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No wonder it's, like, called the high court and stuff

...the line. "So if the sign had been 'Bong Stinks for Jesus,' that would be ... a protected right?" asked Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "Suppose that this particular person had whispered to his next-door neighbor, 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus, heh...
Sex-bias suits against NCAA more difficult

...sued because the dues it receives from member schools makes it an indirect recipient of federal funds. But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the court, ``At most, the association's receipt of dues demonstrates that it indirectly benefits...
O'Connor: Discrimination ebbing

...last," she said. A dozen years into the job, O'Connor was joined on the bench by Bill Clinton-appointee Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On Friday afternoon, O'Connor was interviewed on stage by Alaska Supreme Court Justice Dana Fabe, the first...


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