Barrett cites 'Ginsburg rule' that Ginsburg didn't follow
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 1993, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the court oath from Chief Justice William Rehnquist, right, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File)WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett invoked Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday in refusing to discuss her view of gay rights and the Constitution. “Justice Ginsburg with her characteristic pithiness used this to describe how a nominee should comport herself at a hearing. But everybody calls it the Ginsburg rule because she stated it so concisely,” Barrett said of the woman whose seat she would take if confirmed.
Ginsburg's empathy born of Jewish history and discrimination
The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, carried by Supreme Court police officers, arrives in the Great Hall at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. During a 2017 Rosh Hashana visit to a historic synagogue in Washington, Ginsburg told worshippers she believed being Jewish helped her empathize with other minority groups. “The Jewish religion is an ethical religion. The demand for justice, for peace, for enlightenment runs through the entirety of Jewish history and Jewish tradition,” she said at the award ceremony. Ginsburg understood what it meant for people to be excluded and “othered” and fought against that, said Sheila Katz, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women.
Not so hush-hush search: Trump airs thinking on court seat
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama spent hours reading legal briefs as he mulled candidates for the Supreme Court. President Donald Trump has a style all his own for selecting a nominee for the high court. He's flying by the seat of his pants with his frequent public deliberations on replacing Ginsburg, a process that’s moving at warp speed. Trump is holding little back, readily airing his thinking on the state of the deliberations. He settled on someone he knew well: Harriet Miers, a Texan who worked for Bush when he was governor and then as White House counsel.
Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax records
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump's taxes and other financial records that the president has fought hard to keep private. Trump has so far lost at every step, but the records have not been turned over pending a final court ruling. In those cases, three Nixon appointees and two Clinton appointees, respectively, voted against the president who chose them for the high court. There are two Trump appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, on the court. Instead, House committees want records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, as well as the Mazars USA accounting firm.
Supreme Court rules Manhattan DA can obtain Trump taxes
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prosecutors demand for President Donald Trumps tax returns as part of a criminal investigation that includes hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump. The court ruled 7-2 in a case in which it heard arguments by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic. The records are held by Trumps longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, which has said it would comply with a court order. It probably will be at least several weeks before the court issues a formal judgment that would trigger the turnover of the records.
Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax records Thursday
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump's taxes and other financial records that the president has fought hard to keep private. The high-stakes dispute tests the balance of power between the White House and Congress, as well as Trump's claim that he can't be investigated while he holds office. Trump has so far lost at every step, but the records have not been turned over pending a final court ruling. There are two Trump appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, on the court. Instead, House committees want records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, as well as the Mazars USA accounting firm.