SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
Does Breyer follow big term with retirement, or hang around?
After writing two of the Supreme Court’s biggest decisions this year, Stephen Breyer could say he’s come to a fitting end of nearly 27 years as a justice and announce his retirement. Breyer has given no indication he plans to retire at the end of the court’s term, set for Thursday. Breyer and O'Connor were close on the court, employing similar approaches to their work, though she was generally more conservative.news.yahoo.com
Breyer mum as some liberals urge him to quit Supreme Court
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON – Forgive progressives who aren't looking forward to the sequel of their personal “Nightmare on First Street," a Supreme Court succession story. Other liberal voices have said Breyer should retire when the court finishes its work for the term, usually by early summer. Among the names being circulated are California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and U.S. District Court Judge Michelle Childs. Breyer's departure wouldn't do anything to change the conservatives' 6-3 edge on the Supreme Court.
40 years ago, Sandra Day O’Connor blazed a historic trail for women in the legal profession
Sandra Day O'Connor is sworn in a Supreme Court Justice by Chief Justice Warren Burger. In 1981, O’Connor was sworn in as the first-ever woman to serve on the Supreme Court. O’Connor moved to Arizona to start a family with her husband, John Jay O’Connor, in the ’50s, but she still eyed a legal career. Ad“I couldn’t get a job in a law firm because law firms wouldn’t hire woman lawyers,” O’Connor said in 2011 at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Currently, there are three women serving on the high court: Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Amy Coney Barrett, following in the trail O’Connor blazed four decades ago.
The Latest: Biden says Dems should "make the case" on court
The sun rises behind the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, before a private ceremony and public viewing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON – The Latest on the Supreme Court and the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbur g (all times local):11:30 a.m.Joe Biden won't say if he is vetting a list of potential Supreme Court picks. Hundreds of mourners gathered in silence outside the Supreme Court as her casket arrived. The White House says President Donald Trump will pay his respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday at the Supreme Court. The casket of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has arrived at the Supreme Court for the start of two days of public viewing.
A closer look at the women who’ve served on the Supreme Court
If that proves to be true, it would be the fifth woman ever to serve as a justice on the Supreme Court. Here’s a closer look at the other four women who have served on the high court. Her hearing on the Senate floor was the first-ever confirmation for a Supreme Court justice that was televised. She became the longest-serving Jewish justice and was still a court justice until her passing. A year later, Obama appointed her to take over the seat left by the retirement of John Paul Stevens.
Ginsburg's style was more than a subtle courtroom statement
Ginsburg's collars were more than a subtle statement every time she entered the courtroom. Ginsburg’s casket is to be on view beginning Wednesday at the Supreme Court, outside at the top of the court’s iconic steps, and later privately at the Capitol. There were lace ones and beaded ones, white ones and multicolored ones, handmade ones and ones any member of the public could purchase. Ginsburg wore scrunchies for so long that the 1980s accessory went out of fashion and then came back in style. “I have been wearing scrunchies for years,” Ginsburg told The Wall Street Journal in 2018 for an article about the hair tie's resurgence.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on 60 Minutes in 2008
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who served longer than any woman, championing a liberal stance on issues dividing the nation, has died, the Supreme Court said on Friday. In 2008, Justice Ginsburg appeared on the broadcast as part of a profile Lesley Stahl reported on fellow Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. She talked about the ways the Supreme Court justices worked together, in spite of their different ideologies. She also spoke fondly of her friendship with the late Scalia, whom she would sometimes call with writing advice. Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993.cbsnews.com
SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Audio arguments, with a side of fish
WASHINGTON – A flurry of election-related cases are already working their way through courts, but Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer doesn't seem overly concerned about election cases landing in his lap. But when Breyer and his colleagues resume hearing arguments in October, the public won't be able to see them. Breyer said the court is concerned about security, particularly potential disruptions from the outside, including hackers. Instead of the free-for-all style of courtroom arguments, when the justices heard arguments by phone they asked questions in order of seniority, with each justice getting two minutes each. How did Breyer think it went?
Shooting outside US court in Phoenix wounds federal officer
A drive-by shooting wounded a federal court security officer Tuesday outside the courthouse in downtown Phoenix, authorities said. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX – A drive-by shooting wounded a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, and a person has been taken into custody, authorities said. Four armed federal officers were talking outside the main entrance to the courthouse, which was still open to the public, according to a court clerk. In June, a federal security officer was shot and killed and his partner was wounded outside the federal courthouse in Oakland as they guarded the building during protests over racial injustice and police brutality. During demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, protesters and federal officers clashed at the federal courthouse, where people set fires and tossed fireworks and rocks, while federal authorities sprayed tear gas and made arrests.