Latest Ruth Bader Ginsburg News

Trump asks Supreme Court to shield banking records for now

Dec. 6, 2019 3:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and three of his children asked the Supreme Court on Friday to shield records held by Deutsche Bank and Capital One from House Democrats. The case from New York is similar to two other cases pending before the justices, a subpoena from the House for Trump's...

Roberts seems to hold key to case over New York City gun law

Dec. 2, 2019 3:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly 10 years. The court’s dismissal of the case would be a disappointment to gun-rights advocates and a huge...

Who made the new drapes? It’s among high court’s mysteries

Nov. 29, 2019 4:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lack of transparency at the Supreme Court begins with the heavy red drapes that frame the courtroom on all sides. The court replaced the drapes this summer, but would not reveal the name of the company that did the work. The Supreme Court’s role in a bitterly divided Washington...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to court after hospital stay

Nov. 25, 2019 3:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to the court after a two-night stay in a hospital. The court says the 86-year-old Ginsburg is attending an annual fall classical music program on Monday afternoon. Ginsburg loves the opera and classical music, and she has...

Justices question Alaska $500-a-year contribution limit

Nov. 25, 2019 10:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is raising doubts about Alaska’s $500-a-year limit on contributions to political candidates. The justices are ordering a lower court to take a new look at the issue. The court says in an unsigned opinion Monday that federal judges who had rejected a challenge to...

Supreme Court says Ginsburg released from hospital

Nov. 24, 2019 12:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from a Baltimore hospital where she had been treated for a possible infection. The 86-year-old Ginsburg has returned to her home in Washington, D.C., and is “doing well,” court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said...

Ginsburg back on bench after stomach bug

Nov. 18, 2019 10:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back on the Supreme Court bench after missing time last week with what the court described as a stomach bug. The 86-year-old Ginsburg climbed the three steps and took her seat for a brief court session Monday. She was absent when the justices last met in...

Supreme Court says Ginsburg home sick with stomach bug

Nov. 13, 2019 11:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments at the court because she’s home sick with a stomach bug. The 86-year-old Ginsburg was absent when her colleagues took the bench just after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Chief Justice John Roberts announced she was...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 7, 2019 6:27 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 'IT'S JUST THE OPTICS' The Oval Office has emerged as such a sought-after destination that Ukraine's new president was hell-bent on getting there and the White House unafraid to dangle it as leverage. 2....

Ginsburg, in book, questions confidential #MeToo agreements

Nov. 7, 2019 1:08 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new book on Ruth Bader Ginsburg explores the Supreme Court justice's thoughts on the #MeToo movement and her hope that non-disclosure agreements, which have come under fire in sexual misconduct cases, "will not be enforced by the courts." Several women have spoken out about their...