Ruth Bader Ginsburg Roundup: Reasons She Was "Notorious"
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Here is a roundup of our coverage over the years of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Steve Sailer, last month: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fandom Represents White Privilege

To sum up [white female NYT writer] Amanda Hess’s logic, the problem with celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsburg is because it takes time away from celebrating George Floyd or Breonna Taylor, who are not white.

Steve Sailer, earlier: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Confederate Judah P. Benjamin

In speech to the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, which had given her an award, Justice Ginsburg said

Preparing some years ago for a lecture on the Jewish Justices who preceded Justice Breyer and me, I learned that Louis D. Brandeis was not the first Jewish nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. I have since read more about the man who might have been first, and thought perhaps you would find his life as intriguing as I did. The person who might have preceded Brandeis hailed from Louisiana. His name was Judah Benjamin. He was intensely involved in public affairs, though you and I would agree that he chose the wrong side.

In 1853, Benjamin declined the nomination of President Millard Fillmore to become an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Just elected U.S. Senator from Louisiana, Benjamin preferred to retain his First Branch post. His choice suggests that the U.S. Supreme Court had not yet become the co-equal Branch it is today.

Me, in July, 2019: Court Votes Not To Tear Down Peace Cross, 7-2...Because Hillary Lost

The Washington Post says Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor really wanted to see this cross, which memorializes the First World War dead, torn down.

None of the other seven justices did. What would a case look like if Hillary had won?

Me in 2018: Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban, Shows Various Judges Who Attacked It WERE Crazy

The decision upholding the ban on travellers and immigrants from terrorist countries was upheld 5-4; Ginsburg was one of the 4.

In a dissent she summarized in court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said, “History will not look kindly on the court’s misguided decision today, nor should it.” Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan also dissented

Me in 2017: Supreme Court Clerks Still Mostly Hired On Merit (Except By Sotomayor)

As Steve Sailer noted recently, Ginsburg only ever hired one (1) black clerk. (In order bring her total up to 12 percent minority, they had to count Asians and Hispanics. Asians are smarter than whites, and many Hispanics are white Ted Cruz was a Supreme Court clerk.)

Pat Buchanan in 2016: Trump Vs. Ginsburg: Why Did The GOP Confirm Her In The First Place?

Ginsburg, injudiciously, and very much unjudicially, inserted herself into the 2016 for President:

It all began with an interview last week when the justice was asked for her thoughts on a Trump presidency. Ginsburg went on a tear.

"I can't imagine what this place (the Supreme Court) would be—I can't imagine what the country would be—with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be—I don't even want to contemplate that." [Ruth Bader Ginsburg, No Fan of Donald Trump, Critiques Latest Term, by Adam Liptak, NYT, July 10, 2016]

Yet she had contemplated the horror of it all, as she quoted her late husband as saying of such a catastrophe, "It's time for us to move to New Zealand."

This week, Ginsburg doubled down.

"Trump is a faker," she vented in chambers on Monday, "He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head. ... He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that."

Having said all that, of course, she was ethically obliged to recuse herself in all cases involving Trump or the Trump Adminstration's actions. She didn't actually recuse herself, I just said she was ethically obliged.

Ann Coulter, 2015: Coulter On Cruz's Ineligibility: "We're All Ruth Bader Ginsburg Now"

This is really about Canadian-American, Cuban-American,  or if you like Irish-American Senator Ted Cruz's eligibility to be President, but it includes this phrase at the end:

Unless we're all Ruth Bader Ginsburg now, and interpret the Constitution to mean whatever we want it to mean, Cruz is not a "natural born citizen."

Patrick Cleburne, July 2015: Cliff Kincaid: Impeach Justices Ginsburg And (Lesbian) Kagan For Non-Recusal On Gay Marriage

 Kagan's private life aside, Ginsburg, a heterosexual, ought to have recused herself over officiating at gay weddings:

Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg had both officiated at gay weddings…Matthew Kidd, executive director of the Foundation for Moral Law, told Accuracy in Media that the failure by Kagan and Ginsburg to withdraw from the case leaves them open to impeachment and removal from the bench.

Thomas Martel, February, 2015: Feminist Resentment And The Open Borders Agenda

Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently opined that there will be only be enough women on the Supreme Court “when there are nine” [When will there be enough women on the Supreme Court? Justice Ginsburg answers that question, PBS NewsHour, February 5, 2015]. Significantly, Ginsburg’s fellow female justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joined recently in attempting to strike down the Texas voter ID law.
Immigration patriots are going to have to confront the reality that their opponents are being driven by free-floating resentment, and, as Ginsburg suggests, will not be satisfied with anything less than total domination. 

Me in 2012: Not Just Breyer—Three (!) Supreme Court Justices Attacked By Men Of No Particular Color

As a white female resident of the District, Justice Ginsburg was a target of black crime, and actually a crime victim. It doesn't seem to have affected her pro-criminal jurisprudence.

I looked up the contemporary descriptions of the attacks, and what do you know, they were victimized by men of no particular color as well!

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a victim of a downtown purse snatching—no description given:

Justice Ginsburg Is Robbed

NYT, November 9, 1996

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's purse was snatched while she was out walking with her husband and daughter, but she was not injured, police said Friday.

Justice Ginsburg, 63, and her family were near the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts when a man snatched her purse on Thursday night, said District of Columbia police detective J.C. Stamps. Her purse had a small amount of cash, credit cards and keys.

Finally, the oldest item we have on Ruth Bader Ginsburg is from 1981, which is an article editor Peter Brimelow published in Harper's Magazine, which is very relevant in the era of Trump:

Within weeks of Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, several lawsuits were filed challenging the legality of his retroactive hiring freeze on federal recruiting. A public-interest group called Energy Action announced a suit protesting decontrol of petroleum prices. Public Citizen, Ralph Nader’s public-interest lobby, sued Health and Human Services secretary Schweiker over policy toward generic (non-brand-name) drugs. And a number of legal challenges to the proposed freeze on federal regulations were being discussed. All of which was presaged by the Washington Star directly after the election:

“Noting the three recent appointments of well-known liberal activists to the U.S. Court of Appeals

—Abner Mikva, Patricia Wald and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—one public interest lawyer commented:

“The courts now loom as the most congenial branch of the federal government. We may have to return to litigation to take advantage of this asset.”

It is important to realize what is going on here. One faction in American politics—whether or not it represents “the public interest”—has lost an election. Its policies may be reversed. It proposes to prevent that by appealing to the courts. It trusts the courts not because of the law but because of the judges. They are members of the same faction.

SUPREME IRONY | The court of last resort, Harper's, October 1981

Ginsburg remained a member of that faction until her death.
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