Tagged U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, first Jewish woman to serve on Supreme Court, dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2020. (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a tireless advocate for gender equality, has died at 87. A fierce jurist known for her outsized presence and outspokenness, Ginsburg died from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” the Supreme Court announced… Read more »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is at home and ‘doing well’ after hospitalization

(JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after being hospitalized with a suspected infection. Ginsburg, 87, is “is home and doing well,” a court spokeswoman said on Wednesday, CNN reported. Ginsburg was hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday after “experiencing fever and… Read more »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital after cancer surgery

(JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital after cancer surgery and will continue to recuperate at home. Ginsburg, 85, who was released on Tuesday, had surgery to remove a cancerous growth from her left lung. The growth was discovered during tests after she… Read more »

Three Supreme Court cases Jews are watching closely

Visitors wait in line to enter the Supreme Court building in Washington as the high court begins its new term, Oct. 2, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

  WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Supreme Court is back in session with a full bench of nine justices, so expect more momentous decisions after nearly a year of caution. Now that the high court is back to its previous equilibrium — four solid liberals, four solid conservatives and one… Read more »

Musical revue to celebrate ‘Stars of David’

Jeremy Vega and Liz Cracchiolo (standing), Kelli Workman and Dennis Tamblyn in ‘Stars of David’

Arizona Onstage Productions will present “Stars of David: A New Musical,” based on Abigail Pogrebin’s 2005 bestseller, subtitled “Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish,” April 15 and 16 at the Berger Performing Arts Center. The musical revue presents little known stories about some of the most famous Jews of… Read more »

What was Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinking in criticizing Donald Trump?

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at The Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., Dec. 6, 2015. (Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — What was RBG thinking? U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launched a broadside against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over the the last week, calling him unfit for office. She subsequently apologized, but not before voices on the right and left criticized her for seeming to compromise the… Read more »