US SUPREME COURT JUSTICE APPRECIATION DAY – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dominates in abortion case arguments
“If there was any question whether 86-year-old Justice RuthBader Ginsburg, who has spent her life steeped in issues concerning women’srights, is slowing down after four bouts of cancer, it was not evident on 4March in Washington DC,” reports CNN.
For over an hour, Ginsburg, the leading liberal on thebench, engaged in a high stakes constitutional version of the game “whack-a-mole”,knocking down, one after the other, arguments by supporters of a Louisiana lawthat would require doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital –a law just like one from Texas, that was already knocked down in court threeyears ago. The only thing that has changed in the interim is that two newanti-abortion, Trump-appointed judges sit on the Supreme Court. CNN reportsthat she “calmly, persistently and systematically dissected each point.
SOURCE: CNN,by Ariane de Vogue, 5 March 2020 ; PHOTO:TJ Kirkpatrick for NY Times, 11-19