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Justice Ginsburg Tells of Term That Is ‘More than Usually Taxing’

Posted Jun 18, 2012 7:05 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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It hasn’t been an easy Supreme Court term for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Speaking on Friday to the American Constitution Society, Ginsburg said the term “has been more than usually taxing; some have called it the term of the century.” CNN and Politico covered Ginsburg’s remarks. She noted the controversy surrounding the challenge to the health-care law, saying no case since Citizens United has attracted so much press attention.

"Some have described the controversy as unprecedented and they may be right if they mean the number of press conferences, prayer circles, protests, counterprotests, going on outside the court while oral argument was under way inside,” she said.

Ginsburg said the health-law challenge is one of several controversial cases still pending before the court, the stories report. "So it is likely that the sharp disagreement rate will go up next week and the week after,” she said.

Ginsburg also spoke on the power of dissents and how they can propel legislative change, though she did so in the context of pay discrimination, CNN says.

Hat tip to How Appealing.

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