“I think it’s about time,” said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today at the Sundance Film Festival about the rise of the #MeToo movement. “For so long women were silent, thinking there was nothing you could about it,” the almost 25-year SCOTUS vet added of the renewed response to widespread sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations. “But now the law is on the side of women or men who encounter harassment, and that’s big thing.”
These quotes are impressive:
At a young age, he learned how to build bridges and find something in common with other people, be it sports, a hobby, religion or experiences, rather than focusing on differences and divisions. “Everyone has inherent value and is worth listening to,” he believes.
Faith, he says, gives him “the strength to do what I have to do every day, to assert the independence, to be willing to take the beatings, the criticism, the unfairness.” When he attends daily mass, he says, it helps him do his “job, a secular job, in the right way and for the right reasons.” It reminds him that his work has nothing to do with what is said about him, but is rather about doing what he took an oath to do.
He promises his clerks that they “will leave this job with clean hands, clean hearts and clear consciences” They are “just a delight.” He enjoys the company of his colleagues and misses those who have retired and passed away.
Anyone who has followed Senator Lee knows he spends his extra time reading Supreme Court cases so why then is he a Senator?
“Do you think the American people would ever have ratified” the Constitution if they had been told “the meaning of this document shall be whatever a majority of the Supreme Court says it is?” Scalia asked. Referring to the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion and the 1992 decision that barred states from placing an: “undue burden” on abortion rights, he said, “They vote on the basis of what they feel.”
“It’s the destruction of our democratic system,” Scalia said. “I cannot imagine the system can continue with more and more of the basic rules made by the Supreme Court.”
by Robert George, Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University
Members of Congress hear a hard-hitting speech by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn about God and America at the U.S. Capitol the day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments about same-sex marriages.
Surely this man is a prophet: