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The Ginsburg Rule: False Advertising By The GOP

Republican senators contend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg established a standard of evasion at her 1993 Supreme Court confirmation hearing, but an independent study says otherwise.

With President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, GOP senators are singing a constant refrain in anticipation of confirmation hearings. They point to something they call "the Ginsburg rule," quoting liberal nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg from her confirmation hearing, and contending that she established a precedent for refusing to answer questions about issues before the Supreme Court.

But that, it turns out, is not really true.

'The woman decides'

It true that Ginsburg, in her opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee, said, as others had before her, that it would be

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