Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What to watch during impeachment: Napping senators
Things are getting soporific in the Senate chamber

Capitol workers wind the Ohio Clock in the Ohio Clock Corridor in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

“Spot the snoozing politician” is pretty much an annual tradition at the State of the Union. Now there’s a new chance to play the game.

As President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial continues, lawmakers are slouching, yawning and fidgeting — and observers in the gallery are watching for drooping eyelids.

Ginsburg Sports Rainbow Neckwear at Supreme Court
No one knows if the liberal justice is sending a message about gay rights

Ginsburg wore this decorative neckwear at the 2010 State of the Union Address. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

At the Supreme Court, rainbow could be the new black.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wore a rainbow-colored collar on the bench during oral arguments Wednesday, standing out from the typical staid black robes of the justices. It was the second day in a row Ginsburg showed some fashion flair from the bench in the new Supreme Court term that started Monday.

Supreme Court Won't Rehear Immigration Case
New term begins with eight justices trying to avoid tie votes

The Supreme Court starts its 2016-17 term with only eight justices. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Updated 1:40 p.m. | The Supreme Court announced Monday that it won’t rehear a case that has stopped the Obama administration’s executive actions on immigration and affected millions of people who are living in the country illegally.

The justices deadlocked 4-4 last term, leaving in place a lower court order that halted implementation of the actions. The lower court had sided with Texas and 25 states, led mostly by Republican governors, that argued the administration had overstepped its authority with the immigration actions.

Ginsburg 'Obviously Inappropriate' But So Was Obama, Cruz Says
Justice's criticism of Trump raises GOP ire

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, a former state solicitor general who has argued before the Supreme Court, called Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s criticisms of presumed GOP nominee Donald Trump “obviously inappropriate.”  

In media interviews , Ginsburg called Trump a "faker" and despaired for the fate of the country if he were elected.  

Ryan Calls Out Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Trump Comments
Speaker says her remarks "clearly calls into question her bias"

As a judicial appointee who evaluates the actions of the executive branch, Ruth Bader Ginsburg should not have spoken out on Donald Trump, says Speaker Paul D. Ryan. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calling Donald Trump "a faker" and saying she cannot imagine how the nation would look like under his leadership "clearly calls into question her bias," Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Tuesday.  

"I find it very peculiar and I think it's out of place for an appointed branch of government," the Wisconsin Republican said at a town hall event in New York hosted by CNN.