Supremely Inappropriate: Anti-Trump, for Gorsuch Ginsburg

By February 28, 2017LBB, Legal, News and Events
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It gets tiring writing about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s inappropriate politicking. Reading about it, one wishes she would have finally taken the DNC Chair position and been done with it.  But alas, we are still stuck with her at the Supreme Court.

Still, she’s not happy about President Trump, and she wants the world to know.  In an interview with the BBC, Ginsburg said, “We’re not experiencing the best of times.” You see, her worst nightmare has come true.  Remember, she told the New York Times, “I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president.” Well, she doesn’t have to imagine anymore, and she is reeling.

But she is hopeful, she told the BBC: “A great man once said that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle; it is the pendulum, and when the pendulum swings too far in one direction, it will go back.”  One day, President Trump will be out of office, and another Democrat will be in the White House, and she will be happy again.

This is one of our nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices speaking this way to an international audience.  Unbelievable.

She goes on to say how hopeful she felt with the Women’s March.  And, of course, the free press.  Anything that can stand in the way of Trump.  We are left assured that she will, of course, fully stand against him at the Supreme Court, so we are covered.

Ginsburg also offered public praise for Judge Neil Gorsuch, even though he is President Donald Trump’s choice. “I’ve worked with him, and I think he’s very easy to get along with,” the Associated Press quotes her saying at an appearance at George Washington University, “He writes very well.”

For someone so set against President Trump to praise Judge Gorsuch is something worth noting.  Her comments would otherwise be innocuous, but given the context, no such deference can be given.

Any hope Ginsburg would show proper respect for her role as a Supreme Court Justice is long gone.  So, this is simply her latest attempt at meddling with the political processes, as she did in the case of Merrick Garland.  And it is, regrettably, yet another example for all other judges of how not to behave.