The SCOTUS is charged with deciding the constitutionality of new laws, as well as issues from the lower courts that have been appealed.
It is imperative that the justices serving on the Supreme Court be sound enough of mind to be able to make rational, fact-based decisions, relying upon good current information and their knowledge of the Constitution. However, there is a point at which we could say it’s time for a sitting justice to stand down and allow a younger colleague to take over.
That time may have come for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg since she, apparently, isn’t knowledgeable enough to know that Senator Lindsey Graham isn’t a woman. The 83 year old Ginsburg referred to Sen Graham R-S.C., as “one of the “women of the senate,” who can help bring harmony to Washington, D.C.”
From Western Journalism:
Ginsburg made the observation Monday night while receiving Allegheny College’s Prize for Civility in Public Life, which was also being award posthumously to her former friend and colleague Justice Antonin Scalia.
The event happened to fall the same day Scalia’s replacement, Neil Gorsuch, was sworn in at the nation’s 101st Supreme Court justice.
Ginsburg noted for the audience that when she was appointed to the court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton “the hearing was altogether civil.” There was no effort to filibuster her. In fact, the confirmation vote was 96 to 3. Then the party breakdown in the Senate was 57 Democrats and 42 Republicans.
The 83-year-old also pointed out that the Senate unanimously approved Ronald Reagan’s appointment of Justice Scalia in 1986, when the body’s makeup was very similar to today: 53 Republicans, 47 Democrats.
Ginsburg lamented the loss of civility in Washington and hoped past recipients of Allegheny College’s prize like Sen. John McCain and “the women of the Senate, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham” would help lead the way back to more “harmonious work ways.”
During the 2016 election Ginsburg was very critical of candidate Trump, and revealed her true political motives – something a justice should never do!
She told CNN last July that Trump is a “faker” adding, “He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.”
Those comments came on top of ones she made to the New York Times, when she said, “I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president.”
Now, of course, she doesn’t have to imagine. She gets a front row seat to watch President Trump dismantle her hero’s legacy, piece by piece!
We think it’s time for the little lady to step down! The SCOTUS is no place for a justice who is having a foot race with senility….and losing!
Source: Western Journalism