Those who believe the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted and not adjudicated from the bench will be happy to see Supreme Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg finally retire.
She has not ruled in favor of all Americans, just those on the left who she believes she actually represents.
Her eventual departure will not be missed.
How does one make sound decisions from the bottom of an empty gin bottle along with her favorite wines. (Source)
“Ginsburg: I wasn’t ‘100 percent sober’ at SOTU.” (Source)
Of course, this story was first covered from “Across the Pond,”
We wouldn’t expect the U.S. Media to report on it when it represents one of their biggest nightmares.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (above) was noticeably absent during President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday
Ginsburg would later express regret for expressing her political opinion – which is normally taboo as it is perceived as politicizing the judicial branch.
‘Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office,’ Ginsburg wrote in a statement.
She acknowledged that her remarks were ‘ill-advised.’
‘In the future, I will be more circumspect,’ she said.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was noticeably absent during President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.
Ginsburg skipped the speech, which was attended by five of her colleagues on the bench, according to Bloomberg. (Source)
Last July, Ginsburg raised eyebrows when she lashed out at Trump during the presidential campaign, calling him a ‘faker.’
‘He has no consistency about him,’ Ginsburg said.
‘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.’
In response, Trump tweeted that Ginsburg ‘has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!’
Trump’s speech to Congress on Tuesday did draw Chief Justice John Roberts as well as Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan.
Ginsburg was not the only justice to skip the event.
Two conservative justices – Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas – were also not in attendance on Tuesday night.
Alito, stopped attending presidential speeches after he was seen visibly disagreeing with Barack Obama’s criticism of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case during the State of the Union address in 2010.
Thomas has not attended a presidential address to Congress since Obama’s 2009 speech.
He said that the partisan nature of the speeches made it ‘uncomfortable’ for judges.
Roberts is sympathetic to Thomas’ opinion, saying that the speeches amounted to a ‘political pep rally.’
Nonetheless, the chief justice is a regular at the speeches.
On the other hand, not only did Ginsburg attend all eight of Obama’s speeches, but she demonstrably displayed affection for the then-president by embracing him.
In 2015, Ginsburg was famously seen falling asleep during Obama’s State of the Union speech.
She later acknowledged that she dozed off because she was ‘not 100 percent sober.’
Ginsburg also did not attend George W. Bush’s speeches before Congress.
Ginsburg, 83, was named to the bench by Bill Clinton in 1993.
Given her age, it is widely assumed that her seat will be the next vacancy on the court, but she has stated that any decision about her retirement will be made when she feels she cannot perform the job ‘at full steam.’