Thank God for small favors.
So, in the run up to the 2014 Midterms, the oldest member of the U.S. Supreme Court and feminist extraordinaire, Justice-ora Ruth Bader-Ginsburg has declared that with the current Senate she cannot resign because there is no way a liberal SCOTUS candidate will make it through the confirmation process:
Who do you think President Obama could appoint at this very day, given the boundaries that we have? If I resign any time this year, he could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court. [The Senate Republicans] took off the filibuster for lower federal court appointments, but it remains for this court. So anybody who thinks that if I step down, Obama could appoint someone like me, they’re misguided. As long as I can do the job full steam. I think I’ll recognize when the time comes that I can’t any longer. But now I can.
Well, alrighty then. Not that this is any different than the expressed retirement desires and laments of a couple conservatives on the court when Obama was re-elected, but since when do sitting Supreme Court justices offer conditions for who they would like to see confirmed to the high bench?
And since when do they spill their beans to fashion magazines? Justice Ginsburg was not interviewed by The New York Times or Washington Post to produce this quote, but ELLE Magazine – and to read the entire pro-feminist screed, one must purchase the print edition in October.
As for being an activist, which is expressly forbidden for judges:
What do you make of the term activist judge?
Depends on whose ox is being gored. You think of activism, Congress is supposed to make the laws. So, it passed a campaign finance law. This court says, ‘No, Congress, you can’t do that.’ This court is labeled conservative, but it has held invalid more statutes than most courts. That’s why I say that activism is like ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ So the answer to the question: If a judge is called an activist, you know the person saying that doesn’t like the decision.
Says the lady who writes and concurs with passionate pro-feminist and unAmerican opinions.
It looks like we’re stuck with Mrs. Ginsburg for now. She can go full steam ahead and she’s 81. Got that Zeke Emanuel?