Supreme Court Justice Crosses The Line In A Major Way
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known for her far left views. On more than one occasion, she has ruffled feathers with her controversial comments. This time, however, she has crossed a major line.
In an interview with New York Times, Ginsburg spoke out regarding the current Presidential election. “I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
It is the sole responsibility of a Supreme Court Justice to perform their job without partiality. How in the world does someone in her position go out and make a clearly preferential statement about a Presidential candidate?
Shockingly, she didn’t stop there. Ginsburg went on to use a line from her late husband regarding the possible election of Donald Trump. “‘Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.'”
She made similar comments in an AP interview.
So, what happens if he does get elected? Should any one of his policies go before the Supreme Court, would she be able to hear the case? Could she sit on anything involving Trump or would she have to be recused?
There is a reason that no other Justice has ever made statements like these. It puts the credibility of any decisions made by the Justice at risk. For that matter, even their ability to make decisions that are unbiased at all becomes doubtful.
Here’s an even more important question. What if we end up with another Bush vs. Gore situation? In 2000 the ultimate decision about who the President was resided with the Supreme Court. Is there any feasible way that she could be allowed to be involved in a Clinton vs. Trump election case?
It seems we will have to wait until after the election for a verdict on Justice Ginsburg’s continued qualification.
© 2016 Vianna Vaughan