One of the main reasons Donald Trump was elected over Hillary Clinton as our president: Supreme Court justices. Americans did NOT want Hillary Clinton nominating the next Supreme Court justice(s). With the seat vacancy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who was appointed by Reagan, Americans wanted a conservative to fill the vacancy.
The Supreme Court already has 4 justices appointed by Democrats and Americans want a justice who is loyal to the Constitution and has a strong commitment to pro-life. President Trump’s first choice, Federal Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch has just that. He will also help break for the most part, the current 4-4 tie on the Supreme Court.
It’s no surprise Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, appointed by Bill Clinton, is no fan of Donald Trump’s. Most would say it’s past time for Justice Ginsburg to retire, including Donald Trump.
But Democrats are going to try to keep her on for as long as they can, because the retirement of Justice Ginsburg would give President Trump one more conservative appointment to the Supreme Court; that’s not something Democrats are looking forward to.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose job it is to uphold the Constitution is calling for a change in the Electoral College. As the code of conduct for US judges states: Canon 2: A Judge Should Avoid Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety in all Activities (A) Respect for Law. A judge should respect and comply with the law and should act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.
CBSNews Reports: STANFORD, Calif. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented partisanship in Congress during a talk at Stanford University on Monday and said she hoped it would return to an era when “it was working for the good of the country and not just along party lines.” Ginsburg did not address the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Justice Antonin Scalia or President Trump’s travel ban, which could end up before the high court. But she did say she would like to change the Electoral College, a comment that drew applause from the packed, 1,200-seat Stanford Memorial Church. She did not elaborate.
Ginsburg said during the presidential campaign that she presumed Democrat Hillary Clinton would win and have the opportunity to make a few appointments to the court.
She said at the time she did not want to think about the possibility of a Trump victory, calling Trump in one interview a “faker” who “really has an ego.”
She later apologized and said her remarks were ill-advised.
It’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court justice get involved personally in politics. As I said earlier, Ginsburg was appointed by Bill Clinton and is a typical liberal on the Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justices are suppose to judge on the side of the law – the Constitution. They are there to make sure our nation is governed by the law and the law – the Constitution – is enforced, but it’s been somewhat of a “free-for-all” the last 8 years with Obama in charge.
Democrats must be really freaking out now with the possibility that President Trump may not only have the opportunity to appoint 2 justices to the Supreme Court, but maybe even more. Ginsburg is 83, Kennedy is 80 and Breyer is 78.
Either way, no judges including Justice Ginsburg, should be making personal statements about immigration or anything else outside of the US Supreme Court. Ginsburg’s remarks underscore the need for Supreme Court justices to keep their political opinions to themselves.
Maybe Justice Ginsburg should listen to her own advice:
“I wish there was a way I could wave a magic wand and put back when people were respectful of each other and the Congress was working for the good of the country and not just along party lines,…Someday there will be great people, great elected representatives who will say, ‘enough of this nonsense, let’s be the kind of legislature the United States should have,”….