Friday, February 13, 2015

Justice Ginsburg Should Recuse Herself

In America, we have a tradition that justice is supposed to be impartial. . . .

Sorry if I made you snort coffee on your keyboard there, but yes, it’s true even if ignored.  Therefore, to avoid the appearance of partiality among other reasons, judges are not to comment on cases before them.  That just Is. Not. Done. . . . unless you are a activist liberal justice apparently.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made very warm noises towards both same-sex marriage and Obamacare in an interview with Bloomberg.  That when Supreme Court rulings on both matters are pending.  It is indeed an “amazing impropriety,” an “astounding” disregard of basic judicial ethics.

Now that she has so clearly made up her mind beforehand and made it all the more obvious that she has done so and helped poison the atmosphere for the other side to boot, she should do the right thing and recuse herself from both rulings.

She will not, of course.  And few, if any, from the left of center are calling for her to do so.  Instead, many Leftists are applauding her comments.  Things like judicial ethics and judicial restraint are trivialities to Leftists like Ginsburg.  The Cause is so much more important, don’tcha know.

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