Hell has apparently frozen over. In a stunning turn of events, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg slammed Democrats for trying to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with left-wing activist judges.
Ginsburg then added insult to (left-wing) injury by praising President Trump’s conservative SCOTUS picks, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, as “decent, very smart individuals.”
RBG made the surprise declarations during an interview with NPR, where she was asked about the hollow promises that Democratic presidential candidates have made about packing the Supreme Court with activist left-wing judges.
The Democratic candidates also want to increase the number of Supreme Court justices, but Ginsburg said nine is a good number.
“If anything would make the Court appear partisan, it would be that,” Ginsburg said. “One side saying, ‘When we’re in power we’re going to enlarge the number of judges so we want to have more people who vote the way we want them to.’ I am not at all in favor of that solution.”
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg — a Trump critic — delivered another knockout blow when she praised fellow Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch as good men and great jurists.
“My two newest colleagues are very decent, very smart individuals,” Ginsburg said during a Q&A session this week with Duke Law professor Neil Siegel, one of her former clerks.
Before conservatives hail RBG as a hero, they should keep in mind that Ginsburg, 86, refuses to retire and says wants to stay on the bench until she’s 90. Not because she loves her job, but because she apparently wants to spite President Trump.
As BizPac Review reported in July 2018, Ginsburg said: “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, stepped down when he was 90, so think I have at least five more years.”
Ginsburg was appointed in 1994 by Bill Clinton. Ginsburg previously suggested that she would have retired in 2018 if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency.
Ginsburg is now digging in her brittle heels amid liberal hysteria that President Donald Trump will get to appoint three justices to the U.S. Supreme Court when she retires.
In 2017, Trump appointed Neil Gorsuch, now age 51, to SCOTUS. He followed up by nominating appellate court judge Brett Kavanaugh, age 54, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired.
Not surprisingly, Ginsburg opposes term limits for Supreme Court appointees — a policy many Americans don’t approve of.
“You can’t set term limits, because to do that you’d have to amend the Constitution,” Ginsburg claimed. “We hold our offices during good behavior…And most judges are very well-behaved.”
But is Ruth Bader Ginsburg “well-behaved?” Not really. In July 2016, Ginsburg publicly trashed then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him an egotistical “faker.”
“He is a faker,” Ginsburg said in 2016. “He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego.” Ginsburg then suggested she would move to New Zealand if Trump got elected (Bye, Felicia!).
While Justice Ginsburg has the right to free speech like every other American, as a federal judge, she is bound to a code of judicial ethics aimed at preventing the appearance of partisan bias.
With her anti-Trump statements, Ginsburg blatantly violated Canon 5 of the Code of Conduct, which states that a federal “judge should not publicly endorse or oppose a candidate for public office.”
Ginsburg was widely condemned by both liberals and conservatives for being unprofessional, including by the editorial boards of the Washington Post (which is anti-Trump) and the leftist, Trump-hating New York Times.
Days later, Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized for her inappropriate remarks in a statement: “On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them. Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.”
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