Quote of the day—Damon Root

Since joining the Court in 1993, Ginsburg has, in case after case, proven herself to be a reliable champion for the liberal side. When the Court declared the University of Michigan’s affirmative action program for undergraduate admissions unconstitutional in Gratz v. Bollinger (2003), Ginsburg accused the majority of turning a blind eye toward “the stain of generations of racial oppression [that] is still visible in our society.” When the Court came within one vote of declaring the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012), Ginsburg denounced the “stunningly retrogressive” idea that Congress might lack the lawful power to force individuals to buy health insurance.

Damon Root
January 5, 2019
The Case of the Notorious RBG
Examining the life and legend of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

[Barb and I recently watched both of the recent movies about Ginsburg (RGB and On the Basis of Sex). Assuming the movies are mostly true, she did some really good work knocking down numerous sexual discrimination laws. We really enjoyed them. And gun rights advocates can learn from her strategies—pick your battles, clients, and venues carefully.

What the movies didn’t even hint at was some of the Constitutional warping, and mutilating, decisions she participated in. See the source for the quote above for more on that.

In somewhat related news:

Ginsburg misses third consecutive day at Supreme Court

Her absence Monday marked the first time in more than 25 years on the court that she missed an oral argument due to her health.

Perhaps she will consider retiring. She has earned the rest.—Joe]


7 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Damon Root

  1. “Justice” Ginsburg has made it abundantly clear that neither health, senility, nor complete and utter disregard for the text of the US Constitution will factor into a decision to retire. She has clearly stated that she will wait as long as possible in the hopes that a D-wing president will be in office so that her replacement can continue the judicial destruction of our country.

  2. She won’t retire. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if when she dies (85 years old that suffered a fall and probably has lung cancer) the left will probably spend millions if not billions to preserve her body perfectly and have her corpse go out there for oral arguments. If Trump replaces her the confirmation process is going to be Kavanaugh on steroids. I’m talking full blown left wing violence with multiple assasination attempts against senators. I FULLY expect a Republicans senator or two to be assasinted or there home broken into or burned down with there family killed. Such is the insanity of a group that wants 150 million+ citizens to be nuked to kill all conservatives.

  3. RBG may go soon, or she may last another 6 years.
    I’d like to see Thomas retire and be replaced with his ideological clone, aged 35.
    I’d like to see Breyer retire and be replaced with another Thomas Clone, aged 35.

    And if RBG does leave the court, I, for one, would welcome nomination of a female clone made with the X chromosomes of Scalia and Thomas.

    Or even a clone of RBG, with the leftist ideology replaced with pro-constiutional support for the US. She has lasted to 85, after all.

  4. The “Weekend at Ginsburg’s” memes are already out there if force. I figure the odds of her being able to honestly continue (physically able and and mentally acute) are less than 50:50. Every passing day she doesn’t sit to hear oral arguments, unless there is a live interview with someone that doesn’t like her, I’m less inclined she’s capable of returning. The left will want to keep her “on the bench” until a replacement can be named by someone other than Trump, even if that means using a mummified simulacrum. The freakout by the Dems when she dies will make the Kavenaugh confirmation seem like a beach party.

    • The Kavenaugh shenanigans are sufficient reason to not have hearings at all. The genesis of hearings for Supreme Court justice nominees was to oppose a nominee because he was Jewish. The Senate judiciary committee would be on solid ground to permanently end the spectacle.

      The process should be written questions, written answers only, and even then, only for nominees that do not have enough of a judicial record to establish their judicial philosophy. Then vote, on schedule.

  5. The Mrs. is an MD. On hearing about an 85 year old, twice prior cancer survivor, falling, breaking ribs and ending up having part of a cancerous lung removed her response was “she ain’t long for this world. she didn’t fall, she passed out and she’s probably got cancer in other places”

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