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Letter: Ginsburg did nothing wrong by speaking out

Ginsburg did nothing wrong by speaking out

I am not surprised by the uproar over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s remarks about her dislike for Donald Trump.

But I do question the righteousness bestowed upon the members of the U.S. Supreme Court. Everybody knows how its members are aligned politically. Only Justice Anthony Kennedy occasionally moves from the conservative bloc to vote with the progressives.

Ginsburg’s remarks simply bring out in the open what everybody already knows about the political leanings of all of the court’s members. It is absurd to believe that any Supreme Court Justice is politically neutral.

A case in point is the many months delay, until after the presidential election, of the Senate acting on Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement. Of course the Republicans wish to be able to appoint their nominee, who, by the way, I bet will be a conservative. Surprise, surprise.

Now legal scholars are questioning the “legality” of Ginsburg’s ability to vote on any court action involving Trump, as if the other progressive justices will support him and the conservative justices will vote against him. We truly wish each of our Supreme Court justices had an open political mind, but that is not ever going to be the case.

The only “crime” that Ginsburg committed was to clearly show finally that our Supreme Court justices do not have political blindfolds on.

Dr. Russell Burton


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