Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made news this week for not only once again praising Justice Kavanaugh, but for also trashing a new liberal wackadoodle idea - COURT PACKING. Ironically, there is arguably no greater living liberal icon than RBG, so will Democrats listen to her wisdom?
This time when she defended Justice Brett Kavanaugh she also defended Justice Neil Gorsuch.
After Duke Law professor Neil Siegel said Supreme Court nominees are no longer picked for their legal ability or decency, Ginsburg leapt to the defense of Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch, in comments first reported by National Review.
"My two newest colleagues are very decent, very smart individuals," she said.
Ginsburg has previously praised Kavanaugh for having an all-female staff.
"It's thanks to our new justice, Justice Kavanaugh, whose entire staff are all women, all of his law clerks are women," Ginsburg told a panel at Georgetown earlier this month, "And with his four women as law clerks, it's the first time in the history of the United States that there have been more women clerking at the court than men."
It is worth noting that the law professor in the question above did not want her to answer this way. She is actually defending Justices Gorsuch and Kavanuagh as people and then adding praise to Kavanaugh.
But she was not done for the week. Ginsburg also trashed the current in vogue idea of liberals of expanding the Supreme Court.
"Nine seems to be a good number. It's been that way for a long time," she said, adding, "I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court." . . .
"If anything would make the court look partisan," she said, "it would be that — one side saying, 'When we're in power, we're going to enlarge the number of judges, so we would have more people who would vote the way we want them to.' "
That impairs the idea of an independent judiciary, she said.
"We are blessed in the way no other judiciary in the world is," she noted. "We have life tenure. The only way to get rid of a federal judge is by impeachment. Congress can't retaliate by reducing our salary, so the safeguards for judicial independence in this country, I think, are as great or greater than anyplace else in the world."
Justice Ginsburg may be a liberal icon, but to her credit, she does not always fall in line with the terrible liberal ideas coming out of today's radical Democratic Party.