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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:05 PM

Ginsburg blasts Supreme Court confirmation process as 'highly partisan show'

Source: The Hill



By Lydia Wheeler - 09/13/18 11:41 AM EDT


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday slammed the Senate's Supreme Court confirmation process as a “highly partisan show.”

“The Republicans move in lock step, so do the Democrats,” she said while speaking Wednesday at George Washington University. “I wish I could wave a magic wand and have it go back to the way it was.”

Ginsburg, the Supreme Court's leading liberal, made her comments in the midst of a bitter confirmation battle over Judge Brett Kavanaugh, whom President Trump has nominated to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

If confirmed, Kavanugh would become Trump's second nominee on the court. The first, Justice Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed after Senate Republicans held the seat, which was left open after Justice Antonin Scalia's death, until after the election.

Ginsburg, 85, compared current confirmations to her own in 1993.

“The way it was, was right,” she said. “The way it is, is wrong."
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Read more: http://thehill.com/regulation/406503-ginsburg-blasts-supreme-court-confirmation-process-as-highly-partisan-show



I have so so so much respect for her.









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Dave
‏ @RVA_dave
1h1 hour ago

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Because it wasn’t highly partisan when she was confirmed? Save it.
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Tyler Maron
‏ @Ty_Maron
24m24 minutes ago

Well she was confirmed almost unanimously, which would indicate it wasn’t as partisan lol
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‏ @a23ryan
1h1 hour ago

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#EatMoreKale #RBGforever
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Sean
‏ @backpackerSO
1h1 hour ago

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Kavanaugh should not be able to sit in the same building as Justice Ginsburg.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:08 PM

1. Kavanaugh represents the completion of a fascist takeover. Better be stopped

No, not true fascism per the dictionary, but worse actually.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:11 PM

2. If Kavanaugh somehows gets in.

 

It's going to be one miserable Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh doesn't deserve the leather-studded chair that the justices get to sit on. He will only be allowed a pole to sit on.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:47 PM

3. Wow. An area where I think RBG is absolutely, positively wrong...

And her conflating both sides into this argument is sad. Really disappointed in RBG.

I wonder what she thought of the Robert Bork hearings?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:02 PM

4. Since the quotes were cherry-picked for The Hill, I would want to see a transcript of her speech

before drawing any conclusions.

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