Originally posted on October 5, 2018.
Writing in The American Spectator, Dov Fischer suggests that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s hate of, and palpable prejudice toward, President Trump have made her unfit for the Supreme Court. He writes (abridged):
Like so many others, I have been deeply affected by the Kavanaugh Saga. As the current round winds down, with the FBI closing its investigation and supplementary background checks, and with Senator Mitch McConnell about to take the baton passed to him from Senator Chuck Grassley and race to the finish line, these peripheral thoughts begin to emerge:
At what point do we call inconsistencies “lies,” and at what point may we start calling Christine Blasey Ford a public liar?
`Does Ruth Bader Ginsburg still have the judicial temperament to sit on the Supreme Court?
Any discussion of judicial temperament needs to take cognizance of several considerations. In the case of Brett Kavanaugh, he has been a judge for years and has had scores of federal judicial clerks work for him, peer colleagues on the bench participate with him in closed-door deliberations after oral argument before rendering judgment. It is telling that he emerged with the highest approval rating from the American Bar Association. The man has enormously appropriate judicial temperament.
It was appropriate for Brett Kavanaugh to express outrage, indignation, and intense passion when he finally got his forty-five minutes to speak his piece before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the American people after he had been compelled to absorb days and days of the most vile calumny.
Judges are people. They have personalities. They laugh and cry, just as do the rest of us. Professionals are adept and expert at separating private lives from professional lives. Many people, for example, curse behind closed doors, but they have the professionalism not to do so in public.
A long-experienced federal judge like Brett Kavanaugh has the record that validates the excellence of his judicial temperament.
The question that does arise is whether something has changed these past two years in Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has become a hero of the Left by attacking President Trump. It is personal. She has spoken, and we all have read and heard. She hates the man, and she surprisingly has lost that internal thermostat that inhibits a proper judge from being so candid about how much she hates someone.
It seems impossible to reconcile how she can sit as a justice on any case matter that touches on Trump Administration policies and initiatives.
Her prejudice is palpable. It seems quite impossible to reconcile her refusing to recuse herself when any matter stemming from a Trump initiative comes before the Court.
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