Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Laments Partisanship In Congress

PALO ALTO (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented partisanship in Congress during a talk at Stanford University.

She said Monday she hoped Congress would return to an era when “it was working for the good of the country and not just along party lines.”

Ginsburg did not address the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Justice Anthony Scalia. She also didn’t comment on President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which could end up before the high court.

But she did say the Electoral College needs to change, a comment that drew applause from the packed church.

Ginsburg is the leader of the court’s liberal wing.

She is also the oldest justice on the court and has survived colon and pancreatic cancer.

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  1. Ginsberg has basically told on herself with her comment of, “Orrin Hatch wouldn’t touch her with a 10′ pole today”. There’s a reason why, because Ginsberg has openly sacrificed her judicial integrity in her latter years of life while embracing her personal liberal belief of employing situational ethics to satisfy her personal philosophical political agenda. She’s admitted her bias and no longer cares who calls her out for it. Ginsberg has established why Supreme Court Justices need to be continually evaluated by Congress and impeached from the Bench when it’s determined the Justice is functioning outside the scope of their actual job, interpreting the law (Constitution), as written.

  2. Ginsberg’s definition of “partisanship” is anything that differs from her own agenda. Appears she never had any intention of adhering to the Constitution or the intent of it. To say on one hand that she dislikes partisanship, then immediately say that the electoral college system needs to “change,” pretty much says it all.

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