Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slams Senate Hearings As A 'Highly Partisan Show'



^ Congress right now


From the linked article:
" Ginsburg said Wednesday that the “atmosphere” surrounding Supreme Court hearings were “truly bipartisan” when she was nominated in 1993, noting that she won the votes of nearly all the Republican senators despite her work with the American Civil Liberties Union.

Ginsburg also pointed out that all the Democrats in the Senate in 1986 voted to confirm Justice Antonin Scalia, who was famous for his conservatism.

“Think of Justice Scalia, who’s certainly a known character. The vote was unanimous,” Ginsburg said.

“That’s the way it should be, instead of what it’s become, which is a highly partisan show. The Republicans move in lockstep, and so do the Democrats. I wish I could wave a magic wand and have it go back.”


The more subtle issues are what IS the Democratic party today and what IS the Republican party today?

The country is very divided. The culture wars are very real. The Democrats would pack the court with progressives if they could. There’s no moral superiority in that regard.

The excitement over the court appointees overshadows how the congress has failed to legislate properly. The country can overturn ANY scotus decision with a constitutional amendment,. SCOTUS is just the short cut to getting controversial decisions to controversial issues.


SCOTUS is a short cut to pass what legislators know they can’t pass in Congress, where bills are supposed to be approved.


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