Not sure she understood what she was saying here
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on Friday expressed her fear of the lack of a swing-vote on the court to fill the shoes of retired Justice Anthony Kennedy and former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor before him.
“In the last, really 30 years, starting with Justice O’Connor and continuing with Justice Kennedy, there has been a person who found the center or people couldn’t predict in that sort of way,” Kagan told a Princeton University conference for women. “That enabled the court to look as though it was not owned by one side or another and was indeed impartial and neutral and fair. It’s not so clear going forward. That sort of middle position, you know, it’s not so clear whether we’ll have it.”
Kagan made the comments after news broke that Judge Brett Kavanaugh had enough support to gain Senate confirmation in a Saturday vote.
“All of us need to be aware of that — every single one of us — and to realize how precious the court’s legitimacy is,” Kagan added. “It’s an incredibly important thing for the court to guard is this reputation of being impartial, being neutral and not being simply extension of a terribly polarizing process.”
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But putting liberal judges on the Court makes it more “legitimate”? Every Justice should be someone that interprets the law according to the Constitution, not what a “Latina” might want or from a liberal slant.
That makes two of SCOTUS claiming to be liberal.
Her and Ruth B-G.
Ruth:“He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.”
“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president…For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that. Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”
When asked by Associated Press reporter Mark Sherman about a Trump victory, Ginsburg said: “I don’t want to think about that possibility.”
Liberals want liberals on the bench to rule as liberals. The don’t want anything other than liberals on the bench because they might not rule as liberals. That’s really all there is to it. They can’t stand to have the Constitution as the guiding principle; they might not get their way 100% of the time.