Friday, September 23, 2005

Ginsburg For Congress

After this performance, she should resign and become a legislator. An embarrassing display...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an audience Wednesday that she doesn't like the idea of being the only female justice on the Supreme Court. But in choosing to fill one of the two open positions on the court, ''any woman will not do,'' she said. There are ''some women who might be appointed who would not advance human rights or women's rights,'' Ginsburg told those gathered at the New York City Bar Association.

Ruth, sweetheart, if you want to advance human and women's (aren't women, you know, human?) rights the go work for the U.N., run for office, or start a special interest group. But, and here is the "take away" part of this post: Get the fuck off the Supreme Court. Your job is not advocacy; it is jurisprudence. This is true for your eight colleagues as well, most of whom are a lot more discreet when it comes to discussing usurping their positions to subvert the Constitution to their own ends.

Ginsburg stressed that the president should appoint a ''fine jurist,'' adding that there are many women who fit that description. ''I have a list of highly qualified women, but the president has not consulted me,'' she added during a brief interview Wednesday night.

Surprising, since I am sure your opinion would carry such weight with the White House. I recall during Bill Clinton's presidency when Bill and Antonin, or "Nino" as his close friend the President would call him, sat around and talked about who Clinton should appoint. Where in Article 3 is advise and consent? Ginsburg is becoming the (female!) Lionel Hutz of the high court.

During the session, which was attended by hundreds, Ginsburg defended some of the justices' references to laws in other countries when making decisions, a practice strongly opposed by some U.S. legislators. The justice said using foreign sources does not mean giving them superior status in deciding cases. ''I will take enlightenment wherever I can get it,'' she said. ''I don't want to stop at a national boundary.''

There is a Latin term used in the law: res ipsa loquitur, which translates into "the thing speaks for itself" So does Ginsburg's idiocy. And she was confirmed 96-3.


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