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2 thoughts on “Remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg”
The breathless horserace coverage about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court risks normalizing as just another partisan squabble what is in fact an epic clash between two starkly different visions of America, only one of which can be accurately described by the phrase engraved above the court’s front entrance: “equal justice under law.”
Based on what we know about Trump’s top judicial appointees thus far, his choice to replace Ginsburg will be a radical extremist, not just by Democratic standards but by the standards of the general public, and even by the standards of jurists installed by previous Republican administrations.
As a group, Trump’s appointees to the courts represent not just a retrograde view of women’s rights, gay rights, and voting rights, they also vest power in corporations over workers and consumers, and in the presidency over Congress, while drastically limiting the government’s ability to establish new rights and regulations. Much like their champion, their views hearken back to a golden era of White Christian America that never really existed, and bear little relationship to reality. They are fundamentally out of step with the American people, and with the American story.
The president’s nomination of Judge Barrett, a favorite of conservatives, to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will kick off a furious and unprecedented scramble to confirm her in the Senate before Election Day.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/us/politics/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court.html