Read it here.
I thought it was quite compelling, except for “Someday, the Supreme Court will be diverse enough that presidents will face less such pressure : but the current court of eight white men and one African-American man isn’t quite there yet.” — Poor Ginsburg!
Great article. But it brings to mind a question. If the justices on the SCOTUS rule according to unbiased logic why do we have so many 5-4 decisions? Opinion by nature is a product of logic + personal thoughts. So it would seem the arguments for or against any nominee are also less than pristine exercises in logic, but more about the personal beliefs and experiences and political agenda of the commentator. Is there no one that rises above themselves always? It appears not. Looking for and finding perfection would require perfection in the seeker. Since none of us is perfect, there is always room to question the process. That being said, the rigors of this selection debate should never involve gender or ethnicity. ONLY LAW! I can dream can’t I?
Great observation, erica! “Poor Ginsburg” leads to a glaring but subtle inequity, our own embedded flaws I guess. Poor us!
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