The July 11, 2016 edition of the Houston Chronicle carried an interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, written by Adam Liptak. Below is a short sampling taken from the article followed by a copy of a letter I wrote to the editorial page of the Chronicle.
“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what this country would be —with Donald Trump as our president. For the country it would 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.”
“It was a credit to the eight member court that it deadlocked only four times given the ideological divide between its liberal and conservative wings, both with four members.”
“Think what would have happened (United States V. Texas) had Justice Scalia remained with us, a five justice majority would have issued a precedent-setting decision dealing a lasting setback to Obama and the immigrants he had tried to protect.”
The letter represents my opinion on the matter. I might add only that ideology and political opinion, being by their very nature biased, have no place in judicial proceedings.