By Kyle Olson February 16th, 2017
As the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch draw closer, he may want to follow the example of liberal justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elana Kagan in refusing to be trapped in hypothetical discussions about thorny issues. Gorsuch has not weighed in on a case involving abortion, and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will undoubtedly bring up the subject in an attempt to further whip up abortion activists and knee-cap Gorsuch’s nomination. But three current justices nominated by Bill Clinton and Barack Obama wouldn’t engage in similar conversations and their answers provide a rhetorical pathway for Gorsuch.
My Take - Actually the first person to do that - as far as I can remember - was Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the left lauded her for it. But she was an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union. How smart does one have to be to know what was her judicial vision on the Constitution or how she would vote on anything? As for Gorsuch being a pro-business judge, implying conservative bias - that's a pig that won't fly when comparing the leftist stance of groups like the ACLU.....and their attorneys. And Ginsberg has proven that to be so. What I could never understand is how she and Scalia were such good friends.