Elena Kagan on Paul Krugman: “Ridiculous”

November 21st, 2014

I didn’t think I could like her any more, but Justice Kagan called one of Paul Krugman’s column–asserting that the Court is “corrupt”–“ridiculous language.”

Furthermore, though the public may believe the Court is polarized, 60 percent of last term’s decisions were unanimous, she noted.

Statements such as that of economics professor Paul Krugman’s argument in a New York Times column that the Court is corrupt, which was brought up by Eisgruber, are inaccurate, Kagan said.

“That is just ridiculous language,” she said.

Justices may agree or disagree, she said, yet they all fulfill their jobs in good faith.