RBG continues to humiliate herself, and inject the Court into partisan politics. This time, Joan Biskupic got the scoop:
“He is a faker,” she said of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, going point by point, as if presenting a legal brief. “He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.”
“At first I thought it was funny,” she said of Trump’s early candidacy. “To think that there’s a possibility that he could be president… ” Her voice trailed off gloomily.
“I think he has gotten so much free publicity,” she added, drawing a contrast between what she believes is tougher media treatment of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and returning to an overriding complaint: “Every other presidential candidate has turned over tax returns.”
And lest there be any doubt, she said Clinton will be the next President:
It was evident in our interview on Monday that when Ginsburg imagines who would succeed President Obama, she does not expect Trump to prevail over Clinton.
Acknowledging her own age and that Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer will turn 80 and 78, respectively, Ginsburg said of the possible next president: “She is bound to have a few appointments (to the Supreme Court) in her term.”
Would anyone think RBG could give Donald Trump a fair shake in Court? For all of Trump’s charges that Judge Curiel is rigged, RBG has played right into his hand. She would be rigged against him.
At this point, Ginsburg is literally parroting Democratic talking points. In her last interview in the New York Times, she said “That’s their job,” with respect to considering Garland. This is literally the DNC hashtag. #DoYourJob. Now she is scolding him for not releasing his tax returns. Hey RBG, the Justices don’t release their tax returns either. Maybe start a bit closer to home if you want to focus on transparency, huh?
I repeat my call that the Court should hold a William-O-Douglas-style intervention for RBG. Be quiet or step down. Or maybe the Chief can assign her only ERISA opinions until she behaves. We know how much she loves those.