Thursday, July 14, 2016

When Silence Is Golden 

We expect members of the Supreme Court to speak from the bench through their opinions.  Otherwise, silence is golden.  That is why this Supreme Court justice is being hammered from both the right and the left for commenting on the election race.  She broke the code of silence by discussing Donald Trump.  In her interview, she thrust herself and by extension, the court, into the middle of politics.  This broke the perception that justices are above the messy, day-to-day business of governing  There is no doubt about her feelings, but typically justices keep their emotions to themselves unless it deals with the law and constitution.  Justice Ginsburg has committed a PR gaffe, and her fellow justices are tainted by it as well.


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