RGB Citing Dying Wish Clause Trump’s Supreme Court Hypocrisy Or Something

One would expect Jessica A. Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School, who “studies the law of the political process, including election law and governance issues. Her work focuses on ethics, political corruption, voting rights, campaign finance, ballot initiatives, redistricting, term limits, and state budgets” to have a grasp on how the Constitution works, right? And NBC News to not have something silly, right? Maybe not

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish highlights Trump’s Supreme Court hypocrisy
Republicans like Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell quickly released statements praising Ginsburg’s life and legacy. Yet, they stand now prepared to trample it.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. Senate Republicans, don’t make us bury our faith in government along with her.

Ginsburg’s death, and the vacancy she leaves on the Supreme Court, comes at a surreal moment in an already uncanny election. Supreme Court justices are enormously powerful and have lifetime appointments. They wield tremendous power in our democracy but they are not democratically elected. Even in normal times, their deaths or retirements spark a macabre guessing game about who will replace them. But these are not normal times, and the sitting president should not nominate Ginsburg’s replacement.

No, they are not democratically elected. Because we aren’t a democracy. Is it really necessary to mention that we are a Constitutional Republic? How does a law school professor not know this?

If the past is prologue, President Donald Trump, with a shameful assist by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will fill the new vacancy on the court with record-breaking speed. McConnell has made clear that he intends to do just that. The Kentucky senator has made confirming federal judges and filling the judiciary with conservative jurists one of his biggest priorities.

This has been done numerous times.

McConnell and Trump have both made statements praising Ginsburg’s life and legacy. Yet, they stand now prepared to trample it. On her deathbed, Ginsburg said, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Did she actually say that, or did her granddaughter just say she said it, trying to invoke Article III, Section 4, the Dying Wish Clause? It matters not. The way that pesky Constitution works the duly elected president gets to nominate a Supreme Court Justice, and the Senate can choose to confirm or deny. They can choose to take up the nominee or not.

What would a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives mean? It will likely mean, among other things, the expansion of gun owners’ rights but the whittling away of protections for voters, women seeking to obtain access to an abortion, LGBTQ Americans seeking freedom from discrimination and immigrants seeking basic rights in this country. Or perhaps to put it in even starker terms: It could soon be a particularly precarious time for women and minorities in America.

In other words, Democrats are worried that the Court will back the Constitution, provide equal rights to all, rather than giving some more rights than others, respect the laws and sovereignty of the United States, and, really, probably nothing on abortion. It says something about a political party that their biggest concern is to continue protecting the ability to murder the unborn because some people are too lazy to use proper birth control when they have sex.

In the end, we mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not just because of the legacy she leaves behind, but because of what her death means for our country going forward. Her life’s work is likely to unravel and so is the legitimacy of our governmental institutions if Trump and McConnell press on with their plan to fill this seat.

Jessica wants to use RGB’s death to continue the ever expansive march of Big Government.

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11 Responses to “RGB Citing Dying Wish Clause Trump’s Supreme Court Hypocrisy Or Something”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    A democratic party activist’s hatred of Trump is insufficient cause to strip the sitting president of his powers to nominate Ginsberg’s replacement, or to strip the Senate of it’s powers to confirm that nomination.

    We already knew that if it were up to Democratic party activists, Hillary would be in the White House.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The Constitution is clear. trump has the absolute right to nominate and the Senate to exercise their “Advice and Consent” obligation regarding filling the empty Supreme Court seat. No one is trying to strip the president or Senate of their obligations.

      Just as in March 2016. According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate refused to meet its obligations based on the Presidential election coming up in 8 months.

      It’s still an open question if Mitch has the votes of his own party to go forward. Romney, Grassley, Collins and Murkowski have expressed reservations. Others are testing the political winds.

      Actually, left to the people, Secretary Clinton would be President Clinton.

      • Professor Hale says:

        “No one is trying to strip the president or Senate of their obligations.”

        You aren’t even pretending to read the articles any more before you comment your Biden Campaign talking points..

      • Kye says:

        You mean if it were up to the dead people, the multiple voting people, the felons and the illegals not to mention the flat out fake votes Secretary Clinton would have stolen the election and established a phony and permanent commie government.

        I say let it burn. Burn all Democrat cities.

      • Jl says:

        “Actually, left to the people Clinton would be president”. Actually, we’re a representative democracy, not a pure democracy, so that’s irrelevant

      • formwiz says:

        The Constitution is clear. Trump has the absolute right to nominate and the Senate to exercise their “Advice and Consent” obligation regarding filling the empty Supreme Court seat. No one is trying to strip the president or Senate of their obligations.

        you’d like to, as you’ve so fulsomely demonstrated.

        Just as in March 2016. According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate refused to meet its obligations based on the Presidential election coming up in 8 months.

        Nothing in the Constitution says the Senate must hold a vote. Technically, by not moving on the Garland nomination, the Senate did fulfill its function.

        It’s still an open question if Mitch has the votes of his own party to go forward. Romney, Grassley, Collins and Murkowski have expressed reservations. Others are testing the political winds.

        No. Just because someone says they don’t like the idea doesn’t mean Cocaine Mitch doesn’t have the votes. Doubtless Murki and Romney will abstain or something, but making book on the rest is a fool’s errand.

        Of course, Jeffery can only grasp at straws.

        Actually, left to the people, Secretary Clinton would be President Clinton.

        Actually, she wouldn’t because the people believe in the Constitution and fraudulent votes don’t count.

  2. Est1950 says:

    “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Ginsburg told her granddaughter just days before her death, according to NPR.

    What is interesting is we are supposed to believe the grand daughter who heard this wish from Grandma, who was all alone with her and no pictures, signed will or video of her saying this.

    This is the Modus Operandi of the left. Rely on the stupidity of their leftist brethren. How could anyone take this seriously. The very fact Ginsberg said this is without merit or evidence.

    However it is just another example of how the left uses unnamed sources to fire up their base to believe the right is this evil monstrous Hitler reincarnated in order to justify any actions they take as DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION. There sworn duty.

    In a day or two more Ginsberg family members will come out claiming they heard it too as they realize they must lie to uphold the legacy of a woman who only sought Truth as she saw it. What a stain on this woman’s legacy as no one gives a hoot about her now that she is gone. They only want to stuff her and wave her around like a flag for political power.

    Disgusting.

    • Professor Hale says:

      We should give the granddaughter the same level of credibility that we give all Democratic party activists who always just happen to have a convenient and emotional story to support their agenda.

    • formwiz says:

      I will not be replaced until a new president is installed

      If so, we’d have an 8 man court for the next 4 years.

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