Sunday, April 12, 2009
Respecting the Constitution - Not
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a fine example of the types of federal judges that the current administration will appoint, and the current Senate will happily confirm. In an interview with the New York Times, she openly admits to thinking that foreign jurisprudence has relevance to American courts and that our courts can, and should, cite foreign legal decisions. She says it's like looking to American law review journals. It's not. Law Reviews attempt to interpret American law. By definition, foreign courts are interpreting foreign law. Ginsburg says they don't rely on foreign decisions, but if they rely on foreign reasoning, then it's the same thing. Remember, elections have consequences. Perhaps the single best reason to vote for McCain was to avoid more of the partisan leftist mischief of the sort Ginsburg-style Justices could bring to the Supreme Court. Of course, Bush I brought us David Souter. More reason to throw the bums out!