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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Ginsburg Likes Use of Foreign Law

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has proved again why she doesn't belong on the U.S. Supreme Court. She really doesn't like our U.S. Constitution, which she swore to uphold and defend, and she probably would like to rewrite it with input from various foreign laws and constitutions. On a junket to Egypt in January where the rebels are trying to figure out how to set up a government, she gave her advice. "I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012," and she suggested using South Africa's constitution as a model rather than ours. Ginsburg also urged the Egyptians to consult Canada's 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the European Convention on Human Rights. "Why not take advantage of what there is elsewhere in the world?" The South African and Canadian courts have both approved same-sex marriage.

Our Constitution, which has endured for more than two centuries and is the longest lasting Constitution in the world, states clearly that it is "the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby." The Constitution also requires all judicial officers to "be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution."

When Bill Clinton nominated Ginsburg in 1993, views were alrady well known due to her extensive work as a feminist attorney for the ACLU. She had a shocking paper trail that betrayed her as a radical, doctrinaire feminist, far out of the mainstream.

As the old adage says, "would that mine enemy had written a book." Ginsburg did write a book called "Sex Bias in the U.S. Code," which she co-authored.

Tomorrow I'll tell you some of the nonsense Ginsburg expounded in her book that should have disqualified her from serious consideration for the Supreme Court.

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