It’s completely improper for Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan to be commenting like this…
Kagan is nothing more than a liberal hack. Her only fear is that the Constitution might actually be interpreted correctly. That scares the heck out of the left! Now they will have one less avenue now, to impose their will on the American people.
I’m concerned about the legitimacy of the SCOTUS because Kagan, Ginsberg, and Sotomayor are on the court! None are Constitutionalist jurists.
Justice Kagan laments the loss of moderates on the Court, but has no interest in filling that role herself. These can also be seen as political statements, so I’m sure the professions of deep concerns from Chuck & Co. will commence any minute now…https://t.co/ANJXMRWd6E
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 6, 2018
During a talk at Princeton University on Friday, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan expressed deep concern over the legitimacy of the Court after Justice Anthony Kennedy retired. Kagan is concerned that the “middle position” — also known as the unpredictable vote – is now gone and Kennedy could be replaced with someone (Judge Brett Kavanaugh) whose views fall more on the conservative spectrum.
Kagan explained that Kennedy and Sandra Day O’Connor did something important for the Court: they made it look “impartial and neutral and fair.”
“Part of the Court’s strength and part of the Court’s legitimacy depends on people not seeing the Court in the way that people see the other governing structures of this country now,” Kagan explained. “In other words, people thinking of the Court as not politically divided in the same ways. It’s not an extension of politics, but instead somehow above the fray.”
Kagan believes it’s important for the Court to uphold that integrity, especially because we live in a deeply divided political climate.
“In the last, really 30 years, starting with Justice O’Connor and continuing with Justice Kennedy, there has been a person who found the center or people couldn’t predict in that sort of way. That enabled the court to look as though it was not owned by one side or another and was indeed impartial and neutral and fair,” Kagan said. “It’s not so clear going forward. That sort of middle position, you know, it’s not so clear whether we’ll have it.” More
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