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Even Justice Ginsburg is sick of Dem obstructionist behavior, says she longs for the ‘way it used to be’

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Given the extreme divisiveness these days, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had an unexpected take on the bitter fight surrounding the confirmation of the Supreme Court’s most recent member, Justice Neil Gorsuch.

During remarks on Thursday at Georgetown University, Ginsburg longed for a simpler, more congenial time when liberals and conservatives could have a healthy debate, yet still eventually come together for a common purpose.

Like the time she got confirmed by a vote of 96-3.

Ginsburg recalled the fact that key Republican Senator Orrin Hatch supported her nomination and no senators asked about her relationship with the American Civil Liberties Union during her confirmation hearings, according to the Washington Examiner.

“What I remember was the collegiality, the civility of those hearings, that entire process,” Ginsburg said. “For Justice Breyer who came one year after, it was pretty much the same — a collegial atmosphere. Watching the most recent confirmations, I wish there was a way that we could wave a magic wand and get back to the way it was and the way it should be.”

She also spoke of her friendship with someone on the complete other end of the ideological spectrum, the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “Two people who disagree about very important things can still very much enjoy each other,” Ginsburg said.

Additionally, according to the Examiner, Ginsburg spoke about how she felt that it was Justice Elena Kagan who enjoyed having Gorsuch the most, considering that means she is no longer the new kid on the block, which means she no longer has to answer the door, sit on the cafeteria committee, and take notes when the court meets to decide what cases to accept.

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Scott Morefield


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