Justice Thomas Says Judges Are Judges, Nothing More And Nothing Less
February 12, 2020
WE ARE WHO WE ARE|
Yesterday in a keynote speech during the dedication of Georgia’s new judicial center in Atlanta, JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS emphasized the need for judges to uphold the law — even when it’s unpopular. He said, “Each time a judge sidesteps or manipulates the law to achieve his or her desired outcome, the rule of law suffers and is undermined and, eventually, compromised.” He drilled down on the role judges should be playing for the broader society and added, “Our decisions should not be driven by a desire to be revered or lionized for reaching certain outcomes. We are not mass media icons…We are judges, nothing more and nothing less.”
BACK TO ZERO?|
Tony Mauro with The National Law Journal reports on the news of JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG calling for a “new beginning” for the Equal Rights Amendment. At a speaking event earlier this week, the justice suggested that we need to re-start the clock on getting the ERA added to the Constitution.
OH YEAH? WELL I QUIT|
Big news yesterday from the ROGER STONE case involved the four main federal prosecutors withdrawing from the case after the Justice Department overruled their recommended sentence for Stone. Neil Vigdor with The New York Times reports on who those prosectors are — one of whom resigned entirely from his post. They have clerked for Supreme Court justices, served at the State Department, and “orbited ROBERT S. MUELLER III.” Read Vigdor’s profiles on all four of them.
OTHER NEWSPioneer Press
“The life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 86-year-old Supreme Court justice turned pop culture phenomenon, are on display in full Instagram-friendly glory in Skokie after a blog and book first inspired by her dissenting court opinions was turned into a museum exhibit last year. ‘Notorious RBG, The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ is based on the bestselling book of the same name and takes visitors through replicas of Ginsburg’s childhood living room, Supreme Court office desk and the home kitchen she shared with her beloved husband, Marty Ginsburg, who died in 2010.”