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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in the night on Thursday, Associate judge Brett Kavanaugh and Neil from gorsuch defended as a “very decent” and “very intelligent” people, suggested after one of her former law clerks, that new candidates is a lack of personal decency.
Ginsburg’s comments turned heads on social media, in view of the controversial and bitter personal consultations in the past year, Kavanaugh said “destroyed” his family.
In the case of a one-hour question-and-answer session, Duke law professor Neil Siegel complained that “candidates for the Supreme Court, elected that they are not primarily more for the independence, legal ability, personal decency, and I wonder whether that is a loss for all of us.”
Ginsburg shot back, “My two newest colleagues are very decent, very intelligent individuals.” The exchange was first reported by The “National Review”.
It was not the first time that the court defended the liberal lion Kavanaugh. Earlier this month, in a series of events, Ginsburg, 86, praising him for the first justice, hire an all-female team of law clerks.
“Justice Kavanaugh made history by aboard an all-female law clerk team,” Ginsburg said at an event in New York. “Thanks to its selection of the court shall serve this term for the first time, more women than men as law clerks.”
More than 100 protesters were arrested on Capitol Hill while Kavanaugh the hearings, which were shaken by Christine Blasey Ford s statement that Kavanaugh had attacked her at a high school party that decades earlier.
At a tense point in these hearings, California Sen. Kamala Harris, now a presidential candidate, suggested that Kavanaugh had discussed, Special Counsel Robert Müller Russia probe with the staff of Kasowitz Benson Torres, the law firm founded by Marc Kasowitz, a former personal lawyer of President Trump. Harris has no evidence for their theory.
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In another dramatic exchange, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., implied, Kavanaugh, had been open to “racial profiling” tactics, citing an E-Mail exchange between Kavanaugh and colleagues.
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The E-Mails, later released, showed, Kavanaugh commitment to the race-neutral-safety-screening-guidelines on airports in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, although he said that, while a “provisional” period, must, before such measures could be implemented, the administration, the lawyers “grapple” with the possibility of the consideration of race during the screening.
As for her own term on the court, on Tuesday, Ginsburg that she is “very much alive,” tamping down concerns that the recent health issues could lead to you, the Bank to leave.
“It was a senator, I think it was the glands in my pancreatic cancer , announced with great joy that I was going to be dead within six months,” she told National Public Radio. “That senator, whose name I forget, is now dead, and I’m very much alive.”
Ginsburg was referring to Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, who served two terms as a Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky, between 1999 and 2011. In February 2009, Bunning said in a speech that Ginsburg had “bad cancer. The way they it is not better. … Even if she was operated on, usually, nine months is the longest that someone can live in dignity” with pancreatic cancer.
Bunning later apologized for his remarks in a statement, which misspelled Ginsburg his name. About five months later, Bunning ended his candidacy for a third term and accused his GOP colleagues of doing “everything in their power to dry up my fundraising.” Rand Paul went on to win the seat in 2010.
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Bunning died in may of 2017, at age 85, months after suffering a stroke.
Ginsburg took a break from the court after surgery to remove cancerous nodules from the lungs in December 2018, but returned to the bench in February. She also had colon cancer in 1999 and had implanted a stent to open in her heart, a blocked artery in the year 2014.
In a speech a little more than a year after Bunning made the remarks, Ginsburg said, “I am delighted to report that, contrary to Senator Bunning’s prediction, I am alive and in good health.”
Fox News’ Talia Kaplan contributed to this report.