A Federal Judge or Supreme Court Justice takes the following oath:
"I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as _________ under the Constitution and laws of the United States; and that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."
Ruth Bader Ginsberg said the following about the Constitution she swore an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same”
How can American citizens trust a Supreme Court Justice who holds such little value for the Constitution under which she adjudicates?
The position of Supreme Court Justice is NOT a lifetime appointment but rather one without a defined term. Article III states: “The judges… shall hold their offices during good behaviour.”
Maybe it’s time we look at derision toward the US Constitution as NOT “good behaviour.”
George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo
16 minutes ago