21 Sep Remembering Justice Ginsburg
This post is written as a brief comment to the passing of Justice Ginsburg, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
“Justice Ginsberg was an enduring and unwavering voice of wisdom and sanity in an increasingly polarised polity as well as Supreme Court Bench.
She also showed that a woman and someone of age could stare down any man or youthful upstart with her razor-sharp intellect and steel backbone.
Her demise is not only a loss to the American Nation but has the unfortunate effect of giving President his third opportunity to politicise the Supreme Court for generations to come by appointing not only another man but one of extreme conservation persuasion.
With the Republicans in control of the Senate, even with 4 months left in his first term, his well-established pattern of running roughshod over protocol, due process and the Constitution, and the Democrats’ chronic inability to be united, give him more than an even chance of succeeding.
The long term consequences for women’s choice, soft money influence on politics, the protection of the environment, the rights of the LGBT community and minorities and the protection of the Bill of Rights of all Americans are in peril while the interests of the very rich, right-wing causes, the interests of large corporations, and evangelicals will have their day, and that day will be long.
This will reshape America long after Trump.”
– Devadas Krishnadas