Friday, January 13, 2006
Extremism on The Supreme Court
Just for fun I decided to do some research into Supreme Court nominees and I found a few very interesting facts.
For example: One past nominee has expressed sympathy for the viewpoint that there’s a constitutional right for both prostitution and polygamy.
A past nominee characterized the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts as sexist institutions and proposed abolishing Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and replacing them both with Parent’s Day.
A past nominee called for an end to single-sex prisons because they believed that if male inmates are going to return to society they need to know that males and females are equal and prison would be a good place to learn that important lesson.
A past nominee held the opinion that courts should order employers to have racial quota’s even with no evidence of discrimination on part of the employer. This same nominee owned an office for over a decade in a town that was majority African American and yet and never hired a black person.
You probably think that there’s no way such a person could ever be approved as a justice to the highest court in the land. You would be wrong, that person is Ruth Bader Ginsburg; she was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by a 96-3 vote.