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Ginsburg defends Kavanaugh, Gorsuch
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Posted By: earlybird, 7/28/2019 6:08:44 PM

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday night defended Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch as "very decent" and "very smart" individuals after one of her former law clerks suggested that new nominees lack personal decency. (Snip) At an hourlong question-and-answer session, Duke Law professor Neil Siegel lamented that "nominees for the Supreme Court are not chosen primarily anymore for independence, legal ability, personal decency, and I wonder if that’s a loss for all of us." Ginsburg shot back, "My two newest colleagues are very decent, very smart individuals."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: weirdone 7/28/2019 6:23:22 PM (No. 136516)
I seldom agree with RBG but would like to thank her for her defense of two decent men,
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 7/28/2019 6:35:12 PM (No. 136522)
RBG must see her Maker getting closer and closer because she's sudden;y having some serious, "Come to Jesus" moments.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MrDeplorable 7/28/2019 6:38:21 PM (No. 136524)
Best rule-of-thumb is to ignore anything that comes out of Duke University, which has veered so far leftward as to be traveling in a tight little circle, and I say that as a graduate of Duke to which I will return for the next reunion wearing my "MAGA" hat and challenge law Professor Neil Siegel to knock it off.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/28/2019 6:38:51 PM (No. 136525)
Perhaps having met and worked with Gorsuch and Kavanaugh she has found them to be decent and smart. Perhaps in spite of our disagreements with RBG we should grant her the same civility.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: YorkieMom 7/28/2019 6:43:54 PM (No. 136530)
I’ll also give RBG props for acknowledging how intelligent and decent Justice Scalia was. I believe he thought highly of her also.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W 7/28/2019 6:49:53 PM (No. 136537)
Now, the left will start questioning her mental state after making this statement.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: hoopsfan 7/28/2019 7:16:20 PM (No. 136546)
#3, yes, as an alum I totally agree, and my screen name suggests what part of the University I still hold dear. Robert Creamer, John Harwood, Andrew McCabe, John Koskinen, etc. -- there seems to be no end to the list of disgraceful Lefties in the news with Duke ties. Pity.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: IowaMarinesDad 7/28/2019 7:42:31 PM (No. 136552)
I used to think the left was going to do everything they could to hid when she died. A regular Weekend at Bernie's. Now they might kill her !! How dare she act like a decent human being !!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Italiano 7/28/2019 8:03:11 PM (No. 136562)
It was said that Scalia was the only person on Earth who could make Ginsburg laugh.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 7/28/2019 8:12:46 PM (No. 136567)
The weekend at Ruthie's goes on and on and on......
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Reply 11 - Posted by: LeeBertie 7/28/2019 8:23:47 PM (No. 136573)
IMPEACH GINSBERG! (signed) #MeToo
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Wendybird 7/28/2019 9:26:46 PM (No. 136600)
Everybody knows that Professors teaching at Duke are vary wise, fair, balanced and invariably correct in their opinions. How dare Justice Ginsburg disagree with one of them.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: chumley 7/28/2019 10:27:48 PM (No. 136625)
Is she really alive? Looks like I owe a co-worker $5.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: anniebc 7/28/2019 11:25:50 PM (No. 136644)
Her opinion doesn't matter one bit. It's only news if Kavanaugh or Gorsuch said the same thing about her; she's the gutter rat, not them.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Janylou 7/29/2019 2:21:08 AM (No. 136682)
This sure won’t win her any points with the lefty loons.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2 7/29/2019 3:05:30 AM (No. 136695)
Her self contained computer run robotics must have a software glitch for her to say that. Before she was against them; now she's for them.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: George R. 7/29/2019 6:38:42 AM (No. 136749)
Why does any one pay any heed to the wart spreading toad?
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