Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court recently spoke to a Stanford University audience. Justice Ginsburg said she wished we could go back to the days before partisanship divided the nation’s lawmakers.
She said relations between Democrats and Republicans “was working for the good of the country and not just along party lines”. Justice Ginsburg told the crowd that Republican Senator Orrin Hatch supported her nomination by President Bill Clinton,a Democrat, something she said would be unlikely given today’s divisive political climate.
At 83, Justice Ginsburg is the oldest justice on the bench. Even though she has been a leader of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court, for years, she was also best of friends with the conservative Justice Antonin Scalia – even though their opinions often differed on controversial issues. Justice Ginsburg did not comment on Mr. Trump’s nominee to fill her friend’s vacant seat, Neil Gorsuch.