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Perhaps the most nefarious, self-serving Republican maneuver of the last 12 months has been the blocking of the Supreme Court nomination of moderate Merrick Garland – purely because he was chosen by an outgoing President Obama. Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch will have his hearing in March; and sitting (since 1993) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just told the BBC, “I have worked with him, and I think he’s very easy to get along with.” Faint, if not necessarily damning praise.
Ginsburg’s full interview with BBC Newsnight revealed a refreshing sense of optimism, despite her observation that, “We are not experiencing the best of times.” Indeed, the current President has declared “war” on both the press and the American judiciary.
“There’s hope in seeing how the public is reacting to it,” she offered, referring to the divisive politics of the current administration. “The women’s march, I’ve never seen such a demonstration – both the numbers and the rapport of the people in that crowd.”
Watch the full interview here.