Rove loves Ginsburg now?
Conservatives may have fallen out of love with Chief Justice John Roberts, but they’ve also found an unlikely new hero: The court’s most liberal justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. That is, at least as far as they believe she provides cover for their argument against the Court recognizing marriage equality.
There were Karl Rove and Peggy Noonan on This Week on Sunday, gleefully seizing on Ginsburg’s prior statements about Roe to make an argument against Supreme Court recognition of minority rights in general. “Americans don't take it well and don't accept it as a resolution when their black-robed masters in Washington decide to put on them what they decide is the right thing,” said Noonan. “One of the great sins of Roe versus Wade, the abortion decision of 40 years ago, was that it decided everyone has to do it one way, instead of leaving it to the states. May I note by the way, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a famous court liberal, her acknowledging very recently was in I think The Times today, that the Rove versus Wade decision, the abortion decision, had gone too far and was an overreach. That is an epic statement from an American liberal left jurist.”