This sickens me. Absolutely sickens me.
While it was reported many times that Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Antonin Scalia were friends, it seems that friendship (and common decency) takes a back seat to the liberal agenda.
The NY Times reports:
One of the 4-4 ties, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, averted what would have been a severe blow to public unions had Justice Scalia participated. “This court couldn’t have done better than it did,” Justice Ginsburg said of the deadlock. When the case was argued in January, the majority seemed prepared to overrule a 1977 precedent that allowed public unions to charge nonmembers fees to pay for collective bargaining.
A second deadlock, in United States v. Texas, left in place a nationwide injunction blocking Mr. Obama’s plan to spare more than four million unauthorized immigrants from deportation and allow them to work. That was unfortunate, Justice Ginsburg said, but it could have been worse.
“Think what would have happened had Justice Scalia remained with us,” she said. Instead of a single sentence announcing the tie, she suggested, a five-justice majority would have issued a precedent-setting decision dealing a lasting setback to Mr. Obama and the immigrants he had tried to protect.
Yup. Think of what would’ve happened if Scalia was still living.
Wouldn’t common decency prevent you from saying something like “if my friend had lived, things would be much worse?”