Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Justice Ginsburg to Egypt: Don't Copy US Constitution

United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently gave an interview with Al Hayat TV in Egypt, in which she was asked about a new Egyptian Constitution, and where she would advise looking for influence.

She said, "I would not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012." She went on to specifically cite the South African constitution, the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the European Convention on Human Rights as documents she would look to.

This is not the first time Justice Ginsburg has made statements like this. As important as electing a conservative president is, we must also have a Senate full of conservatives who will do everything in their power to stop the nomination of justices who are fundamentally opposed to the basic founding principles found in our Constitution.