Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently learned a harsh lesson about what happens when you take a very public anti-Donald Trump stance.
House Republicans demanded on Monday that Ginsburg recuse herself from the travel ban court case when it opens in the fall.
“We write to request that you recuse yourself from participation in Trump v. International Refugee Assistant Project,” stated the letter.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The letter went on to state that due to the letter of the federal law that governs judicial disqualifications — 28 U.S.C. 455 — “you are required to recuse yourself in cases in which your ‘impartiality might be reasonably questioned’ and where you have a ‘personal bias or prejudice concerning a party.’”
Justice Ginsburg has come under fire many times for the rhetoric in which she speaks about Trump. During the campaign trail, Ginsburg referred to the then-Republican nominee as a “faker.”
According to Politifact, during that exchange Justice Ginsburg berated Trump further saying, “He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns?”
In the past, Ginsburg has heavily criticized Trump, showing that she will not be able to rule on the case in an unbiased manner.
The letter echoed that thought, calling for her to recuse herself.
“Given your repeated public criticism of both candidate and President Trump, the statute is triggered and your recusal in Trump v. International Refugee Assistant Project, is required by law,” the letter declared.
“There is no doubt that your impartiality can be reasonably questioned; indeed, it would be unreasonable not to question your impartiality. Failure to recuse yourself from any such case would violate the law and undermine the credibility of the Supreme Court of the United States,” the letter concluded.
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