“I frankly don’t understand all the brouhaha lately from Congress and even from some of my colleagues about referring to foreign law,” said Justice Ginsburg on Friday.
I'm not surprised she doesn't understand.
Justice Ginsburg went on to say that there is a misunderstanding--citing foreign precedents does not bind the Supreme Court to foreign laws, it is merely influenced by them.
Does this mean we could see Boston Legal cited by Justin Ginsburg too? How about the Simpsons, or maybe even South Park?
She also said that the Canadian Supreme Court is probably cited more widely in foreign countries than is our Supreme Court because of our court's failure to engage more foreign decisions.
So the %$#* what? Is this a good reason to start citing more foreign judicial rulings?
Justice Ginsburg is 76 years old. I hope she can hold on for another 4 years so that she isn't replaced with a another kook, just like her--only younger.