Sometimes you like someone even if you disagree with them on many issues. That describes my feelings about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I think the reason is that I agree with many of her core motivations such as gender equality and civil liberties. At the same time, I feel many of her opinions were not well-founded on constitutional law and would be more appropriately decided by the legislatures. Perhaps she should have been a senator. In fact, I think the Supreme Court has become too much like a super legislature instead of a court interpreting the constitution – that process started before Justice Ginsburg and likely will continue.
I will miss her voice in the public square. While I hold different political opinions on many issues, I believe our nation is best served when wise, articulate people of all persuasions come together and reason.