Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was literally handed a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution during a speech at the national Woman’s Party in late August after she forgot the contents of the 14th Amendment and her own copy of the Constitution that she proclaims to carry with her. The brain freeze happened after she was asked about the Equal Rights Amendment in the context of the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. One would think no notes would be required to answer what should be a softball question. Perhaps it’s time to reconsider lifetime appointments.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg forgot the contents of the 14th Amendment while speaking to the National Woman’s Party in late August and needed an audience member to give her a copy of the Constitution so she could remember what it said.
The incident happened on August 26, 2018, when Ginsburg was asked to talk about the Equal Rights Amendment while addressing the audience at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument.
“So you’ve written a few articles over the years about the need for the ERA … and you’ve of course noted that the ERA would give the Supreme Court a more secure handle in its support for equality,” said Jill C. Morrison, Executive Director of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship at Georgetown Law.
“But as you mentioned, as both a litigator and in your time on the court, you’ve actually built precedent in that area,” Morrison continued. “So could you explain why you believe that the ERA is still as needed today as it ever was?”