Expert comment: Where do Justice Ginsburg and Justice Hale—and Judicial Independence—Go from Here?Thursday 1 December 2016
Writing for the International Journal of Constitutional Law, Dr Brian Christopher Jones discusses the implications of recent comments made by Justice Ginsburg and Justice Hale.
He focused on controversial statements made by the pair that have been influential in the public sphere, and why both are cause for concern.
Dr Jones said: “Justice Ginsburg made a blanket statement about a presidential candidate (in this case, Presidential candidate Donald Trump). Baroness Hale spoke only about an impending case (Miller, which the UK Supreme Court will hear in December). And yet, although the breadth of each statement is markedly different, both are troublesome.”