The left's weird response to Supreme Court Justices speech
Today, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is the headliner at a meeting of the Federalist Society. This should not be big news. Supreme Court justices of all ideological stripes have given the keynote speech a Federalist Society meetings.This is more evidence that the left's hatred of Trump and Republicans has caused them to lose perspective.
Justice Elena Kagan, who was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2010, spoke at a Federalist Society event in 2005 and during her remarks reportedly said, “I love the Federalist Society.”
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by Obama in 2009, addressed a meeting of the Federalist Society that year.
Justices Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have all addressed Federalist Society meetings, as have Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and John Roberts.
This year it is a scandal, or so I’m told, because the Federalist Society chose Trump International Hotel as its venue. This, via the improbably named ThinkProgress....
This is nonsense. If it is ethically permissible for Gorsuch to speak before the Federalist Society, it is ethically permissible for him to speak before them at the Trump International. Of course, you’ll find the loudest voices decrying it are hard core partisan hacks, like the SPLC and Elizabeth Warren, and hard core Trump haters. Actual authorities on the subject aren’t.