Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Barack Obama (Jason Reed/Reuters/Lendov)
I joined BBC Radio Scotland on Saturday to discuss the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg, and whether it can be preserved against a rush by Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to approve an arch-conservative replacement before the November 3 election.
Alongside Phillips O’Brien of the University of St. Andrews, I also consider the UK Government’s folly — through its illegal revision of the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union — in sabotaging its hopes for a trade deal with the US.
This woman who was in her 80s was beginning to inspire not just women but men who were 60 and 70 years younger than her — “Look, we can do this. We can make this a better country. We don’t have to separate law from politics. At the same time, we don’t have to politicize the law and make this a recurring battle between conservatives v. liberals.”